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Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched"

Interview with Dr. Katrin Bauer, Institute for Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

All swimmers know the unpleasant feeling when you breathe in at the wrong time and then have water enter into your windpipe. At best, it immediately triggers the cough reflex, which is intended to keep the water away from the airways and prevent suffocation. However, liquid in the lungs can also save people - especially if it allows them to breathe again.

03/09/2015

Photo: Katrin Bauer

Dr. Katrin Bauer, © private

Photo: Silicon model of the lung in a bluely lit water tank

This lung model will be used in the simulations during the project; © TU Bergakademie Freiberg/Dr. Katrin Bauer

Foto: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann