For more information on the Respiratory Biomechanics Laboratory, contact Dr. Guilherme Garcia.
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Research at the Airway Biomechanics Laboratory at the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering employs a diverse investigative toolset and focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases.
With its application of fluid and solid mechanics simulations to the biomechanics of upper airway collapse in OSA, the Airway Lab seeks to improve our understanding of OSA pathophysiology and develop virtual surgery planning tools to optimize the outcomes of surgical intervention.
The Airway Lab is developing virtual surgery planning methods to optimize surgical outcomes for nasal airway obstruction.
The Airway Lab applies computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to quantify the regional doses of aerosol medications such as nasal sprays and dry powder inhalers delivered to different parts of the respiratory tract.
The Airway Lab is working to develop a mathematical model of ASL volume and pH regulation for use in the interpretation of electrophysiology experiments and the development of pharmaceutical therapies.
The Airway Biomechanics Laboratory uses a wide range of computational techniques, in vitro experiments, and in vivo measurements to investigate respiratory biomechanics
Research at the Airway Biomechanics Laboratory receives ongoing support from the Medical College of Wisconsin and additional support on a per-project basis from various institutions and endowments.