surgeon's knife
developement of an ergonomic scalpel grip
Common scalpel grips have very sharp edges and were clearly not developed with the human hand in mind. I developed a 3D-printable open source solution. The object can be placed around the scalpel, giving it a more comfortable grip.
Functioning prototype 2019 by Max O'Dell supervised by Prof. Thies Kr├╝ger
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side view
side view
important angles for a good grip
important angles for a good grip
different styles of attachement blades
different styles of attachement blades
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prototypes
prototypes
technical drawing
technical drawing
finished 3D-print
finished 3D-print