(Department of Mechanical Engineering)

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VHA Patient Safety Engineering & Modeling Laboratory

This laboratory was established in 1998 and expanded in 2001 to examine technological defenses to prevent falls, pain, patient handling and movement mishaps, bedrail entrapments, and pressure ulcers. The laboratory is outfitted with engineering tools needed to assess the engineering merit of various healthcare devices as well as to design and construct prototypes of new patient handling technologies. The laboratory includes an impact test instrument, milling machine, lathe, grinder, drill press, welder, compressor, band saw, compound saw, scroll saw and a wide assortment of metalworking and woodworking hand tools. This lab is staffed with a PhD mechanical engineer, a MS mechanical engineer and graduate students. The lab serves as a magnet to attract graduate students and faculty from the USF, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Resources from the engineering laboratory are used to evaluate existing technologies and construct prototypes of new technologies.

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