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Jake TibbettsFollow

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Authors' Class Standing

Jake Tibbetts, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Jake Tibbetts

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Eduardo Divo

Abstract

The use of ventricular simulation devices in cardiac research has been plagued with problems for years. Pumps are often only capable of sinusoidal wave patterns with little variance in overall shape. The cost of these pumps is also often prohibitive with basic pumps costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

Developing a fully programmable and cost effective pulsatile pump is the ultimate goal of this project. The pump will greatly aid in the research conducted in the MDBL when used in conjunction with a mock flow loop. By time variant flow control valves the pump will be able to adjust for every parameter needed in cardiac research. The pump will also integrate seamlessly into the mock flow loop system as it will be using the same software for control and data acquisition.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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development of programmable pulsatile heart pump

The use of ventricular simulation devices in cardiac research has been plagued with problems for years. Pumps are often only capable of sinusoidal wave patterns with little variance in overall shape. The cost of these pumps is also often prohibitive with basic pumps costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

Developing a fully programmable and cost effective pulsatile pump is the ultimate goal of this project. The pump will greatly aid in the research conducted in the MDBL when used in conjunction with a mock flow loop. By time variant flow control valves the pump will be able to adjust for every parameter needed in cardiac research. The pump will also integrate seamlessly into the mock flow loop system as it will be using the same software for control and data acquisition.

 

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