Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Maya, Joe, Milan, and LeighAnn

 

Definition:

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers. Weak grip strength may occur and after a long period of time, the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. In more than half of cases, both sides are affected.

Statistic:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the #1 reported medical problem, accounting for about 50% of all work-related injuries and is currently affecting over 8-million Americans

Problem Statement:

How can we make diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome convenient, accessible and affordable for those with milder symptoms of arm and shoulder pain?

Design Questions:

  • How can we determineĀ the seriousness of symptoms through an app survey?
  • What is the best way to provide our users with molding equipment through the mail?
  • How can we use these mold to create custom cats that are durable, affordable, and are able to compete with those made by specialists?

 

Carpal Tunnel

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