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CROSS SECTIONAL TISSUE SCANNING DEVICE

PRODUCT DESIGN & QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

A top-ranked hospital for orthopedics in the U.S. required a non-contact scanning device to cylindrically map cross sections of ligaments and tendons while simulating in-vivo loads. The project had to be developed within the constraints of a fixed-cost research grant.

Innovative Laser Measurement Device Development

  • JAKTOOL employed high-precision, non-contact scanning lasers, partnering with KEYENCE to implement their top-tier technology
  • JAKTOOL developed novel, non-destructive, self-aligning grippers to fixate the tissue. The clever use of ball spline technology allowed vertical translation of the gripper without rotation
  • JAKTOOL developed a method to measure the rotational angle of the displacement sensor, and sensor height relative to the specimen

RESULT: JAKTOOL designed new methods of using technology to allow scans could be taken at varying heights without repositioning the specimen within client timing and budget.