P14026: Performance Evaluation Fixture

Problem Definition

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Problem Statement

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
respiratory system.

Project Summary

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Revision 1 (as of September 9, 2013)

Revision 2 (as of September 26, 2013)

Recorded Interviews and Customer Meeting Sessions

Customer Meetings

Professor Meetings

Professional Meetings

Engineering Requirements and Customer Needs

Customer Needs

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Engineering Requirements

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Needs & Requirement Matrix

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