Brain Drain

Negative Shunt Pump


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2020-2021 Team
Team Name
Brain Drain
Project Title
Negative Shunt Pump
Design Challenge
Design a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt component that can provide meaningful data to the neurosurgical team treating patients with increased intercranial pressure. Our modular component will be able to encourage CSF flow by instituting a negative pressure gradient to pull fluid to the shunt’s surrogate absorptive space. In addition, these components will be able accurately to track pressure changes over time to log trends, and detect sharp pressure increases and decreases within the patient. These components will need to complement the existing shunt structures and tubing, minimizing discomfort to the patient.
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Date Updated
Monday, December 07, 2020
Texas Children's Hospital and Chester Koh
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  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Sabia Abidi
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Gary Woods
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • ECE
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Client Last Name
Client Company/Organization
Texas Children's Hospital
Team Type
Collaborative Capstone Design

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