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Project Information - P08042

Project Name: P08042
Project Description: Cigarette Smoking Machine
Project track: Assistive Devices
DPM (Planning) term:
SD1 (Starting) term: 2007-1
SD2 (Ending) term: 2007-2
Description: The deposition of cigarette carcinogens in human lungs has been suggested as a factor likely associated with lung cancer. Cigarette smoking machines can be used to induce particle deposition in human lung casts. The objective of this project is to improve the functionality of RIT’s existing smoking machine and lung casting methodologies and to design and develop a hardware and software interface between the smoking machine and human lung casts. The basic smoking machine in existence consists of a vacuum pump that pulls smoke through a cigarette and a series of flowmeters and valves at a specified intervals. Key features to be added to the existing machine include (1) automatic flameless ignition, (2) enhanced graphical computer interface, and (3) electrostatic smoke filtering. The interface to be developed between the smoking machine and lung cast should accurately reproduce smoking patterns and air flow through a lung cast containing up to 10 airway generations. All enhancements and additions to the smoking machine must comply with standardized smoking protocols. The deliverables for the project include:

(1) Fully functional upgrades to the existing smoking machine

(2) Multi-generation lung casts

(3) Graphical user interface to control the smoking machine

(4) Fully functional hardware and software interface between the existing smoking machine and lung casts

(5) Design documentation and testing results for all enhancements and methodologies
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