Gina Anne Taylor
Design Researcher
Slit Lamp Redesign title page

Slit Lamp Redesign

A cross-disciplinary collaboration effort for a General Engineering course at the University of Illinois.

SCOPE
redesign the slit lamp to provide more space between the chinrest and the patient’s chest to increase comfort for patients of varying sizes

BACKGROUND
slit lamps are used by optometrists and opthalmologists to examine patients’ eyes using a high powered light (slit lamp) in combination with a microscope

TEAM
Rachel Walker, Biomedical Eng.
Ziying “Rebecca” Xiang, Industrial Eng.
Gina Taylor, Industrial Design

EXPERTS
Dr. Michael Tsipursky, Carle Clinic
Dr. Lawrence Kessler, Kessler Optical
Dr. Cameron Smith, Texas State Optical
Dr. Shawn Prapta, Texas State Optical

 

Slit Lamp Redesign title page

Slit Lamp Redesign title page

Project scope page

Project scope page

initial ideation and sketches

initial ideation and sketches

Prototyping page

Prototyping page

Final CAD model and specs

Final CAD model and specs