EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) is a service-learning design program run through Purdue University. It strives to teach students design skills through providing solutions for individuals, communities, and organizations in the surrounding area while mirroring engineering industry standards. BME (Bio-medical Engineering) is a team within EPICS that strives to serve community partners through biomedical applications. Members of a health care team often spend valuable time organizing cables associated with machines used to take patients’ vital signs. Due to time constraints and the fast-paced work environment, these cables may be mismanaged and damaged. The BME team is working on a solution to ensure that relevant cords will be easily managed, damage will be minimized, and most importantly, health care professionals’ time will be saved.
Russell, Carl R. III; Linder, Emily J.; and Godbole, Maya A.
"Working Out the Kinks: Creating Solutions to Assist Health Care Workers to Take Vital Signs Through Effective Cable Management,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 9
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol9/iss1/5
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