Experimental data of the Multivent System for Non-invasive Ventilation
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe global problem of ventilator shortage. Placing multiple patients on a single ventilator (ventilator sharing) or dual patient ventilation has been proposed and conducted to increase the cure efficiency for ventilated patients. However, the ventilator-sharing method needs to use the same ventilator settings for all the patients, which cannot meet the ventilation needs of different patients. Besides, it may bring the risk of hyperventilation or hypoventilation. Therefore, a novel multivent system for non-invasive ventilation has been proposed in this study. The close loop system consists of the proportional valve and the flow-pressure sensor can regulate the airway pressure and flow for each patient. Multiple ventilation circuits can be combined in parallel to meet patients' ventilation demands simultaneously. Meanwhile, the mathematical model of the multivent system is established and validated through experiments. The experiments for different inspired positive airway pressure (IPAP), expired positive airway pressure (EPAP), inspiratory expiratory ratio (I:E), and breath per minute (BPM) have been conducted and analyzed to test the performance of the multivent system. The results show that the multivent system can realize the biphasic positive airway pressure ventilation mode in non-invasive ventilation without interfering among the three ventilation circuits, no matter the change of IPAP, EPAP, I:E, and BPM.
There are three files in this dataset. The "DifferentIE" is the data for the experimental results of different I/E ratio in multivent system. The "pip202530pep5" is the data for the experimental results when the PIP is 20, 25, 30 cmH2O and PEEP is 5 cmH2O in multivent system. The "Philips" is the data for the comparison results between the multivent system and Philips Bipap ventilator.