Design of a cadaver rotation system

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dc.contributor.author Garman, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.author Boudreaux, Chloe en_US
dc.contributor.author Ezell, Jack en_US
dc.contributor.author Mahoney, Phillip en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-05T19:54:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-05T19:54:03Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/20134
dc.description Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award - Group category, grand prize en_US
dc.description Citation: Garman, K., Boudreaux, C., Ezell, J., & Mahoney P. (2015). Design of a cadaver rotation system. Unpublished manuscript, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
dc.description.abstract The Kansas State University (KSU) Cadaver Dissection Team (CDT) is challenged to provide comprehensive human anatomy demonstrations to regular lab students. However, to see all structures adequately, the cadaver must be flipped over. Attempting to rotate a 300-pound cadaver without proper aid may result in labor injury, cadaver tissue damage, compromised lab spaces, and lost preservatives. The Rotational Anatomy Senior Design team is creating a system to help the CDT lift and rotate their cadavers. This design project was broken into two categories: harness and lift. The harness interfaces with the cadavers, while the lift is the supporting structure connecting to the harness and instigating rotational movement. After designing multiple frameworks for the lift, the team ran numerous Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models representing a concentrated static force slightly larger than that produced by the maximum cadaver weight via SolidWorks Simulation. This showed that the lift designed was able to withstand the weight of a 330-pound cadaver with minimal to no flexion. Rotational Anatomy also created a harness that distributes the cadaver's weight by wrapping around the legs and continuing up the shoulders, keeping the cadaver both stable and horizontal during lift and rotation. Upon installing the electric winch system, the lift and harness designs will be thoroughly tested with CDT's current cadavers and volunteer design team members. The criteria for successful testing are: 1) less than 1/16" flexion for framework means it is safe and stable and 2) no tears or ripped seams on harness means it is durable and appropriate. Time permitting, the framework will undergo polishing touches: rubber trimming to mitigate wall damage, and a powder coating to deter rust after years of use. Upon timely and successful test results, both the lift and the harness will be implemented in the Cadaver Dissection Lab by May 2015. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. K-State Libraries en_US
dc.subject Rotation of cadavers en_US
dc.subject Biomedical engineering design work en_US
dc.title Design of a cadaver rotation system en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.description.advisor Edwin Brokesh en_US
dc.date.published 2015 en_US
dc.description.course Biological Systems Engineering Design Project: BAE 636: Spring 2015 en_US


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