Date of Completion

Spring 5-6-2012

Thesis Advisor(s)

John Enderle

Honors Major

Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering


My honors thesis will be covering the work that I am doing for my senior design project. My senior design project involves building a tissue caliper for medical device company, Covidien. During medical research and development it is often necessary to measure and document the thickness of tissue samples and media (simulated tissue foam). A device known as a tissue caliper is currently used to perform such measurements. Our project requires us to design, build, calibrate, and validate an instrument, which will be capable of measuring sample thicknesses ranging from 0.10 to 1.00 inches with an accuracy of ± 0.005 inches. Additionally this device should include advanced features to improve the quality of measurements taken. The thesis will document our work throughout the year and will include the design, fabrication, and construction process.