At the Mayo Clinic, patients from the emergency department and other parts of the hospital fall or cannot be imaged properly because their wheelchairs are not suitable for x-ray imaging. We have proposed creating or retrofitting a wheelchair with radiolucent materials that will not show up on an x-ray. We have tested PVC tubes which are not radiolucent and carbon fiber which is radiolucent.

 

 

Team Members: 

Sarah Brady, Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering

Andy Weiss, Junior, Aerospace Engineering

 

Community Partner: Dr. Jonathan Flug at Mayo Clinic Phoenix

Others Involved: Howard (nurse), Lisa (tech)