Optimal Control Analysis of the Breathing Pattern by Using the Wbrepat Computer Software

  • Raimo P. Hämäläinen


Optimal control hypotheses about the control of breathing have been around for a long time. The early static models were relatively simple and they could be solved analytically. During the past twenty years we have been able to show that optimization concepts can be successfully used in more detailed dynamic descriptions of the respiratory system as well. However, the increasing need for complex computational solutions has left many physiologists out of the field. The models’ solution algorithms and related software have traditionally not been easily accessible or transportable. This has been a major obstacle for wider experimental research aiming at the verification of the predictions and evaluation of the models’ performance in different environments.


Breathing Pattern Airflow Pattern Biological Cybernetic Optimal Control Model Respiratory Airflow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimo P. Hämäläinen
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  1. 1.Systems Analysis LaboratoryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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