Engineering Critical Patient Care

2017 ~ Present

Engineering Critical Patient Care


The work environment for Anesthesiologists in the surgical theater, ICU and patient transport is little changed for decades. Significant improvements can be made in patient safety, ergonomics and work flow for anesthesiologists, technicians and nurses. There are a number of potential projects which individually can significantly improve the environment for anesthesiologists and other providers resulting in improving the standard of patient care.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Projects will include:

-Improving patient and personnel safety ergonomics, efficiency, and cost

-Developing applications for training of anesthesiologists

-Prioritize findings and conceive, characterize, design, prototype and implement improvements and remedies representing positive step changes in the standard of patient care.

Methods and Technologies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Anesthesiology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Medicine

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Team Advisors

Dr. Ben Ward