RBE MS Capstone Presentation
Humanoid Animatronic Learning Simulator for Medical Interactive Training (H.A.L. S.M.I.T.)
Tuesday May 4, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Via Zoom: https://wpi.zoom.us/my/pradeep
Abstract: Medical simulation is becoming more prominent in the medical community as it provides a highly realistic and beneficial training experience. The technology is expensive for low-budget medical programs, and manikins have limited capacity for complex tasks. This project addressed such gaps by producing a low-cost head and neck animatronic prototype capable of performing complex simulations. The target simulations for the manikin included airway management, level of consciousness testing, and circulatory assessment. Major facial features were designed so the mechanical systems could exhibit anthropomorphic characteristics. Sensors were integrated into the design, allowing the animatronic to detect and react to changes in the surrounding environment. The subsystems were constructed and tested, however, challenges were faced during full assembly. Despite these challenges, the design demonstrates the potential for a similar application in the medical field.
Advisor: Professor Pradeep Radhakrishnan