Optimal operating point controller for total artificial heart

Makoto Yoshizawa, Akira Tanaka, Ken ichi Abe, Hiroshi Takeda, Tomoyuki Yambe, Shin ichi Nitta, Yuusuke Abe, Kou Imachi

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In order to make an air-driven total artificial heart (TAH) implantable, the optimal operating point control method has been applied to the TAH controller. Because this method needs only the outflow rate of blood to regulate the stroke volume, it is not necessary to visually monitor the state of the sac in the implanted blood pump. Animal experiments have been carried out to evaluate the proposed controller by using an adult goat walking on a treadmill.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-112
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Montreal, Can
Duration: 1995 Sep 201995 Sep 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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