Development of a generic patient parameterizable model to describe pain-relief levels during general anesthesia.

01 January 2014 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Control systems, robotics and automation
    • Modelling
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Biological system engineering
    • Computer theory
    • Signal processing
signal processing fractional-order model pain relief level compartmental modelling
Project description

Current methods of assessing pain require patient-consciousness are subjective and record discrepancies for similar pain-intensity measurements. Hence, an objective scale based on fundamental biochemical mechanisms of pain transduction is needed to characterize pain levels during unconsciousness. This fundamental research project aims to develop mathematical models to predict pain levels in anesthetized patients and deliver currently unavailable information to clinical staffs.