Design of a Knee Testing Device

Kelly Braun, Tera George, Advisor John Dawson, Vanderbilt University

A technique is being developed to test for knee injuries.  Currently, we are performing the tests on dog’s knees and hope to move onto humans in a non-invasive test.  A device was sketched and built based on the six degrees of motion of the knee.  By applying weight to the knee to create extension and flexion, we hope to view the differences in injured and non-injured knees by using an imaging process.  Thereby, determining injury while, remaining invasive.