Overview & Learning Objectives:
The BioGears engine models human physiology using mathematical models that represent the different organ systems in the body and their feedback mechanisms. The fluid dynamics (pressure, flow, and volumes) and thermal properties (temperature and heat transfer) are calculated using lumped-parameter models (electric circuit analog). A variety of feedback mechanisms then affect the circuits in a single system or multiple systems via system interactions.
This presentation was given at MMVR 2016, audience members learned how to use the capabilities of BioGears to understand how it could influence undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, power training simulations, and interface with hardware (sensors).