Analysis of human chest wall motion using a two-compartment rib cage model.

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We present a model of chest wall mechanics that extends the model described previously by Macklem et al. (J. Appl. Physiol. 55: 547-557, 1983) and incorporates a two-compartment rib cage. We divide the rib cage into that apposed to the lung (RCpul) and that apposed to the diaphragm (RCab). We apply this model to determine rib cage distortability, the… (More)

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@article{Ward1992AnalysisOH, title={Analysis of human chest wall motion using a two-compartment rib cage model.}, author={Michael E Ward and J. W. Ward and Peter T. Macklem}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={1992}, volume={72 4}, pages={1338-47} }