Ethics in Medical Devices
Miranda, Paul Daniel, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Morikawa, Masahiro, Family Medicine, UVA
Earle, Joshua, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
An incentive spirometer is a medical device designed to help patients expand their lungs to take more full and deep breaths. Typically, the incentive spirometer is provided to a patient after surgery or lung-related illnesses to clear out any lung secretions. Unfortunately, the incentive spirometer is tedious and causes a lack of patient adherence. The technical report discusses how to combat patient adherence by gamifying the medical device. The STS research paper delves into the ethics of medical devices in various aspects. Finally, the prospectus summarizes both the technical report and the STS research paper.
BS (Bachelor of Science)
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