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.
The immersion experience really helped me to understand the intricacies of the clinical environment we were designing for…I strongly believe that we were able to design a more appropriate device for the clinical environment due to our experience observing there.
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 →