Accession Number:

ADA083910

Title:

Measurement of Lung Function Using Magnetometers I. Principles and Mathematical Modeling.

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The use of magnetometer systems to predict pulmonary air volumes was studied. The sensitivity of the system to angular rotations was found to be small because magnetometers are normally mounted to the subject. Seven mathematical models for predicting volume were investigated, with the finding that two-parameter models are adequate for quiet breathing. For complicated maneuvers, a three-parameter model is necessary, and for predictive usefulness, the model must be calibrated using a complex maneuver. Results of studies of the dimensional changes, and the correlation between the dimensional changes, that occur during normal breathing are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE