P17080: Heart Pump and Circulatory System


Project Summary Project Information

In BIME 492 , students study dynamics and controls on physiological systems in a lab. Two previous senior design projects (P16080 and P16081) have developed a model of the heart and a model of the circulatory system. The models provide a more practical and extensive solution for running tests and simulations. However, these models were designed separately and not fully integrated together. Both models require changes to make them more robust, accurate, and user friendly.

The goal of this project is to make improvements to the two models. The primary concern is integrating the circulatory model with the heart model. Other issues to be addressed are improvements to reliability, model accuracy, ease of use, and ease of repair. We must ensure that both models can work together and demonstrate the desired physiological conditions for lab work. The resulting model will be used by BIME 492 students for years to come.

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Project Name
Heart Pump and Circulatory System
Project Number
Project Family :
Start Term
2161 (Fall 2016)
End Term
2165 (Spring 2017)
Faculty Guide
Charlie Tabb
Primary Customer
Dr. Jennifer Bailey and Dr. Cory Stiehl
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT Biomedical Engineering Dept.

Team Members

Left to Right: Henry, Kevan, Blake, Michael, Susan

Left to Right: Henry, Kevan, Blake, Michael, Susan

Member Role Contact
Susan Rhodes Documentation Manager / LabVIEW Team Lead smr9191@rit.edu
Kevan Bjornson Pneumatics Lead kpb2760@rit.edu
Blake Suhr Hydraulics Lead bms5815@rit.edu
Michael Kormos Project Manager / Electrical Lead mak2477@rit.edu
Henry Davignon Mechanical Lead hpd8105@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

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Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation


LabVIEW: Professor John Wellin

Overall System: Dr. Steven Day

Silicone Ventricle Production: Mike Buffalin