Design of a laparoscopic simulation device for testing and training
Author(s)Flowers, Susan Caroline
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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This thesis describes the development by Caroline Flowers of two prototypes of a benchtop laparoscopy simulator that mechanically simulates access ports using outer 'tissue' samples for port insertion and an inner cavity region where ex-vivo organs can be placed and operated on using laparoscopic tools. The alpha prototype was designed for testing tools for an MIT medical device design class, while the beta prototype was designed as a low-cost and more realistic substitute to simulators currently on the market.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 38).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology