A hybrid, low-cost tissue-like epidural needle insertion simulator

B. Esterer, S. Gabauer, R. Pichler, D. Wirthl, M. Drack, M. Hollensteiner, G. Kettlgruber, M. Kaltenbrunner, S. Bauer, R. Merwa, J. Meier, P. Augat, A. Schrempf, David Fürst

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Abstract

Epidural and spinal anesthesia are mostly performed 'blind' without any medical imaging. Currently, training of these procedures is performed on human specimens, virtual reality systems, manikins and mostly in clinical practice supervised by a professional. In this study a novel hybrid, low-cost patient simulator for the training of needle insertion into the epidural space was designed. The patient phantom provides a realistic force feedback comparable with biological tissue and enables sensing of the needle tip position during insertion. A display delivers the trainee a real-time feedback of the needle tip position.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages42-45
Number of pages4
Volume2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11.07.201715.07.2017

Keywords

  • Anesthesia, Epidural
  • Epidural Space
  • Humans
  • Manikins
  • Needles
  • User-Computer Interface

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