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  • A way to accurately and automatically simulate the effects of medication during surgery simulation using syringes.

    We had the opportunity of observing a surgery simulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There I noticed that currently to simulate the effects of a medication the person applying the medication would call out the medication they were giving and how much Then a person running the simulation would decide what effect to give and how severely. This requires a person to be running the simulation to be able to apply the medication at all and the effect of the medication is completely up to that person. I realized it would be more accurate and less expensive to automate this process because there would no person running this and the effect can be based on scientific data. I created a device that reads barcodes off the syringe as you slide it into the receptacle in the top of the IV, takes that and outputs the effect of the medication.