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ECMOjo is a simulator and trainer for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ECMOjo is a computer application implemented in Java. ECMOjo is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and UNIX. The application consists of a graphical user interface to teach physicians, nurses and students the basics of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support oxygen to patients whose heart and lungs are so severely diseased or damaged that they can no longer serve their function. An ECMO machine is similar to a heart-lung machine. To initiate ECMO, cannulae are placed in large blood vessels to provide access to the patient's blood. Anticoagulant drugs are given to prevent blood clotting. The ECMO machine continuously pumps blood from the patient through a "membrane oxygenator" that imitates the gas exchange process of the lungs. Oxygenated blood is then returned to the patient.

ECMOjo has been developed by the Telehealth Research Institute (TRI), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) of the University of Hawaii.


News & Updates

  • May 6, 2012 - Version 2.4 available for download /w Japanese (Windows, Mac, Source).
  • January 19, 2011 - Version 2.3.1 available for download /w Japanese (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • September 30, 2010 - Version 2.3.0 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • March 11, 2010 - Demo video added.
  • February 22, 2010 - Version 2.2.9 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • December 11, 2009 - Version 2.2.8 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • December 4, 2009 - Version 2.2.7 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • November 25, 2009 - Version 2.2.6 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • November 16, 2009 - Version 2.2.5 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • November 11, 2009 - Version 2.2.4 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • October 5, 2009 - Version 2.2.2 available for download (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • September 25, 2009 - New ECMOjo version uploaded and online.
  • September 10, 2009 - Updated the ECMOjo website.
  • August 31, 2009 - Usability evaluation completed.
  • May 6, 2009 - Added ECMOjo Tutorial 1 video.
  • January 14, 2009 - The ECMOjo website opens its doors to the public!
  • October 6, 2008 - Registered ECMOjo to Source Forge.