The researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have successfully designed an artificial lung that is quite being able to use air in spite of pure oxygen. Before, inventing that lung all the early man made lungs require heavy tanks of oxygen, which is no longer needed in this laugh, because it can even work in the ventilating gas also.
With the sequence to the fact Joe Potkay (a research assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering as well as computer science at Case Western Reserve University) stated “Though, this newly invented man made lung will take more than years to come out for the human use, but without any doubt it can be said that this is a major step toward creating an easily implantable and portable man made artificial lung.”
It is expected that this device will be come in just 6 x 6 x 4 inches, on the other hand that can be said it is the actual size of real human lung. Aside from that, it also indicates that conceivably it will pave the way for implantable artificial lungs.
Potkay and his co assistants designed that lung by keeping the real structure of human hurt in mind with tiny dimensions. The entire artificial lung it’s totally filled up with breathable silicone rubber versions of blood vessels, which diameters are usually less by one fourth with the comparison of human hair.
In the present time the existing lung system generally requires heavy tanks of oxygen, which limits their portability. But, due to change of oxygen inefficiently only they can use on patients at the time of rest or while they are not active. That’s why their lifetime system is measured in day.
By keeping the above thing in mind Potkey has estimated that this device will be quiet be able to give those a new power of hurt instead of a mechanical pump.
Though, it have not yet cleared while this lung will come appear in the market but it is cleared that the Cleveland researchers are now focusing on improving the efficiency and the portability of it.
The entire thing including this device and research was published in the journal Lab on a Chip this week.