Pediatric and neonatal lung simulator
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The Lung Simulator is a project provided by collaboration between the San Joan de Deu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona and the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. The hospital specializes in neonatal and pediatric medical care and is also one of the leading medical hospitals for teaching in Europe. The aim of this project is to design a neonatal and pediatric Lung Simulator in accordance with the project scope agreement. The proposed solution should be able to represent various clinical scenarios. Research on existing simulators, state of the art, and prototyping, has been conducted in order to produce a final simulator that includes all the characteristics required by the hospital. The compliance, spontaneous breathing, leakage and resistance will be motorized and able to be remotely controlled. Parameters can be changed accurately by motor control, allowing more different clinical scenario’s to be simulated. The wireless control gives the user more freedom to manipulate the Lung Simulator from different places. The use of this new Lung Simulator is to be made intuitively and user friendly.