State of the Work Diagram of the Artificial Heart
G. Konieczny, Z. Opilski, T. Pustelny and E. Maciak
Department of Optoelectronics, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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This paper presents the results of investigations on novel pressure measurement methods to be for used in the project "Polish Artificial Heart". The investigations concerned possible pressure sensors for noninvasive blood pressure measurements in selected points around the pneumatic ventricular assist device (POLVAD). The fiber pressure sensor and the possibility of pressure measurements with piezofoils were tested. The paper includes preliminary results and development plans.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.116.344
PACS numbers: 42.79.-e, 42.81.-i, 07.07.Df, 47.63.Cb