• A simulation model of infant-incubator-feedback system with humidification and temperature control

      Al-Taweel, Yasser Amer (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      A comprehensive simulation model for the infant-incubator-feedback system was developed in a Matlab/Simulink® environment to investigate all heat exchange relationships, variables and factors that have an influence on the ...
    • An investigation into 5-lobe lung modelling

      Vuong, Xuan Tung (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      To understand how the input impedance of the respiratory system relates to pressure and volume airflow of the airway branched structure, this thesis focuses on developing a mathematical model of the branched airway including ...
    • An investigation into the dynamic response of vocal folds

      Lan, Hai (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      During phonation, the vocal folds collision during the glottal closure is considered to be a risk factor for pathological development. This thesis is aimed at designing a dependable finite element analysis (FEA) model of ...
    • Artificial neonatal airway model

      Mussa, Jibril Siraj (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The main aim of this project is to establish the effectiveness of Bubble CPAP in transmitting pressure oscillations through the neonatal tracheobronchial tree. As it is very difficult to establish how much of the pressure ...
    • Breathing Therapy Air Delivery Unit: Simulation, Design and Development

      White, David Edward (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      Although constant positive airway pressure therapy is currently the most effective form of non-invasive treatment to relieve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, it has relatively low treatment compliance due to pressure ...
    • Combined map personalisation algorithm for delivering preferred spatial features in a map to everyday mobile device users

      Bookwala, Avinash Turab (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      In this thesis, we present an innovative and novel approach to personalise maps/geo-spatial services for mobile users. With the proposed map personalisation approach, only relevant data will be extracted from detailed ...
    • Design and development of an optimised telemetry control system

      Salig, Avinash (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Designing an optimised telemetry control system will improve the quality of service for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems implemented by CSE-W. Arthur Fisher and enable system expansion thus minimising ...
    • Development of a novel humidifier for air breathing devices

      Brizio, Pablo Joaquin (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Continuous positive pressure of air on the airways (CPAP) is the most common treatment for the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Humidification of the air applied to the patient improves patient compliance by preventing ...
    • Effect of Mechanical Pulse Oscillations on Airway Smooth Muscle

      Theodore, Solomon (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The airway smooth muscle (ASM) plays an important role in the mechanism of respiratory system. Asthma, a common respiratory disease is associated with ASM hyper-contraction and shortening of airway diameter. This results ...
    • Effects of combined bronchodilators and oscillations on the the airway smooth muscle response

      Mathur, Meha (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The current study aims to investigate the combined effects of oscillations and bronchodilators on the dynamics of the isolated contracted airway smooth muscle. Current day asthma treatments commonly use bronchodilators ...
    • Experimental techniques to determine the Young's Modulus of the trachea

      Hermawan, Vera (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      In addition to its usefulness in modeling and simulation processes, the modulus of elasticity is an index which is highly used in biomedical identifications and tissue characterizations. For many composite and viscoelastic ...
    • Feasibility of using miniaturised electromagnetic actuator in small air pumps

      Wang, Lei (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The feasibility of using an electromagnetic actuator as an important part in a portable diaphragm air pump is investigated. The ideal electromagnetic actuator will have capabilities of producing large deflection and high ...
    • An investigation into bicycle steering and roll responses

      Prince, John (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This research studies the dynamics of bicycles, in particular how they corner, balance upright and maintain directional control. It examines the design and performance of single front wheel steering, the geometry of which ...
    • An investigation into the acoustic response of the arteries

      El-Aklouk, Essa (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      In hypertension, aging and certain types of arterial disease, central elastic arteries become stiffer and hence the central pulse pressure is augmented due to the increase in pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the early return ...
    • An investigation into the development of a miniature Piezoelectric pump

      Meng, Lei (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis is aimed at improving the understanding and effectiveness in operating of the micropump in CPAP system. The principle objectives were to understand the air flow rate and air pressure of a micropump designs for ...
    • Modelling and optimization of Air Flow Sensor within CPAP System

      Huang, Junhai (Johnny) (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The Continues Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most popular noninvasive therapy used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnoea symptoms (OSA). Recent sleep clinic research requires more CPAP functions during patient ...
    • Non-invasive blood pressure measurement algorithm for all age groups

      Ma, Xiaoqi (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The oscillometric method is the most common technique used in commercial non-invasive blood pressure monitoring. In this technique, devices record the pressure oscillations in the cuff as the cuff pressure decreases from ...
    • Optimization of the optical properties of electrostrictive polyurethane for a smart lens

      Abbas, Ibtisam (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Smart polymer material, such as electrostrictive polyurethane elastomer (PUE) with compliant electrodes (conductive polyyrrole PPy), is potentially useful as a small–scale, solid–state actuator technology in a changeable ...
    • PTCR effect in La2CO3 doped BaTiO2 ceramic sensors

      Puli, Venkata Sreenivas (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      The positive temperature coefficient of resistivity (PTCR) sensors is resistor materials that undergo a sharp change in resistivity at a designed Curie temperature due to its unique structure and chemical composition. This ...
    • Simulation of variable fluid-properties plate heat exchanger for educational purposes.

      Protheroe, Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      In this thesis a novel computer based model is developed which accurately simulates the operation of a plate heat exchanger (PHE). The model allows for the variation of all relevant fluid properties as the temperatures of ...