Development of an hemodialysis simulator for interdisciplinary learning

M. H. Lai, H. M. Nieh, Tun-Ping Teng, J. J. Chen, Y. Y. Huang, Y. C. Lu

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Abstract

Approximately 58,000 patients are receiving hemodialysis in Taiwan, with an increase of about 8,000 patients per year. Hemodialysis accounts for the largest proportion of expenditures for severe illnesses under the National Health Insurance (NHI) program. The hemodialyzer has become the most important healthcare appliance in the medical electronics industry. With limited budgets and practical considerations, this study developed an inexpensive; easy to learn hemodialysis simulation system by simplifying hemodialyzer design while creating an inexpensive hemodialyzer, which typically cost more than 20,000 USD. This system could be used for demonstration and education in Electrical/Electronic Engineering departments or medical schools to improve the quality of engineering-related education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages2493-2497
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2010 - Macao, China
Duration: 2010 Dec 72010 Dec 10

Publication series

NameIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2010
CountryChina
CityMacao
Period10/12/710/12/10

Keywords

  • Hemodialysis
  • Medical electronic
  • National health insurance (NHI) program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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