• 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 ...
    • Airway smooth muscle dynamics

      IJpma, Gijs (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The current study aims to investigate the relative contributions of each of the processes that govern airway smooth muscle mechanical behaviour. Studies have shown that breathing dynamics have a substantial effect on airway ...
    • Airway smooth muscle response to vibrations

      Du, Youhua (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      The main goal of this research was the in vitro investigation of the stiffness response of contracted airway smooth muscles under different external oscillations. Living animal airway smooth muscle tissues were dissected ...
    • 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 ...
    • Computational fluid dynamic modelling for arterial diseases assessment

      Al-Rawi, Mohammad (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      One of the leading causes of death is cardiovascular disease, being 30% of all deaths worldwide and 40% of those in New Zealand. In other words, every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies due to cardiovascular disease. ...
    • 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 ...
    • The effect of pressure oscillations on respiratory performance

      Reddy, Prasika Inderjeeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This thesis is aimed at understanding the effective operation of the Bubble CPAP System when treating neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). It is also aimed at determining the effect that pressure oscillations ...
    • 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 ...
    • Elimination of Skin-stretch Induced Motion Artefacts From Electrocardiogram Signals

      Kalra, Anubha (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Electrocardiography (ECG) is widely used in clinical practice, for example to diagnose coronary artery disease or the cause of chest pain during a stress test, while the patient is running on a treadmill. Ambulatory ECG ...
    • 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 ...
    • Holographic microwave imaging for lesion detection

      Wang, Lulu (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This thesis presents the preliminary analysis and development of a novel technique to detect inclusion in a dielectric object that is based on holographic microwave imaging array (HMIA) and aperture synthesis far-field ...
    • An investigation into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) rupture prediction

      Embong, Abd Halim (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. The mortality rate between 1993 -1997 in New Zealand was about 46% and 32% worldwide. CVDs such as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm ...
    • An Investigation Into Acoustics and Vibration Characteristics of CPAP Devices

      Vuong, Tung Xuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      High demand for lower noise generation in the CPAP device industries necessitates the need to have a computational modelling for obtaining in-depth understanding of internal aerodynamic flows and aero-acoustic characteristics ...