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Barrier Contraception


Term:

Spring

Department:

HST: Health Sciences and Technology

Faculty Supervisor:

Ellen Roche

Faculty email:

etr@mit.edu

Apply by:

March 15th 2020

Contact:

BarrierUROP@gmail.com

Project Description

Sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies are at a record high level. Barrier contraception is highly effective, when used properly, at preventing both yet is not regularly used. This project seeks to improve the current design using a mix of material sciences and concepts from soft robotics. This experience will also involve interaction with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and health care professionals. https://ttdd.mit.edu

Pre-requisites

Experience with casting/molding, CAD software and 3D printing is helpful but not required