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CONCEPTION, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TESTING, MAINTENANCE AND CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR A MECHANICAL CHEST COMPRESSION SYSTEM

Torrealba, Angel and King, Benjamin (2004) MMK820 20042
Product Development
Abstract (Swedish)
When new technologies for the health care sector are developed, it is of outmost importance to increase the possibilities of survival and remain high quality of life for patients. During the conception and design of such technologies, the problem to solve and the possible solutions to achieve have to be well understood and the scope has to be defined. For the particular case of the project LISA, this was possible thank to the ongoing communication between the project managers and project members.

The aim of this Master’s thesis project was to design and manufacture a portable, easy to use and attractive machine that must test all the mechanical functions of the Cardiac Resuscitation Machine owned by the company Jolife AB, which is known... (More)
When new technologies for the health care sector are developed, it is of outmost importance to increase the possibilities of survival and remain high quality of life for patients. During the conception and design of such technologies, the problem to solve and the possible solutions to achieve have to be well understood and the scope has to be defined. For the particular case of the project LISA, this was possible thank to the ongoing communication between the project managers and project members.

The aim of this Master’s thesis project was to design and manufacture a portable, easy to use and attractive machine that must test all the mechanical functions of the Cardiac Resuscitation Machine owned by the company Jolife AB, which is known as the LUCAS® device; satisfying at the same time, several requirements and necessities of the company. The machine or prototype to design, should simulate the mechanical behavior of a human thorax when it is subjected to the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) method.

To reach the project’s goals, it was necessary to develop a working methodology where the three phases of the project: conception, design and manufacture were included. For the conception phase, several concepts were developed and the best suitable one was selected; for the design phase, factors such as simplicity or non-ambiguity, technology availability, and costs were considered; while the manufacturing phase was based on the acquisition of parts and the use of technical resources to assembly the prototype. The final device is basically a machine that creates a resistive force due to the compression of linear recoil springs, while supplying sensor signal outputs for the compression – decompression forces, the gas pressure employed, the compression depth reached in every cycle and the patient size which is set for a test.

After the previous stages of the project have been completed, it is necessary to verify and validate the prototype with testing and collecting the resulting data. The results of the tests were that the prototype, as it was configured at the handover of the project, was able to outperform the mechanical functions of the LUCAS® device, supplying the required and necessary data to check and evaluate the performance of one LUCAS® unit, making in such a manor the completion of the project satisfactory. (Less)
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author
Torrealba, Angel and King, Benjamin
supervisor
organization
course
MMK820 20042
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Tests and Calibration., Prototype, Mechanical Functions, Check and Evaluate, Conception, Design, Manufacture, Device, Machine, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
language
English
id
2436928
date added to LUP
2012-04-03 13:07:12
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2012-04-03 13:07:12
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  abstract     = {When new technologies for the health care sector are developed, it is of outmost importance to increase the possibilities of survival and remain high quality of life for patients. During the conception and design of such technologies, the problem to solve and the possible solutions to achieve have to be well understood and the scope has to be defined. For the particular case of the project LISA, this was possible thank to the ongoing communication between the project managers and project members.

The aim of this Master’s thesis project was to design and manufacture a portable, easy to use and attractive machine that must test all the mechanical functions of the Cardiac Resuscitation Machine owned by the company Jolife AB, which is known as the LUCAS® device; satisfying at the same time, several requirements and necessities of the company. The machine or prototype to design, should simulate the mechanical behavior of a human thorax when it is subjected to the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) method.

To reach the project’s goals, it was necessary to develop a working methodology where the three phases of the project: conception, design and manufacture were included. For the conception phase, several concepts were developed and the best suitable one was selected; for the design phase, factors such as simplicity or non-ambiguity, technology availability, and costs were considered; while the manufacturing phase was based on the acquisition of parts and the use of technical resources to assembly the prototype. The final device is basically a machine that creates a resistive force due to the compression of linear recoil springs, while supplying sensor signal outputs for the compression – decompression forces, the gas pressure employed, the compression depth reached in every cycle and the patient size which is set for a test.

After the previous stages of the project have been completed, it is necessary to verify and validate the prototype with testing and collecting the resulting data. The results of the tests were that the prototype, as it was configured at the handover of the project, was able to outperform the mechanical functions of the LUCAS® device, supplying the required and necessary data to check and evaluate the performance of one LUCAS® unit, making in such a manor the completion of the project satisfactory.},
  author       = {Torrealba, Angel and King, Benjamin},
  keyword      = {Tests and Calibration.,Prototype,Mechanical Functions,Check and Evaluate,Conception,Design,Manufacture,Device,Machine,Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {CONCEPTION, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TESTING, MAINTENANCE AND CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR A MECHANICAL CHEST COMPRESSION SYSTEM},
  year         = {2004},
}