Computer simulation of the human respiratory system for educational purposes

Taxiarhis Botsis, Stelios Chris Halkiotis, Georgia Kourlaba

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The main objective of this study was the development of a computer simulation system for the human respiratory system, in order to educate students of nursing. This approach was based on existing mathematical models and on our own constructed specific functions. For the development of this educational tool the appropriate software packages were used according to the special demands of this process. This system is called ReSim (Respiratory Simulation) and consists of two parts: the first part deals with pulmonary volumes and the second one represents the mechanical behavior of lungs. The target group evaluated ReSim. The outcomes of the evaluation process were positive and helped us realize the system characteristics that needed improvements. Our basic conclusion is that the extended use of such systems supports the educational process and offers new potential for learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-170
Number of pages9
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Education
  • Modeling
  • Respiratory system
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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