@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004644,
	  title     = {Mannequin Evaluation of 3D-Printed Intermittent Oro-Esophageal Tube Guide for Dysphagia},
	  author    = {Yujin Jeong and  Youkyung Son and  Myounghwan Choi and  Sanghyub Lee and  Sangyeol Lee and  Changho Hwang and  Kyo-in Koo},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Dysphasia is difficulty in swallowing food because of oral cavity impairments induced by stroke, muscle damage, tumor. Intermittent oro-esophageal (IOE) tube feeding is one of the well-known feeding methods for the dysphasia patients. However, it is hard to insert at the proper position in esophagus. In this study, we design and fabricate the IOE tube guide using 3-dimensional (3D) printer. The printed IOE tube is tested in a mannequin (Airway Management Trainer, Co., Ltd., Copenhagen, Denmark) mimicking human’s esophagus. The gag reflex point is measured as the design point in the mannequin. To avoid the gag reflex, we design various shapes of IOE tube guide. One structure is separated into three parts; biting part, part through oral cavity, connecting part to oro-esophageal. We designed 6 types of IOE tube guide adjusting length and angle of these three parts. To evaluate the IOE tube guide, it is inserted in the mannequin, and through the inserted guide, an endoscopic camera successfully arrived at the oro-esophageal. We had planned to apply this mannequin-based design experience to patients in near future.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {10},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2016},
	  pages     = {328 - 331},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004644},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/114},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 114, 2016},
	}