Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Faculty Advisor

Gielo-Perczak, Krystyna

Abstract

The goal of this MQP project was to develop a super-absorbent sponge that is compatible with ambulatory stretchers. The sponge should absorb, contain, and isolate biological fluids from ambulatory patients. The sponge should be applicable to any patient. It was designed to resist road vibrations. A class of materials was examined in order to gain a better understanding of fluid absorbance and containment capabilities. The selected materials were incorporated into the designing of the sponge and tested on absorption of impact forces by application of AMTI AccuSway force platform. Vibration measurements were conducted to evaluate the range of vibration amplitudes and frequencies that were suppressed by the surgical sponge.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Engineering - To Be Declared

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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