Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management

Brachial Plexus Blocker Prototype

Stéphanie Coelho Monteiro E-MAIL CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, PORTUGAL
Journal : Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management, Volume 2, Issue 3

Abstract

Although the area of surgical simulation has been the subject of study in recent years, it is still necessary to develop artificial experimental models with a perspective to dismiss the use of biological models. Since this makes the simulators more real, transferring the environment of the health professional to a physical or virtual reality, an anesthetic prototype has been developed, where the motor response is replicated when the brachial plexus is subjected to a proximal nervous stimulus. Using action-research techniques, with this simulator it was possible to validate that the human nerve response can be replicated, which will aid the training of health professionals, reducing possible risks in a surgical environment.

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