Non-conventional Ventilatory Team (NVT)

Our research is aimed at all aspects of artificial lung ventilation: theoretical analyses, modeling, design of respiratory care equipment, animal ventilatory experiments, clinical trials and education in respiratory care. We are focused especially on High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV), heliox and Electrical Impedance Tomography in respiratory care. NVT is based at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.

Latest news

Respiratory Days 2019 — Book the date

The 8th annual RESPIRATORY DAYS conference will be held at Bumbalka, Labská u Špindlerova Mlýna, Krkonoše Mts. (Find the place), on September 4–6, 2019.

The preliminary book of abstracts from Respiratory Days 2018 can be downloaded here.

(For members of FBMI CTU only: The conference will immediately precede the BioŠrot and ParaŠrot training courses. Biošrot, Parašrot will take place at the same place, starting on Saturday, September 7, 2019.)

Our NVT team helps to establish Biomedical Engineering profession and education in Cambodia

Our team members Lenka Horakova, MD, Vaclav Ort, MEng, and prof. Karel Roubik, PhD, helps two Cambodian universities (University of Health Sciences and Institute of Technology of Cambodia) to establish a new study program called “Biomedical Engineering”.
The international cooperation is supported by the Czech Republic via the Czech Development Agency. In Phnom Penh, we were supported by the Czech Embassy.
The first students of the new curriculum will start their studies in October 2019; therefore, we have enough things to do through our summer holiday…


Avalanche and breathing-in-snow experiments of our team in the nation TV channel

The most important national TV channel CT1 (Czech Television 1) and also its news channel CT24 reported about our avalanche and breathing-in-snow experimental research. The CT1 reporter Mr. Martin Tiburec with his TV team visited our research in situ at the mountain cabin Bumbalka/Pirchanka in Špindlerův Mlýn, Krkonoše mountains.

Here is the link to the main evening “Daily News” at CT1 news, the report can be seen here.

and the same video was also broadcasted at CT24 evening news.

Here are some pictures from the “movie shooting” :-):



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