Hospital Test Chamber
This hospital test chamber collects data and controls conditions to achieve clinical and research goals. Specifically, this system controls conditions to study patient autonomic functions.
DMC collaborates with clinicians, researchers, architects, and construction crews to deliver a custom test chamber solution for autonomic research with thermoregulatory control. We work alongside hospital representatives to identify the unique needs of each test facility for research and clinical work as well as software and test requirements. We ensure the test chamber is built for patient comfort, test operability, and staff and physician involvement.
The hospital test chamber system software spans three layers: the user interface written in LabVIEW, the chamber control and data collection in LabVIEW Real-Time, and additional control and low level operation in LabVIEW FPGA. The control loop is performed on the NI CompactRIO device. Multiple safety mechanisms are in place ensuring patient safety and comfort.