Current methods of studying the circulatory system
in BIME 492: Systems Physiology Dynamics and
Controls Lab are restricted in that the students
themselves must act as subjects for their
experiments. A physical model of systemic
circulation provides the ability for students to
model both normal and physiological conditions and
measure relevant outputs such as pressure and flow.
The model should be able to work together
seamlessly with the P16080
heart pump project in order to create a complete
model of the entire circulatory system.
The goal of this project is to design a model of
systemic circulation which, when used in
conjunction with the P16080
heart pump project, can be used as a Circulatory
System Model for the BIME 492 course at RIT. The
model will allow students to analyze normal and
pathological conditions and the effect these
various conditions have on this component of the
circulatory system. Empirical results from the
model will be compared with theoretical models
described in Chapter 5 of Quantitative Human
Physiology: An Introduction by Joseph Feher.
The expected end result is a functional prototype
that allows the user to choose a desired
physiological condition to model and measure
pressure and flow as an output. The final product
should have a water inlet pressure that is
physiologically relevant and transparent materials
should be used in locations where the flow of water
can be observed.
For preliminary information regarding this project,
Project Readiness Package.
Circulatory System Model:
2151 (Fall 2015)
2155 (Spring 2015)
Gerry Garavuso, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jennifer Bailey, email@example.com
RIT Biomedical Engineering Department