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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Innovative Medical Training Devices

Members:

  • Jay Bergeron
  • Robert Camp
  • Natasha Flynn
  • Lance Rood
  • Michael Zavislak

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Wael Mokhtar

Company:

  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
    of Albuquerque

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. George Chandran

Project Description:Flow Phantom


The team designed and built a prototype of an ultrasound scan-able device, known as a dynamic flow phantom. The phantom will be used to aid in the training of future ultrasound technologists. It accurately simulates a variety of arterial blockages along with a range of flow characteristics. The system involves several different settings which closely imitate human blood flow and tissue characteristics. Team IMTD’s prototype will be used to substantiate Dr. George Chandran’s intellectual patent. Ms. Flynn recently attended the ASME Student Conference in Dayton, Ohio and took second place for IMTD’s poster.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Software Engineering Internship - Direct Connex, LLC, Grand Rapids, MI

Dan Walker

Creating an updated version of a System Monitor product was the focus of this project. The first area of emphasis was to maintain backwards compatibility with the existing data files; the remainder of the project focused on using those data types to create a working 3D model of a factory. This allowed a user to monitor the workflow of the factory and be quickly notified of any issues.

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