Control Theory as a Modeling Tool in Physiology

Franz Kappel
Institute for Mathematical and Scientific Computing
University of Graz

For various control loops in the cardiovascular-respiratory system the controls are generated in the medulla on the basis of incoming sensory signals. Since the underlying processes are not known sufficiently well in order to develop physiology based models, one has to use concepts from control theory in order to come up with submodels for generation of the control signals from sensory input. In the talk we present various results concerned with this problem obtained in our group in Graz in recent years.

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