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Development of an Integrated Interface for ex vivo Organ Perfusion

Deckers, Lisa (2019) Development of an Integrated Interface for ex vivo Organ Perfusion. Master's Thesis / Essay, Human-Machine Communication.


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Due to the worldwide organ shortage physicians and researchers have been striving to develop new techniques to increase the number and quality of organs for transplantation. Currently, they are examining ex vivo machine perfusion to achieve this. The UMCG is among the leaders in the world who are successfully implementing and developing organ perfusion techniques. Due to the relative novelty of machine perfusion hospitals do not have a single standard cohesive technological system. Instead machine perfusionists use a collection of devices connected to the organ that control or measure different parameters and display their own output. The goal of this project was to execute the first iterations of the design cycle to bring these measurements and controls together into one integrated prototype interface. The goal was further to develop a prototype that records and visualizes organ perfusion information to enhance efficiency and performance of machine perfusionists. To achieve this, initial interviews with stakeholders were held to gather user requirements and needs. This was followed by development of an interactive prototype, which was then evaluated by machine perfusionists. The evaluation brought many valuable improvements and suggestions to light. Nevertheless, the users were enthusiastic about the potential for implementing such an interface for machine perfusion.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Supervisor name: Cnossen, F. and Nijsten, M.W.N.
Degree programme: Human-Machine Communication
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 10:01
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 10:01

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