DOI: 10.1101/488577Dec 7, 2018Paper

Restoring ventilatory control using an adaptive bioelectronic system

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Ricardo SiuRanu Jung


Ventilatory pacing via electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve or of the diaphragm has been shown to enhance quality of life compared to mechanical ventilation. However, commercially-available ventilatory pacing devices require initial manual specification of stimulation parameters and frequent adjustment to achieve and maintain suitable ventilation over long periods of time. Here, we have developed an adaptive, closed-loop, neuromorphic, pattern-shaping controller capable of automatically determining a suitable stimulation pattern and adapting it to maintain a desired breath volume profile on a breath-by-breath basis. In vivo studies in anesthetized intact and C2-hemisected male Sprague-Dawley rats indicated that the controller was capable of automatically adapting stimulation parameters to attain a desired volume profile. Despite diaphragm hemiparesis, the controller was able to achieve a desired volume in the injured animals that did not differ from the tidal volume observed prior to injury (p=0.39). The closed-loop controller was developed and parametrized in a computational testbed prior to in-vivo assessment. This bioelectronic technology could serve as an individualized and autonomous respiratory pacing approach for ...Continue Reading

Related Concepts

Local Anesthesia
Respiratory Diaphragm
Electric Stimulation Technique
Structure of Phrenic Nerve
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Respiration, Artificial
Mechanical Ventilation
Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure

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