KEEN | Spring 2019

The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device

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The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device is a novel medical device created in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), which helps families safely transport their children born with an omphalocele birth defect. An omphalocele is a birth defect in which the abdominal organs of the child balloon out of the abdomen. This defect leads to complications with transporting the child home safely due to pressure and shear forces acting on the defect. The intended device design will provide protection to the defect while allowing for safe and easy transport of the child.

Student researcher

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Matthew Chrest

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Murrieta, California

Graduation date: Spring 2020