Cardiorespiratory Functions Simulator



General Information

The simulator cardiovascular and respiratory function is an application developed for mobile devices and the iOS platform which aims to consolidate the user knowledge of the cardiovascular and respiratory physiology interactively. The application, intended primarily for the training of doctors and other professionals in the area of ​​health care personnel, is operating core two mathematical models, which model the cardiovascular and respiratory systems as control plants, allowing to simulate behaviors that these physiological systems submitted to various stimuli to which they are subjected, either during the course of daily activities, such as exercise, sleep or activity at altitude, or situations associated with medical conditions or diseases, such as bleeding, the presence of various drugs and chronically ill individuals . To visualize the behavior of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the most representative physiological variables are used, which may be evidenced system dynamics and graphically presents the variation in the time after the time of application of the stimulus. The physiological variables of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are independently selected. Since the architecture of the application, it is divided into two main sections: one corresponds to the respiratory system and other cardiovascular system. Each of the sections has a configuration panel and a display panel, which work in parallel. Transversal to these panels, are the elements that let you start, pause and stop simulation, and that base their operation on the mathematical model of the system being simulated.


  • Alher Mauricio Hernández, PhD. 

Associated Researchers

  • Alejandro Camacho Laverde, Ing. MSc. 
  • Maria Bernarda Salazar Sánchez, Ing. MSc.
  • Miguel Ángel Mañanas, Telecommunications Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Founding Sources

  • Sistema General de Regalías SGR

Associated Institutions

  • Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya - Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Bioèdica (CREB).