Mechanical design aspects of a lightweight neonatal retrieval system

Masters Thesis

Douglas, Adrian Keith. 2005. Mechanical design aspects of a lightweight neonatal retrieval system. Masters Thesis Master of Engineering. University of Southern Queensland.

Mechanical design aspects of a lightweight neonatal retrieval system

TypeMasters Thesis
AuthorDouglas, Adrian Keith
SupervisorButtsworth, David
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameMaster of Engineering
Number of Pages273

[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.

Keywordsneonatal retrieval system
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
400303. Biomechanical engineering
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