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An Intelligent Hydrocephalus shunt: a New Concept

Messina, M (2022) An Intelligent Hydrocephalus shunt: a New Concept. In: 2021 14th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) . (2021 14th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates).

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Hydrocephalus is currently managed using traditional mechanical shunts. These mechanical shunts have both operational and fundamental issues and shortcomings. A smart patient monitoring and shunting system is desirable for both patient follow-up and drainage of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to combat these shortcomings. This paper presents a conceptual work of a smart shunting system focusing on the hardware development required for such systems. In this work the valve mechanism is put under attention and a design layout is proposed. A Novel drainage valve is presented. The valve utilizes both the passive nature of the classical shunts and the controllable feature of the fully automated one as dynamic simulation shows that both a fully automated valve and a fully mechanical valve have their respective disadvantages.

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Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2023 10:01
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 13:29
DOI or ID number: 10.1109/dese54285.2021.9719470
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18864
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