Designing a ribcage for a neonatal simulator manikin using 3d printing

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Abstract

In today’s simulation manikins anatomical mechanics and aesthetics are ignored, resulting in an incorrect haptic experience for a medical trainee who needs to learn the lifesaving chest compression procedure. Within this paper we detail the process of producing a neonatal ribcage with realistic mechanical , aesthetic, and haptic properties using 3D printing. One rib model was printed using the ABS material in multiple thicknesses and print angles. These ribs were tested for mechanical properties using a force gauge (Figure 1). The results were organized and compared to literature. We conclude that the ABS material, with a 10% increase in thickness, and printed under a 0 to 10 degree angle replicates neonatal bone properties best, and provides a more realistic mechanical, aesthetic, and haptic representation to use in simulation manikins.





Original languageEnglish
Pages476
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019
Event30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
https://espnic2019.kenes.com/

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Conference30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care
Abbreviated titleESPNIC
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period18/06/1921/06/19
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Verstraeten, Y., Thielen, M., & Delbressine, F. L. M. (2019). Designing a ribcage for a neonatal simulator manikin using 3d printing. 476. Poster session presented at 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care, Salzburg, Austria.