Safety Needle Shield
I worked on a team to create a new safety needle shield for use in developing countries. This project was definitely challenging, but also very rewarding. The team was lead by a Mechanical Engineer from Georgia Tech. I learned a lot about engineering approaches to explore material properties, stress analysis, and the injection molding process.
Our goal was to create a shield that prevented needle re-use and accidental needle stick injuries.
This product was designed for International Diversified Products. Unfortunately, in order to protect intellectual property rights, I cannot share the needle shield design with you at this time. The image to the left depicts a few examples of safety shield precedents already on the market.