Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

Currently, there are many medical simulators that provide a means to train operators on various medical procedures like arterial or venous access, patient care, or simply anatomical models. There are many factors that determine the efficacy of a particular medical simulator in teaching a medical procedure. This project reports the details in developing a medical simulator for teaching arterial access at radial artery. The objective of this project was to learn the aspects of creating a model feasible for teaching this procedure. A comprehensive study was conducted evaluating the kinematics, anatomy, and physiology of the human arm. A model was produced and presented to our clients. Medical practitioners will further validate this model.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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