VIE-NVT: Neonatal Ventilation Tutor

The Project
The Team

The Project

The aim of the VIE-NVT project is the development of a computer model simulating the respiration of newborn infants. The model consists of two submodels:
  1. a simple simulator which models the development of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and
  2. a complex interactive model. The interactive model serves as a learning tool. It allows to get insight into the oxygenation and ventilation process of infants.
Predefined patient models allow to run simulations of newborn children with specific problems. The student has to change interactively specific ventilation parameters to control the oxygenation and the ventilation of the virtual patient.

The Project Team

The project is a joint cooperation of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), the Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence (IMKAI), and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Department of Pedriatics of the University of Vienna.



Werner Horn (email:
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