Flow sensor solutions in modern medical ventilators

Figure 1: Schematic construction of a ventilator with the typical different sensor positions and the use of a humidifier
Figure 2: Proximal sensors (single-use and reusable) for adult ventilation
Figure 3: A challenging neonatal ventilation setup with extremely humid air and a very small tidal volume of only 5 ml
Figure 4: SFM3400 used in very high humidity environment without (left) vs with (right) using a special external heating element

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