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Monitoring of Medical Ventilators Using SCADA


Ranjana Sharma , VIT University, Vellore-632014, India; Kapil Dev Singh, VIT University, Vellore-632014, India; S.Harieni, Galgotias University, Greater Noida-201308, India


SCADA; Medical Ventilator; Inspiration; Expiration; Negative Pressure; Positive Pressure; Respiration Rate; Inlet valve; Outlet valve.


Medical field has greatly benefited from automation that can outperform even the most skilled human operators in certain tasks. When the patient is not able to breathe properly by his own, ventilators are used to assist patient in breathing for long or short period, mainly in hospitals. A nurse is required to maintain the patient‟s ventilator functioning periodically. In this paper, we have tried to monitor medical ventilators functioning with PC, in control room using SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition). SCADA is a type of industrial control system, which is computer controlled systems that monitors and controls the industrial processes that exist in the physical world. Presented paper describes the biomedical implementation of SCADA. All the ventilators used in hospitals can be simulated with a computer, which will display the value of peep pressure, respiration rate, inspiratory pressure etc. Any irregularity or problem can be detected and treatment can be given to that particular patient. This will reduce the human efforts and time.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I6009
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2013
Page(s): 1307-1309

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