Calibrating system for neonatal O2 consumption and CO2 production instrument

Shih Ching Lin, Ching Hsing Luo, Tsu Fuh Yeh

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Abstract

An apparatus to calibrate the system for measuring neonatal O2 consumption and CO2 production has been developed. This system is based on the alcohol combustion principal. In vitro test of indirect calorimetric system, alcohol combustion is used very often, due to its simplicity and stability. In this paper, the design can burn alcohol continuously at a rate of 0.006 ml/min and consumes O2 only 7.86 ml/min, which is in the range of neonatal breath, especially for the premature infants. The alcohol combustion test precisely under a desirable low combusting rate for imitating the breath of a small sized infant, and suitable for canopy open circuit system, is developed. It will be helpful in the study of neonatal energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780356756
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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