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