Model-based medicineProf. Dr. Thomas Neumuth
Patients with tracheostomy tubes require devices for mechanical aspiration to extract solids and fluids that accumulate above the cuff balloon. In order to increase the success of the treatment and the patient’s health, the AutoCuff project aims to develop a new medical device that enables a more comprehensive care of the patient by means of digital control and monitoring functions as well as an interface for interoperable communication. By combining a cuff controller and a device for subglottic suction, the mutually influencing regularization cycles of the pressure management are to be coordinated to enable a gentler therapy. In order to support an efficient integration of the developed device into a clinical environment, the target system shall be equipped with an interoperable interface. The resulting communication between the system and other medical devices will contribute to the coordination of therapy-relevant parameters, which significantly improve the medical outcome of the treatment.