A Simplified Control Approach for the Neuromuscular Blockade Level

  • Juliana AlmeidaEmail author
  • Teresa Mendonça
  • Paula Rocha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 402)


In this paper a new simplified control scheme for the neuromuscular blockade level that only requires the knowledge of one model parameter is proposed. The control law is designed to track a desired target neuromuscular blockade level. Furthermore, an identification procedure to obtain the necessary model parameter is implemented. The results were validated by simulations based on real data collected during surgeries.


Positive control law Neuromuscular level General anesthesia 



This work was financially supported by: Project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006933—SYSTEC—Research Center for Systems and Technologies—funded by FEDER funds through COMPETE2020—Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalizao (POCI) and by national funds through FCT—Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; The author Juliana Almeida acknowledge the support from FCT Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia under the SFRH/BD/87128/2012.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliana Almeida
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Teresa Mendonça
    • 2
    • 3
  • Paula Rocha
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Research Center for Systems and Technologies (SYSTEC)PortoPortugal

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