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Definition

A Portable Emergency Ventilator (PEV) is meant to help provide ventilation to a person who is incapable of breathing on his or her own.

History

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.

Objective

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.


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Project Name
Performance Evaluation Fixture
Project Number
P14026
Project Family
Biomedical Systems and Technologies Track:
P13026, P13027
Start Term
2013-1
End Term
2013-3
Faculty Guide
Mr Edward C. Hanzlik, echeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Comtech : Jeff Gutterman, Dr.Roman Press
Sponsor (financial support)
Jeff Gutterman, Dr.Roman Press

Team Members

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.

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.

Member Role Contact
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

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Problem Definition

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements