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Title:Design and development of a mechatronic training simulator for adult ECMO
Author(s):Mehta, Iti
Advisor(s):Kesavadas, Thenkurussi; Ferreira, Placid
Contributor(s):Chembrammel, Pramod
Department / Program:Mechanical Sci & Engineering
Discipline:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Healthcare Simulation
Medical Simulation
Adult ECMO
Training Simulator
Mechatronic Simulator
Abstract:Widespread adoption of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in adults has been limited by unfamiliarity with the procedure, including cannulation and safe handling of the ECMO equipment. We present the design and development of a mechatronic training simulator for ECMO that can help medical professionals acquire the needed skills, gain familiarity, and reduce errors by practicing before performing the procedure on real patients. The trainer is designed as an ultrasound-compatible, wholesome simulator with realistic components such as synthetic blood vessels, cannulation pads, and a color-changing blood simulant to simulate oxygenation and deoxygenation. The simulator is integrated with a mathematical model of human physiology to simulate real-time patient vitals and training scenarios, and to control the trainer hardware. We present results related to successful cannulation under ultrasound scanning and a simple patient scenario of hypovolemia.
Issue Date:2019-04-24
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Iti Mehta
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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