• Safety Protocol Development through Relative Humidity Monitoring of a Ventilator for Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2014)   [iCBBE 2014]
  • Author(s)
  • Tae-Hun Kim, Hong-Chul Park, Jin-Man Kim, Kyung-Won Jin, Se-Gyeong Joo
  • Ventilator provides a stable breathing to patients who are not able to breathe spontaneously. As medical respiratory gas is cold and dry and it could have a fatal effect to the patients. But it can be prevented if connecting a humidifier to the patient circuit and provides the gas into the patient’s airway. The vapor condensation, however, can result in an incorrect respiratory rate as well as a risk of infection which will lead damage of the machine. To deal with this, it needs to develop temperature and humidity measurement protocol to apply an alarm system.
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