Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSullivan, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorMorehead, Benjamin T.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:52Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:52Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42689
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent research has shown that an increasing number of returning troops from deployments are being diagnosed with obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). OSA causes excessive daytime sleepiness that can endanger the readiness of Soldiers by impacting concentration, decision-making skills, personality change, hypertension, depression, headaches and has been shown to contribute to cardiovascular disease. A main factor for remediation of OSA is Soldier’s compliance with prescribed treatment plans. The two most popular methods for OSA treatment are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and the Mandibular Advancing Device (MAD). Both of these devices have known compliance issues, which keep treatment of OSA to roughly 60 percent of those prescribed. We utilized a parameterized upper airway fluid structure–interaction (FSI) simulation to validate our hybrid OSA device (MAPPARD), which addressed the compliance issues found in typical OSA treatment devices. While being 25 percent less advanced than the MAD device and 50 percent less pressure than the CPAP device, our MAPPARD performed better than either current device, thus showing potential to improve Soldier treatment compliance. This study contributes to the ongoing exploration of the role of modeling and simulations for testing and evaluation of medical devices.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/mandibularadvanc1094542689
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleMandibular Advancing Positive Pressure Apnea Remediation Device (MAPPARD)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWeekley, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorObstructed sleep apneaen_US
dc.subject.authorremediation devicesen_US
dc.subject.authormodeling and simulationsen_US
dc.subject.authorhealth care simulationsen_US
dc.subject.authormandibular advancing positive pressure apnea remediation device(MAPPARD)en_US
dc.subject.authormandibular advancing device(MAD)en_US
dc.subject.authorobstructed sleep apnea (OSA)en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record