Studies from University of Firat Yield New Information about Engineering Research [Designing Intelligent Mechanical Ventilator and User Interface Using LabVIEW ®]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Engineering Research are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Elazig, Turkey, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The main purpose of this paper is to design mechanical ventilator and to develop user interface. Mechanical ventilators have been generally controlled by open-loop controller."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Firat, "Thus, workload of clinicians in intensive care unit is too much. In this study, an intelligent mechanical ventilator was designed as a closed loop to reduce workload of clinicians. The device is called intelligent ventilator because of using an intelligent control technique, fuzzy logic. A software-based interface was developed in LabVIEW(A ®) to monitor and adjust respiratory variables. In this work, fuzzy controlled the inspiration/expiration valves and pressure regulator in ventilator. Fuzzy has two inputs and two outputs for inspiration/expiration times and it has one input and one output for pressure regulator. The performance of device was tested with eight female Wistar albino rats using pressure-controlled ventilation. Student t test for p< 0.05 was applied to the calculated rats' lung parameters to determine statistical discrepancy. The results show that there is no statistical discrepancy in rats' lung parameters for before and after the experiments."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It can be said that the designed ventilator supports rats' artificial respiration, successfully and does not alter the lung parameters of rats."
For more information on this research see: Designing Intelligent Mechanical Ventilator and User Interface Using LabVIEW ®. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 2014;39(6):4805-4813. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer - www.springer.com; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering - www.springerlink.com/content/1319-8025/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from H. Guler, Firat Univ, Software Engn Department, TR-23119 Elazig, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include I. Turkoglu and F. Ata.
Keywords for this news article include: Elazig, Turkey, Eurasia, Engineering Research
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