Accession Number:

ADB215736

Title:

A Computer Model for Red Blood Cell Chemistry

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 1996-14 Sep 1996

Corporate Author:

CRITICAL CONCEPTS INC CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

There is a growing need for interactive computational tools for medical education and research. The most exciting paradigm for interactive education is simulation. Fluid Mod is a simulation based computational tool developed in the late sixties and early seventies at the RAND corporation. Fluid Mod is designed around solving problems in equilibrium solution chemistry. It functions by minimizing the free energy of complex chemical systems. Fluid Mod used simulation to present students with cases in need of diagnosis and therapy. Even though it was useful, Fluid Mod had an archaic interface and could not easily be extended to serve as a research tool. In this Phase I effort, Critical Concepts ported Fluid Mod to a modern Windows, object oriented interface. This development will provide students with a useful computational tool for learning. More important still, it serves as a platform for development of a better, more sophisticated modeling tool for biochemical and medical research.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE