Scientific Publications of the Project

Dissemination of project results and the project state are an important and constant task of the project AlveoPic. The team publishes its results on conferences and peer reviewed journals. The results will be disseminated during networking events within the scientific society. In this section you find our latest publications, papers, presentations or posters.


  • eHealth 2014

Lenz, Gregor; Frohner, Matthias; Sauermann, Stefan; Forjan, Mathias: LUMOR: An App for Standardized Control and Monitoring of a Porcine Lung and its Nutrient Cycle

The outcome of the EU-funded project ElBik has been the lung simulator 'iLung', which imitates an actively breathing human lung with a porcine lung. In order to keep the explanted lung in a nearly physiological state during transportation from the slaughterhouse to the ventilation laboratory the tissue needs to be nourished and temperature controlled. The Project AlveoPic designs a mobile transport vehicle implementing an ISO/IEEE 11073-20601 compliant communication interface for the exchange of the physical parameters, alert messages and setpoint-values. An appropriate 11073 domain information model is designed and limitations of the defined services and attributes are identified. For monitoring purposes the Android App LUMOR is implemented providing a user with an easy-to-handle GUI. It was found, that alert capabilities and remote set features are not well supported in ISO/IEEE 11073-20601 at the moment and possible workarounds are discussed.



  • BMT 2013

Peschke, Siegfried; Ongaro, Marco; Unterlerchner, Lena; David, Veronika; Forjan, Mathias: FEASIBILITY CHECK OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC VOLUMETRIC MEASUREMENTS UTILIZING THE i-LUNG MODEL

Nowadays lung simulators are often used for different simulation purposes, diagnostics or therapy. In this contribution the i-Lung version 1.0 is used to simulate the movements of a breathing lung that will be measured through a VICON infrared motion analysis system. Using six cameras detecting 17 markers on the surface of the mounted lung equivalent a feasibility check of the setup is provided. The existing system faces several influences like reflection of IR-emitters and the limit of the number of attachable markers. To overcome these challenges the development of an active IR based measuring setup is planned, thus leading to a decrease of movement artefacts and an optimized capture of the volume displacement. A further hurdle will be the development of a suitable attachment procedure which does not influence living tissue, as a suitable lung equivalent of the i-Lung is a porcine lung.



  • PDeS 2013

Frohner, Matthias; Windisch, Michael; Sauermann, Stefan; Sekora, Jiři; Forjan, Mathias: Organ Telemonitoring in Ex-vivo Nutrition Circulation of Porcine Lungs Using Interoperability Standards

This paper discusses existing communication standards in the field of medicine and their applicability for a telemonitoring system for a mobile circulatory module. This module hosts an explanted porcine lung during transportation from the explantation site to a laboratory environment. The telemonitoring modules must enable to assess the wellbeing of the lung and the survival of the tissue as expressed in basic parameters that are measured in the circulation and nutrition module like liquid pressure, liquid flow and temperature. The parameter readings need to be displayed for monitoring purposes on a tablet-PC. Thresholds for parameters shall be set remotely and exceedance of these thresholds shall trigger the transfer of alarm messages to the tablet-PC. The goal of this work is to evaluate existing interoperability standards according to these requirements in order to select a set of standards that will then be used for implementation of the system. Standards that have identified and examined are ISO/IEEE 11073-20601, HL7 Version 2.x and ANT+. It was found that existing standards support large parts of the requirements. However detailed gap analysis will be necessary as the implementation continues.



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