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TitleReintrepreting the cardiovascular system as a mechanical model
Author(s)Lemos, Diogo Gonçalves
Machado, José Mendes
Minas, Graça
Soares, Filomena
Barros, C.
Leão, Celina Pinto
KeywordsCardiovascular system
Mechatronic system
Hemodynamic variables
Issue date21-Sep-2013
PublisherAmer Inst Physics
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Abstract(s)The simulation of the different physiological systems is very useful as a pedagogical tool, allowing a better understanding of the mechanisms and the functions of the processes. The observation of the physiological phenomena through mechanical simulators represents a great asset. Furthermore, the development of these simulators allows reinterpreting physiological systems, with the advantage of using the same transducers and sensors that are commonly used in diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures for the monitoring of system’ parameters. The cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems of the human body and has been the target of several biomedical studies. The present work describes a mechanical simulation of the cardiovascular system, in particularly, the systemic circulation, which can be described in terms of its hemodynamic variables. From the mechanical process and parameters, physiological system’s behavior was reproduced, as accurately as possible.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
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