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.

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Lenka Horakova et al. was awarded by IEEE

Lenka Horakova, Karel Roubik and Petr Kudrna were awarded by the Scientific Commettee of the IEEE International E-Health and Bioengineering at EHB conference in Iasi, Romania, on November 19, 2021.

The ceremony was online via ZOOM meeting.

Respiratory Days 2021 — Book the date

The 10th annual RESPIRATORY DAYS conference will be held at Bumbalka, Labská u Špindlerova Mlýna, Krkonoše Mts. (Find the place), on September 1–3, 2021 (Wed—Fri).

The preliminary book of abstracts from Respiratory Days 2019 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 4, 2021.)

Development of the CoroVent ventilator and it’s team leader awarded


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Innovators 2020

A professor, Karel Roubík, from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Czech Technical University began in the 1990s in Podolí, Prague, at the Institute for the care of Mother and Child, where he designed unconventional ventilatory techniques. This came in handy last spring 2020 when there was a threat of an acute shortage of ventilators in hospitals. And so he prepared a prototype with his small team, for which tens of millions of crowns were raised in record time. The CoroVent project created several hundred ventilators that were not needed in hospitals in the end, but the event showed how efficient, fast and innovative the local technology community can be.

Hospodářské noviny – Innovators 2020

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