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Epidural Simulation for Patients of Various BMI and Body Shapes

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Venketesh N. Dubey

School of Design, Engineering and Computing,
Bournemouth University,
UK

Richard Isaacs

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
UK

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030924 (Jul 03, 2013) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1082; doi: 10.1115/1.4024491 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 26, 2013

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Patient of average size and screen for entering data

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Arm circumference proportional to body volume

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Simulated body shapes: banana, pear, hourglass, apple

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Epidural simulator for patients of various body shape

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Accuracy of body shape prediction compared to data

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Simulated BMIs of 22, 35 and 3rd trimester pregnancy

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