Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

In the clinical setting today, the Doppler probe is the gold standard of monitoring free flaps. However, it poses many limitations including, but not limited to, subjective interpretation, reproducibility and limited remote access, confining the surgeon to the hospital for days. This project focuses on the design of a remote monitoring application for free tissue transplants. Utilizing a custom housing with a Doppler probe and temperature sensor, the device is capable of sampling physiological signals from tissue after microvascular surgery. This information is then exported to cloud storage for remote access. This enables surgeons to leave the hospital without leaving their patient, while also providing early detection of flap failure and better success rates.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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