Mechanical design aspects of a lightweight neonatal retrieval system

Douglas, Adrian Keith (2005) Mechanical design aspects of a lightweight neonatal retrieval system. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]


[Abstract]: This work involves the development of a lightweight, high efficiency, integrated Neonatal Retrieval System consistent with the requirements of medical personnel, with the capability to be loaded into ambulance vehicles without lifting.

By studying the current systems in use and surveying the potential end users a basic specification is established. From this specification concepts are cultivated and, with
regular input from end users, developed into a working prototype. This prototype is tested to the required standards and assessed by the end users. Following positive
feedback, a clinical trial is undertaken by medical personnel who confirm that the new system addresses many of the operational problems encountered with current

It is concluded that with further refinement and sufficient commercial backing, this new Neonatal Retrieval System would improve the process of neonatal retrieval in
this country and possibly internationally. This has the potential to improve outcomes for both patients and the medical personnel who conduct these retrievals.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Master of Engineering thesis.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Supervisors: Buttsworth, David
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008 03:00
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 01:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: neonatal retrieval system
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering

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