J. M. Lemos,

R – INESC-ID Lisboa


The use of control techniques to drive biomedical systems is a subject that receives increasing attention. Suitable sensors and actuators, on one side, and progress made in control theory, from which suitable algorithms are derived, made feedback control possible in several situations. The seminar will address the problem of controlling neuromuscular blockade and the level of counsciousness in patients subject to general anesthesia. Adaptive control algorithms, including switched multiple model control and multiple model predictive adaptive control, together with the embedding of sensor fault tolerance will be described, as a means to tackle the uncertainty in the systems to control. Clinical cases obtained at Hospital geral de Santo António (Porto) by the Departamento de Matemática Aplicada (FCUP) that illustrate these algorithms will be presented.


Date: 2006-Nov-09     Time: 14:00:00     Room: 336

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