BESIM is a computer program which simulates the ventilation of a patient.
With this software the user can learn something about:
the function and operation of different respirators,
and the respiratory mechanics of ventilated patients.
Software simulation of the SERVO 900 C, SERVO 300 A and EVITA 2 ventilator
The knobs of the ventilator can be set with the mouse
Mathematical simulation of the patient lungs (resistance,
compliance, two compartments, spontaneous breathing, ET-tube, ...)
Curve window (pressure, flow and volume at the ventilator and
at the patient lungs; loops)
Hypertext window for information about ventilator (and program) function
English and German language
For Windows 95 and newer
Click on an image to view the full sized screen dump!
SERVO 900 C(800x600, 71kB)
SERVO 300 A(1024x786, 98kB)
EVITA 2 (800x600, 54kB)
Here you can download the newest demo version (1085 kB):
The demo version may be freely copied and given to others.
If you want to purchase BESIM you should try the demo version first
in order to see if BESIM runs well with your hardware and software.
The demo version has two restrictions:
- It starts with a short "demonstration movie" which can
not be interrupted.
- After the user has worked with the software for some time the
program exits and has to be restarted (and the demo movie is coming
Execute besim301.exe and follow the instructions.
An uninstaller will be installed together with BESIM (if you
want to remove BESIM from your disk).
Start besim.exe from its installation directory (or with the
At the start page you have to set the "Keyboard Mapping" to the
country for which you keyboard was produced (on German keyboards
for instance the letters Y and Z are switched).
Start BESIM again.
For US$ 85.00 BESIM can be registered so that an
unrestricted version is made out of the demo version. Value added tax (VAT)
is added for European customers.
The payment processing service of Kagi
(www.kagi.com) is used.
You can order BESIM via a
secure order page
(recommended, credit card number is encrypted).
If secure web pages are not supported by your browser you can use the
normal order page.
On the second page of the Kagi ordering system you can select the payment
method - which is not only by credit card. See also the FAQ on the left site
of the Kagi pages.
You will receive an email containing your registration code.
With that code you can turn the demo version into an unrestricted version.
You should print out and store that email for further reference.
Usually your order should be processed within 15 minutes -
sometimes however it can take up to 48 hours.
If there are delays you can check the status of your order at the
Kagi Payment Query look-up system.
|FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)|
I do not succeed in turning the demo
into the unrestricted version.
If the 'demo video' still cannot be interrupted after input of
'User Name' and 'Registration Code' there can be the following problems:
- A typing error: you have to type user name and registration code
exactly as written in the email you recieved from Kagi (even upper
and lower letters).
- On the input lines for user name and registration code you might see
different characters as typed on your keyboard. This means that the
'Keyboard Mapping' (lower left on the startup screen) has to be set
to the country for which your keyboard was produced. If you have a
German keyboard you should set 'Keyboard Mapping' to 'Germany'
(otherwise the letters Y and Z would be switched).
- You need to have write permission for the directory in which BESIM
Old versions of BESIM did run in fullscreen mode -
now it runs inside a window on the desktop.
How can I switch to the old fullscreen display?
The so called windowed mode is a little bit more compatible with some
hardware and software. Therefore it is now the default mode. To switch back to
fullscreen mode you have to edit the file allego.cfg
(in the BESIM installation directory):
the line 'gfx_card = GDIB' has to be changed to 'gfx_card ='.
Version 3.01 (14 Aug 2002):
Version 3.00 (16 Feb 2002):
- Fixed severe bug in registration code verification algorithm which occured
only together with special software configurations. It caused the
registered version to crash whereas the demo version would run
(fortunately it was only me and not a user who had this problem).
- Changed default display from fullscreen to windowed mode
- SERVO 300: corrected wrong display of inspiratory period and I:E ratio
in ventilation modes without inspiratory pause.
- Curve window menu: two different pressure/volume loops instead of
one (which was a little bit confusing).
. . .
- Distribution over the internet.
- Ported from MSDOS to OS independent library (now BESIM runs with
newer MS-Windows versions; a Linux version - which is still a little
bit slow and therefore not public - does also exist).
- Many bugfixes and small improvements.
. . .
. . .
Version 1.01 (21 Sep 1993):
"Version 0" (ca. Nov 1991):
- First public version (SERVO 900 C in German language for MSDOS).
- The initial thought to combine front panel of
the respirator, curve window and hypertext manual
into one computer program originates from:
Dr. Ing. A. Obermayer
Department of Anaesthesiology
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
He was the one who gave me the idea to write this
No customer data will be given to others. During the last years many
people explained their interest in BESIM. They will receive one
(and only one) email or snail mail to inform them about this website.
In order to register BESIM you have to use the payment processing
service of Kagi.
Dr. Frank Fischer
Value added tax identification number: DE163970969