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Title: Developing an Economical Device To Perform Semi Automated Venipuncture
Authors: Lisner, Jacob
Advisors: Arnold, Craig
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Certificate Program: Robotics & Intelligent Systems Program
Class Year: 2019
Abstract: The most common surgical procedure performed is venipuncture . Most notably needed for IV insertion and blood sampling, venipuncture is a critical and frequent operation. Yet it is also an incredibly difficult procedure for medical practitioners, with manual first attempt insertion rates ranging from 50-80\%, even with imaging assistance [16]. Venipuncture failure often inflicts tissue and/or nerve damage and can induce further surgical complications including increased difficulty in further venipuncture attempts. Thus it has been highly desirable to produce a robotic system that is capable of either autonomously performing or assisting in acquiring intravenous access. There have been numerous attempts to develop such systems, consisting of robots that utilize a range of ultrasonic, electronic, and NIR visioning techniques to sense veins and then utalize a high DOF arm to perform an insertion [1]. While robots have varying positive success in labs, the economic and spatial scale of these systems would likely be inhibitive for practical use. This project strives to develop a more economical and compact system via designing a 1 DOF robot. The paper explores several potential components that could be utilized in such a robot and various tests to assure these components technical specifications within the robotic system.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1924-2019

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