|Project Summary||Project Information|
Because of the high infection rate of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) power cables, a newly designed cable system will provide less trauma and more freedom for the user. This system consists of a breakaway port to decrease the forces transmitted to the skin and a backup power system for support when the external power is disconnected.
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The Breakaway system under development will lessen infection rates in heart failure victims by allowing the cable connecting the internal pump and the external battery and control unit to detach in the event of a moderate force exerted on the cable, such as dropping the battery pack. In the event that the cable is disconnected, either by accident or purposely, the back up power supply and motor internal to the patient will start up and continue to control the pump. Upon reconnection, the external battery will recharge the internal battery so that it is ready for the next disconnection.
|Nick Dominesey||ME Team Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Smith||ME Team Memberemail@example.com|
|Ellie Sanford||ME Team Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Jason Inman||EE Team Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matthew Myers||ISE Team Memberemail@example.com|
|Joe Tartakoff||Customer/Graduate Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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