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A Paradigm for Materials Design for Surgical Simulators, With Specific Application to the Pleura and Needle Decompression1

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Victor Barocas, Luis Morales Tenorio, Kelsey Devine, Jayme Lee

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Robert Sweet

Department of Urologic Surgery,
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98915

Jack Norfleet, Mark Mazzeo

Army Research Lab,
Orlando, FL 32826

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033854Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030934 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1131; doi: 10.1115/1.4033854 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

Summary of data analysis performed on each dataset

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Fig. 2

Results from 13 samples from the same individual. The highlighted curves demonstrate the large toe region and high failure stretch (50%).

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Fig. 3

Maximum stretch λmax, UTS, and strain energy W for cross-rib (n = 20) and with-rib (n = 15) samples (mean ± 95% CI)



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