Let me catch you up on a few things that have been happening throughout the weeks. But first let’s talk about those “What’s up in Biomed this week?’’ Emails we all get from the lovely Ms. Miesner. This last one we just got stating specifically that we only have “Just three weeks left before the big presentation week” I panicked a little. I know it’s three weeks, which may seem like a long time, but in reality it’s not. I’m the type of person that tries to take life one day at a time, as it comes, as the hours flow, and deal with whatever I have to deal with. But as life continues on, I’m realizing that the hours are feeling shorter, the days are passing me by, the weeks feel like nothing, and I can’t keep up with what month we are in. By the time I finally try to get my life together we will already be taking the AP test and it will already be the end of the year. I knew it was coming but it just sucks to realize that it’s finally here.
I feel so unprepared and like our prototype sucks. I know I’m not going to get I want to get on it. As I continue to work on the prototype and design and research the more I feel like my group design sucks and looks like something that is already on the market. Then I start thinking about how other groups are doing and they look like they’re doing fine. I also want to talk about all the stuff I’ve heard about the other period of biomed that’s on A days and how they’re doing things differently. It kind of makes my group upset. We agreed that if we had known that there was a position in this project where all you did was check up on other groups progress, do nothing and get handed free 100’s, we would’ve signed up for it in a heartbeat. I’m sure everyone would of.
We just recently had a day to work in the makerspace, which is something I don’t really understand. My group needs to finalize our prototype. We finally started cutting out of the fancy nylon spandex fabric that Ms.Meisner has provided for us. Now we just have to sew it and finish our DAP presentation powerpoint. I know it sounds like we’re in the right track but it just feels like there’s so much to do and no time time to do it in.
Instead of doing nothing in the makerspace I decided to research more about our elbow injury. We are making a compression sleeve that has two layers for extra compression. We also have included some padding for protection during a baseball game in case a player injures themselves while playing. A two in one device you could say, for prevention and protection of lateral epicondylitis. Lateral epicondylitis is commonly caused by overuse of the elbow and excessive wrist extension. One of the main parts of our design is compression because we thought it would help the elbow have a uniform movement, which means that it’s not bending in directions it’s not supposed to. The compression also helps to relieve any pain that the elbow is experiencing.
We are nearing the end of this project which I am grateful for and I’m still hoping for the best outcome.