University of Akron Biomedical Engineering Students Collaborate with Akron Children’s to Develop Innovative Device for Pediatric Patients

University of Akron Biomedical Engineering Students Collaborate with Akron Children’s to Develop Innovative Device for Pediatric Patients

Students majoring in biomedical engineering at The University of Akron (UA) have partnered with Dr. Hannah Agard Bachtel, a pediatric urologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, to create a novel, home-use device aimed at assisting pediatric patients suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in addressing the symptoms associated with this condition, including bed/daytime wetting, frequent urination and UTIs.


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