Anesthesiology Bioengineering Laboratory

Recent News

The article "Using the Entropy of Tracheal Sounds to Detect Apnea during Sedation in Healthy Nonobese Volunteers" by Yu et al. was recently published in Anesthesiology.

The article "A Simulation Study of Common Propofol and Propofol-Opioid Dosing Regimens for Upper Endoscopy: Implications on the Time Course of Recovery" by LaPierre et al. was recently published in Anesthesiology.

The article "Evaluation of a CO(2) Partial Rebreathing Functional Residual Capacity Measurement Method for use during Mechanical Ventilation" by Brewer et al. was published in The Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing.

An article on "Measurement of Functional Residual Capacity by Modified Multiple Breath Nitrogen Washout for Spontaneously Breathing and Mechanically Ventilated Patients." by Brewer et al. was published in British Journal of Anaesthesia.

An article on "An Exploration of Remifentanil-Propofol Combinations that Lead to a Loss of Response to Esophageal Instrumentation, a Loss of Responsiveness, and/or Onset of Intolerable Ventilatory Depression." by LaPierre et al. was recently placed in the Early Edition Articles (Online Ahead of Print) of Anesthesia&Analgesia.
Links to the abstracts are available in the Publications section.

Mission Statement

We aspire to design, develop and apply bioengineering technology to create and improve medical devices and to improve medical care. We will provide educational opportunities for residents and graduate students through the application of engineering technology. We will apply computer graphics, information visualization techniques, neural networks, software, hardware/firmware engineering, and signal processing to address problems in anesthesia and critical care. We will develop missing link technologies. We will partner with industry to bring solutions to the patient bedside.


The Anesthesiology Bioengineering Laboratory was established in 1976 at the Department of Anesthesiology, Health Sciences Center, University of Utah. To date, the cumulative research in this laboratory has resulted in the ME, MS, or PhD of over 95 graduate students in biomedical engineering and medical informatics at the University of Utah.
Topic revision: 19 Feb 2013, LaraBrewer

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