Spine flexion and extension model for epidural simulator

N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, M.Y.K. Wee, R. Isaacs

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research was to create novel computer graphics models of the human spine which can bend, flex and twist. The model aims to realistically duplicate the shape of the spine during various sitting positions adopted by patients during epidural anaesthesia and surgery. The extent of bending and flexing is kept within the limits of spine flexibility. Also the model vertebrate adapt in size and shape to match weight and height of specific patient bodies. The flexible spine model can be of benefit to epidural simulators which require accurate models of spinal vertebrae for needle insertion procedures . Copyright © 2014 by ASME.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
    Volume3
    ISBN (Electronic)9780791846346
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Buffalo, United States
    Duration: 17 Aug 201420 Aug 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleIDETC/CIE
    CountryUnited States
    CityBuffalo
    Period17/08/1420/08/14

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    Vaughan, N., Dubey, V. N., Wee, M. Y. K., & Isaacs, R. (2014). Spine flexion and extension model for epidural simulator. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-35709