Biomedical Engineering and the Respiratory System (Engenharia Biomédica e o Sistema Respiratório)

Neto, A. (2010)

Signal Processing Laboratory (SPL) Meeting, Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), University of Aveiro, Portugal, 29th September 2010.

The main "function" of the respiratory system is to promote the gas exchange between the body and the environment. To perform this task, balanced amounts of blood and renewed air are placed in close contact at expenses of mechanical work. It is necessary to understand how this is done in health and in disease. In this talk, applications of engineering in pulmonary physiology and medicine will be presented. Among them: monitoring of ventilatory mechanics, artificial mechanical ventilation, cardiorespiratory coupling, and mathematical modeling applied to gas exchange and lung mechanics.

Antonio Giannella-Neto, Professor of Biomedical Engineering Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Antonio Giannella-Neto is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Biomedical Engineering Programme (BEP) of the Graduate School of Engineering (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); and Chief of the Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory at BEP/COPPE/UFRJ and researcher-1A of the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq).

Among his scientific fields of interest are: Pulmonary Mechanics and Gas Exchange, Instrumentation Applied in Pulmonary Medicine, Monitoring and Simulation of the Respiratory System, Performance and Safety Tests of Medical Equipments Applied in Pulmonary Medicine.

He published around 55 articles in specialized journals (Annals Biom Eng, Biom Eng Online, Physiol Meas, Crit Care, IEEE Trans Biom Eng, Med & Biol Eng & Comput, Chest, Am J Crit Care and Pulm Med, J Appl Physiol, Europ Respir J, Respirat Physiol & Neurobiol, Eur J Appl Physiol, Braz J of Biom Eng), advised 7 DSc and 39 MSc students.

He was member of the Administrative Council of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (1991-7), President of the World Congress of Biomedical Engineering (1994), President of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (1997-8), member of the University Council of UFRJ (1995-9), Head of the Biomedical Engineering Programme of UFRJ (1989-91).

2010_9_29NetoAntonioGiannella_poster.pdf - Poster (Acrobat 9.5.1 Pro file)

2010_9_29NetoAntonioGiannella.pdf - Oral presentation (Acrobat 9.5.1 Pro file)

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