Major

Biomedical Engineering

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Uronext LLC designed a novel penile prosthesis made of the shape change alloy nitinol for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. The optimal way to induce the shape change in the prosthesis is by applying heat through induction heating. Existing induction heaters are too heavy and too powerful to safely and effectively heat the Uronext implanted penile prosthesis. An induction heating wand was made to combat this issue and provide a more appropriate induction heating device. A test bench was designed to test the effectiveness of the wand on the prosthesis.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Gail Baura, Director of Engineering and Professor, Engineering Science ; Dr. Vincent Chen, Assistant Professor, Engineering Science

Supported By

Dr. Alberto Colombo, Uronext LLC; Dr. Brian Le, Uronext LLC; Dr. Kevin McVary, Uronext LLC

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Magnetic Induction Wand Design for Novel Penile Prosthesis​

Uronext LLC designed a novel penile prosthesis made of the shape change alloy nitinol for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. The optimal way to induce the shape change in the prosthesis is by applying heat through induction heating. Existing induction heaters are too heavy and too powerful to safely and effectively heat the Uronext implanted penile prosthesis. An induction heating wand was made to combat this issue and provide a more appropriate induction heating device. A test bench was designed to test the effectiveness of the wand on the prosthesis.