Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
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Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care

The control of oxygen delivery to mechanically ventilated newborn infants is a time intensive process that must balance adequate tissue oxygenation against possible toxic effects of oxygen exposure. Investigation in computer assisted control of mechanical ventilation is increasing, although very few studies involve newborn infants. We have implemented a fuzzy controller for the adjustment of inspired oxygen concentration (FIO2) in ventilated newborns. The controller utilizes rules produced by neonatologists, and operates in real-time. A clinical trial of this controller is currently taking place in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Sun Y, Kohane I, Stark AR. Fuzzy logic assisted control of inspired oxygen in ventilated newborn infants. Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1994:757-61.