40 years experiences on research of biomedical engineering: The continuity of the BME research at Waseda University

Kiichi Tsuchiya, Mitsuo Umezu, Yasuyuki Shiraishi

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Abstract

Prof. K. Tsuchiya is a pioneer in the field of Biomedical Engineering Research in Japan. He started a collaborative research with Prof. S. Sakakibara of Tokyo Women's Medical College (Heart Institute of Japan) in 1966, focusing on an application of fluidics for circulatory assist devices. After Prof. M. Umezu's participation in the middle of 1970s, research direction on biomedical engineering at Waseda University was shifted to be more clinical oriented. They developed a pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass system for clinical use. Several advantages of pulsatile perfusion were demonstrated through clinical trials. After Dr. Y. Shiraishi joined as a Waseda team member in the middle of 1990s, they had a rapid progress on the analysis of natural cardiovascular system, while developing a mock circuit, called "Waseda mechanical circulatory system". This simulator consisted of anatomi-cally and hydrodynamically identical components, such as U-shaped aorta, spherical-shaped left atrium, and conical-shaped left ventricle, etc. It has been confirmed that our sophisticated mock system has a high potentiality in terms of an analysis of cardiovascular system as well as an evaluation of artificial organs and/or surgical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai)
EditorsC. Zongij, F. Minrui, H. Guosen, P. Xiaoyuan, X. Guangleng
Pages1027-1031
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2000 Jan 172000 Jan 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai)
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period00/1/1700/1/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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