Intelligent and adaptive control in anaesthesia

  title={Intelligent and adaptive control in anaesthesia},
  author={D. A. Linkens},
  journal={1992 14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  • D. A. Linkens
  • Published 1992 in
    1992 14th Annual International Conference of the…
The major roles which are the concern of a clinical anaesthetist are those of drug-induced unconsciousness, muscle relaxation, and analgesia (ie pain relief). The first two roles are concentrated in the operating theatre, whereas the third role is mainly concentrated in post-operative conditions. Each of these roles has been researched in recent years for the possibility of automated drug-infusion via feedback strategies, but only the former two will be considered in this paper.