New Michigan Lung & PneuView 3 Software Unveiled at AARC Congress

March 02, 2015


The Michigan Lung, Michigan Instruments Test Lung Simulator is breathing “Pneu” life into the respiratory industry. 

Developed 40 years ago, the Michigan Lung embodies a mechanical “respiratory simulation” of the human pulmonary system capable of measuring airway pressure, lung pressure, tidal volume and 36 other parameters.

Visitors to this years 2014 AARC Congress will be able to see and demo this comprehensive, fully to scale training and test lung, along with the PneuView 3 Software. This product redesign and software development provides users with the ability to simulate hundreds of patient scenarios.


The PnueView 3 system is comprised of:

  • A precisely engineered mechanical test lung (or lungs) simulator. Dual adult, single adult and adult infant models are available.
  • A set of electronic sensors
  • A signal conditioning package
  • Integrated micro control unit

While most training and test lungs on the market are built to perform a handful of simulations and are not fully to scale, the newly designed Michigan Lung and PneuView3 Software provide users with a further comprehensive simulation to improve respiratory products, calibrate ventilators, and ultimately deliver better care and treatments to patients. The combination of the new software application and improved product design brings significantly improved user capabilities and applications.

  • The PneuView 3 Software is intuitive allowing for easier setup, learning and operation
  • Together, the NEW Michigan Lung and PneuView3 Software provide comprehensive data to users by displaying dozens of parameters including pressures, flows, volumes and more.
  • High frequency ventilation available for human simulations of all types
  • Increased resolution of output data
  • Built-in temperature and FIO2 (Fraction of Inspired Oxygen)calculations
  • Software compatible with all modern windows-based operating systems


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