Use the ASL 5000® to:
- Perform long term testing on all ventilator modes with virtually any patient type
- Develop adaptive algorithms on ventilators
- Simulate patient breathing associated with sleep apnea for development of CPAP devices
- Evaluate aerosol drug delivery devices using realistic high-flow inhalation
- Compare ventilators or ventilator modes (e.g. pressure support mode) on the same reproducible patient
- Create repeatable breath patterns at a high level of accuracy for respiratory device product development with the smart pump
- 100+ parameters for detailed analysis of entire patient breath cycle
- Export all data including waveforms and breath parameters for deeper statistical analysis
- 512 Hz sampling rate provides very granular feedback across a wide range of breath rates
- Highly accurate throughout the entire range of neonatal to adult tidal volumes and breath rates
- Calibrated system traceable to NIST standards (sample calibration certificate)
- Flow calculated from piston position eliminates the uncertainties of external flow meters.
Digitally controlled piston-cylinder unit (no springs or orifices) provides precise programmable parameters that can be changed over time. See how it works!
The Simulator Bypass and Leak Valve Module (SBLVM). Sets three levels of leaks. Also switches between the simulator and external breathing bag when no simulation is running to avoid alarming ventilator.
Integrate the ASL 5000® into your proprietary automated device testing with the Test Automation Interface.
|Tidal volumes||Standard ASL: 2 mL - 2.5 L
ASL 5000 XL: 2 mL - 5.4 L
Volume uncertainty ranges:
up to 10 mL greater of ± 10% of reading or 1mL
up to 100 mL greater of ± 2.5% of reading or 2.5 mL
up to 1000 mL greater of ± 2% of reading or 20 mL
|Functional Residual Capacity (FRC)||100 – 1500 mL|
|Spontaneous breathing capabilities||Muscle pressure: 0 - 50 cmH2O typical range (max achievable range 0 - 100 cmH2O) (0 = Passive/ Apneic Patient)
Breath rate: 3 - 150 bpm
|Peak flow||270 L/min ± 10% (t90Flow < 50 ms)
Flow accuracy: +/- 2% of reading
|Resistance settings||3 - 500 cmH₂O/L/s (linear and parabolic resistor types)
Resistance accuracy +/- 10% of reading
|Compliance settings||0.5 - 250 mL/cmH₂O
Compliance accuracy: +/- 5% of reading
|Small signal||greater than 15 Hz bandwidth (10mL response - HF ventilation)|
|Airway pressure||accuracy +/- 1% fso measurement|
|Barometric pressure||accuracy +/- 1% (1kPa)|
|Gas temperature||accuracy +/- 0.5 degrees C (20 – 45 degrees C)|
|Digital Output||Digital output – 5V TTL signals for inspiration/expiration, 50 ms trigger pulse at beginning of patient effort|
|Motion control||High frequency (2 kHz) digital servo system and state-of-the-art brushless motor drive for smooth response to ventilator transients|
|Dimensions||Standard ASL 5000: 8.6 x 16.8 x 12.4 inches (219 x 425 x 315 mm)|
|Weight||22 lbs (10 kg)|
The ASL 5000® Breathing Simulator gives you the ventilator-grade lungs you need for testing and training.
The ASL 5000® can simulate neonatal through adult patients with COPD, ARDS, pneumothorax, fibrosis, or most other diseases affecting pulmonary dynamics.
Yes, the ASL 5000® can be used with ANY ventilator. The ASL has a standard 22mm tapered port that connects to all ventilator circuits. Enhance the realism with the RespiPatient® manikin to include an ET-tube, LMA or mask (for non-invasive ventilation).
No, they will not. Ventilatory results may vary between ventilators, even when using identical settings. The ASL 5000® is a valuable tool for uncovering these ventilator performance variances and characteristics. Read about research by Gerald Moody (Children’s Medical Center in Dallas) on two subacute/homecare ventilators: Differences in Ventilator Performance Characteristics and Patient Response.
The ASL 5000® is compatible with the Laerdal SimMan 3G series manikins. The ASL 5000® is managed directly from Laerdal’s acclaimed LLEAP platform so there is no need to learn new software. We also offer our own RespiPatient® manikin with over thirty curriculum modules for ventilator management training. Technically speaking, these two models are the only truly compatible manikins. However, some organizations do manage to configure their own “non-compatible” manikins to function with the ASL 5000®.
The ASL 5000® can be connected to the ventilator using any standard tubing or breathing circuits via a 22mm ISO port on the front of the instrument. Or, if using a manikin, you would intubate the manikin and connect the ventilator to the ET Tube, just like a real patient.
The current software version (3.6) is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
While there is no native Mac OS support, the software can be used through a virtual machine (e.g. Parallels or VMWare Fusion) running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
To ensure a smooth startup, a laptop computer with ASL 5000® software installed is provided in the standard package. If other PCs are used, we recommend the following: a 500 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, i5 processor Windows 10 is the recommended operating system. Windows 7 is compatible. Windows 8 is not recommended. The screen should have a size of at least 15” and a minimum resolution, based on screen aspect ratio: 4:3 – At least 1280 x 960 16:9 – At least 1600 x 900 16:10 – At least 1440 x 900 1080p resolution is recommended.
ASL 5000® devices with a serial number greater than 0800 may be upgraded to the latest software and firmware release. Older devices may be upgraded after a required hardware update. Please contact Customer Care for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yes. The IngMar Medical Auxiliary Gas Exchange Cylinder (AGEC) for the ASL 5000® is required for aerosol usage. The AGEC consists of a clear acrylic cylinder with openings at the top and bottom, allowing it to act as a “bag-in-bottle” device. This will serve to protect the ASL’s cylinder from any incompatible substances.
Yes, but the ASL 5000® requires the Cylinder Temperature Controller (CTC) Option for use with humidified air. With the CTC, the ASL 5000® cylinder will be heated up to between 37-40℃ to ensure that condensation and bacterial growth are prevented.
For research or engineering purposes, we would strongly recommend annual calibration. After 12 months the pressure transducer error can be expected to exceed the specified limits (1% full scale) for <20% of the instruments. Therefore, if you are using the device for applications in a controlled metrology environment, you may want to consider re-calibration after six months. Within 6 months the pressure transducer drift can be expected to be within the specified limits for all instruments.
For educational usage, we would recommend calibration once every two years.
The standard ASL 5000® has a volume resolution of 12.4 µL based on a 4mm ball screw pitch. The ASL 5000® XL has a volume resolution of 16.2 µL based on a 4mm ball screw pitch.
You can simulate ET Tube leaks, circuit leaks, mask leaks, etc. by using the RespiPatient® manikin or by attaching another manikin or intubation head. If you aren’t concerned about applying a mask and just want to cover the basics of NIV settings, you can attach the tubing directly from the NIV machine to the front of the ASL 5000®. You then select a leak level using the optional Simulator Bypass and Leak Valve Module (SBLVM). The ASL 5000® is also capable of simulating a leak in the patient’s lungs.
Yes, the tubing which would normally connect to the patient would simply be connected to the ASL 5000® instead. These scenarios would typically require neonates with very small tidal volumes, high respiratory rate, and decreased compliance, and the ASL 5000® is the only simulator capable of representing this type of patient. The tidal volume range for the ASL 5000® is 2 mL to 2.7 L, and the compliance range is 0.5 mL/cmH2O to 250 mL/cmH2O. For this application, you may want to consider the PreemieLung Option.
Quality Management and ISO Standards
- IngMar Medical is ISO 9001:2015 Certified (Registration Nr. 74 300 3727).
- Our calibration lab is accredited to ISO/IES 17025:2017 (Certificate Nr. 4172.01)
- The ASL 5000 meets or exceeds the requirements for test lungs used for volume testing as specified in the following standards:
- ISO 80601-2-12:2011 (Critical Care Ventilators)
- ISO 80601-2-13:2011 (Anesthetic Workstations)
- ISO 10651-6:2004 (Home Care Ventilatory Support Devices)
- ISO 10651-3:1997 (Emergency and Transport Ventilators)
- QuickLung® Precision Test Lung with adjustable resistance and compliance. Learn more.
- QuickLung® Breather with five spontaneous breath patterns. Learn more.
For an extensive list of published research studies using the ASL 5000® click here.