EMS Surgical Sponge for Containment of Physiological Fluids and Vibration DampeningPublic
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The goal of this MQP project was to develop a super-absorbent sponge that is compatible with ambulatory stretchers. The sponge should absorb, contain, and isolate biological fluids from ambulatory patients. The sponge should be applicable to any patient. It was designed to resist road vibrations. A class of materials was examined in order to gain a better understanding of fluid absorbance and containment capabilities. The selected materials were incorporated into the designing of the sponge and tested on absorption of impact forces by application of AMTI AccuSway force platform. Vibration measurements were conducted to evaluate the range of vibration amplitudes and frequencies that were suppressed by the surgical sponge.
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