Development of a novel arm simulator for neuromuscular blockade and monitoring - COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Joseph Vybihal

Supervisor's Email: jvybihal [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-7071

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP 396 (Computer Science)

Term: Summer 2014

Project start date: May 12, 2014

Project end date: August 30, 2014

Project title: Development of a novel arm simulator for neuromuscular blockade and monitoring

Project description (50-100 words suggested): A simulator will be created which will realistically mimic the physiological response of a hand when a neurostimulation is made using a peripheral nerve stimulator. This simulator will accurately model the physical properties of a human arm and hand. The simulator will respond accurately to the placement and amplitude of the nerve stimulation.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final report 50%, program 40%, lab work 10%

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: Bring a printed copy of this application form and your advising transcript to me during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.