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Neuropathy Device

This project focuses on the research and development of neuropathy devices used for diagnosis, validation, and treatment. Neuropathy is a disease, commonly found in older diabetics, which results in a loss of sensation  in the extremities. Most commonly this affects the hands and feet. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is a partner in this research endeavor. This project takes an engineering perspective to create these devices by using various machine design and robotic principles.  Currently neuropathy is assessed using hand applied monofilaments  however these evaluators are neither accurate nor repeatable. The diagnostic tool developed will provide standardization to the assessment protocol, which will aid in treatment validation. A treatment device will be developed in the near future.