The goal of this project is to design and build a simulator that mimics the way a normal and abnormal chest would function including a chest cavity, rib cage, beating heart, breathing lungs, esophagus, and pulsating veins and arteries so that clinicians can practice performing a thoracotomy.
“It was the best, most transformative, and most maturing experience of my undergrad. I went into it hoping to learn more healthcare and other challenges in low income settings, to test my own ability to do service abroad, and to meet other people with the same passions. I’m happy to say I got all of that and a whole lot more.”
What to Know About The Global Health Design Initiative
GHDI has been working with stakeholders for more than eight years to identify and address global health design challenges. Learn more about our history and core values.Learn More →
Since inception, we have worked on projects in maternal health, family planning, minimally invasive surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and more. Explore our past and current projects.Learn More →