AutoMedic: Fuzzy Control Development Platform for a Mobile Heart-Lung Machine
Cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction is still associated with a high mortality of more than 60%. Early treatment of patients having a low cardiac output with an extra-corporal circulatory support system (ECSS) could prevent multi-organ failure. Current heart-lung machines (HLM) need to be constantly supervised and operated by trained personnel, making it a difficult task to use a HLM in emergency situations. For this project we used the Lifebridge B2T as an existing portable, modular, rapidly available “plug and play” mechanical circulatory support system. We present the AutoMedic platform for the development of a mobile, autonomous and self-controlling ECSS. This framework was established in order to give medical doctors and engineers a common ground for the design of a controller to automate a ECSS. Such a controller has to be capable of adapting to the individual needs of each patient. Besides, such a system needs to be robust, reliable and must constantly guarantee patient safty.
KeywordsHeart-Lung Machine Monitoring System Fuzzy Controller Development Platform
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