Techniques for Assessing the Shape of Respiratory Flow Profiles from Data Containing Marked Breath-By-Breath Respiratory Variability

  • Jiro Sato
  • Peter A. Robbins
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 450)


Average respiratory flow profiles during steady breathing have been of interest as an output of the respiratory controller. However, in the process of determining average flow profiles, distortions can occur that are caused by the great variability both between breaths and within breaths. The purpose of this study is to develop a method for determining typical flow profiles which minimises such distortions.


Mass Balance Tidal Volume Fourier Coefficient Flow Profile Respiratory Cycle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiro Sato
    • 1
  • Peter A. Robbins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyChiba UniversityJapan
  2. 2.University Laboratory of PhysiologyUniversity of Oxford Parks RoadOxfordUK

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