Title

Creating A Safer Surgery: A Chair For Surgeons

Author(s)

Cookie Desai

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

With the numerous consequences and effects of standing for long periods of time, surgeons need a chair to rest in momentarily during long surgeries. Implementing a chair for surgeons during surgeries will remove the harmful effects of standing all day, enabling surgeons to perform surgeries for longer periods of times while still maintaining the range of motion and precision required to successfully complete multiple surgeries. / Once multiple sketches of a possible chair design were drawn, a single design was chosen. After sending surveys to doctors in order to poll and record the suggested attributes of the chair, various surgeries were observed to determine a more specific demographic. A computer program was used to finalize a three-dimensional design for the prototype which was then used to create a small-scale working prototype. Once the prototype design was finalized, various materials for the chair were tested to find the best material in relation to the chair. In order to test the strength and efficiency of the chair, multiple tests were conducted, including both flexibility tests and durability tests, designed to quantify the strength of the chair. Due to its small scale, the structural strength of the prototype would not accurately reflect the full-scale chair and so the durability and flexibility was scaled for the full sized chair as well. The quality of the chair when tested in surgical environments as well as the observations taken when tested were vital to the data collected and were used to improve the design.

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:00 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:00 AM

Creating A Safer Surgery: A Chair For Surgeons

Owens G08

With the numerous consequences and effects of standing for long periods of time, surgeons need a chair to rest in momentarily during long surgeries. Implementing a chair for surgeons during surgeries will remove the harmful effects of standing all day, enabling surgeons to perform surgeries for longer periods of times while still maintaining the range of motion and precision required to successfully complete multiple surgeries. / Once multiple sketches of a possible chair design were drawn, a single design was chosen. After sending surveys to doctors in order to poll and record the suggested attributes of the chair, various surgeries were observed to determine a more specific demographic. A computer program was used to finalize a three-dimensional design for the prototype which was then used to create a small-scale working prototype. Once the prototype design was finalized, various materials for the chair were tested to find the best material in relation to the chair. In order to test the strength and efficiency of the chair, multiple tests were conducted, including both flexibility tests and durability tests, designed to quantify the strength of the chair. Due to its small scale, the structural strength of the prototype would not accurately reflect the full-scale chair and so the durability and flexibility was scaled for the full sized chair as well. The quality of the chair when tested in surgical environments as well as the observations taken when tested were vital to the data collected and were used to improve the design.