In severe cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is one of the ultima ratio therapy options. Using an external circuit similar to a conventional cardio-pulmonary bypass system, blood is pumped through an oxygenator, where additional gas exchange can be provided. However, continuous supervision and control of the machine by a perfusionist can not be maintained in an intensive care unit. The presented control concepts and fault diagnosis schemes point the way to a longterm semi-autonomous safe operation which adapts to patient demand.
|Translated title of the contribution||Automation and Fault Supervision for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Systems|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2010|
- Biomedical engineering
- Fault diagnosis