INFANT VENTILATORS SHOULD BE TESTED UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL LOADCONDITIONS BEFORE BEING USED FOR INFANT CARE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$48,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
4836
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bio-tek Instruments Inc
Highland Park, Box 998, Winooski, VT, 05404
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 KENNETH HURD
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (800) 451-5172
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
INFANT VENTILATORS SHOULD BE TESTED UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL LOADCONDITIONS BEFORE BEING USED FOR INFANT CARE. TESTING SHOULD ALSO BE PERFORMED PERIODICALLY DURING USE TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE FUNCTIONING AS EXPECTED AND ACCORDING TO CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY VARIOUS STANDARDS AGENCIES. THERE IS NO TESTER CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THAT ALLOWS THOROUGH TESTING OF MOST TYPES OF INFANT VENTILATORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE CRITERIA. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SUCH A TESTER. THE PRINCIPAL TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED ARE: (1) DEVELOPING AN INFANT LUNG SIMULATOR SIMILAR TO THE EXISTING ADULT LUNG SIMULATOR; (2) INTER- FACING THE INFANT LUNG TO THE TESTER'S ELECTRONICS UNIT; (3)REPROGRAMMING THE ELECTRONICS UNIT; (4) CHANGING ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS AS REQUIRED; AND (5) TESTING THE UNIT IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT. THE RESULTING INFANT VENTILATOR TESTER WILL ALLOW TESTING UNDER DYNAMIC CONDITIONS USING AN INFANT LUNG SIMULATOR WITH VARIABLE COMPLIANCE AND AIRWAY RESISTANCE. THE USER WILL BE ABLE TO INITIATE AUTOMATED TESTS AND MONITOR VOLUMES, PRESSURES, ANDFLOWS BY TOUCHING PRESSURE-SENSITIVE PADS IN RESPONSE TO PROMPTS ON AN LCD DISPLAY THAT ALSO PROVIDES WAVEFORM GRAPHING AND DATA DISPLAY. A PRINTER, ANALOG OUTPUT TO A CHART RECORDER, AND RS232 INTERFACE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

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