Why Lung Simulators are Ideal for Training, Testing, Research & Development

Why Lung Simulators are Ideal for Training, Testing, Research & Development

Michigan Instruments Lung Simulators for adults and infants offer the most realistic and accurate simulations of the human pulmonary system available on the market. Because of this, our Lung Simulators are an ideal tool for medical professionals, manufacturers, and educators to provide hands-on training, test respiratory care products and devices and help to advance the research and development of new ideas and technologies.


Michigan Instruments’ Lung Simulators have been used in a majority of the respiratory therapy training programs in the United States, and even throughout the world. They work well in a classroom setting because they help to make the connection between theory and clinical experience in a safe setting by: 

  • Providing hands-on experience and real-time feedback to effectively simulate a response to the apparatus or technique being used
  • Simulating a wide variety of healthy and diseased lung conditions by altering the lung compliance and airway resistance in a one- or two-lung simulation
  • Allowing students to work with a realistic total lung volume and residual volume (especially when using the Dual Adult Test Lung Simulators)
  • When used with our PneuView Software, it lets educators store recordings of ventilation runs for later demonstration and evaluations, and students can conduct research and easily save their data

Testing Ventilators & Respiratory Care Products

Using Lung Simulators in performance testing of mechanical ventilators and other respiratory care devices can be an integral part of risk management and quality control within the medical setting. Testing using Lung Simulators can help troubleshoot problems and verify proper operation of devices before they’re used on patients.

Medical Research & Development

Lung Simulators have been used in a variety of research and development settings to assess concepts, designs, prototypes and final products. By applying realistic respiratory mechanics and dynamics to a concept or device, our Lung Simulators can evaluate new ideas and technologies while providing real-time feedback and data collection for documentation, later review, and analysis. 

For example, during the past year, Michigan Instruments’ Lung Simulators have aided the research and development of ventilator solutions with organizations like NASA, Ford Motor Company, Cornell University, etc. to combat the shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our lung simulators have even been customized to mimic the respiratory system of a dolphin to test veterinary medical procedures, before operating on the live animal.

Ready to learn why thousands of educators, researchers, manufacturers, and quality assurance professionals worldwide have chosen Michigan Instruments Lung Simulators? Contact our representatives to learn more and request a quote