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All seminars are held at the Department of Automatic Control, in the seminar room M 3170-73 on the third floor in the M-building, unless stated otherwise.


Seminar by Dr. Michele Schiavo: Automatic control of general anesthesia: new developments and clinical experiments


From: 2023-10-10 15:30 to 16:00
Place: Seminar Room M 3170-73 at Dept. of Automatic Control, LTH
Contact: kristian [dot] soltesz [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se

Automatic control of general anesthesia: new developments and clinical experiments

Engineering tools can be helpful for clinical anesthesiologists to maintain optimal safety and efficiency. Among these tools, closed-loop control systems for general anesthesia have attracted considerable research interest in the last decades. In this talk, I will present the control solutions developed and the results obtained within the framework of the ACTIVA (Automatic Control of Total IntraVenous Anesthesia) research project, which is carried out by the Industrial Control Systems Research Group of the University of Brescia in cooperation with the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the Spedali Civili di Brescia hospital. The practical issues in the design as well as in the implementation of the controllers and the experimental results obtained will be presented and discussed. Finally, the contributions made to the research field and the open issues will be highlighted.

Michele Schiavo is a research fellow in the Industrial Control Systems Research Group of the University of Brescia in Italy. His research is primarily focused on the theoretical development and clinical validation of closed-loop control systems for general anesthesia. He obtained the Master’s degree in Industrial Automation Engineering from the University of Brescia and the Master’s degree in Mechatronic Systems for Rehabilitation from Sorbonne Université in 2019. He completed the PhD course in Technology for Health at the University of Brescia in 2023. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Ghent in Belgium and at the University of La Laguna in Spain. He authored or co-authored several papers published in international journals and conference proceedings.