Control and Automation in Anaesthesia

  • H. Schwilden
  • H. Stoeckel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. General Methods of Control and Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H.-J. Zimmermann
      Pages 3-10
  3. Assessment and Evaluation of Signals and Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Anesthesia Machine Monitoring

    3. Therapeutic Monitoring of Patients

  4. Control and Automation of Artificial Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. P. König, F. Donald, P. M. Suter
      Pages 127-139
    3. D. R. Westenskow
      Pages 149-152
  5. Control and Automation of Drug Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Volatile Anaesthetics

      1. A. M. Zbinden, M. Derighetti, S. Petersen, P. Feigenwinter
        Pages 158-162
    3. Intravenous Anaesthetics

    4. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Vasoactive Drugs New-Delivery Devices

      1. N. Ty Smith, J. F. Martin, J. Mandel, A. M. Schneider, M. L. Quinn
        Pages 234-241
      2. P. S. A. Glass, J. R. Jacobs, T. Quill
        Pages 252-262
  6. Nonmedical Aspects of Automated Control: Requirements and Liability for Automated Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. U. Bovenkamp, H. Junker
      Pages 265-268
    3. E. Tschöpe
      Pages 269-272
    4. B. Hermanrud
      Pages 273-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About these proceedings


Some of the latest developments in the automation of therapeutic interventions in anaesthesiology have been covered in this book, with special emphasis on the automated control of anaesthetic drug delivery, neuromuscular blockade, artificial ventilation, and blood pressure. Of particular interest to the reader will be the presentation of different methodological approaches to automated control such as neuronal nets, fuzzy set theory, and fuzzy control and model-based adaptive approaches and their application to different clinical problems. The open-loop and closed-loop approaches to automated control have been discussed as have the requirements necessary for monitoring biological signals and the paramters for the anaesthesia machines with particular focus on recently developed feedback methods for the automated delivery of volatile and intravenous anaesthetic agents based on EEG or evoked potentials. The last chapter discusses the legal requirements and liability aspects for automated systems in medicine, especially in view of recently established regulations and guidelines (e.g. law for medical products).
The book represents the proceedings of an international workshop which was held in Bonn, Germany, in May 1994. The contributions come from various specialties, including medicine and anaesthesiology, but also mathematics and operations research, neuroinformatics, engineering, regulatory authorities, and industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Schwilden
    • 1
  • H. Stoeckel
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und spezielle IntensivmedizinUniversität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79575-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79573-2
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