Assisted lung ventilation control system as a human centered application: The project and its educational impact on the course of embedded systems
Cabezas, D., Vassiliev, A., Pyshkin, E. (2015) Assisted lung ventilation control system as a human centered application: The project and its educational impact on the course of embedded systems. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 331, pp. 421-427. DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-9618-7_40
This paper describes the control modules for assist-control lung ventila-tion devices and introduces an embedded system application considered in the broader context of human centered computing. We highlight aspects of our current understanding of computer-assisted health care with special attention paid to patient/ workstation interaction. The paper explores the possibility of using the technical project as a starting point for creating computer models which can be useful not only to verify technical solutions before they are embedded into the end devices but which can also be used for academic needs, thereby bridging the gap between classroom and enterprise scale projects. We involve students in an end-to-end pro-ject, from primary specifications and mathematical models up to the implementation of the end device. This is not usually easy to realize within the context of an academic course, but in so doing we aim to reduce the distance between the learning environment and real life projects of embedded systems and their applications.