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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. RIT's
Multidisciplinary Senior Design Team 13026 then designed and developed a working
prototype that attempted to make the original PEV more portable and easier to use.
The project was then passed on to Team
13027 with the goal of enhancing the
performance of 13026's work. As they design and build, it becomes necessary to
measure and record the capabilities of the PEV in accordance with ISO and ASTM
The goal of this project is to design and develop a
process to test and record flow
rates and pressure levels while providing a way to make adjustments to tidal volume,
residual lung volume, lung compliance, and airway resistance to simulate the human
respiratory system under both normal conditions and conditions of disease.
The expected end result is to provide a system that
proves previous projects meet
standards and exceed previous designs.
This PEV has the potential of going to market, so not
only must it have FDA approval,
it must also follow ISO and ASTM standards, and, to some extent, model the human
Recorded Interviews and Customer Meeting Sessions
- August 29, 2013 regarding basic expectations for PEV test functionality and accuracy.
- September 19, 2013 regarding scope of project.
- Dr. Risa Robinson
- September 6, 2013 regarding quantification of lung functions and lung modeling.
- EMT from the Town of Brighton
- September 11, 2013 regarding conditions of use and varying controls of PEVs.