Project

Automated Thermal Cycling Rehabilitation Device

Sports injuries happen all the time. The fastest way to recovery is by icing, heating and compressing the muscle group. Most companies on the market today only offer products that can only do one or two out the three treatments; ours will do it all. It will cycle between hot and cold by using ice as the cooling median and an electric heat source as the heating element. This will give us the desired changes in temperature to cause a therapeutic and rehabilitating effect. Compression will be achieved through the of a manual hand pump. The hand pump will let the user create a comfortable yet effective compression therapy. Using a more advanced set up from the previous versions we will create a new and improved model that will be the new pinnacle for sports injury rehabilitation.

A project submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the B.S. degree. Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 494

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