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Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

Last post 09-21-2011 7:51 PM by Colleen Nelson. 9 replies.
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  • 09-19-2011 8:13 AM

    Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Hello-

    I am a senior biomedical engineering student at the University of Michigan. I spent the summer researching in maternal and neonatal healthcare in Ghana, and will be spending the upcoming year on my senior design project working on a vacuum extraction device for resource limited settings.

    At this point in our design process, we are looking for feedback from obstetricians and midwives to help inform our project. We have a short (less than five minute) survey, and we would greatly appreciate any feedback that we can get.

    The survey can be accessed by clicking the following link:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3FNN8L5

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    -Jack

  • 09-19-2011 9:15 AM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Hello Jack,

    i went to your survey page and had a problem entering my answers.  The page would not recognize my entries and would not let me advance to another page.  I am sure you could get a lot of response from this board, is it fixable?

    Blessings,
    April
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    "The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
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  • 09-20-2011 4:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Hello April,

     

    The link should be up and running now.  You should be able to input the numbers from 1-7 on the first page, and then proceed from there.  Thank you for letting me know it wasn't working, but it should be good now.

     

    -Jack

  • 09-20-2011 5:30 AM In reply to

    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    There should be room for "why are we designing yet another intervention?"

    Susan
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  • 09-20-2011 9:26 AM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Susan,

    You know Susan, as someone who practiced jungle midwifery in areas with no electricity and hours away from a hospital I can understand the desire for a device like this.  In case of of maternal exhaustion that may lead to fetal or maternal death a manual device to help baby's descent and birth could be invaluable.  I do not see it for homebirth in America.  I can see it's application being helpful and potentially life saving in some situations and settings.

    Blessings,
    April
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    "The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
    — Shel Silverstein
  • 09-20-2011 9:33 AM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Jack,

    just tried again but could not get it to accept my numbers or advance......

    Blessings,
    April
    moderator

    "The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
    — Shel Silverstein
  • 09-20-2011 9:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Hi April,


    I'm not sure why it is giving you a hard time.  It has been collecting information from other people without a problem.  It could possibly be the internet browser you are using (Internet explorer, firefox, safari, etc).  If you have a different browser on your computer, maybe try opening the link up there.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you for your help!


    -Jack

  • 09-21-2011 11:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

     April, i was having a hard time withit as well, I was answering each question ranked 1-7....but you have to ORDER them in priority......example, most important (1) manually generated  least important (7) fitting different head sizes......the rest will fall second, third, fourth etc priority. Don't know if that's what you're doing but it was what *I* was doing wrong!Stick out tongue

     

    Yes, I can see where something like this could be useful in situations where surgical assisstance was not close by.....have you seen the anti-hemmorrhage garment? Amazing!

     

    Colleen

  • 09-21-2011 4:18 PM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

    Oh thanks Colleen,

    I was prioritizing each.  The directions were not super clear for this old broad. 

    No, I haven't seen the garment?  Got a link?

    Blessings,
    April
    moderator

    "The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
    — Shel Silverstein
  • 09-21-2011 7:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Feedback requested for a senior engineering design project

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgn_kfujwSk&feature=related

     

    This is amazing...the woman in the video arrived at the hospital after birthing her 9th child at home and suffering PPH, she was so exsanguinated they couldn't read her blood pressure or find a vein. 

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