Sensor for Measuring the Volume of Air Supplied to the Lungs of Adult Mannequins in Ventilation Maneuvers during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Rodolfo Rocha Vieira Leocádio, Alan Kardek Rêgo Segundo, Cibelle Ferreira Louzada
2018 Proceedings (MDPI)  
This work proposes to adapt an existing sensor and embed it on mannequins used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to accurately measure the amount of air supplied to the lungs during ventilation. The proposed sensor consists of measuring the airflow using propellers. The method directly measures the variable of interest and makes reference to spirometric techniques in the elaboration of its model, improving the realism of the dummies. Besides advantages over the sensors that are
more » ... monly used for this purpose, the projected sensor presented an agreement with its theoretical model and with the spirometric model. It is suitable for applications with a resolution of 17 mL, and precision of 50 mL and 26 mL for initial (< 900 mL) and final ranges, respectively.
doi:10.3390/ecsa-5-05724 fatcat:mp2syreawze3rmvpnv3almkqou