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Small Grant Scheme; Level: PhD; Discipline: automated technology and robotics; ID: 207657

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Project title: Modelling of ventricular assist devices in the apex of the heart - artery configuration for the purposes of control algorithms development

 

Acronym: ModVAD

 

Project Promoter: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics

 

Project cost (EUR): 92 755

 

Grant amount (EUR): 92 755

Duration: 41 months

 

 

www: http://iair.mchtr.pw.edu.pl/ModVAD/

 

 

Project summary:

Cardiac assist devices help to treat ventricular failure. However, the lack of information about the amount of blood pumped by the device, which is hard to measure in clinical environment, hinders the appropriate selection of work parameters and control system automation. The aim of the research project is modelling of cardiac assist devices working in the apex of the heart – artery configuration. Complex models will estimate the value of the flow generated by the device. Another objective of the project is to develop control algorithms for the assist devices which will improve safety and comfort of the assist. The expected outcome of the project is to determine the models and to develop the control algorithms for two different types of assist devices working in the apex of the heart – artery configuration. As a result the possibility of equipping the heart assist devices with pump flow estimating systems and automatic control system will be obtained. Realization of the project will strengthen the competence and output of involved researchers. In the future, the obtained results may allow to improve the quality of life of patients with ventricular failure.

 

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