|Project Summary||Project Information|
A Portable Emergency Ventilator (PEV) is meant to
help provide ventilation to a person who is
incapable of breathing on his or her own.
In the early 1990s, a PEV was developed by Jeff Gutterman and Roman Press. Years later, the Rochester Institute of Technology Multidisciplinary Senior Design Team 13026 designed a prototype around the original model, attempting to make the PEV more portable and easier to use. Both models can be seen in the image below.
The project was then passed on to Team 13027 with
the goal of enhancing the performance of 13026's
work. As the model has developed, there is a need
for a system that is able to measure and record the
capabilities of the PEV while maintaining ISO and
ASTM standards regarding such testing.
The goal of this project is to design and develop a process to test and record flow rates, pressure levels, and oxygen concentration while providing a way to make adjustments to tidal volume, breath rate, lung compliance, and airway resistance to simulate the human respiratory system under both normal and diseased conditions.
The expected end result is to provide a system that
proves previous projects meet standards and exceed
previous marketed designs, allowing the PEV to go
to market. The resulting system must have FDA
approval, follow ISO and ASTM standards, and model
the human respiratory system.
For the full project description, see the Project Readiness Package.
Or, for more recent project details, please refer to the Updated Project Summary.
Team 14026: (Top Row, left to right) Soham Chakraborty, Michael Allocco, Andrew Miller; (Bottom Row, left to right) Stephanie Zambito, Kristeen Yee, Danielle Koch, and Leslie Havens.
|Kristeen Yee||Team Leader / Industrial Engineer||kmy2455|
|Andrew Miller||Mechanical Engineer||ajm3025|
|Leslie Havens||Electrical Engineer||lxh6991|
|Stephanie Zambito||Electrical Engineer||srz1412|
|Michael Allocco||Mechanical Engineer||mwa6344|
|Danielle Koch||Mechanical Engineer||drk9990|
|Soham Chakraborty||Electrical Engineer||sxc8350|
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