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In order to treat obstructive sleep apnea, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices have been developed to deliver air under constant positive pressure to the nasal passages during sleep. The goal of this project is to lay the groundwork for an in-line system of aerosol delivery through the CPAP circuit adjustable to main unit airflow and programmable for different times and durations of administration.
Submitted Final Report. Turning in client and team evaluations.
|Week||Reporting Period Beginning||Activities|
|1||September 4||Met with client, did background research.|
|2||September 11||Created preliminary PDS, researched aerosol drug delivery systems.|
|3||September 18||Acquired aerosol drug for testing, ordered ultrasonic humidifier for nebulizer use.|
|4||September 25||Dissembled CPAP machine for analysis, discussed DAQ hardware options|
|5||October 2||Ultrasonic humidifier arrived. Prepared for mid-semester presentations.|
|6||October 9||Midsemester presentations. Ordered additional humidifier.|
|7||October 16||Disassembled ultrasonic nebulizer. Ordered additional parts.|
|8||October 23||Assembled early prototype. Began writing program.|
|9||October 30||Acquired parts. Tested microphone for breathing rate detection.|
|10||November 6||Acquired parts. Prepared test procedures.|
|11||November 13||Conducted condensation test. Additional parts arrived.|
|12||November 20||Used spectrophotometer to test albuterol concentration. Continued construction.|
|13||November 27||Prepared for final presentations. Did additional testing with spectrophotometer.|
|14||December 4||Final presentations.|
|15||December 11||Wrote and submitted report, notebooks, and evaluations.|
|Midsemester Presentation (Oct 16 2009, 1134 kb)|
|Final Poster (Dec 6 2009, 1508 kb)|
|PDS - Last Updated 12/10/2009 (Dec 10 2009, 26 kb)|
|Final Report (Dec 11 2009, 573 kb)|
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