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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
600407000 Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation 6824
600309000 Measuring or detecting nonradioactive constituent of body liquid by means placed against or in body throughout test 2308
600481000 Cardiovascular 2206
600301000 Via monitoring a plurality of physiological data, e.g., pulse and blood pressure 1077
600587000 Measuring anatomical characteristic or force applied to or exerted by body 892
600372000 Structure of body-contacting electrode or electrode inserted in body 695
600562000 Sampling nonliquid body material (e.g., bone, muscle tissue, epithelial cells, etc.) 670
600573000 Liquid collection 558
600529000 Respiratory 552
600544000 Detecting brain electric signal 387
600547000 Measuring electrical impedance or conductance of body portion 310
600585000 Flexible catheter guide 148
600549000 Temperature detection 129
600546000 Detecting muscle electrical signal 101
600302000 Endoradiosonde 94
600561000 Measuring fluid pressure in body 90
600554000 Sensitivity to electric stimulus 75
600559000 Ear or testing by auditory stimulus 73
600398000 Testing aqueous humor pressure or related condition 72
600558000 Eye or testing by visual stimulus 67
600306000 Measurement of skin parameters 58
600586000 Detecting sound generated within body 57
600368000 Physical characteristics of blood 20
600557000 Touch or pain response of skin 18
600556000 Sensitivity of skin to allergens or radiation 16
600552000 Sensitivity to vibration 14
600371000 Bleeding detection 13
600551000 Monitoring fertility cycle 12
600555000 Sensitivity to thermal stimulus 6
600560000 Injecting gas into body canal or cavity 6
600307000 Determining rate of fluid loss from body surface 5
20110172507Textile Composite Material Comprising Nanofiber Nonwoven - Among others, the present invention provides an absorbent textile composite material which comprises a flexible carrier layer and an active layer connected with the carrier layer, wherein the active layer comprises a nanofiber nonwoven optionally filled with a superabsorbent.07-14-2011
20110172506METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PORTABLY MEASURING CALORIE CONSUMPTION USING IDC SENSOR - Disclosed is a method for portably measuring calories, the method including determining if an electric field is formed through an Inter-Digital Capacitor (IDC) sensor in contact with skin; extracting an amount of sweat generated from the skin using the formed electric field; and measuring the calories using the extracted resultant value.07-14-2011
20120143022PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL DETECTION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SHOWING EMOTIONS, DEVICE AND EMOTIONAL DISPLAY METHOD - A physiological signal detection system and device capable of showing emotions and an emotional display method are provided. The system includes: a display unit; a storage unit, for storing a plurality of conditions of emotional index; a physiological signal detection unit, for acquiring at least one physiological signal; a physiological signal recognition unit, for recognizing and filtering the at least one physiological signal; an emotional index operation unit, for generating a value of emotional index according to the at least one physiological signal; and a processing unit, for comparing the conditions of emotional index according to the value of emotional index to generate a comparison result and displaying a display signal corresponding to the value of emotional index on the display unit according to the comparison result.06-07-2012
20110028805INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: reproduction means for reproducing 3D content; and detection means for detecting a biological signal associated with a viewer who is viewing the 3D content, wherein the reproduction means attenuates the 3D effect of the 3D content when the viewer's biological signal produced when the 3D content is being reproduced exceeds a threshold value.02-03-2011
20080306362DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CONTENTS OF PERSPIRATION - Described are devices and systems for monitoring a content of perspiration. The device comprises a memory storing an index of values corresponding to amounts of a content in perspiration, a detection arrangement detecting the content in the perspiration, a processing unit determining an amount of the content in the perspiration, and a feedback arrangement providing feedback data indicative of a value corresponding to the determined amount.12-11-2008
600304000 Readiness to give birth 4
20110184256BIO-ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - The bio-informatics system of the present invention serves to identify by electronic means, in body fluids of domestic and/or wild mammals, the metabolic changes that occur in each of the physiological moments of economic, scientific, and technological importance, associated with the female reproduction and with the health of animals in general. The system encrypts the information, analyzes it, memorizes when each one of the metabolic variables reach a predetermined level, and informs a receiver of the event.07-28-2011
20080294022Birthing Medical Monitor - A birth monitoring system (11-27-2008
20110144458Method and apparatus providing timed visual images during childbirth - Disclosed is an apparatus for providing a visual image timed to coincide with uterine contractions to assist a expectant mother during childbirth labor. The apparatus is particularly useful directed to help those expectant mothers using a regional anesthesia, such as an epidural anesthesia, in the second stage of labor to push effectively. The apparatus consists of a computer system that converts signals obtained from strategically positioned sensors such as a tocodynamometer or intrauterine pressure catheter into biofeedback visual vignettes that are understandable to the expectant mother. The signals are processed into the visual vignettes or a similar pictorial image based upon the pressure of the uterine contractions so that the expectant mother may understand her contraction pattern. This in turn will allow the expectant mother to visually understand when to start and stop pushing during the second stage of labor.06-16-2011
20130197324METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MONITOR, DETECT, DIAGNOSE AND PREDICT THE SEPARATION/RUPTURE OF THE UTERINE SCAR ASSOCIATED WITH VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN PROCEDURES - A system and method of acquiring and transmitting uterine EMG signals is disclosed, where a signal processing module processes incoming uterine EMG signals from a patient and wirelessly transmits a processed signal to an information relaying device. The information relaying device is then configured to download the processed signal and transmit the signal to a call center or health care facility for physician evaluation. The system is ambulatory, thus allowing the patient to record and transmit uterine EMG signals anywhere a satisfactory transmission may be made. Additionally, a system and method of using electromyography for monitoring and diagnosis of uterine rupturing is disclosed, where incoming electrical signals from the lower uterine segment muscle fibers demonstrate an attenuated signal as the lower uterine segment thins and separates during the dilatation and effacement process of labor identifying those patients at increased risk for rupture.08-01-2013
600553000 Sensitivity to impact 4
20100106049COMPACT DIAGNOSTIC NEUROLOGICAL TOOL - A compact diagnostic neurological tool comprising a two-point discriminator; a brush; and a sharp-dull instrument; wherein the two-point discriminator, the brush, and the sharp-dull instrument are all housed within a case; wherein the two-point discriminator, the brush, and the sharp-dull instrument are all retractable; wherein the two-point discriminator comprises two tines, and wherein the distance between the tines can be increased by extending the two-point discriminator and decreased by retracting the two-point discriminator. The case is preferably rectangular in shape and roughly five inches long, one and one-quarter inches wide, and one-half inch thick.04-29-2010
20110218455INTRA-EXTRA ORAL SHOCK-SENSING AND INDICATING SYSTEMS AND OTHER SHOCK-SENSING AND INDICATING SYSTEMS - A mouth guard comprises a base member configured to fit inside the mouth of a user, and at least one shock-sensing and indicating device coupled to the base member. In one exemplary embodiment, the shock-sensing and indicating device is a passive shock-sensing and indicating device that detects a shock substantially along a selected axis with respect to the base member. In another exemplary embodiment, the at least one shock-sensing and indicating device detects a shock substantially along a plurality of selected axes with respect to the base member, each selected axis being substantially orthogonal from another selected axis. The shock-sensing and indicating devices can be configured to detect different levels of shock. In one exemplary embodiment, the shock-sensing and indicating device comprises a multi-component chemical-reaction system, such as a chemi-luminescent reaction system.09-08-2011
20120220893REGISTRATION OF HEAD IMPACT DETECTION ASSEMBLY - Systems and methods are provided for registering a sensor assembly, implemented on a base apparatus, to a desired location associated with a head of a user. A position of a reference point on the base apparatus is determined relative to an external anatomical landmark of the user. A position of the external anatomical landmark is determined relative to the desired location. The position and orientation of the sensor assembly is determined relative to the desired location according to the determined position and orientation of the sensor assembly relative to the reference point, the determined position of the reference point relative to the external anatomical landmark, and the position of the external anatomical landmark relative to the desired location.08-30-2012
20100204607REFLEXOMETRY AND HORMONE FUNCTION - A method including measuring time periods in which a reflex point of a subject is struck and a reflex response is observed. A method including determining a resting metabolic rate of a subject by applying the Kail-Waters equation. An apparatus including a striking instrument capable of delivering a kinetic energy to a reflex point of a subject; and a measurement instrument capable of being coupled to a subject and measuring a reflex response. A machine-readable storage medium containing executable program instructions which when executed cause a digital processing system to perform a method including determining time periods in which a reflex point is struck and a reflex response is observed. A machine-readable storage medium containing executable program instructions which when executed cause a digital processing system to perform a method including determining a resting metabolic rate of a subject by applying the Kail-Waters equation.08-12-2010
600550000 Detecting foreign object or calculus by probing 2
20090012418MEDICAL SURGICAL SPONGE AND INSTRUMENT DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A magnetic detector locates magnetically tagged items, such as surgical sponges or instruments, introduced to and remaining in the body cavity of a surgical patient. The magnetic detector is a wand or probe that is manually handleable, and spatially manipulable and moveable, by an operator, such as a medical professional. The detector is moved about at a spatial location of an ambient magnetic field at the patient and operating table. A characteristic of the ambient magnetic field at the spatial location is saved by the detector. The detector is subsequently moved about at the same spatial location. If any magnetically tagged item is present in the vicinity of the detector during this subsequent movement at the spatial location, an anomalous magnetic effect is detected by comparison of the prior detection reading absent the tagged item to the detection reading in presence of the tagged item in the patient. The anomalous magnetic effect, and thus the tagged item, is locatable spatially in the patient, by three-dimensional sensor(s), arrays of sensors, and pluralities of arrays of sensors of the detector. The different detection readings with and without presence of the anomalous magnetic effect caused by presence of the tagged item in the patient are calculable as scalar, vector array, and/or gradient array determinations, according to the particular number and configuration of sensors in the detector.01-08-2009
20130184608METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING AND REMOVING METALLIC FOREIGN BODIES - Methods and systems for detecting and removing a metallic object from a subject are disclosed. A sheath may be inserted into a channel of the subject. The sheath may include a probe that is removably or movably positioned within the sheath. The probe may include a sensor positioned at or near a distal end of the probe. A location of the metallic object may be detected in the subject using the sensor. The metallic object may be caused to become affixed to one or more of the sheath and the probe. The affixed metallic object may be removed from the subject.07-18-2013
600303000 Olfactometer 1
20120184828MRI COMPATIBLE AND AIR-ACTUATED OLFACTOMETER - An olfactometer is disclosed. Such an olfactometer may include a control unit, an odor box, and a nose piece in communication with the odor box. The control unit may include a reservoir, and a compressor for supplying pressurized air to the reservoir. The odor box may include at least one compressed air actuated valve, and at least one odor canister in communication with the valve. A compressed air flow and a breathable air flow are both released from the reservoir and directed to the valve. The compressed air flow actuates the valve to thereby direct the breathable air to the odor canister to odorize the breathable air. The odorized breathable air is then directed to the nose piece.07-19-2012
600305000 Hazardous current flow conditions 1
20130158371BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE MEASURING APPARATUS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE MEASURING APPARATUS - A current supply unit supplies a current between first and second current output terminals. A voltage measurement unit measures a voltage input to first and second voltage input terminals. A control circuit causes a first switch unit to connect the first current output terminal to a first terminal of a reference resistor and to connect the second current output terminal to a second terminal of the reference resistor, causes a second switch unit to connect the first voltage input terminal to the first terminal of the reference resistor and to connect the second voltage input terminal to the second terminal of the reference resistor, and causes a voltage measurement unit to measure a voltage between the first and second voltage input terminals, thereby performing self-diagnosis of a path through which a current flows.06-20-2013
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20130072761Listing instances of a body-insertable device being proximate to target regions of interest - A described system includes a feature matching circuit that determines a correspondence between a present-location landmark subsurface feature of a body part of an individual patient and a candidate reference landmark subsurface feature of the individual patient body part. The present-location landmark subsurface feature has a first spatial relationship to a distal end portion of a body-insertable device deployed in the individual patient. The candidate reference landmark subsurface feature has a second spatial relationship to a particular selected target region of interest of at least two selected target regions of interest. An event data circuit generates data indicative of a proximity event that includes the distal end portion of a body-insertable device being proximate to the particular target region of interest. A list management circuit adds the proximity event to a proximity event list. A computer-readable media maintains informational data corresponding to the proximity event list.03-21-2013
20090259113SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PAIN LEVEL - A system and method for determining pain level is disclosed herein. The method comprises: monitoring the gestures of a patient continuously using a video imager. From the monitored gestures a patient-status corresponding to at least one clinical factor is identified and the patient-status is automatically recorded in an electronic medical record (EMR). The method and system describes an exemplary embodiment of determining pain level of a patient in a clinical environment using facial expressions and sound.10-15-2009
20110201898Wireless healthcare smart grid - One implementation encompasses an apparatus, which comprises: at least one sensor; at least one controllable element; and at least one server operatively coupled to the at least one sensor and to the at least one controllable element, the at least one server configured to receive input data from the at least one sensor, and the at least one server configured to control the at least one controllable element based on the input data received from the at least one sensor.08-18-2011
20130030255BIOCOMPATIBLE IMPLANT DEVICE - A biocompatible implant device (BCI) including a battery, a processor and at least one customizable operations module. The BCI is preferably rechargeable wirelessly via induction, and thus also contains an induction module including an induction coil connected to the battery. The BCI further includes a transceiver for communicating with external electronic devices. These features allow the BCI to be fully implanted with minimal biological issues, and without the need to remove the BCI to replace batteries, control the device or to obtain information therefrom.01-31-2013
20130030256DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING STATE OF LIVING ORGANISM - A technology to grasp a state of a human being more accurately is provided. The technology is provided with means for acquiring a time-series waveform of a frequency from a time-series waveform of a biological signal sampled from the upper body of a human being and for further acquiring a time-series waveform of frequency slope and a time-series waveform of frequency fluctuation and for applying frequency analysis to them. In the frequency analysis, a power spectrum of each frequency corresponding to a functional adjustment signal, a fatigue reception signal, and an activity adjustment signal, respectively, determined in advance is acquired. Then, a state of a human being is determined from a time-series change of each power spectrum. The fatigue reception signal indicates a degree of progress of fatigue in a usual active state and thus, by comparing it with degrees of predominance of the functional adjustment signal and the activity adjustment signal as their distribution rates, a state of a human being (relaxed state, fatigued state, state in which sympathetic nerve is predominant, a state in which parasympathetic nerve is predominant and the like) can be determined more accurately.01-31-2013
20100022848PHYSIOLOGICAL STATUS MONITORING/POSITIONING SYSTEM - A physiological status monitoring/positioning system is disclosed, which comprises: a physiological status sensing device, being configured with at least a sensing unit and a signal transmitting unit to be used for detecting and transmitting a physiological attribute of a living entity; a positioning device, being configured with a second signal transceiving unit to be used for transmitting a second signal to a positioning system where the location of the living entity is identified; a calculation device, being configured with a first signal transceiving unit for receiving the physiological attribute while converting the same into a bio index to be transmitted; a signal transceiver, for transmitting/receiving the bio index; and a display device, for displaying the identified location of the living entity as well as the bio index. With the aforesaid system, the physiological status of the living entity as well as its location can be monitored at the same time so that as soon as an abnormal physiological status of the living entity is detected, an immediate action can be taken in response to the emergency.01-28-2010
20100160741MEDICAL DEVICE - A medical device measures a condition of a living body. The medical device includes a main body containing a measuring device inside, and a sheet member. The sheet member displays information on a user on one principal surface, with the other principal surface being attached to an outer surface of the main body. The sheet member may include a sheet-like base, a protective layer formed on one principal surface of the base, and an adhesive material layer formed on the other principal surface of the base. At this time, it is preferable that the protective layer is formed of a material having optical transparency, and that the information on the user is displayed on the one principal surface of the base.06-24-2010
20090036749Multi-volume rendering of single mode data in medical diagnostic imaging - Separate renderings are performed for data of a same medical imaging mode. The data is processed differently prior to rendering and/or rendered differently to enhance desired image information. For example, a same set of ultrasound B-mode data is rendered with opacity rendering and with maximum intensity projection or surface rendering. The surface or maximum intensity projection highlights strong transitions associated with bones. The opacity rendering maintains tissue information. Different sets of B-mode data may be separately rendered, such as one set processed to emphasize contrast agent response and another set processed to emphasize tissue. The separate renderings are aligned and combined. The combined rendering is output as an image.02-05-2009
20100099954Data-driven sleep coaching system - System and method for a user to monitor and/or modify his or her sleep. In one embodiment, the sleep coaching system comprises a sensor for sensing a physiological signal of a sleeping user such as an EEG, computer memory databases for storing user and sleep-related data and advice, and a processor that generates a set of advice to improve user sleep satisfaction based on the user and sleep-related data. The advice to improve user sleep satisfaction, which may be communicated to the user, may comprise a sleep coaching plan, which may include one or more sleep coaching workshops that the user may undertake.04-22-2010
20090192363METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING CLINICAL LAB QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETATION TO HOME AND CLINIC TESTING - A diagnostic testing system includes a network node comprising a controlling entity communicatively coupled to a network. The controlling entity communicates with a patient, a laboratory facility, and a medical decision maker over the network. The controlling entity controls the transfer of diagnostic data between the patient, the laboratory facility, and the medical decision maker over the network. The diagnostic data may be related to at least one diagnostic test on the patient.07-30-2009
20090192362System And Method For Corroborating Transitory Changes In Wellness Status Against A Patient Population - A system and method for corroborating transitory changes in wellness status against a patient population through remote patient care is provided. A population that includes patients under remote patient care is managed. Physiometry for each patient over corresponding temporal periods is regularly obtained and contains recorded physiological measures. A wellness status for each patient is determined. The physiometry is evaluated against historical data maintained for the patient over a predetermined temporal period. Each difference in the physiometry and the historical data that exceeds a testing metric is flagged as a transitory change. Profiles of the patients in the population, which are similar, for those patients presenting corresponding transitory changes are correlated. A cumulative transitory change for the correlated patients is generated. The transitory change of each patient is corroborated against the cumulative transitory change to determine one of a match and deviation in wellness statuses.07-30-2009
20090192361REMOTE VISION TESTING DATA COLLECTION - This invention is related to systems and methods of providing sensory ability data from one or more remote locations to a central location. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method comprising the steps of testing the sensory ability of a subject to produce testing data thereof, the testing being administered at one or more remote locations; collecting the testing data in an electronic format; and electronically providing the formatted testing data to the central location from the remote location. After being transferred, the testing data may be analyzed at the central location, and a sensory training plan may be developed for the individual. Further embodiments may automatically collect the testing data, transfer the data from the remote location to the central location, and/or analyze the data at the central location.07-30-2009
20110196212Methods and Systems for Health Wellness Management - Systems and methods for health wellness management programs comprising a method of positively transforming behavioral and health parameters associated with members of a community and segmenting the community into attitudinal, behavioral and health parameter values. The method further includes enrolling members of the community into a health wellness management program, wherein each member pays a participation fee. The method may further include monitoring a progress status of each member of the community based on the collected behavioral and health parameter values. In addition, the method may further include environmental assessments (e.g., physical, social, cultural, economic) and programs for supporting adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors within the community as a whole.08-11-2011
20110196211CALIBRATION FOR MULTI-STAGE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORS - A physiological monitor is provided for determining a physiological parameter of a medical patient with a multi-stage sensor assembly. The monitor includes a signal processor configured to receive a signal indicative of a physiological parameter of a medical patient from a multi-stage sensor assembly. The multi-stage sensor assembly is configured to be attached to the physiological monitor and the medical patient. The monitor of certain embodiments also includes an information element query module configured to obtain calibration information from an information element provided in a plurality of stages of the multi-stage sensor assembly. In some embodiments, the signal processor is configured to determine the physiological parameter of the medical patient based upon said signal and said calibration information.08-11-2011
20130085345Personal Audio/Visual System Providing Allergy Awareness - A system provides a recommendation of food items to a user based on nutritional preferences of the user, using a head-mounted display device (HMDD) worn by the user. In a store, a forward-facing camera of the HMDD captures an image of a food item. The food item can be identified by the image, such as based on packaging of the food item. Nutritional parameters of the food item are compared to nutritional preferences of the user to determine whether the food item is recommended. The HMDD displays an augmented reality image to the user indicating whether the food item is recommended. If the food item is not recommended, a substitute food item can be identified. The nutritional preferences can indicate food allergies, preferences for low calorie foods and so forth. In a restaurant, the HMDD can recommend menu selections for a user.04-04-2013
20130085344Method and Apparatus for Assisted Trajectory Planning - A procedure can be assisted by a processor system, such as a computer system. A trajectory can be used to identify a selected trajectory or path of an instrument to reach a tumor within a brain of a subject, reach a selected portion of the anatomy (e.g. sub-thalamic nucleus (STN) or spinal cord), or other appropriate target. The planning algorithm can include both inputted data and learned rankings or ratings related to selected trajectories. The planning algorithm can used the learned ratings to rate and later determined trajectories.04-04-2013
20130085343SEMANTIC RADIATION TREATMENT PLAN OPTIMIZATION GUIDANCE - A method for radiation therapy treatment plan optimization, comprising generating a first radiation therapy treatment plan for a patient using a selected treatment type from a database and optimizing the first radiation therapy treatment plan. A selection of metrics from the first radiation therapy treatment plan are identified and compared to metrics from aggregated prior patient records selected from the database. At least one parameter is identified that affects the ability of the first radiation therapy treatment plan to meet an identified metric. The at least one parameter for the identified metric is compared to at least one parameter for a competing metric and at least one alternative treatment step for the treatment plan is determined that will change the identified at least one parameter to improve the identified metric.04-04-2013
20090069643METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT COMBINING PATIENT DATA MONITORING WITH WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY - Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus for a wireless health monitoring system for interactively monitoring a disease or health condition of a patient by connecting an internet-enabled wireless web device (“WWD”) to a health monitoring device which may be a medical device or other health related device such as an exercise machine. The WWD may be connected to the health monitoring device directly by a wired connection to a generic input/output port of the WWD using an optional adaptor if necessary. Alternatively, the WWD may be wirelessly connected to the health monitoring device, such as via an infrared or radio frequency connection, including using protocols such as Bluetooth or 802.11. The wireless connection may also employ an adaptor if necessary. The user may also input data to the WWD manually, such as by a keypad, keyboard, stylus, or optionally by voice command.03-12-2009
20120179003Therapeutic Treatment Systems and Processes for Stress-Related Disorders - A process and automated computer process implemented system are provided to transform therapy and intercranial processes as an aid in therapeutically treating incidents of stress-related disorders such as PTSD or other aspects. Effects may be indicated and assessed by determining a level of concentrated emotional presentness and/or a level of emotional intensity or the like. Various embodiments can provide guidance to both subjects and counselors and can automatically indicate progress or optimal therapies to be used so that a subject, perhaps including but not limited to combat veterans and others who have experienced or been subjected to a stressful situation perhaps characterized by a fight or flight basal reaction. Through the system, subjects can be encouraged to obtain and continue treatment and may more rapidly progress with treatment by being aware of a level of emotional presentness and/or emotional intensity that are incidents of intense stress-related experiences.07-12-2012
20090118593Determining a demographic characteristic based on computational user-health testing of a user interaction with advertiser-specified content - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out specifying at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions responsive to an interaction between a user and at least one advertiser-specified attribute; and transmitting at least one demographic characteristic of the user based on at least one output of the at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions.05-07-2009
20100076275System and Method for Remote Healthcare Monitoring - A system and method for remote health monitoring is described. One embodiment includes a portable health monitoring device comprising a data transfer interface configured to receive a protocol, wherein the protocol comprises branching logic, a display configured to present a user with at least one question from the branching logic, a user interface configured to receive information from the user, a diagnostic device interface configured to communicate with a diagnostic device, a memory configured to store data related to the user, and a processor configured to analyze at least a portion of the data related to the user, wherein the processor is further configured to transmit at least a portion of the data related to the user to a monitoring location via the data transfer interface.03-25-2010
20100076274Human-Digital Media Interaction Tracking - A system for human-digital media interaction tracking. One example system includes a database that stores information regarding a user's activity history for various different cognitive tasks, and a computing device that receives user behavior information indicating usage by a user of an interactive software program, the interactive software program associated with at least one of the cognitive tasks. The computing device, in response to the receipt of user behavior information indicating usage by the user of the interactive software program, updates the database information regarding the user's activity history for the at least one of the cognitive tasks.03-25-2010
20100076273DETECTOR FOR STATE OF PERSON - An object of the present invention is to provide a human condition detecting apparatus for highly accurately detecting a human condition, without any burden. A human condition detecting apparatus of the present invention is characterized by comprising a first stimulus applying device 03-25-2010
20090076336Medical Device Automatic Start-up Upon Contact to Patient Tissue - Methods and devices for monitoring and/or treating patients comprise a switch to automatically start-up the device when the device contacts tissue. By automatically starting up the device, the device may be installed without the clinician and/or user turning on the device, such that the device can be easy to use. In many embodiments, the device comprises startup circuitry with very low current and/or power consumption, for example less than 100 pA. The startup circuitry can detect tissue contact and turn on circuitry that is used to monitor or treat the patient.03-19-2009
20120245434METHOD OF DIAGNOSING, PROGNOSING AND MONITORING PARKINSON'S DISEASE - The present invention provides a system and method for diagnosing, monitoring, prognosing or staging Parkinson's disease using at least one sensor comprising carbon nanotubes coated with cyclodextrin or derivatives thereof or metal nanoparticles coated with various organic coatings in conjunction with a learning and pattern recognition algorithm.09-27-2012
20130079600BATTERY AND CAPACITOR ARRANGEMENT FOR AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - An implantable medical device includes a housing forming an internal cavity, the housing defining a profile with a height and a width and further defining a thickness perpendicular to its profile. The thickness of the housing is shorter than both the height and the width of the profile of the housing. The implantable medical device further includes at least one battery within the internal cavity, at least one capacitor adjacent the battery within the internal cavity, the capacitor and the battery being located along a common plane within the internal cavity, and circuitry within the internal cavity. The circuitry extends over both the battery and the capacitor within the internal cavity such that the circuitry is in a stacked arrangement relative to the battery and the capacitor.03-28-2013
20130079599SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT - Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.03-28-2013
20080275311Virtual Clinic For Medical Practice - A method is provided for a virtual clinic to establish communications between a user (e.g., a patient) and a specialist (e.g., a physician) in order to facilitate a diagnosis. In various embodiments, a user provides a request for the specialist to a virtual clinic. The request may be a request for medical services identifying medical needs. The user may then receive specialist information from the virtual clinic. The virtual clinic may establish real-time communication between the user and a specialist. The user may receive instructions from the specialist via the virtual clinic to perform a test. The user may then report a test result from the test to the specialist via the virtual clinic. The virtual clinic may receive and store a diagnosis from the specialist.11-06-2008
20090069639DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING SYSTEM, DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A diagnosis assisting system comprising: an analyzing section for analyzing a sample collected from a subject; a determining section for determining whether there is a possibility that a subject has a predetermined disease based on an analysis result obtained by the analyzing section; a notification section for notifying the possibility when the determining section has determined that there is the possibility; and a diagnosis assisting information display section for displaying a diagnosis assisting information screen which displays diagnosis assisting information related to the predetermined disease, is disclosed. A diagnosis assisting information providing device and a computer program product are also disclosed.03-12-2009
20130035557METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LEVELING PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS - A hinged level and method for utilizing the same in connection with the leveling of a pressure transducer with respect to a reference point are provided. The hinged level includes a plurality of elongate members interconnected to one another by a hinge. The hinge allows the elongate members to be pivoted relative to one another within a first plane. A level device is aligned with the first plane. The level or elevation of a pressure transducer relative to a reference point, which corresponds to the elevation of an implanted catheter, is determined by placing the free ends of the hinged level relative to the reference point and the pressure transducer. The height of the pressure transducer is then adjusted until the level device indicates that the elongate members are level.02-07-2013
20100145163Patient Monitoring Apparatus - A patient monitoring system including a sensing-recording device that attaches to a patient and a probe utilized by attending personnel at a trauma site. After an initial interaction between the probe and the sensing-recording device, the sensing-recording device samples one or more physiological parameters and stores time stamped readings in a first memory. The probe is adapted to take other measurements, download the data from the first memory of the sensing-recording device, manipulate the collective data and return data to a second memory in the sensing-recording device. The sensing-recording device continues to accumulate data in the first memory during transport of the patient from a trauma site to a medical facility.06-10-2010
20100145162SURGICAL METHOD FOR IMPLANTING A HOUSING-INTERFACE ASSEMBLY IN A BONE WALL - The invention relates to surgical method for positioning an extraoral bone-anchored implant device in a receiving bone site of a patient, said patient being a human being or an animal, comprising the following successive steps: 06-10-2010
20100145160MULTIMEDIA, MULTISERVICE AND CONNECTABLE MOBILE ASSEMBLY FOR DIAGNOSIS, PRESCRIPTIONS, MEDICAL CHECKUPS AND NURSING CARE - Connectable, multimedia and multiservice mobile assembly for diagnosis and medical checkups, characterized in that it is composed of a directional rolling base (06-10-2010
20100145161SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE AND MOBILE PATIENT MONITORING SERVICE USING HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORKS - A system and method for remote and mobile patient monitoring service is provided using heterogeneous wireless access in which each patient is equipped with a remote monitoring device with a heterogeneous wireless transceiver. This can be a value-added service provided by a Healthcare service provider (i.e., a hospital or healthcare center) for which the Healthcare service provider can pay to the wireless network service provider (i.e., a network operator). With heterogeneous wireless access, a remote/mobile patient can use different types of wireless technologies (e.g., WiMAX-based WMAN and WiFi-based WLAN technologies) to transfer monitored bio-signal data to the healthcare center. The monitoring device can buffer and then transmit the bio-signal data to the healthcare center through the heterogeneous radio access network. In this device, there can be two buffers used to store bio-signal data, each with different priority. The scheduler in this device can make an optimal decision on data transmission. Also, a method is provided to minimize the cost of network connections for remote/mobile patient monitoring.06-10-2010
20100145159METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING A MONITORING DEVICE - A method for configuring monitoring devices in a clinical study is disclosed herein. The method includes inputting configuration data into a configuration apparatus, providing a plurality of patient monitoring devices adapted for use in a clinical study, and connecting each of the plurality of patient monitoring devices to the configuration apparatus. The method also includes automatically transmitting the configuration data from the configuration apparatus to each of the plurality of patient monitoring devices such that each of the plurality of patient monitoring devices is generally identically configured in a manner that minimizes labor requirements.06-10-2010
20100145158Pod Connected Data Monitoring System - In a perfect world, citizens would have all of the sensing equipment and analysis capability with no concern about costs. Unfortunately, the costs are an impediment to most people and their health and well-being may be compromised as a result. By leveraging popular consumer devices such as mobile players and other CE devices, it is possible to create “piggy-back” solutions that effectively bring the costs into the range that ordinary people can afford. Once ordinary people can afford these solutions, the state of their health and/or well being can be improved greatly.06-10-2010
20100145157COMPACT MONITOR AND A METHOD FOR MONITORING A USER - A compact monitor and a method for health monitoring. The compact monitor includes: at least one physiological sensor; a mass storage unit; and a connector, electrically coupled to the mass storage unit; wherein the connector is adapted to mechanically support the compact monitor when the connector is rigidly connected to a another device.06-10-2010
20100099956Wireless Device and Method for Secure Auto Transfer of Medical Device Information to a Network of Wireless and Non-Wireless Devices - A medical system includes a meter adapted for taking biometric measurements. A wireless communication module is associated with the meter for transmitting data representing the measurements. Collector devices are adapted to receive the data when a connection is available, process the data and transmit the data to a server. The server may be a HIPAA compliant server.04-22-2010
20090264711BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION RECOMMENDER - A method and apparatus for behavior modification is provided herein. During operation an apparatus (10-22-2009
20100041960HEALTH MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A health management device is disclosed in embodiments of the present invention. The health management device comprises at least one sensor, a microprocessor and a memory unit. The sensor measures the status of a target and generates a sensing signal. The microprocessor, coupling to the sensor, processes the sensing signal and generates a data signal. The memory unit, coupling to the microprocessor, generates a measurement data according to the data signal and stores the measurement data. Wherein, at least one health management software is embedded in the memory unit and computes the data signal to obtain the measurement data.02-18-2010
20100041959SENSATION DETECTION PRESENTATION APPARATUS AND WALKING REHABILITATION SUPPORTING APPARATUS - It is intended to feed back any somatic sensation information on given body surface portion in easily understandable form without the use of special sensations, such as visual and auditory sensations. Walking rehabilitation supporting apparatus (02-18-2010
20100041958Computational system and method for memory modification - Systems and methods are described relating to detecting an indication of an undesired memory of an individual and presenting an indication of at least one memory-dampening agent at least partially based on the detecting an indication of an undesired memory of an individual.02-18-2010
20130137937OUTPATIENT MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for outpatient monitoring. In some examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring and consultations of patients' state associated with automated interpretation of vital signs signals. In other examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring of patients' state associated with analysis of full-disclosure vital signs digital signals with reduced bit data or channel data. In some examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring of patients' state associated with ongoing automated analysis and transmission of full-disclosure vital signs digital signals and automatically generated signals' interpretation results and manually marked patient symptoms.05-30-2013
20090156907Methods and systems for specifying an avatar - Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting at least one characteristic to at least one member of a population cohort; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population cohort, the at least one physiologic activity proximate to the at least one presented characteristic; associating the at least one physiological activity with at least one mental state; and specifying at least one avatar attribute based on the at least one mental state.06-18-2009
20090156906Patient-centric data model for research and clinical applications - The invention relates to a federated patient-centric database which is modular and disease agnostic.06-18-2009
20090156905IMPLANTABLE OPTICAL SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE - An implantable medical device is manufactured with a hermetically sealed housing and a modular assembly enclosed within the housing. The modular assembly includes a circuit board, an electronic component mounted on a top surface of the circuit board, and a wall formed having an outer surface and an inner surface separated by a top edge and a bottom edge, the wall bottom edge positioned against the circuit board such that the wall encircles the electronic component coupled to the circuit board. The wall top edge is coupled to the housing a ferrule in one embodiment.06-18-2009
20090156904Human Physiological Symptom Detecting and Processing Device Incorporated Into Transportation or Moving Facility - A human physiological symptom detecting and processing device incorporated into transportation or moving facility comprising two touch and press strips and a detecting and processing units. The former are used to detect the operator's physiological symptoms/signs by touch and press action and send related information to the latter with a signal. The detecting and processing unit converts this signal to individual signals decipherable to a display terminal for displaying and alarming, and optionally to a communication device for transmitting the data to a remote place, and further optionally to a GPS for positioning. The device can detect the physiological condition of the operator(s) of the transportation or moving facility in a timely manner to minimize potential for accidents.06-18-2009
20100105989MEDICAL GUIDE SYSTEM - [PROBLEMS] To provide a medial guide to doctors, patients, general users, and medical institutes.04-29-2010
20090131756MECHANICAL SYSTEM - When consumable part such as pressure-resistant cover (05-21-2009
20090171163MODULAR MEDICAL DEVICES - Apparatus and method provide for forming a modular medical device by selecting a combination of medical device modules and combining them to form the modular medical device, for example by plugging them together or into a common bus. In one embodiment, the modules are selected from a group of modules adapted to be used in combination to perform one or more medical functions for a particular patient. In one embodiment at least one module is adapted to store data, at least one module is adapted to perform a communication function, at least one module is used to control the medical device, at least one module is adapted to provide a sense function, and at least one module provides energy to the medical device. In another embodiment the modular medical devices may be rented or sold to patients, or prescribed by physicians and covered by medical insurance.07-02-2009
20100331629BODY COMPOSITION MONITOR - A body composition monitor of the present invention includes means for measuring a body composition, means for storing a measured body composition value, and body composition comparison means for comparing the measured body composition value and a stored body composition value, in which the body composition monitor further includes means for inputting a body weight value, means for storing an inputted body weight, body weight comparison means for comparing the inputted body weight and stored body weight, body composition change determination means for determining a change degree of the body composition value with using a comparison result of the body composition comparison means and a comparison result of the body weight comparison means, and display means for displaying a determination result determined by the body composition change determination means.12-30-2010
20090124866INTELLIGENT PERSONAL HEALTH PROFILE - A data processing system adapted to display a three dimensional representation of an individual patient's body, key functions, and current conditions, and to advise of options for improving wellness is disclosed. The system can be used, for example, to display a three dimensional image of a patient's body in a first state, to receive age and disease assumptions, and to display a three dimensional image corresponding to the received age and disease assumptions, thereby simulating the impact of lifestyle choices by representing the patient's body as it would appear at various ages having various diseases.05-14-2009
20090124864Information and pneumatic architecture for a patient care and treatment device - There is provided a central control network for a patient care and treatment device comprising data and power networks with data and power ports, respectively. A power receiver is in electrical communication with the power network and receives power from a power source. A control unit is in electrical communication with the data and power networks and transmits operational instructions along the data network. The device additionally comprises at least one medical module including a medical device capable of performing discrete medical functionality. The module further includes data and power connectors connectable to the data and power ports, respectively. A data adapter is in electrical communication with the data connector and the medical device and translates communications between the data network and the medical device. A power adapter receives power from the power network via the power connector and converts the power according to the medical device power requirements.05-14-2009
20100094096PATIENT MONITOR WITH VISUAL RELIABILITY INDICATOR - A patient monitor configured to display patient information in a display area. The patient information is indicative of at least one physiological parameter of a patient and includes at least one unitary display element in the display area that indicates simultaneously both a quantitative value and a reliability indication of the physiological parameter. An appearance of the display element transitions so as to represent a plurality of different reliability levels, including at least a first reliability level, a second reliability level, and at least one intermediary reliability level between the first and second reliability levels.04-15-2010
20090124863METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECORDING PATIENT-STATUS - A method and system for recording patient status automatically is disclosed herein. The method of recording patient-status comprises: monitoring the gestures of a patient continuously using a video imager. From the monitored gestures a patient-status corresponding to at least one clinical factor is identified and the patient-status is automatically recorded in an electronic medical record (EMR). The method and system describes an exemplary embodiment of determining pain level of a patient in a clinical environment using facial expressions and sound.05-14-2009
20120165616PORTABLE MONITORING UNIT AND A METHOD FOR MONITORING A MONITORED PERSON - A method and portable monitoring unit, that portable monitoring unit includes a memory module for storing a media clip that comprises instructions related to the operation of the monitoring unit, for storing raw medical information, and for storing medical event information; a processor arranged to receive raw medical information from at least one primary sensor and to process the raw medical information and detect potential medical events, to trigger a display of the media clip and to perform a potential event related operation in response to a detection of the potential medical event.06-28-2012
20090088606SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATIENT SPECIFIC ADAPTABLE TELEMONITORING ALERTS - A system and method for determining a reference baseline of a patient and measuring trend shifts in physiological data to generate alerts acquires and receives physiological data from a patient under observation. Initial physiological data is received during a lock-in period and monitored physiological data is received during a diagnosis period. Shifts in the physiological data are measured by comparing the monitored physiological data to the initial physiological data. An alert is generated for shifts that exceed at least one of a pre-determined size and rate (i.e., a “threshold value”).04-02-2009
20120184822HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEALTH CARE - An apparatus for controlling health care in a health care system is provided. The apparatus for controlling health care in a health care system includes a communication unit configured to transmit and/or receive a sensed biological signal, a determination unit configured to determine whether the health care system comprises, in addition to a first gateway through which the sensed biological signal is transmitted and/or received, at least one second gateway through which the sensed biological signal can be transmitted and/or received, and determine which gateway the sensed biological signal is to be transmitted and/or received through in response to the health care system comprising the second gateway, and a communication control unit configured to control a transmitting and/or receiving function of each gateway according to a result of the determining.07-19-2012
20100069723System and Method for Voice Control of Medical Devices - A medical device includes an insertable portion capable of being inserted into an orifice associated with a body of a patient. The insertable portion comprising an automated head unit capable of being manipulated in at least two axes of motion based at least in part on one or more control signals. The medical device further includes one or more controllers coupled to the automated head unit. In one particular embodiment, the one or more controllers generate the one or more control signals based at least in part on an input signal.03-18-2010
20130046148Three Dimensional Penetrating Optical-Electrical Neural Interface for Selective Stimulation and Recording - A hybrid optical-electrical neural interface is disclosed and described. The neural interface can include an array (02-21-2013
20080306347System and Method for a Telephone Feedback System for Fitness Programs - A diet management system and method thereof is disclosed, which aids in the facilitation of a diet and fitness feedback and tracking. In particular, a communication module, text-to-speech converter, VOX, and server are used in the diet management system. Several communication devices are employed that allows the dieter a broad choice of communicating dietary information. Moreover, the processing and storing of dietary reports are maintained by a network server.12-11-2008
20090043173MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CARDIAC SURGICAL OPERATIONS WITH CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS - A monitoring system for cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass comprising: a processor operatively connected to a heart-lung machine; a pump flow detecting device connected to a pump of the heart-lung machine to continuously measure the pump flow value and send it to the processor; a hematocrit reading device inserted inside the arterial or venous line of the heart-lung machine to continuously measure the blood hematocrit value and to send it to the processor; a data input device to allow the operator to manually input data regarding the arterial oxygen saturation and the arterial oxygen tension; computing means integrated in the processor to compute the oxygen delivery value on the basis of the measured pump flow, the measured hematocrit value, the preset value of arterial oxygen saturation, and the preset value of arterial oxygen tension; and a display connected to the processor to display in real-time the computed oxygen delivery value.02-12-2009
20100036207Relative response system including reprogramming capability for autonomous or interrelated stimulus and sensor systems for measuring biological response data relative to either an absolute reference and/or relative to other biological response - A wireless system of independent CPU pods for initiating, collecting, and optionally processing, absolute and/or relative response data of biological systems to stimulus and then using wireless means to transmit the data to a plurality of external communications (e.g. human interface device) via a bridge pod. The system is set up to perform a plurality of sequences of stimulus and then response measurement according to programming through the wireless network which can be changed on each CPU pod via re-programming at any time to create new configurations and metrics. The sequences may execute on each CPU pod(s) and CPU bridge pod (s) autonomously or the programing can create a plurality of different interrelated sequences depending on system objectives. A plurality of sensors and stimulate devices are connected or integrated to the CPU pods according to the purposes of the programmed stimulate response sequences. This system is beneficial for getting stimulus-response data for any biological activity in a relative of independant response manner making it quite general. Thus, interrelated reactions of any number of biological systems relative to each other can be measured, processed and communicated to any desired device for further processing or display. Thus, either individual performance or entire teams relative performance can be tracked to improve performance in a plurality of ways in a plurality of sports, military, etc. exercises.02-11-2010
20090306484MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS - A method for unobtrusive screening the well-being of a person using a plurality of sensing devices, including detecting the presence of a person; identifying and tracking the person; using sensing devices, which includes at least one camera, to unobtrusively sense one or more body parameters of the person; calculating and storing wellness parameters, which are derived from the sensed body parameter data; and automatically evaluating the well-being of the person based on current and prior semantic data including comparing the wellness parameters to previously determined wellness parameters for that person.12-10-2009
20090306483treatment planning systems - A treatment planning method comprises the steps of identifying a plurality of treatment locations and an overall dose to be applied to each, for each specific location identifying the global dose applied at that location by doses aimed at different locations, as a proportion of the dose applied at the respective different location, constructing a dose factor matrix containing for each location, the global doses arising from the dose applied at each other location, inverting the dose factor matrix and multiplying it with a prescription matrix containing the overall doses to be applied to each location, thereby to obtain a resultant matrix containing a local dose for each location. This provides a mathematically straightforward method of deriving the necessary doses to be applied to each target so that, including the global doses delivered while irradiating a different target, each target receives the correct total dose. Some locations can be omitted from the treatment planning method, for example if they are located so far from the other locations that they will not have a significant interaction with them. A corresponding treatment planning apparatus is also described.12-10-2009
20090306482PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A patient monitoring system is disclosed herein. The patient monitoring system includes a processor configured to receive patient data from a monitored patient, to provide a plurality of computer-generated task based on the patient data, and to provide a computer-generated task priority for each of the computer-generated tasks. The patient monitoring system also includes a display connected to the processor. The display is configured to generally simultaneously visually convey the patient data, the computer-generated task, and the computer-generated task priority.12-10-2009
20090093688System, Device, and Method for Remote Monitoring and Servicing - An interface device includes a built-in video camera and is configured to send video information from the built-in video camera as well as physiological information to a remote monitoring facility. The interface device may include a camera tilt control for adjusting the position of the video camera. The camera tilt control may be operated manually or electronically. An electronic camera tilt control may be operated remotely from the remote monitoring facility.04-09-2009
20090093686Multi Automated Severity Scoring - Some embodiments of the invention provide an automated method for continuously monitoring at least one patient. The method continuously collects medical data about the patient from several different inputs. The method integrates the collected data, and continuously computes at least one severity score for the patient based on the integrated data. The method uses the severity scores to continuously monitor the patient. In some embodiments, integrating the data includes formatting the data so that that the data can be used to compute the severity score. Formatting the data in some embodiments includes using a set of database tables to convert the data. In some embodiments, the database tables are modifiable by a user. Some embodiments continuously compute multiple severity scores. The severity scores computed in some embodiments include the APACHE II score, the SAPS II score, the MEWS score, or user-defined severity scores.04-09-2009
20090093685VIDEO OBSERVATION OF A PATIENT'S FACE DURING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE WHILE THE PATIENT IS IN A PRONE POSITION - Apparatus that allows at least one feature of a patient's face to be observed while the patient is in a prone position includes a facial cushion, a video camera and a monitor. The facial cushion provides cranial support for a patient in a prone position during a medical procedure. The cushion has a frontal aperture that is dimensioned so that the facial feature of a patient wearing the facial cushion and in a prone position are visible through the at least one aperture. The video camera has a lens disposed for providing a sequence of video signals representing sequential images of the facial features that are visible through the frontal aperture. The monitor is coupled to the video camera for enabling the images of the at least one facial feature to be monitored. The images are monitored by a video monitor and/or a computer.04-09-2009
20110015495METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A USER'S SLEEP - A sleep management method and system for improving the quality of sleep of a user which monitors one or more objective parameters relevant to sleep quality of the user when in bed and receives from the user in waking hours via a portable device such as a mobile phone feedback from objective test data on cognitive and/or psychomotor performance.01-20-2011
20110015494HOME HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND HARDWARE - A home healthcare management system wherein a patient conducts self diagnoses and self testing, and manages their own medical records at home. A digital microscope is utilized as part of the system that is smaller, of lower cost, faster, of a higher dynamic range, and has a higher resolution than conventional microscopes. The microscope consists of an illumination source, a spatial sub-sampling device and a detector device. The digital microscope provides a vectored method of collecting images from a digital microscope that is independent of the optical resolution, and a slide based coordinate system, and a method of displaying images and communicating such images over the Internet in a file format that does not require a header or prior knowledge of magnification, coordinate system, or tiling structure. The system further includes an interface for physiological monitoring devices and a connection to the Internet for more comprehensive services.01-20-2011
20110015493Ambulatory Medical Telemetry Device Having An Audio Indicator - An ambulatory medical telemetry device (01-20-2011
20090018403TRACKABLE IMPLANTABLE SENSOR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS OF OPERATION - An implantable biocompatible sensor unit includes a sensor body of a biocompatible material configured for in vivo placement proximate a tumor treatment site. The sensor body includes at least one sensor element are configured to provide data corresponding to treatment of the tumor treatment site. The sensor body further includes a transmitter coil and associated electronic components configured for wireless transmittal of the data to a spatially remote receiver. In addition, the sensor body includes a high-atomic weight member that is configured to be detectable by an imaging modality. The sensor unit is configured to be inductively powered to wirelessly transmit the data to the remote receiver while remaining implanted proximate the tumor treatment site. Related medical systems and methods of operation are also discussed.01-15-2009
20090270690SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING INTERACTIVE VOICE-RECOGNITION TO AUTOMATE A PATIENT-CENTERED BEST PRACTICE APPROACH TO DISEASE EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT - A method and system for monitoring, evaluating, and improving effectiveness and efficiency for treating chronic medical conditions of a large patient population. The inventive method and system utilizes computerized patient interview and data analysis modules for assessing a patient's condition and indicating a need for medical attention. Patient interviews are regularly conducted by telephone using computer generated questions and voice recognition methods to enter responses into a database. A series of medical questions are developed and presented to the patient. Their answers are recorded and analyzed with respect to the database. Based upon the answers and the analysis thereof, a medical action plan is developed, care instructions provided, and an appointment with a doctor scheduled.10-29-2009
20090270689MONITORING SYSTEM10-29-2009
20090270687Methods and systems for modifying bioactive agent use - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.10-29-2009
20090270691FLEXIBLE MEDICAL SENSOR ENCLOSURE - A sensor is provided that includes a flexible wrap enclosure which is folded about the sensor. The flexible wrap includes primary flaps and at least one reinforcement flap. The reinforcement flap may be used to enclose areas of the sensor not enclosed by the primary wrap and/or may be used to provide reinforcement of the enclosure to prevent tearing of the flexible wrap enclosure. The sensor may be placed on a patient's finger, toe, ear, and so forth to obtain pulse oximetry or other physiological measurements.10-29-2009
20090270688Methods and systems for presenting a combination treatment - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of an individual's compliance with an artificial sensory experience and presenting an indication of a bioactive agent at least partly based on the indication of the individual's compliance with the artificial sensory experience.10-29-2009
20090069637PARASITIC TAGS FOR ACTION ANNOTATION - A sensing device is used to consolidate and time-synchronize Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or other clinical data from patient monitoring devices provided by a plurality of different vendors having proprietary event data formats. The automation of logging of events due to external forces applied to patient monitoring devices detected by the sensing device improves the timing in and completeness of nurses' notes. Furthermore, the sensing device provides an easy way to synchronize or consolidate data from multiple vendors' patient monitoring devices.03-12-2009
20110021884MEDICAL DEVICE AND COVER STRUCTURE - A medical device includes a casing, a cover member that covers a portion on one-direction side of the same, and a sheet member interposed therebetween. The cover member includes on its periphery a hook part having a hook-like portion and a protrusion. The casing includes a latch part configured to engage with the hook part and a fitted portion for the protrusion to fit in. The sheet member includes an alignment part for aligning itself with the cover member. The cover member preferably has optical transparency. The casing preferably includes a recess shaped to fit with an outer shape of the cover member at a portion to be covered by the cover member.01-27-2011
20120116175PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITOR CALIBRATION SYSTEM - A calibration system is disclosed for calibrating a first physiological monitoring device using a second physiological monitoring device. The first physiological monitor measures a first indication of a physiological parameter. The second physiological monitor measures a second indication of the physiological parameter. The first and second indications are used to calibrate the first physiological monitoring device.05-10-2012
20090240113DIARY-FREE CALORIMETER - An indirect calorimeter estimates nutritional caloric intake by periodically monitoring weight and sensing physical exercise (i.e., physiological data and/or motion data related to physical exertion), which can then be used in a calorimetry model derived from regression analysis of a population (e.g., linear regression, feed-forward neural network, Gaussian process, boosted regression tree, etc.). A strap-on user device for tracking exercise can detect one or more of heart rate, body temperature, skin resistance, motion/acceleration sensing (e.g., pedometer, accelerometer), velocity sensing (e.g., global positioning system (GPS)), and an intelligent, integrated exercise machine (e.g., treadmill, exercise bike, etc.). To gain further fidelity, the user can fine-tune the estimate by undergoing a journal-based routine for a relatively short period of time or clinical calorimetry measurement (e.g., respiratory calorimeter), thereby providing a baseline for resting or exercising metabolic rate.09-24-2009
20100081889SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE - Systems, devices and methods for monitoring and evaluating cognitive effectiveness are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a system of r monitoring cognitive effectiveness can include a central network communicatively couple with a local computing device, which can in turn be communicatively coupled with a portable monitoring device. The portable monitoring device can be located in proximity with a subject and configured to collect data from the subject usable in determining a cognitive effectiveness level. Adaptive methods for determining cognitive performance are also provided.04-01-2010
20100081888SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE HEALTH OF A SUBJECT SYSTEM - A health monitoring system includes a first monitoring unit configured to monitor health status indicators of a subject system; and a second monitoring unit configured to monitor the health status indicators of the subject system upon receiving a transfer signal.04-01-2010
20090012372EXTERNAL SENSING FOR IMPLANT RUPTURE - The present invention relates to a system and a method for sensing for the rupture of an implant (such as a breast implant) that has been implanted in body tissues or in an organ of a patient. In one embodiment, a system according to the present invention includes, among other possible things, a sensor coupled to an outer surface of the implant and configured to measure a property at the outer surface of the implant, for example, electrical conduction, chemical composition, or an optical property that is indicative of whether an implant rupture has occurred. The sensor is also configured to transmit a wireless signal to a device external to the body, which alerts the patient or a healthcare provider whether the measured property indicates that the implant rupture may have occurred.01-08-2009
20090012371GENETIC MARKERS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA - The invention includes method of determining if a subject has a genetic predisposition to clinically diagnosed schizophrenia (SZ), schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), and/or schizoaffective disorder (SD).01-08-2009
20080306350Methods for Implementing a Weight Loss Program - A method for implementing a weight loss program is provided. The diet meal provider educates a health care professional about a diet meal plan or a dietary aid. The health care professional may recommend the plan to his or her patient who need to loose weight. Based on such recommendation, the patient will subscribe to receive the diet meal plan or the dietary which are supplied to the patient by the diet meal provider.12-11-2008
20080306349Visual Working Memory Assessment Using Abstract Symbols and Associated Methods - A neuropsychological assessment of visual working memory includes a first display having a first set of distinct abstract elements positioned in a first order. A second display includes a second set of distinct abstract symbols positioned in a second order. The second set includes all the abstract elements of the first set plus at least one additional distinct abstract element not present in the first set. The first display is shown to an examinee. The examinee is asked to view the first display and to note the abstract elements in the first set and the first order thereof. The examinee is instructed to view the second display and to indicate, with reference to the second set, a location of each of the abstract elements present in the first set, in the first order.12-11-2008
20120238831Portable Neurocognitive Assesment and Evaluation System - A neurocognitive assessment and evaluation system uses a portable computerized appliance having a touchscreen, network communication functionality, at least one processor and on-board digital memory, and has software executing on the at least one processor. The software provides an interactive display comprising one or more graphics artifacts with which a person may interact, monitoring of the time and nature of the person's interaction with the one or more graphics artifacts, and audio or text instruction for the person to follow to interact with the one or more graphics artifacts to perform a specific test for neurocognitive evaluation of the person.09-20-2012
20080294014PROCESS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION OR ASSIGNING A PERSONALITY CLASSIFICATION TO AN INDIVIDUAL - The present invention is directed to methods of diagnosing a psychological condition and/or the events or perceived events that are the basis of the condition. In another embodiment the present invention is directed to a method of assigning a personality classification to an individual. The methods of the invention preferably comprise the steps of: asking the individual a plurality of questions designed to bring out an emotional response in the individual; observing all repetitive physical movements by the individual while the individual is responding to the questions asked; identifying nonverbal leaks (NVL) from the observed repetitive physical movements reflecting an unresolved perceived trauma in the individual; and diagnosing a psychological condition in the individual or assigning a personality classification to the individual based on the individual's identified NVLs. The present invention is further directed to identifying the underlying cause of the perceived trauma, thereby treating the individual.11-27-2008
20080294013INFERRING WELLNESS FROM PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS DATA - A method for inferring the physiological condition an individual using a physiological monitoring system including providing a set of personal data regarding the individual, the personal data including wellness parameter data or semantic data or both, wherein the wellness parameters correspond to known physiological attributes for the individual; acquiring physiological data of the individual and associated capture condition data, during multiple capture events; calculating wellness parameter data for the individual, using the physiological data and the capture condition data; analyzing the wellness parameter data to identify changes in the wellness parameter data; and inferring the physiological condition of the individual from the changes in the wellness parameter data in view of the semantic data.11-27-2008
20080287749Method and Apparatus for Remote Patient Monitoring - A method and apparatus for patient monitoring are described. The method and apparatus include gathering data from a patient medical device (11-20-2008
20110071367PROBE FOR FLUID LEAK DETECTION WITH SPECIFIC DISTAL PART - A disposable medical probe for detecting a leak of physiological fluid comprising a support layer, a conductive layer on top of the support layer, the conductive layer comprising two conducting electrodes both placed exclusively on each side of a longitudinal axis, the conductive layer defining two zones: a proximal zone with two proximal electrode parts being placed parallel to each other and being spaced apart by a constant distance d, and a distal zone with two distal electrode parts being spaced apart from each other by a gap e greater than said distance d, where the distal zone of the electrodes defines an increase in the gap between the distal parts of the electrodes, followed by a decrease in the gap between the distal parts of the electrodes.03-24-2011
20110152631MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a medical diagnostic apparatus and a method of operating the same. The medical diagnosis apparatus performs measurement based on a preset diagnosis system environment in response to a measurement start instruction input from a user, and only if the apparatus receives an instruction for changing the diagnosis system environment, the apparatus performs measurement based on a changed diagnosis system environment in response to the instruction. In the apparatus and method, a workflow is arranged to perform measurement accurately, efficiently and safely, thereby reducing time for measurement or diagnosis and decreasing the occurrence of user error.06-23-2011
20120101346Method and Apparatus for Assessing or Detecting Brain Injury and Neurological Disorders - A method and apparatus is provided for diagnosing, assessing, or detecting brain injury and/or a neurological disorder of a subject. Objects are presented to the subject over a range of locations within the subject's workspace such that the subject can interact with at least some of the presented objects using either the right or left limb, or portion thereof, of a pair of limbs. Position data and/or motion data and/or kinetic data of the left and right limbs or portions thereof with respect to a presented object are obtained, and a data set is acquired for a plurality of presented objects. The acquired data set provides information about brain injury and/or a neurological disorder in the subject.04-26-2012
20120136221System and method for monitoring the health of a hospital patient - A system for monitoring the health of a hospital patient. The system includes a score engine configured to identify the status of a patient's health using one or more measurements relating to the patient, and a list manager configured to identify a medical practitioner associated with the patient. The system is configured to send a message to the medical practitioner in dependence on the identified status of the patient's health. A corresponding method is also provided.05-31-2012
20110144453Method and System for Preventing Virus-Related Obesity and Obesity Related Diseases - A method for preventing obesity related to infection by an adipogenic adenovirus includes obtaining a sample from a person, assaying the sample to determine whether the person has been previously infected with an adipogenic adenovirus, and if the person has not been previously infected, providing the person with at least one sensor positioned to detect when a person's hand approaches a predetermined distance from the person's face. By warning the person of undesired hand-to-face contacts, the person is able to reduce the incidence of obesity related infections. Other embodiments are directed to a kit for preventing obesity caused by infection with an adipogenic, adenovirus, such kit including a container for assaying an agent indicating the presence of antibodies to Ad-36, and a sensor positioned on an item selected from the group consisting of one of a hat, a writing instrument, eye glasses, a belt, sunglasses, a bra, a shirt, and a tie.06-16-2011
20080287745Alarm Device for Preventing Cot Death - The invention relates to a device comprising means for the remote transmission of an active control signal for triggering alarm means (11-20-2008
20090093687SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION USING AN ACOUSTIC MONITOR - A method of communicating with a physiological sensor is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes supplying power through a first conductor in a first mode to the physiological sensor and communicating with an information element through the first conductor in a second mode. The physiological sensor includes the information element, a power supply configured to receive and store power from the first conductor in the first mode, and sensing circuitry configured to receive power from the first conductor in the first mode. The power supply releases the stored power to the sensing circuitry in the second mode.04-09-2009
20090124865System and methods for stress release and associated nitric oxide release for treatment of pain in specific parts of the body - This invention provides unique technology, systems and methods of treatment of stress induced afflictions in the musculoskeletal system, the vascular system or the nervous tissue. More specifically, the systems comprise diagnosis of a stress-induced consistent tightness on the right side of the cranial, cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral spine, referred herein as “The Twist”, and utilize “Stress Relief Methods” to reduce The Twist to resolve any afflictions associated with it. The invention comprises a coordinated series of untwisting dynamic motions, spinal manipulation and/or motion palpations that result in release of nitric oxide and relief from pain. The systems and methods of the invention therefore provide the benefits of increased nitric oxide release to maintain homeostasis in pulmonary vasculature. The invention also provides methods of training others in the correct use of the Stress Relief Methods to prevent and treat afflictions associated with the Twist.05-14-2009
20090048492METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE PATIENT MONITORING SENSORS - A method for associating a plurality of patient monitoring sensors with an appropriate patient is disclosed herein. The method includes estimating a sensor location for each of a plurality of sensors that are operatively connected to a patient, transmitting the sensor location estimate from each of the sensors to a wireless device such that the sensor location estimate does not pass through an on-patient hub before reaching the wireless device, and implementing the sensor location estimate to assign each of the sensors that are disposed within a predefined region to a single patient.02-19-2009
20100198020System And Method For Computer-Implemented Method For Actively Managing Increased Insulin Resistance In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - A computer-implemented method for actively managing increased insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes mellitus is provided. A computer-generated model of glycemic effect for a Type 2 diabetic patient for digestive response is established on a computer workstation. A rise in postprandial blood glucose from a meal planned for ingestion by the patients estimated as displayed through the digestive response model. A coefficient applied to the digestive response model for an initial degree of insulin resistance experienced by the patient is adjusted. Following a physiologic increase in insulin resistance, a rise in postprandial blood glucose from a subsequent meal planned for ingestion by the patient is estimated as displayed through the digestive response model. The coefficient applied to the digestive response model for a subsequent degree of insulin resistance experienced by the patient is adjusted.08-05-2010
20110028799Broadcasting a signal indicative of a disease, disorder, or symptom determined in response to contactlessly acquired information - Described embodiments include a system, and a method. A described system includes a sensor device operable to detect a property of a mammal without a direct physical contact with the mammal. The system also includes a patient assessment device operable to evaluate the detected property of the mammal for an indicator of a disease. The system further includes a patient information device including a computer-readable medium, and configured to maintain and to provide access to information corresponding to the indication of the disease. The system further includes a transmitter device operable to broadcast a signal indicative of the disease.02-03-2011
20110275905CLINICAL DATA MONITORING AND ALARMING APPARATUS AND METHODS - Clinical data monitoring and alarming devices may have enhanced sensitivity by using sliding median filters on a clinical data stream. This enhanced sensitivity may be realized without introducing an increase in false negative alarm activation.11-10-2011
20110301434Implantable Device and Surgical Implantation Technique - An implantable device is provided, along with a surgical technique for implanting the implantable device. The implantable device includes a body, at least two fingers, and a diagnostic tool. The body presents a generally flat configuration. The at least two fingers extend from opposite sides of the body along a common plane with the flat configuration of the body. For the surgical technique, the implantable device is positioned above flexible and elastic tissue at a target location. The finger on one side of the body is slid under a portion of the flexible and elastic tissue without penetrating the flexible and elastic tissue. The finger on the opposing side of the body is slid under another portion of the flexible and elastic tissue without penetrating the flexible and elastic tissue. The flexible and elastic tissue exerts force perpendicular to the body and fingers to fixate the implantable device.12-08-2011
20110301433MENTAL STATE ANALYSIS USING WEB SERVICES - Analysis of mental states is provided using web services to enable data analysis. Data is captured for an individual where the data includes facial information and physiological information. Analysis is performed on a web service and the analysis is received. The mental states of other people may be correlated to the mental state for the individual. Other sources of information may be aggregated where the information may be used to analyze the mental state of the individual. Analysis of the mental state of the individual or group of individuals is rendered for display.12-08-2011
20110301430VITAL SIGNS MONITOR AND HOLDER STRUCTURE - A vital signs monitor and a holder structure are provided. The vital signs monitor includes a first body, a second body, a transmission line, and a detachable clamping device. The first body includes a first circuit and a first association structure. The second body includes a second circuit and a second association structure. The transmission line is electrically connected between the first circuit and the second circuit. The detachable clamping device detachable disposed between the first body and the second body for combining the first association structure and the second association structure and holding an object to locate between the first circuit and a second circuit.12-08-2011
20110301432APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING AND MONITORING A PERSON - A system includes a person-support structure, a sensor configured to sense a characteristic of a person supported on the person-support structure, and a control configured to calculate a condition score as a function of the characteristic of the person. The control is operable to change a characteristic of the person-support structure as a function of the condition score.12-08-2011
20110301431Methods of classifying cognitive states and traits and applications thereof - The present invention provides for improved brain imaging and decoding methods that test subjects under authentic, natural conditions that allow for regular patterns of free-flowing thought and perception, as they occur in everyday life, while taking into account brain activities that were measured over spatially diverse regions of the whole-brain (whole-brain connectivity signatures). From such whole-brain connectivity signatures, specific cognitive traits and states are decoded and classified in a whole-brain connectivity analysis which takes into account the full pattern of brain activity. Such methods find applications in clinical diagnosis and monitoring of neuropsychiatric diseases and in nonclinical areas such as neuromarketing and neuroeconomics.12-08-2011
20110301429METHOD FOR REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING AND SUPPORT OF PATIENTS AND DEVICE AND TELEMEDICAL CENTER - Vital data are continuously recorded and/or measured for the remote diagnostic monitoring and support of patients. The vital data are interpreted and evaluated using signal technology with regard to their trend and the context in which they were recorded/measured. The vital data are linked to a patient profile and evaluated based on threshold values in order to detect deviations of the patient's condition from a previously established target condition. A categorization is made whether, based on the evaluation, an interaction with the patient is required immediately, in a predefined time frame, or not at all.12-08-2011
20110301428Lightweight automatic gain control for ambulatory monitoring systems - Lightweight automatic gain control (AGC) methods and systems reduce usage of often scarce computing resources in ambulatory monitoring systems through an AGC algorithm that relies on lightweight calculations and judicious constraints on gain reevaluations and adjustments. Statistical range sampling is used to adjust the gain of a physiological signal to keep the signal within a target amplitude range and may be coupled with dynamic range control to prevent gain adjustments from occurring too frequently. Moreover, gain reevaluations and adjustments may be temporarily suspended when the physiological signal is noisy.12-08-2011
20110301427Acoustic physiological monitoring device and large noise handling method for use thereon - A physiological monitoring device and large noise handling method for use on such a device in which a reliable estimate of a physiological parameter is ensured by identifying and replacing large noise components of a physiological signal prior to estimation. An estimation period for a physiological parameter is segmented into time windows. Noisy time windows within the estimation period are identified. The noisy time windows are replaced with replacement time windows having a baseline amplitude. An estimate of the physiological parameter for the estimation period is calculated using the replacement time windows in lieu of the noisy time windows, and is outputted. If the share of noisy time windows exceeds a predetermined limit share, calculating and/or outputting of an estimate may be precluded. The physiological parameter may be heart rate.12-08-2011
20110301426Method and device for conditioning display of physiological parameter estimates on conformance with expectations - Method and device for continual physiological monitoring in which the display of physiological parameter estimates is conditioned on conformance of the estimates with expectations. Current estimates of physiological parameters are compared with expectations for the current estimates determined using prior estimates of the physiological parameters. Nonconformance with expectations can result in display of information indicating present unavailability of an estimate for the physiological parameter. The method and device are adaptable for use with various types of monitored physiological parameters and various expectation metrics.12-08-2011
20110288377BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A biological information measurement apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a captured image of a subject whose biological information is to be measured, a surrounding condition recognition unit configured to recognize surrounding conditions of the subject from the image, and a control unit configured to control a measurement unit, which measures the biological information of the subject, based on the surrounding conditions recognized by the surrounding condition recognition unit.11-24-2011
20110288378Method of Administering A Lifestyle Tracking System - A method of administering a lifestyle tracking system using a computer and a storage medium connected to the computer is provided herein. For the method, a lifestyle variable is inputted into the computer in response to an action by a user of the tracking system. The inputted lifestyle variable is inputted in the storage medium that is connected to the computer. The inputted lifestyle variable is compared to a pre-set benchmark for the lifestyle variable using the computer, and the computer determines whether the pre-set benchmark is met based upon the inputted lifestyle variable. After comparing the inputted lifestyle variable to the pre-set benchmark, feedback is provided to the user of the tracking system using the computer. The feedback includes a reward upon the computer determining that the pre-set benchmark is met based upon the inputted lifestyle variable.11-24-2011
20110295080Physiology Condition Detection Device and the System Thereof - A physiology condition detection device comprises a physiology condition sensor, a signal converter and an RFID processor. The physiology condition sensor is configured to sense physiology condition. The signal converter is configured to convert the sensed physiology condition to digitized physiology data. The RFID processor is configured to control the operation of the physiology condition sensor and the signal converter, and report the digitized physiology data.12-01-2011
20110295078SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTION, ORGANIZATION AND DISPLAY OF EMS INFORMATION - A system for collecting and displaying emergency medical services information according to embodiments of the present invention includes a patient monitoring device configured to monitor a patient, a navigation device, a patient charting device, a database, a display device, and a processor communicably coupled to the defibrillator, the navigation device, the patient charting device, the database, and the display device. According to embodiments of the present invention, the processor is configured to receive emergency medical services information from the defibrillator device, the navigation device, and the patient charting device, store the emergency medical services information in the database, and display the emergency medical services information on the display device according to an information template. According to some embodiments, aggregated data feeds from one or more such processors are stored in a remote server and available to remote enterprise users via a secure web interface.12-01-2011
20090036748Testing Process - A method of determining an inclusive residual risk that a pregnancy is affected by at least one phenotypic disorder included in a disorder set is provided. The method includes calculating a prior risk for a disorder set, calculating posterior risks for the individual disorders or groups of disorders in the disorder set that can be screened for and/or diagnosed prenatally, and calculating an inclusive residual risk for the disorder set by combining the prior risks for disorders for which no tests have been performed and the individual posterior risks.02-05-2009
20120022336ITERATIVE PROBABILISTIC PARAMETER ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREFOR - A probabilistic digital signal processor using data from multiple instruments is described. In one example, a digital signal processor is integrated into a biomedical device. The processor is configured to: use a dynamic state-space model configured with a physiological model of a body system to provide a prior probability distribution function; receive sensor data input from at least two data sources; and iteratively use a probabilistic updater to integrate the sensor data as a fused data set and generate a posterior probability distribution function using all of: (1) the fused data set; (2) an application of Bayesian probability; and (3) the prior probability distribution function. The processor further generates an output of a biomedical state using the posterior probability function.01-26-2012
20110077470Patient Monitor Symmetry Control - Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to customization of user interfaces for medical devices. According to certain embodiments, patient monitors may include a symmetry control feature that adjusts the position of touch sensitive inputs shown on a display of the patient monitor. The symmetry control feature may allow a user to move the touch sensitive inputs from one side of the display to another to allow a user to access the touch sensitive inputs without blocking a portion of the display that displays patient physiological data. Further, in certain embodiments, the symmetry control feature may vary the location of one or more touch sensitive inputs based on user identification information received through a communication interface.03-31-2011
20100249537APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURING BIO SIGNALS - An apparatus and method for simultaneously measuring at least two different bio signals without interference are provided. The apparatus includes a stimulus signal generating unit generating the stimulus signal to be applied to a human body, a sensing unit contacting the human body, including a plurality of electrodes to which the stimulus signal is applied and from which at least one intermediate signal containing the first and second bio signals is detected, configured to share at least one of the plurality of electrodes to apply the stimulus signal or to detect each intermediate signal, and a signal acquisition unit separating and acquiring the first and second bio signals from each intermediate signal detected from the sensing unit.09-30-2010
20100249536APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND COMMUNICATING WELLNESS PARAMETERS OF AMBULATORY PATIENTS - The monitoring device incorporates transducing devices for converting the desired measured parameters into electrical signals capable of being processed by a local computer or microprocessor system. The device interacts with the ambulatory patient and then, via a modem or other electronic communication device, transmits the measured parameters to a computer located at a remote site. At the remote location. the various indicia of the ambulatory patient's condition are monitored and analyzed by the medical professional caregiver. To provide the ambulatory patient with an added level of convenience and ease of use, such monitoring device is contained in a single integrated package.09-30-2010
20100249535SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ORTHOPEDIC DYNAMIC DATA REPOSITORY AND REGISTRY FOR RECALL - At least one embodiment is directed to a system (09-30-2010
20100249534SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ORTHOPEDIC DYNAMIC DATA REPOSITORY AND REGISTRY FOR EFFICACY09-30-2010
20100249533SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ORTHOPEDIC DATA REPOSITORY AND REGISTRY - At least one embodiment is directed to a system (09-30-2010
20100249532Method and Apparatus for Sensory Field Assessment - A method for assessing the function of at least one sensory field of a subject, and apparatus and systems for carrying out the method, the method comprising: using a display, presenting stimuli to selected locations of the sensory field, the selected locations being centred at points on a sampling grid spanning a portion of the sensory field, wherein the individual stimuli if presented simultaneously at the sampling grid points would overlap in the space defined by the sensory dimensions of the field; using a sensor, detecting responses in the subject's sensory field evoked by the stimuli; and processing the detected responses to relate them to the function of the subject's sensory field at the selected locations.09-30-2010
20100249531MEDICAL HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM - A system and method determine and report a potential for development by a patient of disease and adverse health conditions. The method includes receiving patient phenotype data. The phenotype data can include, but is not limited to, biometric data specific to the patient, medical claims data specific to the patient, and organizational data specific to an organization to which the patient belongs. One or more predictive models are generated using one or more algorithms executing on at least one processor of a computing apparatus. The one or more predictive models determine and indicate the potential for development by the patient of disease and adverse health conditions, and output the potential to a user.09-30-2010
20100249529Pain Monitoring Apparatus and Methods Thereof - A system for monitoring patient control analgesia (PCA) is provided. The system is used with or without a web page at bedside or a remote end. With the system, patients obtain good pain caring; doctors are provided with abundant reference data; and vendors get controls on device logistics.09-30-2010
20080208008Wireless body sensor with small size background - A wireless body sensor device includes a number of small probes that are arranged about a wireless electronics system. The wireless electronics system can process bio-potential signals from the probes and communicate bio-potential data to another device such as a wireless telephone, wrist watch, personal data assistant (PDA), laptop computer or any other appropriate device. By forming the probes within a confined short range of the wireless electronics system, interference and noise is greatly reduced. The wireless electronics system includes signal amplifiers that increase the signal levels associated with the bio-potential probes so that the signals can be converted to bio-potential data through an analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) process. Once the bio-potential data is in digital form, the data can be processed by a digital signal processor (DSP), encoded into a signal transmission, and communicated to another device with a radio system and its corresponding antenna.08-28-2008
20100036208METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-VIVO PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING - A method is provided that includes providing a monitoring apparatus including one or more modules within a target cavity or lumen of a body. The one or more modules are provided within the target cavity or lumen in a first state in which the monitoring apparatus is configured to remain within the target cavity or lumen. The method further includes monitoring physiological conditions of the body using one or more sensors within the one or more modules, and providing the one or more modules in a second state in which the monitoring apparatus is configured to exit the target cavity or lumen.02-11-2010
20090099423CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly according to embodiments of the present disclosure is advantageously configured to allow a sensor connector to straightforwardly and efficiently join with and detach from a patient cable connector. Further, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously reduce un-shielded area in an electrical connection between a patient cable and a sensor connector. In addition, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously increase the shielding of detector signals coming from the patient sensor to the monitor.04-16-2009
20090137880Determining the Risk of Breast Cancer for a Woman05-28-2009
20090131758SELF-IMPROVING METHOD OF USING ONLINE COMMUNITIES TO PREDICT HEALTH-RELATED OUTCOMES - The invention is directed, in part, to method of using self-reported health data in online communities to predict significant health events in life-changing illnesses to improve the lives of individuals and to improve patient self-management. The invention provides a method for providing real-time personalized medical predictions for an individual patient. The method includes: providing a database containing patient information for a plurality of other patients including one or more attributes for each patient in the database; constructing a model of a disease based on disease progressions for the plurality of patients; receiving a request from the individual patient, the patient associated with one or more attributes; and making a real-time prediction for the individual patient based on the mode and the individual patient's attributes.05-21-2009
20100125173Systems and Methods for Determining a Probability of Pulmonary Embolism in an Individual - In one embodiment, a method for determining a probability of pulmonary embolism in an individual is provided. The method includes collecting data about the individual that relates to a plurality of predefined variables, wherein each of the predefined variables has a predefined regression coefficient. A risk of the individual having a pulmonary embolism is predicted by applying a regression model to the data, the regression model being calculated by utilizing the predefined regression coefficients of the predefined variables.05-20-2010
20090149720Method for monitoring a person being examined - The invention relates to a method for monitoring recording of measurement data of a person being examined who is positioned on a couch in medical diagnostic equipment, comprising the following steps, recording the measurement data to create image data; detecting the pressure characteristic that is exerted on the couch by the person being examined; automatic analysis of the pressure characteristic by comparing the detected characteristic with a predetermined pressure characteristic; and informing an operator of the medical diagnostic equipment if the analyzed pressure characteristic does not match the predetermined pressure characteristic.06-11-2009
20110263946METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME AND OFFLINE ANALYSIS, INFERENCE, TAGGING OF AND RESPONDING TO PERSON(S) EXPERIENCES - A digital computer and method for processing data indicative of images of facial and head movements of a subject to recognize at least one of said movements and to determine at least one mental state of said subject is provided. The outputting instructions for providing to a user information relating to at least one said mental state. A further processing data reflective of input from a user, and based at least in part on said input, confirming or modifying said determination and generating with a transducer an output of humanly perceptible stimuli indicative of said at least one mental state.10-27-2011
20090030288CONTACT ASSESSMENT OF BALLOON CATHETERS - A medical apparatus and system for determining contact assessment includes a catheter having an elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, and defining an injection lumen and an exhaust lumen, an expandable membrane defining a cooling chamber disposed at a point along the elongate body, the cooling chamber in fluid communication with the injection lumen and the exhaust lumen, and a contact assessment element which may be a temperature sensor located proximate the coolant return lumen for measuring an internal temperature of the chamber. The system may include the catheter, a console having a fluid supply, an exhaust path and at least one control mechanism operationally coupled to the temperature sensor for processing a temperature signal received from the temperature sensor. The apparatus and system can also have multiple electrodes to measure and process various impedances to determine contact assessment.01-29-2009
20080312513Neurosurgical Candidate Selection Tool - A system and method for neurosurgery candidacy assessment includes multiple data sources, wherein results of tests from at least some of the multiple data sources are integrated. A neurosurgery candidacy assessment report including a recommendation regarding candidacy for neurosurgery is provided based on the integrated results. The multiple data sources may include cognitive tests, a background data source, a medical data source, an anxiety/depression data source, and a motor skills data source. The medical data source may include a FLASQ-PD questionnaire.12-18-2008
20080281167DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT WORKSTATION - An integrated medical workstation for use in patient clinical encounters includes an input device such as a bar code scanner that is interconnected to a computing device. At least one device capable of obtaining at least one physiological parameter is either attached directly to the workstation or is in communication therewith. Preferably, the input scanning device controls at least substantial overall operation of the medical workstation that can be placed, for example, into a network.11-13-2008
20100121156REMOTE-MEDICAL-DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM METHOD - Provided are a remote medical-diagnosis system including: a bio-disc or a biochip performing biological, chemical or biochemical reactions with a sample, and having a barcode or a RF IC; a bioanalytical device analyzing results of reactions performed by the bio-disc or the biochip and including a reader reading the barcode or the RF IC to authenticate the bio-disc or the biochip or recording the measured data to the RF IC regardless of a connection with a remote diagnosis server; a virtual doctor as a software in a user's terminal, the virtual doctor providing a user with guidelines and instructions as how to use the bioanalytical device, and providing the user with a consulting service, a diagnosis unit self-analyzing the measured data using mathematical calculations and outputing results of a diagnosis; a user's terminal providing the user with a consulting service from a medical expert or a virtual doctor; a medical expert's terminal providing the user with a consulting service; and a remote diagnosis server connecting the user with the medical expert during periodic medical consultations, connecting the user with the virtual doctor during non-periodic medical consultations, blocking connection between the user and the virtual doctor if a periodic medical consultations term has elapsed; and a method of performing the remote medical-diagnosis.05-13-2010
20100125177Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20110172502DIARY/PLANNER FOR BREAST SURGERY PREPARATION AND METHOD - A breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery diary/planner and method includes a binder including a information section, disposed in said binder, regarding what a patient needs to know regarding surgical risks a self assessment form, disposed in said binder, for completion by said patient in order to facilitate discussion between a surgeon and said patient; and a surgery consent section, disposed in said binder, with signature blocks for both said surgeon and said patient.07-14-2011
20100125181Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20100125179Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20120035431Devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep with an implantable device - Described here are implantable devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep. The implantable devices are generally designed to include at least one sensor for sensing physiological information, a processor for processing the physiological information using low computational power to detect a sleep stage, and a battery. The detected sleep stage information may then be used to indicate sleep quality, identify or monitor a medical condition, or guide treatment thereof.02-09-2012
20120035430METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF A DEFINED CONDITION, AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SUCH SYSTEMS - Disclosed herein, inter alia, are a method, system and a kit for improving a defined condition in a subject, the method comprising selecting a set of one or more correction zones, being surface zones on the surface of the subject's skin or defined angular zones in the subject's field of view, the one or more correction zones being associated with the condition; and placing the one or more correcting elements in said one or more correction zones to thereby cause improvement in said condition. Also provided herein are methods and systems for providing such correction zones related to a defined condition in a subject or to a defined cause in a subject being associated with a defined condition.02-09-2012
20120035427System and Method of Using Location Technology to Aid Patient Recovery - A system for telemetrically monitoring a patient includes a remote monitoring device associated with the patient. A location services system tracks a location of the remote monitoring device. A patient tracking computer calculates a distance and a duration of patient ambulation from the tracked location. A method of monitoring an ambulatory patient monitors the location of a remote monitoring device and derives ambulatory event data from the monitored location.02-09-2012
20120035426Extended range physiological monitoring system - A physiological monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem worn by a person including at least one physiological sensor. A dock associated with the sensor subsystem includes a first connector component electrically connected to the physiological sensor. A portable transmitting unit is received by the dock and includes a transmitter and a connector component removeably mateable with the dock connector component to route physiological data to the transmitter. A base station receives and displays physiological data. A portable relay unit includes a receiver for receiving physiological data from the portable transmitting unit, a transmitter for relaying physiological data to the base station, an antenna subsystem for the receiver and transmitter, and a portable power source for the receiver and transmitter.02-09-2012
20090093690LIVING BODY INFORMATION ACQUIRING APPARATUS, LIVING BODY OBSERVATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DRIVING LIVING BODY OBSERVATION SYSTEM - A living body information acquiring apparatus according to the present invention includes: a living body information acquiring section for acquiring living body information in a living body; a wireless transmission section for wirelessly transmitting the living body information to outside of the living body; a power section for supplying driving power of the living body information acquiring section and the wireless transmission section; a magnetic field detecting section for detecting a magnetic field from outside and outputting a detection result as an electric signal; and a power supply control section for controlling a supply state of the driving power supplied from the power section to the living body information acquiring section and the wireless transmission section based on the electric signal.04-09-2009
20110118559NEUROLOGICAL AND/OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTER - A method to be performed on a computer for neuropsychological evaluation of a person includes calculating complexities of a plurality of stimuli by a pattern description length algorithm for a pattern of each the stimulus, presenting stimuli to the user in reaction to which the user has to perform a cognitive test, the stimuli being presented in order of complexity and adjusting a complexity level for a next cognitive test based on the user's response.05-19-2011
20090082640PATIENT EVENT INFORMATION - Patient input indicating the occurrence of an event and information relating to the event may be collected by a computing device. In some examples, the patient input is received via an event indication input mechanism of a medical device programmer. A clinician may review the event information to evaluate the efficacy of a therapy system (e.g., a particular therapy program or program group) or a patient's condition. In one example, a patient may activate an event indication input mechanism to indicate the occurrence of a seizure symptom, and input information relating to the seizure, such as the duration, severity, type of seizure or efficacy of a therapy system implemented to manage seizures.03-26-2009
20120108914SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH RISKS AND VISUALIZATION OF WEIGHT LOSS AND MUSCLE GAIN - The present system combines image morphing technology, exercise programming, supplement sales, and motivational techniques into one product. Users begin by entering their current measurements, measurement goals and current picture into the system, preferably via a Web site. The picture is segmented into body components, and each affected segment is morphed based upon the measurements, goals, and the segment's responsiveness to weight loss in order to create a modified image representative of the user in a post-regimen condition. This system helps health and fitness businesses obtain new members and retain existing members by showing the members how they will look after following a specific regimen of diet and/or exercise. The system also predicts health risks of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke associated with the user's pre-regimen and post-regimen conditions.05-03-2012
20120108913Systems and Methods for Providing a Continual Measurement of Health - A system for improving hospital patient care by generating a Health Score. The system includes an interface module for receiving incoming medical data from a patient, a transformation module for transforming each of the medical datum into a transformed Health Score value, and a combination module for combining the transformed Health Score values corresponding to each of the medical datum into a single Health Score. A presentation and comparison module displays the Health Score as a Health Score plot over a predetermined time frame, such that a user may identify health trends in a patient by evaluating said Health Score plot.05-03-2012
20120108912METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO REPOSITION A PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR - A sensor may be placed on a patient to obtain physiological measurements. The application of the sensor on the patient may start a timer set to run for a given time interval. If the sensor is repositioned before the interval is expired, the timer is reset. If the time expires without the sensor being repositioned, a caregiver is prompted to reposition the sensor.05-03-2012
20120108910PERFORMING MEASUREMENT OF A SUBJECT - A method of performing measurement of a subject comprises measuring a physiological parameter of a subject, deriving data from the measured parameter, optionally, obtaining metadata relating to the measurement of the physiological parameter, determining the quality of the derived data from the derived data and/or the obtained metadata, and if the determined quality matches a predefined criteria, performing a predefined corrective action. In one embodiment, the method further comprises calculating one or more qualifiers from the derived data and/or from the obtained metadata, and wherein the step of determining the quality of the derived data comprises determining the quality of the derived data from the calculated qualifiers.05-03-2012
20120108909Assessment and Rehabilitation of Cognitive and Motor Functions Using Virtual Reality - A user-friendly reliable process is provided to help diagnose (assess) and treat (rehabilitate) impairment or deficiencies in a person (subject or patient) caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other neurocognitive disorders. The economical, safe, effective process can include: generating and electronically displaying a virtual reality environment (VRE) with moveable images; identifying and letting the TBI person perform a task in the VRE; electronically inputting and recording the performance data with an electronic interactive communications device; electronically evaluating the person's performance and assessing the person's impairment by electronically determining a deficiency in the person's cognitive function (e.g. memory, recall, recognition, attention, spatial awareness) and/or motor function (i.e. motor skills, e.g. balance) as a result of the TBI or other neurocognitive disorder.05-03-2012
20120108908ENHANCED SENSING BY AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN INTERFERING SIGNAL FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE - An implantable medical device (IMD) adjusts a sensing configuration of a sensing module prior to or immediately subsequent to entering an environment having an external source that generates the interfering signal. The IMD may, for example, adjust a sampling frequency, resolution, input range, gain, bandwidth, filtering parameters, or a combination of these or other sensing parameters of the sensing module. These adjustments enable the sensing module to obtain a more detailed representation of the sensed signals, including the noise components of the sensed signals caused by the interfering signal. Without having an adequate representation of the noise components of the sensed signal, it is difficult to separate the noise components of the sensed signal from the cardiac electrical signal.05-03-2012
20110201902HEALTH CONDITION DETERMINING DEVICE - A health condition determining device accumulates data measured or input by an evaluation subject for each index of a plurality of items including a lifestyle index, which is an index related to body activity or lifestyle habit, and a biomarker, which is an index related to physiological state of the body. The health condition determining device then selects one or a plurality of biomarkers that lowers the evaluation of the health condition of the evaluation subject as a problematic index, extracts one or a plurality of lifestyle indices having the highest correlation with the problematic index as an improvable factor by comparing accumulated past data of the lifestyle index and the biomarker, and displays the improvable factor along with the evaluation of the health condition of the evaluation subject.08-18-2011
20090287066METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEDICAL INTERVENTION - A workflow for a minimally invasive intervention, such as a treatment for a cancerous tumor, includes positioning a patient at a multi-functional imaging apparatus, obtaining pre-interventional images of the anatomy of the patient using a computed tomography or angiography imaging function, performing the minimally invasive intervention while the patient is positioned at the multi-functional imaging apparatus and while using a fluoroscopic imaging function, and performing a post-interventional imaging of the patient's anatomy while the patient is positioned at the multi-functional imaging apparatus using the computed tomography or angiographic imaging function. If the post-interventional imaging determines that additional intervention is in order, the additional intervention is performed while the patient is positioned at the imaging apparatus. Pre-intervention images and data sets from other sources may be combined with or used during the intervention. A treatment planning step may be included following the pre-interventional imaging and the intervention.11-19-2009
20130060096Integrating Wellness Care and Data into the Patient Care Cycle - In a computer-based medical patient care system, patient wellness information, such as exercise data, visits to wellness providers, and vitamin intake, is collected by the system. The wellness information is associated with the patient=s medical record. The wellness information is made available to the patient=s the medical services providers via the system. Wellness information is categorized relative to whether it has been verified by a third party or self reported by the patient. Medical providers, such as physicians, obtain insight into patients=wellness issues, thereby becoming able to work with patients more effectively to effect behavior modification, determine whether the patient is actually following wellness directives, etc.03-07-2013
20120143013Proactive Patient Health Care Inference Engines and Systems - Health care monitoring and alerting systems are presented. Contemplated systems include a rule repository storing rules for sending notifications to interested parties regarding a patient's wellness status. An inference engine correlates actual, possibly real-time, patient wellness information with rule sets. If a patient's wellness status satisfies triggering criteria of a rule sets, the inference engine instructs a communication engine to send a notification to interested parties according to the rules set.06-07-2012
20110201901Systems and Methods for Predicting Patient Health Problems and Providing Timely Intervention - A system and method is provided which predicts patient health problems so that timely help may be provided to the patient. In one embodiment, a patent monitors one or more of their biometric characteristics using a biometric data reader for at least several days. The biometric data is then passed to a central server that develops a model of the patient's normal biometric readings and normal procedures for taking a biometric reading including time of day and frequency of readings. Later readings are compared to the patient's model and a significant deviation from the model by the patient is correlated with patient data like diagnosis, claims history, demographics, etc to predict the onset of a health problem.08-18-2011
20110201900System for Monitoring and Visualizing a Patient Treatment Process - A patient treatment monitoring system includes an interface for receiving multiple different types of patient medical information including data derived from a patient monitoring device and a patient medical imaging device. A data processor processes the received multiple different types of patient medical information to be suitable for presentation in a display image. A display processor initiates generation of data representing a single composite display image including an image element representing multiple sequentially performed individual stages of a treatment process. The individual stages are associated with corresponding different sets of the received multiple different types of patient medical information. The single composite display image includes multiple image areas for displaying one of the corresponding different sets of the received multiple different types of patient medical information, in response to user selection of a particular stage of the individual stages using the image element.08-18-2011
20110172501SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MEASURING BIOMARKER PROFILES - The present invention relates to methods and systems for diagnosing patients with affective disorders. The methods are also useful for predicting the susceptibility for an affective disorder in a subject.07-14-2011
20110172500METHOD OF OBTAINING A DESIRED STATE IN A SUBJECT - A method of obtaining a desired state in (07-14-2011
20110172499REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR GENERATING AN ASSESSMENT CONTENT ELEMENT - The invention provides for remote patient management system comprising a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device further comprises a computer-readable storage medium containing instructions that when executed cause the processor to perform a method of calculating an assessment score. The assessment score measures the effect of a content element on a patient. The method comprising the steps of: delivering the content element to the patient, wherein the content element comprises a list of assessment parameters; generating an assessment content element using the list of assessment parameters; delivering the assessment content element to the patient; receiving a response from patient; and calculating the assessment score using the response.07-14-2011
20100125176Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20100125178Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20090088607CELL PHONE REMOTE DISEASE MANAGEMENT - A remote disease management system, method, and computer-readable medium includes a patient cell phone acquiring medical data and automatically transmitting the acquired data to a server. The patient cell phone acquires the medical data wirelessly or by manual input from remote sensors acquiring medical information about the patient, and automatically transmits the medical data to a server. The patient cell phone receives a text message from a physician workstation with medical questions and the patient cell phone receives responses to the medical questions from the patient and automatically transmits the responses to a server. Moreover, the patient cell phone transmits both the medical data received from the remote sensors and the responses to the medical questions to the server.04-02-2009
20090088605SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK - A wireless patient monitoring system forms a Network Around a Patient (NAP) and includes sensor nodes configured to acquire patient data from a patient. A gateway device is in bi-directional wireless communication with the sensor nodes for a plurality of defined communication frames. The gateway device is configured to transmit a beacon message to the sensor nodes at each of a plurality of frequencies. The sensor nodes are further configured to receive the beacon message from the gateway device and transmit the acquired patient data to the gateway device at each of the plurality of frequencies.04-02-2009
20080208007Digital Pen to Capture Data in Ambulatory Monitored Patients - A medical device system and method for monitoring a patient include a monitoring device for storing data relating to the patient and a digital pen for digitizing and storing data handwritten by the patient. A control module is configured to aggregate data stored by the monitoring device and handwritten data stored by the digital pen.08-28-2008
20090275805ON DEMAND HELP/IN-SERVICE FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE - The invention is a medical monitor including an electronic circuit configured to receive a signal from the physiological sensor. A microcomputer configured to process the signal from the physiological sensor generates a value representative of the physiological parameter. The microcomputer is also configured to cause the medical monitor to display an in-service help screen on a display on the medical monitor in response to a detection of a predetermined number of out of range values of the physiological parameter. The microcomputer can also be configured to process a second signal from a second sensor representative of a second parameter and the microcomputer configured to cause the medical monitor to display an in-service help screen on a display on the medical monitor in response to a detection of a predetermined number of out of range values of the second parameter.11-05-2009
20090043174APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ENDOMETRIOSIS - A vaginal probe includes a metal detection sensor for detecting the presence of ferrous-laden endometriotic tissues. The probe is electrically connected to external electronic circuitry for interpreting the readings taken by the sensor and for providing a qualitative or quantitative measurement of the amount of endometriotic tissues present. The probe is inserted in either the vagina or peritoneal cavity of a patient to detect the location and the relative amounts of iron or ferrous-laden tissues in the pelvic area of the patient. Using the probe and monitoring the readings over time as part of pelvic exams assists in determining the early onset or progression of endometriosis and/or the response to one or more therapies being provided to the patient to treat the disease.02-12-2009
20090043172MULTI-MODAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND WORKSTATION WITH SUPPORT FOR STRUCTURED HYPOTHESIS TESTING - Investigation of in vivo models of disease requires imaging studies involving single subjects in single imaging sessions, serial imaging of individuals or groups of subjects, and integration of data across diverse and heterogeneous experimental methodologies. Each type of experiment is preferably supported by various feature sets that can be rigorously applied to produce quantitative, reproducible results. Current imaging scanners are not equipped with standardized capability that supports an automated and scientifically rigorous workflow suited to hypothesis testing. An imaging system includes a research workstation at which a user can design, execute, study, and report imaging plans. Flexibility that comes along with a modular design of the system allows the user to customize workflow parameters for more robust hypothesis testing.02-12-2009
20090043171Systems And Methods For Determining Physiological Parameters Using Measured Analyte Values - Systems and methods for determining a physiological parameter in a patient are provided. In certain embodiments, a system can include an analyte detection system configured to measure first analyte data in a fluid sample received from a patient, a medical sensor configured to measure second analyte data in the patient, and a processor configured to receive the first analyte data and the second analyte data and to determine a physiological parameter based at least in part on the first analyte data and the second analyte data. In certain such embodiments, the medical sensor may be a pulse oximeter, and the physiological parameter may include a cardiovascular parameter including, for example, cardiac output.02-12-2009
20090043170INTERACTIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEUROMOTOR FUNCTIONING ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING - The present invention discloses an interactive system for neuromotor functioning assessment and training of a subject, using rhythmic-based techniques. The system may comprise an acquisition unit and an analysis unit connected by communication means. The acquisition unit may comprise measuring devices and may unit enable producing rhythmic aural and/or visual indications and measuring the subject's performing of actions under the produced rhythmus. The actions may be carried out according to predefined exercises using the measuring devices. The analysis unit may include a software application that allows receiving, storing, displaying and analyzing of acquisition data arriving from the acquisition unit.02-12-2009
20090281392HOME HEALTH DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM FOR REMOTE HEALTH MANAGEMENT - Remote health monitoring of at least one individual using at least one remote apparatus that receives and records health-related video content being delivered from a plurality of video sources. The remote apparatus also receives and stores vital sign data of an individual. Also, a user interface capable of executing a rule script having a plurality of response choices is provided in the remote apparatus. A remote server is provided that is communicatively coupled to the remote apparatus and includes a script generator for generating the rule script that is based on the vital sign data and various responses received from the individual. The various responses received from the individual are analyzed within the remote server to determine appropriate video content that can be recorded in the remote apparatus for imparting better health knowledge to the individual and monitoring their health condition accordingly.11-12-2009
20090287065COMMUNICATION CONVERTER, ITS SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD - A communication converter converts a communication system and/or a communication protocol to enable communications to be performed between medical equipment and a medical control device for controlling the medical equipment, and includes: a primary substrate on which a control unit for controlling the communication converter is arranged; n (n indicates any integer) pieces of secondary substrate electrically isolated from the primary substrate and the housing of the communication converter; and n (n indicates any integer) pieces of grounding switch unit corresponding to each of the n pieces of secondary substrate for switching the grounding state of the secondary substrate.11-19-2009
20090287067INTEGRATED SENSORS FOR TRACKING PERFORMANCE METRICS - Electronic devices and accessories having integrated sensors for tracking a user's performance metrics are provided. In one embodiment, the present invention can include a headset having integrated physiological sensors. The present invention also can include a sling having one or more integrated physiological sensors. The sling can secure a portable electronic device to a user's body or clothing. The present invention also can include a portable media device having one or more integrated physiological sensors. In one embodiment, an electronic device of the present invention can accept data from multiple sensors, including one or more sensors that track a user's movements. The electronic device can be configured to condition data from physiological sensors using data indicative of the user's movements.11-19-2009
20090287063Hygrometric Determination of Hot Flashes - A method of measuring hot flashes based on the sensing of skin moisture incorporates a chip for sensing humidity. The method incorporates a chip for sensing humidity, and a RISC micro-controller. A single tiny low-power device of about the size of a quarter is embedded into a reusable plastic housing. Inexpensive and reliable objective measurement of hot flashes is achieved, along with advantages in size, weight, and extended durations of recording and data analysis periods. Hot flashes are measured as a biomarker of the efficacy of clinical intervention in relieving symptoms of menopause.11-19-2009
20110172497System, Method and Computer Program for Weight, Lifestyle and/or Disease Management Integrating Nutrition, Exercise and Behaviour Management - A system, method and computer program for integrated, personalized disease management is provided. The method involves capturing individual attributes, analyzing the individual attributes to establish an individual classification for an individual, and based on the individual classification for the individual assigning automatically a program template for disease management of the individual. The system provides a coaching platform for managing interactions between a coach and a system client based on the program template.07-14-2011
20090299152Method and Apparatus for Providing Glycemic Control - Methods and system to provide glycemic control and therapy management based on monitored glucose data, and current and/or target Hb1AC levels are provided.12-03-2009
20090299151Method and Apparatus for Providing Glycemic Control - Methods and system to provide glycemic control and therapy management based on monitored glucose data, and current and/or target Hb1AC levels are provided.12-03-2009
20090299150PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM WITH HEALTH STATUS INDICATOR - A patient monitoring system is disclosed herein. The patient monitoring system includes a computer adapted to assess the health of a patient, and to generate a health status indicator for the patient. The health status indicator comprising a visual gradient adapted to visually convey the assessed health of the patient. The system also includes a display operatively connected to the computer. The display is configured to display the health status indicator comprising the visual gradient.12-03-2009
20090299149INDIVIDUALLY MIXED PET FEED SUPPLY SYSTEM - It used to be difficult to automatically mix—together with ordinary pet foods—nutrients and medications as additives based on a prescription from an animal hospital according to the condition of a pet. Also, it was not easy to submit from a personal computer or a mobile phone an order for custom-mixed pet food. This system easily receives, via the Internet from a personal computer 12-03-2009
20110270046Optic-based contact sensing assembly and system - A contact sensing assembly including a catheter and an electrode including a tip portion and a base portion, and a generally central axis, with the electrode being connected to a distal end of the catheter. Optical sensor(s) may be provided for emitting and/or receiving an optical signal, with a part of the optical signal being transverse to the central axis. Optical interference member(s) may be provided for interfering with the optical signal. A method for sensing contact force exerted by an electrode on a tissue includes directing an optical signal along a portion of a catheter, emitting and/or receiving an optical signal, with a part of the optical signal being at a predetermined angle relative to the central axis, and sensing changes in intensity of the optical signal based on displacement associated with the electrode tip portion based on the contact force exerted by the electrode on the tissue.11-03-2011
20110270045MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED AMBULATORY MEDICAL APPARATUS WITH HAND HELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An implantable infusion pump possesses operational functionality that is, at least in part, controlled by software operating in two processor ICs which are configured to perform some different and some duplicate functions. The pump exchanges messages with an external device via telemetry. Each processor controls a different part of the drug infusion mechanism such that both processors must agree on the appropriateness of drug delivery for infusion to occur. Delivery accumulators are incremented and decremented with delivery requests and with deliveries made. When accumulated amounts reach or exceed, quantized deliverable amounts, infusion is made to occur. The accumulators are capable of being incremented by two or more independent types of delivery requests. Operational modes of the infusion device are changed automatically in view of various system errors that are trapped, various system alarm conditions that are detected, and when excess periods of time lapse between pump and external device interactions.11-03-2011
20110270044SURGERY PLANNING BASED ON PREDICTED RESULTS - A method for planning a current medical procedure to be performed on a body part of a current patient includes obtaining a current first representation of a surface of the body part of the current patient, and either obtaining a representation of a desired result surface for the current medical procedure or selecting parameters for the current medical procedure. The method further includes retrieving at least one best matching record from a database of records of previously performed medical procedures of previous patients, based on a similarity criterion. Each record includes: parameters of a previously performed procedure of the previously performed medical procedures, a first representation of the body part of the previous patient prior to performance of the previously performed procedure, and a second representation of a body part of the previous patient after the performance of the previously performed procedure. The method further includes determining parameters of the current medical procedure based on the parameters of the retrieved record, or generating a representation of a predicted result for the current medical procedure on the body part of the current patient based on the retrieved record.11-03-2011
20110270043AIR MOVEMENT ENERGY HARVESTING WITH WIRELESS SENSORS - A system and method for generating power when one or more motion sensitive structures are moved via airflow. The system may include one or more sensing components which, acting alone or in combination, are capable of generating data related to one or more physiological parameters. The system may also include wireless communication circuitry capable of wirelessly transmitting the data related to the one or more physiological parameters. Furthermore, at least one of the one or more sensing components or the wireless communication circuitry may be at least partially powered, directly or indirectly, by the one or more motion sensitive structures when acted upon by airflow.11-03-2011
20110208009Physiological signal quality classification for ambulatory monitoring - Physiological signal quality classification methods and systems designed to improve ambulatory monitoring. Physiological signals are classified as good, noisy or weak based on signal properties. Once classified, signals are processed differently depending on their classification in order to encourage reliance on reliable physiological data, discourage reliance on unreliable physiological data and induce action to improve signal quality. For example, for a good signal, physiological data may be extracted from the signal and displayed to a person being monitored. For a noisy signal, a noisy signal notification may be displayed to the person in lieu of extracted physiological data. For a weak signal, a weak signal notification may be displayed to the person in lieu of extracted physiological data. Moreover, a noisy or weak signal notification displayed to a person being monitored may be accompanied by a corrective action recommendation, such as “move to quieter environment” for a noisy signal or “check body placement of sensor” for a weak signal.08-25-2011
20110208010MOTION ENERGY HARVESTING WITH WIRELESS SENSORS - A system and method for generating power when one or more motion sensitive structures are moved. The system may include one or more sensing components which, acting alone or in combination, are capable of generating data related to one or more physiological parameters. The system may also include wireless communication circuitry capable of wirelessly transmitting the data related to the one or more physiological parameters. Furthermore, at least one of the one or more sensing components or the wireless communication circuitry may be at least partially powered, directly or indirectly, by the one or more motion sensitive structures.08-25-2011
20090005654Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out obtaining user-health data; selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user-health data; and applying the at least one user-health test function to at least one interaction between at least one user and at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection.01-01-2009
20080249374METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENABLE MULTIPLE METHODS OF CLINICAL ORDER INPUT INTO A HEALTHCARE IT APPLICATION - The present invention relates to a system for facilitating the input of clinical orders into a healthcare application. This system can provide a variety of ways for a user to interface with the system and a variety of ways to facilitate data input into an order form. The system can facilitate selection of an order form by selecting an order form for the user, or by providing the user with a list of order forms that the user can select an order form from. The system facilitates the input of data into an order form in several ways. This system can use stored information to pre-populate some of the information fields in an order form. Data input can also be facilitated by the use of predictive typing, keywords, and drop-down lists. The system can also facilitate data input by taking free form text, parsing the text and entering the text into at least one information fields on an order form.10-09-2008
20080275310Apparatus for Monitoring Sweating State by Adjusting Temperature - Disclosed is an apparatus for monitoring a sweating state by adjusting skin and core temperatures, in which infrared ray heating means for raising the body temperature and cameras for photographing the sweating states of the upper and the lower part of the body of a person to be diagnosed are provided in a chamber so that the sweating states of the respective parts in accordance with the increase in the body temperature are photographed and are stored in a database and the sweating patterns are analyzed to simply and correctly diagnose the focus and the aching part of the person to be diagnosed. The apparatus includes a chamber in which a person to be diagnosed lies to be diagnosed, a temperature controller provided in the chamber to maintain the temperature of the chamber, body heating means provided in the chamber to emit infrared rays to the body and to raise the body temperature, body temperature sensors for detecting the core and the skin temperature of the body, cameras provided in the chamber to photograph the sweating pattern caused by an increase in the body temperature, a controller for sensing the body temperature of the person to be diagnosed and the temperature of the previously set temperature, and a computer for receiving the sweating pattern of the person to be diagnosed that is transmitted from the cameras to store, mange, and monitor the sweating pattern and for analyzing data on the body temperature of the person to be diagnosed and on the environments of the chamber that are received from the controller to control the controller to maintain the optimal environments. chamber to control the body heating means at a previously set temperature, and a computer for receiving the sweating pattern of the person to be diagnosed that is transmitted from the cameras to store, mange, and monitor the sweating pattern and for analyzing data on the body temperature of the person to be diagnosed and on the environments of the chamber that are received from the controller to control the controller to maintain the optimal environments.11-06-2008
20080275312Cross-Band Communications in an Implantable Device - An ambulatory monitoring device includes a sensor to monitor a physiological signal and a battery power source. The device also includes a wireless receiver adapted to monitor a first frequency band having frequencies below 1 MHz and configured to detect and receive, using less than 10 micro-amps of current from the battery power source when operating, wireless communications within the first frequency band from a remote device at least one meter away. The device further includes a wireless transmitter adapted to transmit—after receipt from the remote device of a first wireless communication within the first frequency band that includes an invitation for further communication—a second wireless communication in a second frequency band having frequencies above 10 MHz, the second wireless communication comprising data indicative of the physiological signal as sensed by the sensor.11-06-2008
20080275309INPUT OUTPUT DEVICE FOR USE WITH BODY MONITOR - A monitoring apparatus that includes a sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device that generates derived data using the data from the sensor device. The derived data cannot be directly detected by the associated sensors. Alternatively, an apparatus that includes a wearable sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device that includes means for displaying information and a dial for entering information. Alternatively, an apparatus for tracking caloric consumption and caloric expenditure data that includes a sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device. The sensor device includes a processor programmed to generate data relating to caloric expenditure from sensor data. Alternatively, an apparatus for tracking caloric information for an individual that utilizes a plurality of classification identifiers for classifying meals consumed by the individual, each of the classification identifiers having a corresponding caloric amount.11-06-2008
20080275308Premium-Based Civilly-Catastrophic Event Threat Assessment - One accepts (11-06-2008
20080275313TRANSCUTANEOUS ANALYTE SENSOR - The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.11-06-2008
20080275307Telemetry System With out of Range Notification Features - An apparatus and method for notifying users of a telemetry device as they move out of the coverage area are provided. As the user of the telemetry device has moved out of the coverage area, the device notifies the user after attempting to establish a connection with the network for a predetermined time period, by transmitting an audio signal and/or displaying a visual signal.11-06-2008
20110208011SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING OF GASTROINTESTINAL DEVICE THROUGH THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT - Systems and methods for guidance of a gastrointestinal device through a gastrointestinal tract are provided. A gastrointestinal guidewire is positioned through the gastrointestinal tract, by introduction of an introducing element into the gastrointestinal tract. One end of the gastrointestinal guidewire is attached to the introducing element, and the other end of the gastrointestinal guidewire is attached to an anchoring element, anchored to a location outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Movement of the introducing element through the gastrointestinal tract results in positioning of the guidewire through the gastrointestinal tract. The guidewire is then used as a scaffold to guide the gastrointestinal device, wherein the gastrointestinal device may be externally controlled. This allows for speeding up, slowing down, reversal and stopping of the gastrointestinal device during its descent through the gastrointestinal tract.08-25-2011
20110208012THERAPY PROGRAM MODIFICATION BASED ON A THERAPY FIELD MODEL - Techniques for modeling therapy fields for therapy delivered by medical devices are described. Each therapy field model is based on a set of therapy parameters and represents where therapy will propagate from the therapy system delivering therapy according to the set of therapy parameters. Therapy field models may be useful in guiding the modification of therapy parameters. As one example, a processor compares an algorithmic model of a therapy field to a reference therapy field and adjusts at least one therapy parameter based on the comparison. As another example, a processor adjusts at least one therapy parameter to increase an operating efficiency of the therapy system while substantially maintaining the modeled therapy field.08-25-2011
20090118592Medical System Comprising a Sensor Device - A medical system is provided comprising a sensor unit and a receiving unit is provided, the sensor unit being adapted to generate sensor data indicative of a time-dependent characteristic of a subject, and transmit data to a receiver at intervals determined by an analysis of time-dependent changes in the generated sensor data, the receiving unit being adapted to receive sensor data at a non-predetermined rate. By this arrangement sensor data can be transmitted only when considered necessary in accordance with a predetermined strategy, this reducing the energy consumption associated with the transmission of data. The strategy may set out that the transmission of sensor data is skipped in case there is no or only a small change in an actual sensor data value. On the other hand, in case of rapid changes in sensor data values, sensor data may be transmitted at higher rate.05-07-2009
20090054740METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONSTRUCTING AND USING A REFERENCE TOOL TO GENERATE A DISCRIMINATORY SIGNAL FOR INDICATING A MEDICAL CONDITION OF A SUBJECT - This invention relates to constructing a reference tool and using the reference tool for distinguishing between a medical condition of a subject and a reference subject. This tool may be considered as a reference “map” consisting of one or several numbers of reference groups, where the subjects within the same groups share one or more common characteristics, e.g. age, sex, medical condition, etc. The present invention therefore relates to seeing whether a subject to be diagnosed falls within one or more of said groups simply by comparing processed biological data collected from the subject with the reference “map”.02-26-2009
20080269569FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES - Individual implantable medical device (IMD) follow-up support unit supports follow-up session for IMD. IMD includes a data input for receiving IMD data which includes an IMD identification code identifying an individual IMD and IMD type, and IMD irregularity messages including data identifying type/date of irregularity, a database for storing IMD, a follow-up history dataset that includes date(s) of latest follow-up session. Includes a data processor that generates a list of irregularities taking place after previous follow-up session, calculate an individual IMD irregularity index for each type of irregularity based on IMD irregularity messages for an individual IMD via IMD identification code, calculate for type of irregularity an average irregularity index over the same irregularity over all IMD irregularity messages associated to the same type of IMD, compare calculated individual IMD irregularity index (IIII) with the calculated average irregularity index (ARI) and generate an indication if IIII significantly differs from the ARI.10-30-2008
20080281165 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING AND TRANSFERRING DATA TO A REMOTE SERVER - Systems and methods are provided for transferring data from a data acquisition device to a remote server in real time facilitated by wireless storage device operative to transmit data across a wireless network and to a portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, PDA, laptop, wireless headset or MP3 Player. Such systems and methods may be employed to transform traditional processes that require continuous analysis and monitoring to be integrated into readily available informational systems. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention is designed to streamline and facilitate the monitoring of physiological parameters so that healthcare providers may continuously monitor the physiological parameters of patients in real time.11-13-2008
20080281164APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A PATIENT MONITOR - A patient monitoring apparatus is disclosed herein. The patient monitoring apparatus includes a controller, and a speaker operatively connected to the controller. The speaker is configured to selectively produce a sound adapted to audibly entertain, distract and/or soothe a patient such that the patient can be conveniently and accurately monitored. A corresponding method for monitoring one or more of a patient's vital signs is also provided.11-13-2008
20080281166METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING GASTRIC EMPTYING - Gastric emptying classification systems, displays, methods for classifying gastric emptying data, methods for treating patients, and methods for developing gastric emptying classification systems are disclosed.11-13-2008
20080281163APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING MEDICAL DATA - A medical diagnostic/monitoring system is disclosed herein. The medical diagnostic/monitoring system includes a data collection system having a sensor, and a collection device connected to the sensor. The collection device includes a first near field communication device. The medical diagnostic/monitoring system also includes a signal acquisition device wirelessly connected to the data collection system. The signal acquisition device includes a second near field communication device. The first near field communication device and the second near field communication device are collectively configured to wirelessly transfer data from the data collection system to the signal acquisition device.11-13-2008
20080269571REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM - The invention relates generally to remote health monitoring systems, as applied to the field of public health surveillance. In particular, it relates to a multi-user remote health monitoring system that is capable of reliably identifying and collecting data from frontline healthcare providers, laboratory and hospital information systems, patients and healthy individuals in a number of ways, with a view to aid in the field of public health. The system can also be used to query and collect additional information regarding specifics pertaining to the health of the individuals, and for patient tracking, monitoring, and the collection of individual data.10-30-2008
20080306346Diagnostic tool detecting the degradation status of Von Willebrand Factor multimers - A method in which the cleavage profile and size distribution of von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers is analyzed, includes: providing a sample medium of human body fluids comprising a plurality of VWF multimers of different size; enrichment or purification of the VWF multimers by cryoprecipitation or chromatography to obtain a separated preparation of the VWF multimers from said sample medium; exposing the separated preparation of VWF multimers to a light source to produce signals obtained by vibrational spectroscopy; detecting said signals; transformation by mathematical alogrithms; generation of patterns based on computing of data of original resonance spectra and determining the cleavage profile and the size distribution of said separated VWF multimers by chemometrics; and acquisition of a databank obtained from healthy individuals for identifying subjects at risk of developing at least one of the following diseases: sepsis, coagulopathy, thrombotic disease, infection, and inflammation.12-11-2008
20080312511ANIMAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention provides a real-time method and computer-implemented system of monitoring animal health comprising sensing at least one physical characteristic by means of an active physical sensor attached to the animal, and sensing at least one activity of the animal by means of an activity sensor attached to the animal; positioning an active activity signal generator in the environment, such that the activity signal generator is associated with an activity, gathering physical characteristic data and activity data, and wirelessly transmitting all such data to a network receiver/converter, in real-time; converting all such data if necessary, and transmitting all such data over a computer network to one or more users, in real-time.12-18-2008
20080312510WELLNESS PROGRAMS, INCLUDING COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED WELLNESS PROGRAMS - Aspects of the wellness programs are disclosed. For example, one aspect of the invention is directed toward a computing system that includes a health question generation component configured to provide a set of health questions to each individual in a group. The system further includes a health input tracking component configured to track health inputs received from each individual and to prompt individuals to provide input for one or more health questions to which selected individual(s) have not responded. The system still further includes a health reporting component configured to report information related to health profiles. In selected embodiments, the system can include a readiness question generation component configured to provide a set of readiness questions to one or more individuals, wherein the set of readiness questions are formatted to assess a readiness of the one or more individuals to take a selected action.12-18-2008
20080312514Serum Patterns Predictive of Breast Cancer - Models for classifying a biological sample are developed from samples taken from a mammalian subject into one of at least two possible biological states related to breast cancer. Samples may be processed by mass spectral and other high-throughput analytical techniques.12-18-2008
20080312515System and method for providing cardiovascular disorder diagnosis services - System and method provide an on-line high-performance diagnosis service for cardiovascular disorders. A client requests a high-performance diagnosis by transmitting real electrocardiographic treatment data and magnetocardiographic treatment data of a human body being a treatment object and virtual heart simulation parameters to a medical service server. The medical service server, in response to the diagnosis request, analyzes the real electrocardiographic treatment data to generate an electrocardiographic analysis result, and performs a virtual heart simulation using the simulation parameters to generate a pseudo electrocardiogram and magnetocardiogram. Further, the medical service server determines a disease state of the human body on the basis of the electrocardiographic analysis result, the magnetocardiographic treatment data and the pseudo electrocardiogram and magnetocardiogram, and generates definitive diagnosis data through comparison among the real magnetocardiographic treatment data, the electrocardiographic analysis result, the disease state, and a diagnosis criteria. The definitive diagnosis data is provided to the client.12-18-2008
20100280329ESTIMATING A NUTRITIONAL PARAMETER FOR ASSISTING INSULIN ADMINISTRATION - A device for estimating a nutritional parameter of a meal consumed by an individual is disclosed. The apparatus comprises processing means adapted to obtain input values of at least a physiological parameter of the user measured prior to and after intake of a meal by the user, and of at least a dose of medication administered to the user. Based on the input values the apparitus is adapted to determine from at least the obtained input values, an estimate of a nutritional parameter of the meal and to generate an output to a user indicative of the determined estimate.11-04-2010
20080294015Administration system - An administration system proposes necessary exercise content in accordance with dining selections and a physical condition of a user. A portable terminal obtains and stores physical condition information and information on calories ingested upon dining. The portable terminal selects exercise content candidates based on the calorie ingestion information and the physical condition information and displays the selected exercise content candidates. A user can be informed before the start of exercise of necessary exercise contents corresponding to selected dining in consideration of physical condition.11-27-2008
20080287747Flexible Electronic Device - According to the present invention there is provided a device that may be worn by a person, or fitted to an apparatus for monitoring, sensing or controlling one or more parameters such as, but by no means limited to, moisture, temperature, heart rate or respiration rate, or controlling various parameters of electronic functions. The device includes: 11-20-2008
20080242950Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection to at least one user-health test function set; and selecting at least one user-health test function in response to the at least one user-health test function set.10-02-2008
20080262319Device for Measuring Brain Parameters10-23-2008
20080242949Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out implementing in at least one device at least one user-health test function that is structurally distinct from at least one application whose primary function is different from symptom detection, the at least one application being operable on the at least one device; obtaining user data in response to an interaction between a user and the at least one application; and presenting an output of the at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user data.10-02-2008
20090264712AUTOMATIC TRANSFER AND IDENTIFICATION OF MONITORED DATA WITH HIERARCHICAL KEY MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE - A measurement device (10-22-2009
20080287746SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING HEALTH CARE ALERTS VIA AN INTERACTIVE PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD - An automated system is described for presenting a patient with an interactive personal health record (PHR) capable of delivering individualized alerts based on comparison of evidence-based, best standards of care to information related to the patient's actual medical care. This will assure the patient that the PHR is providing him or her with optimal health care. A health care organization collects and processes a wide spectrum of medical care information, including clinical data relating to a patient and condition-specific medical reference data, in order to generate and deliver customized alerts, including Care Considerations and personalized wellness alerts, directly to the patient via an online interactive personal health record (PHR). In addition to aggregating patient-specific medical record and alert information, the PHR also solicits the patient's input for tracking of alert follow-up actions and allows the health care organization to track alert outcomes.11-20-2008
20080269570Medical device for delivering drug and/or performing physical therapy - Current methods of delivering drug usually require a certain degree of human intervention. For example, a doctor, a paramedic or a patient is required to inject insulin manually when the blood sugar level becomes low. This invention provides a medical device for use with a patient for performing at least one of the functions of delivering drug and performing physical therapy to the patient. The device of this invention includes a sensor for measuring at least one parameter from the patient, an analyzer for analyzing the parameter to determine appropriate function to be carried out on the patient by said medical device, and at least one actuator to perform at least one of the functions of delivering drug and performing physical therapy.10-30-2008
20080269568METHODS FOR VALIDATING A RADIOTHERAPY PLAN BY A DOSIMETRY SERVICE - Described are various methods for validating a patient's radiotherapy plan. One possible method comprises receiving a dose distribution at a dosimetry service, receiving dose data at the dosimetry service from a radiation detection device at a treatment site removed from the dosimetry service, the data having been gathered in accordance with the dose distribution, and evaluating the dose data in comparison to the dose distribution to prepare a validation report.10-30-2008
20090062623IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF A PATIENT - Assisting a health care provider in rapidly detecting a possible medical condition in a patient. In an embodiment, a handheld portable device programmed with software instructions is configured to interact with the patient to deduce a list of possible medical conditions. The deduced list of possible medical conditions is provided to a health care provider for diagnosis. Suggested treatment plans may also be provided based on the list of possible medical conditions.03-05-2009
20090054738SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND FEEDBACK APPLICATION THEREOF - A system for analyzing physiological information and providing feedback is provided. An interface receives time information recording a time point, physiological information of a first user measured at the time point, and a purpose setting determined by the first user. A processor determines a physiological status according to the time information, the physiological information and a physiological information history, selects one of service providers having service attributes conforming to purpose setting and the physiological status according to the purpose setting and the physiological status, and sends service information corresponding to the selected service provider to the first user.02-26-2009
20120143016REVERSE FAILURE ANALYSIS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING - A reverse failure analyzer determines a group of diagnostic test procedures related to a particular vehicle/patient component from a pool of diagnostic procedures, and then identifies the specific failure modes of each of the diagnostic test procedures. The reverse failure analyzer further associates the specific failure modes with the respective vehicle/patient component with each of the diagnostic test procedures, and the symptoms associated with each of the diagnostic test procedures to the correlated vehicle's/patient's components and failure modes. In addition, the reverse failure analyzer can cross-reference various vehicle/patient components that can be the root cause of a particular symptom or a vehicle/patient operation problem. Furthermore, the reverse failure analyzer can receive observed symptoms regarding a particular test subject vehicle/patient and correlate the observed symptoms to the vehicle/patient components that can cause the symptoms based on the results of reverse failure analyses.06-07-2012
20090030286Patient Operable Data Collection System - A portable interface device and a system utilizing the same are disclosed. A probe interface connects the interface device to a probe that collects data related to a physiological condition of a user in response to commands input to the interface device on the user interface. The data processor stores information specifying a position on a user's body at which a probe connected to the probe interface is to be positioned. The data processor displays a graphic on a display screen indicating a location on a user's body at which a probe connected to the probe interface is to be placed. A data processor records data from the probe when the probe is positioned as indicated in the graphic. The recorded data is communicated over the computer network to a server on the network.01-29-2009
20090030285MONITORING OF USE STATUS AND AUTOMATIC POWER MANAGEMENT IN MEDICAL DEVICES - A method is provided for automatically determining the use status of an electronic medical device (e.g., an electronic stethoscope) and/or activating such a device. The method includes providing a patient portion of the device, i.e., one or more portions of the device that, in use, are brought into contact with a patient, with a contact or proximity detector. The detector provides an output signal when the patient portion is proximate to, or in contact with, a portion of a patient. This output signal, after signal processing, is used in determining the use status of the device.01-29-2009
20090088608WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING - Embodiments of the invention relate to a wireless physiological monitoring system. The system includes at least one wireless sensor and a monitoring device which are linked to one another of a wireless fashion for measuring physiological signals of a patient. The at least one wireless sensor is located on the patient and may comprise a wireless surface electrode assembly or a wireless needle assembly. The system may also comprise a wireless stimulator synchronized with the wireless sensor for performing certain diagnostic tests, such as nerve conduction velocity tests, for example. The wireless sensor preferably includes active, reference and common conductors. The common conductor can be used to measure the common mode voltage of the patient in the vicinity of the testing, and this voltage can then be subtracted from the measured active and reference voltages.04-02-2009
20090082641PATIENT EVENT INDICATION - An indication that a patient event occurred may be used to evaluate the efficacy of at least one therapy program and/or adjust therapy delivery to the patient. In some examples, the patient event indication includes patient input that may be received via an event indication button of a programming device. In addition to or instead of the patient input, the patient event indication may be generated based on a physiological parameter of the patient. In some examples, therapy delivery may be adjusted by adjusting at least one therapy parameter value, switching therapy programs or therapy program groups or restarting a therapy cycle of a medical device. The patient input via an event indication button may also help evaluate whether a therapy system is useful for the patient.03-26-2009
20090177048MINIATURE, WIRELESS APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides an apparatus and method for processing plural of physiological signal input from external sensors are received by the signal-receiving element in a synchronized pattern.07-09-2009
20090187082SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CAUSE OF TREND SHIFTS IN HOME HEALTH DATA - A system and method for determining the cause of a trend shift in physiological data received from a patient under observation includes receiving physiological data on a plurality of measured physiological parameters from the patient and performing a statistical analysis on a portion of the physiological data to determine a measured shift over a confidence interval in each of the plurality of physiological parameters. A signature shift is defined for each of the plurality of physiological parameters that is indicative of a pre-determined medical condition and the measured shift confidence interval of each of the plurality of physiological parameters is compared to these signature shifts. From this comparison between the measured shift confidence interval and the signature shift of each of the plurality of physiological parameters, a physiological assessment is formulated.07-23-2009
20090005651Portable systems, devices and methods for displaying varied information depending on usage circumstances - A portable monitor device includes an integral display to act portably to display various information, the portable monitor device being configured for placement selectively in a docking station. In the docking station, the monitor device automatically provides information relative to at least one larger, external display device, and the display of the monitor device can be used as a user interface in conjunction with the operation of various display and system related functions.01-01-2009
20090005650METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL VIDEO MODELING TO GENERATE A PATIENT RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a risk assessment model for an assessment of a patient in a healthcare facility. The process retrieves event data for the patient, wherein the event data is derived from video data, and wherein the event data further comprises metadata describing events affecting the patient in a medical care facility, and parses the event data to form assessment data. The process then generates the risk assessment model using the assessment data.01-01-2009
20090005648Method for the Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - The invention provides methods for determining the attentional state of a subject. These methods are useful for diagnosing subjects with a psychological or behavioral disorder. The invention also features methods for determining the effect of a therapy on the attentional state of a subject.01-01-2009
20090137881Linked animal-human health visual analytics - Coordinated animal-human health monitoring can provide an early warning system with fewer false alarms for naturally occurring disease outbreaks, as well as biological, chemical and environmental incidents. This monitoring requires the integration and analysis of multi-field, multi-scale and multi-source data sets. In order to better understand these data sets, models and measurements at different resolutions must be analyzed. To facilitate these investigations, we have created an application to provide a visual analytics framework for analyzing both human emergency room data and veterinary hospital data. Our integrated visual analytic tool links temporally varying geospatial visualization of animal and human patient health information with advanced statistical analysis of these multi-source data. Various statistical analysis techniques have been applied in conjunction with a spatio-temporal viewing window. Such an application provides researchers with the ability to visually search the data for clusters in both a statistical model view and a spatio-temporal view. Our interface provides a factor specification/filtering component to allow exploration of causal factors and spread patterns. In this paper, we will discuss the application of our linked animal-human visual analytics (LAHVA) tool to two specific case studies. The first case study is the effect of seasonal influenza and its correlation with different companion animals (e.g., cats, dogs) syndromes. Here we use data from the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) and Banfield Pet Hospitals in an attempt to determine if there are correlations between respiratory syndromes representing the onset of seasonal influenza in humans and general respiratory syndromes in cats and dogs. Our second case study examines the effect of the release of industrial wastewater in a community through companion animal surveillance.05-28-2009
20090177047HEALTH WELLNESS MODELER - A system for modeling the wellness of an individual. The system can include one or more electronic data processing elements. Additionally, the system can include a population profile integrator configured to execute on the electronic data processing element for integrating pre-determined health indicators with statistically-valid health data derived from a sample population. The system also can include an individual health profile comparator configured to execute on the electronic data processing element for comparing the integrated health indicators and health data to individual-specific health data. The system further can include a wellness modeler configured to execute on the electronic data processing element for generating a wellness assessment of an individual based on the comparison of the integrated health indicators and health data to the individual-specific health data. Optionally, the system can also include a re-calculation and projection tool configured to execute on the electronic data processing element for projecting probabilistic health results based on simulated variations of values of the individual-specific health data.07-09-2009
20090177046 Patient Monitoring and Treatment Medical Signal Interface System - A medical signal interface device bidirectionally conveys signals between a patient and patient monitoring devices. The device comprises a bidirectional electrical signal interface that receives and buffers patient parameter monitoring signals received from a patient via patient attached leads and outputs treatment related signals used in applying invasive or non-invasive treatment to a patient. A bidirectional electrical signal processor operates in response to commands received from a control processor and is coupled to the electrical signal interface, for processing received patient parameter monitoring signals using filtering and amplification to provide processed patient monitoring signals for output to at least one patient monitoring device. The bidirectional electrical signal processor processes the treatment related signals for output by buffering the treatment related signals for output to a patient. A control processor provides data representing the commands in response to at least one of, (a) predetermined configuration data and (b) deriving data representing the commands from data entered by a user via a displayed user interface image.07-09-2009
20110144452APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT ACCORDING TO EMOTION VARIATION - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for determining emotional quotient according to emotional variation. The method for determining emotional quotient according to emotional variation includes sensing bio signals and environmental signals from a plurality of sensors; defining an emotional variation threshold value for each signal sensed at the sensing; extracting the emotional signal by analyzing the bio signals and inferring the emotional quotient for each bio signal based on the extracted emotional signal and the environmental signals; determining the emotional variation threshold values and the emotional quotient based on the inference results of the emotional quotient; and evaluating the determined emotional quotient. With the present invention, it can provide the emotional care service capable of informing and communicating the true emotional state of the person to user.06-16-2011
20110144451METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REMOTE HEALTHCARE SERVICES - An approach is provided for healthcare information management and providing remote healthcare examination. A platform receives position data corresponding to a mark to be projected onto a subject. The platform collects measurement data from a medical sensor coupled to the subject at the mark.06-16-2011
20120197088DETECTION OF WAVEFORM ARTIFACT - A medical device system including a physiological sensor is configured to perform a method for detecting signal artifact in a signal waveform acquired by the sensor. A signal waveform is sensed in a patient using the physiological sensor and a fiducial point associated with the sensed waveform is identified. A point value is established using the fiducial point. Signal artifact is detected in response to the established point value and an established threshold, and at least a portion of the signal waveform is rejected in response to detecting signal artifact.08-02-2012
20090054739DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CANCER, DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD FOR CANCER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A diagnosis support system for cancer is disclosed that comprises: a measurement value acquiring section for acquiring a measurement value of a first cancer patient; a sample data memory for storing sample data of a plurality of cancer patients different from the first patient; a reference range determination section for determining a reference range based on the measurement value of the first cancer patient; a display unit; and a display controller for controlling the display unit to display a diagnosis support screen showing the clinical information included in the sample data having measurement value within the reference range. A method of providing cancer diagnosis support information and a computer program product are also disclosed.02-26-2009
20090259111Method for analyzing mitochondrial function - A method for analyzing the mitochondrial function of a subject involves: conducting a first test wherein the average oxygen consumption of the subject during exercise is measured while the subject is breathing air having a first oxygen concentration, preferably room air having a concentration of 20-21% by weight; conducting a second test wherein the average oxygen consumption of the subject during exercise is measured while the subject is breathing air having a second oxygen concentration, preferably air having an oxygen concentration of 30-33% by weight; measuring first and second energy quotients obtained from the first and second tests, respectively; and then using the energy quotients to calculate the subject's Mitochondrial Factor. The Mitochondrial Factor is directly proportional to the subject's mitochondrial efficiency and function. If conducted periodically, the method can be used to determine whether the subject's mitochondrial efficiency is increasing or decreasing over time. The rate of increase or decrease will indicate the subject's risk of developing one or more age-related diseases.10-15-2009
20090259112Sensors - The present disclosure relates to sensors and systems associated with the sensors.10-15-2009
20080319271PERSONALIZED HEALTH MANAGEMENT TOOL - A personalized health management tool provides personalized health management information to one or more patients or members of a health plan for use both by the patient and the patient's healthcare provider(s) to improve the quality and efficiency of interactions between the patient and the provider(s). The personalized health management tool includes information relating to a patient's medical conditions and may include integrated guidelines that provide guidance on management and treatment of co-morbidities of the patient. The tool further includes information relating to the self-management of the patient's condition(s), information relating to the medical history of a patient, and/or information relating to the recommended care and treatment required for the patient's condition(s). For example, the health management tool may include EBM guidelines regarding the medical condition(s), integrated guidelines for multiple condition management, and/or information relating to resources related to the patient's medical condition(s) that are available to the patient for assistance with healthcare, financial issues, and/or social issues. A method for providing personalized health management information to one or more patients or members of a health plan includes identifying patients or members having one or more specific medical conditions; gathering personalized health data for each identified patient or member; and providing each identified patient or member with a personalized health management tool including information on the specific medical conditions, self-management of the specific medical conditions, treatment of the medical conditions for use by the patient's healthcare providers, and the personalized health data gathered for the respective identified patient or member.12-25-2008
20110224499BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR - The invention provides a body-worn vital sign monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling) and posture (upright, supine). The monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs and associated alarms/alerts by motion-related artifacts. It also features a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered on a touchpanel display that facilitates a number of features to simplify and improve patient monitoring and safety in both the hospital and home.09-15-2011
20110224498BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR - The invention provides a body-worn vital sign monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling) and posture (upright, supine). The monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs and associated alarms/alerts by motion-related artifacts. It also features a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered on a touchpanel display that facilitates a number of features to simplify and improve patient monitoring and safety in both the hospital and home.09-15-2011
20090326335Pulse Oximeter With Wait-Time Indication - The present disclosure provides a system and method for determination and indication of the time remaining before a patient's physical characteristics are displayed on a monitor. The indication may be a numeric count-down, a progress bar, a clock face, an audible signal, or any other time and/or progress indication. The approximate wait-time may be determined, for example, by adding the known, generally fixed durations of characteristic determination processes to the calculated, variable durations of characteristic determination processes. Exemplary processes which may have generally fixed durations include monitor boot-up, sensor validation, and sensor calibration. Exemplary processes which may have variable durations include sensor location determination and pulsation detection. The sum of the pre-determined and calculated durations may be an approximate wait-time, which is indicated to a caregiver via visual or audible display. If a process takes longer than anticipated or an unexpected event occurs, the wait-time indication may be modified to reflect the longer anticipated wait-time.12-31-2009
20090326338METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING GAS COMPONENT DERIVED FROM LIVING BODY AND DISEASE DETERMINATION SUPPORTING APPARATUS - A method of analyzing a gas component derived from living body, includes: extracting a first gas component from a gas contained in an atmosphere by a first method and removing the extracted first gas component from the gas to defecate the atmosphere; obtaining a mixed gas of the defecated atmosphere and a second gas component from a subject; extracting the first gas component from the mixed gas by a second method; and analyzing the first gas component extracted from the mixed gas. The second method is the same as the first method.12-31-2009
20090326337MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOSCOPY FOR IMAGING CELLS - Disclosed herein is an apparatus for sensing characteristics of an object. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises an array, wherein the array comprises a plurality of nanoscale hybrid semiconductor/metal devices which are in proximity to an object, each hybrid semiconductor/metal device being configured to produce a voltage in response to a perturbation, wherein the produced voltage is indicative of a characteristic of the object. Any of a variety of nanoscale EXX sensors can be selected as the hybrid semiconductor/metal devices in the array. With such an array, ultra high resolution images of nanoscopic resolution can be generated of objects such as living cells, wherein the images are indicative of a variety of cell biologic processes.12-31-2009
20090326336Process for comprehensive surgical assist system by means of a therapy imaging and model management system (TIMMS) - This invention provides a process and system for a comprehensive surgical assist system, called a Therapy Imaging and Model Management System (TIMMS), which combines and integrates all of the necessary information and communication technology; workflow analysis, data processing and data synthesis; interactive interfaces between surgeon and mechatronic devices; and, cognitive agents; to provide comprehensive assistance and guidance throughout complex medical and surgical therapies, such as image guided surgery. The components of this invention, which are modular, scalable and may be distributed in location, act synergistically to provide functionality and utility that exceeds the sum of its individual parts.12-31-2009
20090326334HEALTH CONDITION DETECTION, STORAGE, AND PRESENTATION - Health-related devices often record and represent health-related information describing a patient in many manners, and the disparities and variance among such representations may interfere with the accuracy of a recorded electronic medical record and with communication among healthcare providers. These aspects of health information representation and communication may be facilitated according to several techniques, such as by storing health information according to a standardized health information hierarchical classification scheme, and by presenting such information to healthcare providers and the user by displaying one or more icons of predominantly pictorial form that describe the health information in a language- and literacy-independent manner. Variations of these techniques relate to the types of devices so presented, the storage of the detected health data with the representation, and the annotation of the data by the individual or healthcare providers that becomes part of the electronic medical record.12-31-2009
20090326333ASSESSING OUTCOMES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS - This document provides methods and materials related to assessing the likely outcome for mammals (e.g., humans) with cancer (e.g., breast cancer). For example, methods and materials for using the ratio of HOXB13 polypeptide expression to IL-17BR polypeptide expression to determine the likelihood of a breast cancer patient to experience breast cancer relapse or death are provided.12-31-2009
20110224500BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR - The invention provides a body-worn vital sign monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling) and posture (upright, supine). The monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs and associated alarms/alerts by motion-related artifacts. It also features a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered on a touchpanel display that facilitates a number of features to simplify and improve patient monitoring and safety in both the hospital and home.09-15-2011
20090024001MANOMETRY PROBE AND DATA VISUALIZATION - A manometry probe and data visualization system. An anorectal probe may include sensors disposed on a probe structure along a circumferential dimension of the probe. A data visualization system may provide visual representations of pressure information detected along a circumferential dimension of a region within an organism.01-22-2009
20090024002MONITORING DEVICE FOR PATIENT AND MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING SAME - A monitoring system includes a mobile communication device, a base station, and a monitoring device. The mobile communication device is used for detecting physiological parameters of a patient and transmitting first wireless signals carrying the physiological parameters and an identification of the patient. The monitoring device is used for receiving the first wireless signals through the base station, and searching for addresses and telephone numbers of hospitals and pharmacies, and transmitting second wireless signals carrying a doctor input, the addresses, and the telephone numbers to the mobile communication device through the base station. A monitoring method is also provided.01-22-2009
20100268038REMOVABLE ENERGY SOURCE FOR SENSOR GUIDEWIRE - A transmitter unit with an attachable energy source is provided for a sensor guidewire. The transmitter unit is adapted to be connected to a proximal end of a sensor guidewire provided, at its distal end, with a sensor to measure a physiological parameter inside a patient. In some embodiments, the transmitter unit is adapted to wirelessly communicate by a communication signal with a communication unit, arranged in connection with an external device, in order to transfer measured physiological data to the external device. The attachable energy source can be a battery pack or battery holder provided with connecting electrical connecting surfaces. Preferably, the connection is protected from penetrating fluids by a protective seal.10-21-2010
20090030287INCENTED RESPONSE ASSESSMENT AT A POINT OF TRANSACTION - Subjects exposed to stimulus materials such stimulus associated with products and services are provided with incentives to provide response assessments at a point of transaction. The point of transaction has a time and/or location near the point of exposure to the stimulus materials and response collection. In some examples, the point of transaction is associated with a product request, information request, service request, product delivery, information download, service fulfillment, etc. Response data is collected at the point of transaction to more accurately assess user responses to stimulus materials.01-29-2009
20080306351SLEEP EVALUATION DEVICE - A sleep evaluation device 12-11-2008
20090198109Method and apparatus for guided operating instruction for physiological measuring instrument - In a method and an apparatus of a guided operating instruction for a physiological measuring instrument, the apparatus includes: a display area, for displaying detected, computed and recorded physiological measurement information; an operating area, having function keys, and the operating area further includes: a symbol layer, having independent specific symbol blocks for displaying the function keys; a light source indicating layer, having specific light source blocks corresponding to the specific symbol blocks, and emitting a light source at the specific light source block; a key pressing circuit layer, having a touch control circuit block corresponding to the specific light source block of the light source indicating layer. The physiological measuring instrument only receives signals of the touch control circuit block at a specific position area that emits a light source with the light source indicating layer, so as to guide users to complete a physiological measurement quickly and easily.08-06-2009
20090198110Biological Information Acquisition Telemetry System - A biological information acquisition telemetry system includes: a transmit device, attached to a part of a living body and configured to acquire a biological signal to transmit the biological signal as a radio signal; a relay device, configured to perform space diversity reception, the relay device including: a first receiver, configured to wirelessly receive the radio signal from the transmit device; a first transmitter, configured to transmit the radio signal received by the first receiver; and an attachment unit, adapted to hold the first receiver and the first transmitter and attach the first receiver and the first transmitter to the living body; and a center apparatus, including: a second receiver, configured to receive the radio signal from the first transmitter of the relay device; a processor, configured to generate biological information based on the radio signal received by the second receiver; and a display, configured to display the biological information generated by the processor.08-06-2009
20090054737WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR PATCHES AND SYSTEMS - The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for wireless physiological sensor patches and systems which incorporate these patches. The systems and methods utilize a structure where the processing is distributed asymmetrically on the two or more types of ASIC chips that are designed to work together. The invention also relates to systems comprising two or more ASIC chips designed for use in physiological sensing wherein the ASIC chips are designed to work together to achieve high wireless link reliability/security, low power dissipation, compactness, low cost and support a variety of sensors for sensing various physiological parameters.02-26-2009
20090054736METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A PATIENT MONITORING ALARM - A method for implementing a patient monitoring system having an alarm is disclosed herein. The method includes providing a plurality of triggering criteria, and overriding a category of the plurality of triggering criteria if an override signal has been received from an input device. The process of overriding a category of triggering criteria is adapted to minimize false alarms. The method for implementing a patient monitoring system having an alarm also includes sounding an alarm if one of the triggering criteria has been met and has not been overridden. A corresponding patient monitoring system is also provided.02-26-2009
20090054735System and method for remote monitoring of multiple healthcare patients - A method including monitoring data associated with a plurality of non-operating room patients and simultaneously displaying data associated with each of the plurality of non-operating room patients in a single display. The method further includes determining whether an alert should be generated for a patient from the plurality of non-operating room patients at least partially based on data associated with the patient, the determining being further based on a comparison of a potential priority of the alert being at least partially based on the data associated with the patient; and generating an alert in substantially real-time for the patient, if it is determined that an alert should be generated for the patient. The method still further includes displaying the patient's specific data in a single screen in response to a request for the patient's data.02-26-2009
20090082639Automated Sleep Phenotyping - A system that determines one or more sleep phenotyping parameters of a subject. In one embodiment, the system comprises a sleep sensor, a stimulus generator, and a processor. The sleep sensor generates signals that convey information related to the physiological functions that indicate the sleep stage of the subject. The stimulus generator provides a stimulus to the subject that enables information related to the sleep phenotyping parameters to be determined. The processor receives the signals generated by the sleep sensor and is in operative communication with the stimulus generator. The processor (i) determines, based on the signals received from the sleep sensor, whether a trigger condition related to the current sleep stage of the subject is satisfied, (ii) controls the stimulus generator to provide the stimulus to the subject if the trigger condition is satisfied, and (iii) quantifies the response of the subject to the stimulus.03-26-2009
20090082642SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF A SUBJECT - Disclosed is a system and method for use in monitoring of biological parameters of a subject. The system includes an illumination unit including at least one light source of at least one pre-selected wavelength band, to be applied to a selected region in the subject; and a detection system configured for measuring reflections of the light at different angles and different spatial locations with respect to the illuminated region. The detection system is configured and operable to detect spatially separated light components corresponding to the specular dependent component of the signal and the pulsatile-related diffused component of the signal coming from the subject in different directions respectively, thereby defining at least two independent channels of information, enabling identification of the reflected signal part dependent on motion effects.03-26-2009
20090082637MULTI-MODALITY FUSION CLASSIFIER WITH INTEGRATED NON-IMAGING FACTORS - Disease or biomedical condition assessments or classifications are computed with scores from multiple different image modalities. Non-image information such as biometric, demographic, anthropomorphic and various risk factors may also be fused (combined) with one or more image modality disease or biomedical condition assessments or classifications to produce an integrated disease or biomedical condition assessment or suspicion score output and/or classification.03-26-2009
20090082638Measuring Apparatus and Measuring System - Conventional measuring apparatuses and the like have the problem of not being able to accurately measure information inside the living body. The present invention provides a measuring apparatus disposed inside the living body, comprising: a sensor portion 03-26-2009
20090082636AUTOMATED CORRELATIONAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS - Correlational health diagnosis techniques are disclosed for diagnosing a health state of an individual based on one or more health indicators, including systems and methods related thereto. The techniques involve a diagnostic database comprising at least one correlationally weighted relationship between a health indicator and a health diagnosis. The technique involves collecting at least one health indicator pertaining to the health-state of the individual, and the health indicators may be displayed as icons of predominantly pictorial form. Once at least one health indicator has been collected, the techniques involve summing the correlational weights of each health diagnosis in the diagnostic database for each collected health indicator, and selecting and outputting at least one health diagnosis having the greatest aggregate diagnostic weight. The techniques may also involve selecting one or more health treatments related to each selected health diagnosis. Each selected health diagnosis and selected health treatment may also be outputted as an icon of predominantly pictorial form for easy recognition in a standardized, language-neutral manner.03-26-2009
20090082635MESSAGE INTEGRITY FOR SECURE COMMUNICATION OF WIRELESS MEDICAL DEVICES - A system for securely synchronizing medical devices and providing message integrity with timeliness and uniqueness (03-26-2009
20090062624METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF DELIVERING A PROBABILITY OF A MEDICAL CONDITION - Methods and systems for delivering a probability that a subject has a medical condition are disclosed herein. The methods comprise calculating the probability of a medical condition using biomarker values and the rate of change of the biomarker values over time. In most embodiments, the methods comprise relations and calculations that require computer systems to execute the methods of the invention. Systems of the invention may include computer systems, as well as medical systems, such as biomarker assays and courses of medical action.03-05-2009
20080262320System for Monitoring a Physical Parameter of a Subject - A system for monitoring a physical parameter of a subject includes a sensor, a transmitter, a repeater, and a base station. The sensor is located within the body of the subject and is operable to sense a physical parameter of the subject. The transmitter is electrically connected to the sensor, and is operable to transmit a spread spectrum encoded signal using a digital spreading code, the encoded signal carrying information indicative of the sensed physical parameter and being transmitted to a local region outside the body. The repeater is located in the local region, is movable with the subject, and is operable to receive the transmitted encoded signal and retransmit it to a remote region outside the body. The base station is located in the remote region and is operable to receive and decode the retransmitted encoded signal.10-23-2008
20090005653Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out implementing in at least one device at least one user-health test function that is structurally distinct from at least one application whose primary function is different from symptom detection, the at least one application being operable on the at least one device; obtaining user data in response to an interaction between a user and the at least one application; and presenting an output of the at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user data.01-01-2009
20120078064SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIORITIZING MEDICAL CONDITIONS - A system for ordering and prioritizing multiple health disorders for automated remote patient care is presented. A database maintains information for an individual patient by organizing monitoring sets in a database, and measures relating to patient information previously recorded and derived on a substantially continuous basis into a monitoring set in the database. A server retrieving and processing the monitoring includes a comparison module comparing stored measures from each of the monitoring sets to other stored measures from another of the monitoring sets with both stored measures relating to the same type of patient information, and an analysis module ordering each patient status change in temporal sequence and categorizing health disorder candidates by quantifiable physiological measures, and identifying the health disorder candidate having the pathophysiology substantially corresponding to the patient status changes which occurred substantially least recently as the index disorder.03-29-2012
20120078062DECISION-SUPPORT APPLICATION AND SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT USING A QUESTION-ANSWERING SYSTEM - A decision-support system for medical diagnosis and treatment comprises software modules embodied on a computer readable medium, and the software modules comprise an input/output module and a question-answering module. The method receives patient case information using the input/output module, and generates a medical diagnosis or treatment query based on the patient case information and also generates a plurality of medical diagnosis or treatment answers for the query using the question-answering module. The method also calculates numerical values for multiple medical evidence dimensions from medical evidence sources for each of the answers using the question-answering module and also calculates a corresponding confidence value for each of the answers based on the numerical value of each evidence dimension using the question-answering module. The method further outputs the medical diagnosis or treatment answers, the corresponding confidence values, and the numerical values of each medical evidence dimension for one or more selected medical diagnosis or treatment answers using the input/output module.03-29-2012
20080319276Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection to at least one user-health test function set; and selecting at least one user-health test function in response to the at least one user-health test function set.12-25-2008
20080319275SURGICAL DATA MONITORING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A surgical data monitoring and display system is described. In some embodiments, the system includes a data storage module that stores retrospective data and real-time surgical data concerning a patient, a first processing module that receives and processes the retrospective data into processed retrospective data, and a second processing module that receives and processes the real-time data into processed real-time data. Each of the first processing module and the second processing module transmits their processed data to first and second display modules, respectively, before or during performance by a healthcare provider of a medical or surgical procedure on the patient.12-25-2008
20080319274Evaluation of Sympathetic Tone - The invention relates to a method of determining the sympathetic tone including the steps of: measuring an applied stimulation at a threshold value of the stimulation in one or more sympathetic tone-neutral points and measuring an applied stimulation at the same threshold value in one or more sympathetic tone-dependent points. The invention further relates to a system for applying and measuring a stimulation, and the use of a system for applying and measuring a stimulation for determining the sympathetic tone including the steps of: measuring an applied stimulation at a threshold value of the stimulation at one or more sympathetic tone-neutral points and measuring an applied stimulation at the same threshold value of the stimulation at one or more sympathetic tone-dependent points.12-25-2008
20090093689METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PREDICTIVE BIOMARKERS FROM PATIENT DATA - The invention relates to a method for developing a biomarker for the prognosis of the result of a therapeutical treatment based on data obtained in clinical studies, data remaining unchanged by therapy being subdivided into diagnostic and genomic parameters and the marker being defined by a combination of parameters. The method according to the invention is characterized by specifying the maximum number of parameters for defining the marker and thus the maximum complexity of the system from the beginning and by carrying out the search for defining parameters by sequential combination of clinical parameters (=z parameters) and/or genomic parameters (=x parameters).04-09-2009
20090221881METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SOFTCOPY READING - The present invention describes a method and system for intelligent diagnostic relevant information processing and analysis. Information associated with a patient is processed via an image reading platform. Based on such processed information, a matrix of diagnosis decisions containing diagnostic related information is generated via a matrix of diagnosis decision platform. A diagnostic decision is made based on the diagnostic relevant information. The image reading platform and/or the matrix of diagnosis decision platform encapsulate information and toolkits to be used to manipulate the information.09-03-2009
20090118589HEALTH MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A health management support system capable of showing the change in biometric information in a form which can be easily understood is provided. The health management support system includes: a storage unit for storing a measurement value of biometric information such as a body weight in association with the measurement date; a symbol assignment processing unit for calculating a change tendency of measurement values of the biometric information stored over a plurality of periods each of which consists of previous days including a predetermined measurement day as the last day of the each period and assigning one of arrow symbols 05-07-2009
20090118591METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING DATA FROM HOUSEHOLD MEDICAL DEVICES - Disclosed is a communication protocol for collecting data from household medical devices, the protocol including the steps of: transmitting an initialization packet in order to detect a household medical device capable of communication, and receiving a reply packet including device type/id information from the device; asking the device for a number of stored data items, and receiving a reply; and asking the device for measurement data, and receiving at least one data item from the device, wherein each of the packets for the communication includes a plurality of fields including start code, size, command, device type, device id, and checksum. Accordingly, in data exchange between a Home gateway and a household medical device, a compatible protocol is employed, so that the Home gateway can receive measurement data from various types of medical devices, the protocol can be applied to various manufacturers' products, and the protocol has an extensibility of application even to newly developed medical devices in the future, which enables users to easily select medical devices.05-07-2009
20090118588Method and system for providing adaptive rule based cognitive stimulation to a user - A method and system for providing evolving, highly variable, long-term on-going cognitive stimulation over a broad spectrum of cognitive domains. The user is presented with a series of entertaining audio/visual activities customized for the user, based on the user's life experience and cognitive level, each activity providing stimulation in one or more cognitive domains. The activities themselves and their level of challenge may change, in real time, over both the short- and the long term, varying in relation to current and historical user response patterns, creating an experience that remains engaging, with on-going use, over a period of months or years.05-07-2009
20090005649System And Method For Mapping Pain Depth - A pain depth mapping system and method may be used to map the location and depth of pain experienced by a user (e.g., a patient). The pain depth mapping system and method is capable of displaying one or more body representations with symptom representations representing the location of the pain. The pain depth mapping system and method allows the user to delineate one or more user-defined pain depth regions on a cross-section of the body representation with the symptom representations to form a pain map. The symptom mapping system and method may also allow the user to vary the pain intensity represented by the symptom representations as the user delineates the user-defined pain depth region(s).01-01-2009
20090105552HEALTH INFORMATION COLLECTING APPARATUS, MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, HEALTH INFORMATION COLLECTING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING HEALTH INFORMATION - The health information collecting apparatus according to the present invention includes: a clock unit configured to oscillate a clock; a counting unit configured to count the clock oscillated by the clock unit; an obtainment unit configured to obtain the health information from the measuring device; a holding unit configured to hold the health information and a first clock count associated with the health information, the first clock count being counted by the counting unit when the health information is received; and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the management apparatus, the health information and the first clock count, wherein the transmission unit transmits, to the management apparatus, a second clock count with the health information and the first clock count, the second clock count being counted by the counting unit when the health information and the first clock count are transmitted to the management apparatus.04-23-2009
20090105554ADVANCED PATIENT MANAGEMENT FOR IDENTIFYING, DISPLAYING AND ASSISTING WITH CORRELATING HEALTH-RELATED DATA - Systems, devices and methods for identifying, displaying and assisting in correlating health-related data. One aspect is a programmable device having machine executable instructions for performing a method for use in correlating data to manage a patient's health. In various embodiments, data related to the patient's health is acquired. The acquired data includes one or more trended health-related parameters, and at least one of one or more predetermined health-related events and one or more health-related alerts. Correlations are identified. The one or more trended health-related parameters and the at least one of the one or more predetermined health-related events and the one or more health-related alerts establish a causal relationship between the acquired data and the patient's health.04-23-2009
20090105550System and method for providing a health score for a patient - A system and method for providing an indicator of a patient's health. The system may include a data module receiving data relating to a patient's health, the data including subjective data, a conversion module generating an output from the data, the output representing the patient's health, and a display module displaying the output and a standard output for a user to compare with the output. A method of providing a customizable system for generating an indicator of a patient's health, the method including providing a system including a data module, a conversion module generating an output via a first algorithm, and a display module displaying the output and a standard output generated by a second algorithm, and customizing at least one of the first and second algorithms according to preferences of a user.04-23-2009
20090240115COMMUNITY BASED MANAGED HEALTH KIOSK SYSTEM FOR SOLICITING MEDICAL TESTING AND HEALTH STUDY PARTICIPANTS - The present invention is directed to community based managed health kiosk systems for the solicitation of patients for medical testing and health studies, and more particularly to facilitating a kiosk user's access to current and upcoming medical tests and trials that would be appropriate for the given user based upon kiosk health assessments.09-24-2009
20090198111UNIVERSAL HANDLE - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate employing a universal handle that provides various functionality and communicates with various network(s), device(s), and the like. The universal handle can be a handheld device that is auto-configured to implement rich functionality. Further, the universal handle can support remote diagnostic, prognostic, and control capabilities. Moreover, the universal handle can mate with disparate device(s), network(s), instrument(s), node(s), universal handle(s), and so forth to communicate data there between. Applications of the universal handle can be medically related, industry related, military related, etc. The universal handle can collect data directly and/or by controlling managed external device(s); the collected data can thereafter be analyzed, aggregated, stored, transmitted, outputted, and so forth by the universal handle.08-06-2009
20100152543CONTACTLESS AND MINIMAL-CONTACT MONITORING OF QUALITY OF LIFE PARAMETERS FOR ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION - An apparatus, system, and method for the measurement, aggregation and analysis of data collected using non-contact or minimally-contacting sensors provides quality of life parameters for individual subjects, particularly in the context of a controlled trial of interventions on human subjects (e.g., a clinical trial of a drug, or an evaluation of a consumer item such as a fragrance). In particular, non-contact or minimal-contact measurement of quality-of-life parameters such as sleep, stress, relaxation, drowsiness, temperature and emotional state of humans may be evaluated, together with automated sampling, storage, and transmission to a remote data analysis center. One component of the system is that the objective data is measured with as little disruption as possible to the normal behavior of the subject. The system can also support behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions aimed at improving quality of life.06-17-2010
20090149719System And Method For Performing Remote Patient Risk Assessment Through A Visual Analog Scale - A system and method for integrating qualitative assessment into remote patient management through a visual analog scale is provided. A query is associated to a physiological condition. A visual analog scale includes a linear gradient and, at each end, descriptors for a range of subjective and continuous responses to the query. Assessment data for a patient is obtained. A medical device of the patient is interrogated and stored data is received. The query is displayed with the visual analog scale. An answer to the query includes a point selected between the ends of and along the linear gradient. A distance of the point from one end of the linear gradient is determined. The distance is quantified as a fixed value in proportion to the distance. A risk to the patient is assessed. The stored data and the fixed value are analyzed against the physiological condition to represent patient wellness.06-11-2009
20090247834QUALITY OF LIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - The present invention is directed to a method for improving the quality of life of a patient. The method involves assessing the patient's quality of life by evaluating parameters relating to the patient's health, and assigning a score in relation to the evaluated parameters. In one version, the patient's score is compared to a standard score, and a treatment program is assigned to the patient on the basis of the comparison. The evaluated parameters may be related to the patient's mental health and physical health, and a mental health score and a physical health score can be assigned. In another version, the mental health score is compared to the physical health score, and a treatment regimen is assigned on the basis of the comparison. The method allows for improvement in quality of life of the patient by providing for a substantially objective assessment of parameters relating to the patient's health.10-01-2009
20090062620Methods for Estimating the Metabolic Cost of Walking - Methods for determining the metabolic cost for walking are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for determining metabolic cost per unit time of a walk by an individual is disclosed. The method includes providing a body length of the individual. The method also includes measuring a walking speed of the individual. The metabolic cost per unit time is determined by adding a basal metabolic rate and a metabolic constant for walking to the result of a metabolic coefficient for walking multiplied by the walking speed (squared) and such squared speed divided by the body length of the individual.03-05-2009
20100261977Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Physiological Parameter Variability Over Time for One or More Organs - A system is provided for leveraging the power of the analysis of variability over time, and which uses an underlying framework that can handle variability analyses across a distributed system in a consistent manner, in part by constructing a standard variability data file that includes several manifestations of the underlying data acquired using variability monitoring. The consistent and standard data files, along with the underlying framework enables a user to make use of a set of convenient display tools, while a central entity can provide connectivity to the distributed environment and provide a way to update the equipment and software to ensure consistent and relevant analyses. The system can be extended into many environments, including in-patient, out-patient and completely mobile/stand-alone users.10-14-2010
20090048493Health and Entertainment Device for Collecting, Converting, Displaying and Communicating Data - A method for integrating and managing data is provided that includes interacting with an end user via a health and entertainment device, the device including: an accelerometer that is operable to track activity data by the user and a music module operable to play music for the user. The device further includes a memory and a processor operable to convert data from the accelerometer into one or more metrics based on data received from the memory.02-19-2009
20120095300PREDICTING NEAR-TERM DETERIORATION OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS - Methods, systems, and computer storage media are provided for predicting a probability of acute deterioration for a specific patient. Various discrete measurements are taken regarding the patient's current health. Those measurements are used to determine a PPOD score, which is displayed for clinicians.04-19-2012
20100191070DIAGNOSTIC METHOD INCLUDING UNIFORM ENCODING OF INFORMATION - A diagnostic encoding method is provided. The method includes assigning a first plurality of identifiers to an anatomical structure of the human body and assigning a second plurality of identifiers to diagnostic criterion by which caregivers evaluate patients. The method further includes, when diagnosing a patient, recording findings of the diagnosis of the patient using at least one of each of the first plurality and the second plurality of identifiers. In one embodiment, the first plurality of identifiers includes a first subset of identifiers identifying each organ in the human body (e.g., a right ear) and a second subset of identifiers identifying component parts of each of the organs in the first subset (e.g., an ear drum of the right ear). In one embodiment, the second plurality of identifiers includes a third subset of identifiers identifying symptoms relating to the first and the second identifiers.07-29-2010
20100191068SPACER BLOCK WITH SENSOR FOR TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a force sensing system and method for total knee arthroplasty. For example, a force sensing system includes a spacer block that is adapted to be positioned adjacent a resected distal femur and a resected proximal tibia. The spacer block is configured to receive a first force applied by the resected distal femur and a second force applied by the resected proximal tibia. The force sensing system also includes at least one sensor that is associated with the spacer block and that is adapted to measure one or more forces exerted on the spacer block. Moreover, the force sensing system includes a display that is adapted for displaying an indication of the one or more forces measured by the at least one sensor.07-29-2010
20100191069BATTERY SYSTEM FOR MRI COMPATABLE WIRELESS PATIENT MONITOR - A patient monitoring system detects physiological signals from a patient during an MRI examination. The patient monitoring system wirelessly transmits data associated with the physiological signals to a remote base unit. The wireless transmission of data is carried out in a manner to not be disruptive to the MRI examination. The patient monitoring system has a removable, MRI magnet compatible battery.07-29-2010
20090299153EVENT TRIGGERED INFECTION MONITORING - Implantable medical devices include a sensor module capable of detecting an indicator of infection in proximity to the device. The sensor module is activated following a detection of an event associated with the device, such as, for example, refill of an implantable infusion device or implantation. The sensor module is deactivated two or more hours following activation. Methods include detecting a first event associated with an implanted medical device; activating a sensor module of the implanted medical device at or after the detection of the first event; deactivating the sensor module two hours or more after the sensor module is activated; and determining whether information regarding the indicator of infection is indicative of an infection.12-03-2009
20090012373System and Method for Providing Health Care Services - A system and method are provided for providing health care. A plurality of virtual presence devices is arranged to a corresponding plurality of customer residences, each comprising a display device; an input device having a user interface permitting selection of an available service; a camera and microphone for interactive audiovisual communication; and a computer device responsive to one of the user interface, the camera, and the microphone, to facilitate the interactive audiovisual communication over an IPTV data network. A health care contact center is in communication with the virtual presence devices, and comprises an IPTV transceiver device configured to interact and audiovisually communicate with the virtual presence devices; and a processing device for receiving one of a contact request, patient data, and a telemedicine measurement from any of the virtual presence devices, and to form an audiovisual memo therefrom for facilitating flow of patient communication to consulting personnel.01-08-2009
20100152544CARDIAC MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A cardiac monitoring system and method for configuring a case template including selecting critical parameters to be monitored during a procedure, entering patient-specific details for computing patient values for determining control limits for the critical parameters, setting control limits for each of the selected critical parameters, monitoring parametric data in real-time against the set control limits, capturing and recording event parametric data related to control limit breach events, and charting the event parametric data corresponding with the timing of the control limit breach event.06-17-2010
20100234694HEALTH CHECK SYSTEM, HEALTH CHECK APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - Various types of health checks are realized using optimal sensors. The health check apparatus according to the present application is configured such that optimal sensors 09-16-2010
20100217095MEDICAL DEVICE - In a medical device that measures a condition of a living body, a first recess is formed on the exterior (first and second surfaces) of its casing. An anti-slip member is attached to the inside of the first recess. Moreover, another recess (second recess) is provided inside the first recess. The second recess is formed such that an end of the second recess protrudes from the anti-slip member when the anti-slip member is attached to the inside of the first recess. In the case where a display screen that displays a measurement result is provided on the casing, it is preferable that the first and second surfaces are adjacent to a third surface on which the display screen is provided.08-26-2010
20100217093PORTABLE BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASURING DEVICE - A portable biological information measuring device includes a body and at least one measuring member. The body has a biological information measuring circuit assembly and a hub. The measuring member has a connection line, which coils in the hub and is capable of changing a pull-out length according to a disposition position of the body on a human body. In this manner, the body is disposed at different positions according to measuring demands of users, such that the connection line may freely extend to the appropriate length for the user, for performing a measurement.08-26-2010
20100228100APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USE IN ANALYZING A PATIENT'S BOWEL - An apparatus and method are provided for use in studying a patient's bowel which combines recording and analysis of physiologic parameters and patient sensory perception. A pain input detector, a pain transducer, and a processor are provided. A gas pressure transducer and flow meter may also be provided. Output data may be generated to reflect perceived patient pain, volume of gas delivered to the patient's bowel, and bowel pressure. An indication of perceived patient pain is processed by the processor to generate data that may used to validate a scan of a patient or may be used as a diagnostic tool.09-09-2010
20100228099DEVICE FOR PREDICTING PROGNOSIS OF PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO PEG OPERATION, METHOD FOR PREDICTING PROGNOSIS OF PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO PEG OPERATION AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - The present invention provides a device for predicting prognosis of a patient who undergoes PEG, which allows a doctor to obtain predictive results sufficient to judge whether or not to perform the PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) for the patient. This device includes: a prognosis prediction expression storage section 09-09-2010
20100228097METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO DIAGNOSE PAIN - Effective treatments of pain are provided. Through the administration of a drug depot containing an effective amount of a pain reliever near a target site, one can diagnose the location of the pain generator. In some embodiments, through the administration of a drug depot containing an effective amount of a pain reliever near a target site, one can prevent surgery at an incorrect anatomical location.09-09-2010
20100217094POINT-OF-CARE ENACTIVE MEDICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A diagnostic enactive medical system that guides a user during acquisition and analyses of medical data for diagnosis and risk assessment. A method of using data-centric analysis and interpretation of acquired medical data in conjunction with metadata management in the point-of-care enactive medical system transforms raw medical data to generate feature-sets of a small number of closely related features associated with a particular medical or physiological state. Medical data from the point-of-care enactive medical system converges onto one or more feature-sets, interacts with the user to provide commentary or request additional information or data concerning a patient. Using an expert knowledgebase, the point-of-care enactive medical system learns from the medical data and then provides the user of tasks suitable for dynamic construction of point-of-care enactive medical knowledge, diagnoses, and recommendations for risk and/or treatment.08-26-2010
20100240965MINIMALLY-INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL INFLAMMATION - The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to monitor inflammation of the esophagus, or to access the treatment of a disease of the esophagus. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a method for measuring esophageal inflammation comprising deploying a device into the esophagus of a subject, removing the device after a predetermined period of time, analyzing the device for a diagnostic indicator of esophageal inflammation and evaluating the diagnostic indicator to diagnose esophageal inflammation.09-23-2010
20100240963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING MEDICAL IMPAIRMENTS - The present invention provides a method of verifying a medical impairment, comprising receiving a medical diagnosis of an injury, the numeric permanent impairment rating resulting from an evaluation of a permanent impairment, and comparing that permanent impairment rating to a statistically evaluated probable impairment rating of the injury. Depending on the results of the comparison, the assessed impairment rating may be reevaluated, in some cases by a trained impairment evaluator, and others by an expert medical staff.09-23-2010
20100240964SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TREATMENT DOSE FOR A PATIENT - In certain embodiments, a method of maintaining health of a patient uses an analyte detection system. The analyte detection system is coupled to the patient such that a bodily fluid of the patient is accessible to the analyte detection system. The method includes automatically initiating and conducting a measurement of an analyte in the bodily fluid using the analyte detection system. The method further includes determining a treatment dose for the patient based on the measurement using the analyte detection system.09-23-2010
20100240962EATING UTENSIL TO MONITOR AND REGULATE DIETARY INTAKE - Dietary intake regulating devices that can assist a user in measuring his or her dietary intake and optionally his or her physical activity are disclosed.09-23-2010
20090076337Control System For Childbirth And Method Thereof - A childbirth control system comprises: a plurality of PDAs (personal digital assistants) 03-19-2009
20090076335SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING COMPLIANCE WITH A HEALTH PLAN - System and method to determine user compliance with personalized diet and exercise plans by analyzing responses to messages about the plans. An expert system has a number of stored messages and display characteristics from which it chooses. The expert system generates message relating to the user's diet or physical activity that are sent to a user's mobile device and analyzes responses. Display characteristics change periodically and compliance data relating to the user's adherence to the plan when certain display characteristics are used is stored (e.g., meal plan adherence, acceptance of specific food selections, and adherence to instructions and advice in messages). The expert system then determines which messages and display characteristics achieve the greatest compliance to the dietary and physical activity schedule and goals.03-19-2009
20100228098NEURO-AID - An improved neurological testing apparatus 09-09-2010
20110112380Method and System for Optimal Estimation in Medical Diagnosis - A system and method for estimating and updating the current state of disease of a patient, called the disease impression. The disease impression of the patient, for a disease with a set of possible disease conditions, is updated based upon the current disease impression, the outcome of a test performed with respect to the disease in the patient, and the conditional probabilities of obtaining the test outcome given each of the disease conditions for the disease. The conditional probabilities with respect to all possible outcomes of the test and conditions of the disease may be stored in a likelihood matrix, which comprises a medical knowledge base. Because tests are error prone, the estimate of the patient's state of disease evolves according to a hidden Markov model, which allows the clinical impression of the patient to be computed in real-time. By applying the method to many diseases and many tests, large-scale medical diagnosis is achieved and is computationally tractable because as a result of the process, such diagnosis becomes stochastic filtering problem that is trivially parallel. In addition, the expected diagnostic utility of any test can be predicted. The same knowledge base is used to perform both inference and prediction.05-12-2011
20110112379SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SENSOR ARRAYS FOR DETECTING PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS - Systems and methods for determining physiological parameters of a subject using a sensor array. In an embodiment, a sensor array may contain sensor elements for determining multiple physiological parameters. A combination of sensor elements and the physiological parameters determined may be selected based on signals obtained from the sensor elements of the sensor array. A sensor array may be connected to a monitoring device that may select an optimal sensor element or combination of sensor elements and one or more physiological parameters to be determined. The monitoring device may then determine physiological parameters using the selected combination of sensor elements and display information associated with the parameters on a monitor for use, for example, in monitoring a medical patient.05-12-2011
20080287748System and method for physiological data readings, transmission and presentation - Systems, methods and computer program products for a non-invasive, automated method of receiving, collecting, storing and transmitting a person's physiological data and activity levels for the purposes of determining the well-being of a person are disclosed. Aspects of the present invention are also directed to making additional health status determinations based on the historical information and trends of the collected data. Such aspects of the present invention readily lend themselves to incremental component and functionality modifications, which would allow for any number of physiological data to be collected through the introduction of any number of non-invasive sensors. This results in higher accuracy, reliability, and utility of the collected information, further solidifying the uniqueness and desirability of the invention, for consumer and clinical Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) applications.11-20-2008
20130217976Method for Predicting Quality of Life After Medical and Surgical Treatment - A method of determining the risk of performing a procedure on a patient is provided. An algorithm is presented that allows the determination of the risks associated with a procedure and a determination can then be made as to whether the procedure should be done.08-22-2013
20100168526MEDICAL DEVICE - In a medical device that measures a condition of a living body, a recess is formed on the exterior (first and second surfaces) of its casing. An attachment member is attached to the inside of the recess. In the case where a display screen that displays a measurement result is provided on the casing, it is preferable that the first and second surfaces are adjacent to a third surface on which the display screen is provided. Preferably, the attachment member includes an adhesive material layer, a print layer, and an anti-slip layer that is formed of at least one of a resin material and a rubber material, and the adhesive material layer, the print layer, and the anti-slip layer are stacked in sequence.07-01-2010
20100222646Patient Data Mining for Cardiology Screening - A system and method for screening for coronary heart disease is provided. The method includes the steps of retrieving a test for assessing risk of coronary heart disease, the test including a plurality of data fields relating to coronary risk factors; accessing a database to populate the data fields with information of an individual patient; and calculating a risk assessment of the individual patient developing coronary heart disease. A system includes a first database including a plurality of structured computerized patient records; a second database including a knowledge base relating to coronary heart disease, the second database including at least one test for determining coronary heart disease risk; and a processor for retrieving the at least one test from the second database, populating the at least one test with patient information retrieved from the first database and calculating a risk assessment for at least one patient.09-02-2010
20100125180Food content detector - A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means, and a means for determining a cumulative amount of portioned foodstuff based upon the first portion size and the second portion size.05-20-2010
20110028800COMPACT MOTION-SIMULATING DEVICE - A reaction-testing system is provided to simulate motion to an individual. Generally, the reaction-testing system includes a motion-simulating device, a reflective device, a control unit, and an input device that is activated by an individual In exemplary embodiments, the motion-simulating device includes a beam that accommodates a first and second plurality of light sources capable of, at least, alternating between an active and idle condition. These light sources are arranged amongst occlusion features in a mounting pattern such that light emitted from the first plurality is directly viewable by an individual and light emitted from the second plurality is indirectly viewed by the individual through the reflecting surface. The control unit is configured to sequentially activate the light sources sequentially to generate pulses of light on that, when perceived by the individual, appear as a light moving along a vector.02-03-2011
20120143017Classification of patient condition using known and artifical classes - Methods of classifying a subject's condition are described. The method includes: receiving measured signals from the subject; processing the measured signals using a computing device to identify a class associated with an identified condition of the subject; introducing an artificial class, the artificial class being associated with an unknown condition of the subject; classifying a feature vector from the subject into the identified class or the artificial class; and generating a signal in response to classifying the feature vector. The measured signals from the subject may include at least one signal extracted from brain activity of the subject.06-07-2012
20120143015DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR ANALYZING, REMEDIATING AND MAINTAINING THE HOMEOSTATIC RELATIONSHIP OF SUBSTANCES IN AN INDIVIDUAL'S BODY - A diagnostic method and system for determining the relationship between various substances that constitute or affect the formation of RNA molecules. These substances affect the production of RNA, which activates and maintains interactions between other bodily substances that include but are not limited to, proteins, hormones, peptides, enzymes, amino acids, bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. in the body. The diagnostic method provides the appropriate information to a physician to identify an appropriate treatment to maintain or achieve a homeostatic relationship between the aforementioned substances that comprise or affect the formation of RNA molecules to enable the adequate production of RNA molecules to effectively manage interactions between other bodily substances. A homeostatic relationship between the substances that comprise or affect the formation of RNA therefore enables the establishment of proper interrelationships and interactions between other bodily substances regulated by RNA so as to ensure wellness and prevent chronic diseases.06-07-2012
20120143012SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL EVENT MARKING - Systems and methods are provided for storing event markers. The value of a monitored physiological metric may be monitored and compared to a reference value. A patient monitoring system may compute a difference between a monitored metric and a reference value, and compare the difference to a threshold value to determine whether a physiological event has occurred. Based on the determination, a patient monitoring system may store an event marker, trigger a response, update a metric value, or perform any other suitable function.06-07-2012
20120143014HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND HEALTHCARE METHOD - A healthcare system is provided. The healthcare system includes a server configured to receive user information and obtain healthcare items based on the information, a gateway configured to receive the healthcare items, and a vital information measurement sensor configured to measure vital information of a user.06-07-2012
20090275806Protable biomedical detective device - The present invention relates to a portable biomedical detective device comprising a carrier, a detective unit disposed in the carrier, an operating unit for converting biomedical signals of the detection into digitalized results, a display unit shown the digitalized results, and a power supply to drive the detective unit, the operating unit and the display unit. Therefore, biomedical signals on a biomedical cassette can be detected and converted into digital results by the portable biomedical detective device, which is light for carrying easily.11-05-2009
20080319272System and method for remotely evaluating patient compliance status - A system and method for remotely evaluating patient compliance status is presented. Compliance to a course of treatment is periodically checked through qualitative inquiry of a patient under remote management. Physiometry of the patient, that indicates emotional state, is remotely monitored contemporaneously with the qualitative state. Patient status is evaluated, including at least one of corroborating the compliance and identifying an emotional imbalance, based upon the indicated emotional state of the patient.12-25-2008
20080319273In-vitro measurement of catamenial tampon systems - An apparatus for testing of medical products such as a feminine hygiene product, is presented. The apparatus includes a body, a pump and a vaginal canal assembly. The body includes an internal chamber and a bottom surface having a bore open to the internal chamber. The pump provides a fluid to the body. In one embodiment, the fluid is a menses simulant. The vaginal canal assembly includes an interior canal accepting the product. The vaginal canal assembly includes a passage providing the fluid to the interior canal. The apparatus includes a pressure regulator controlling pressure exerted on the vaginal canal assembly from a volume of air within the internal chamber. The apparatus includes a stand. The stand includes a retaining device and a locking device. The locking device cooperates with the retaining device to selectively secure the body in at least one of a rotational position and an angular position.12-25-2008
20090240116TRIAGE BASED MANAGED HEALTH KIOSK SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to triage based managed health kiosk systems, and more particularly to facilitating a more automated approach to emergency triage situations through use of kiosk systems in combination with on-site health care professionals. The disclosed system allows a user to answer automated health assessment questions, provide health data, and consult with an on-site health care professional, and then receive a health care professional authorized triage assessment of the extent and relative urgency of care needed.09-24-2009
20090318774VEHICLE, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION GATHERING SYSTEM WITH THE SAME - Sensors detect physiological data of an occupant of a vehicle. A storage device accumulates the physiological data of the occupant detected by each of the sensors for storage. When a charging cable for charging a power storage device in a motive power output device is connected, a vehicle ECU transmits the physiological data stored in the storage device to an element external to the vehicle through electric power lines and the charging cable, employing a modem.12-24-2009
20090318773Involuntary-response-dependent consequences - Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of a human or other subject's response to stimuli and related phenomena.12-24-2009
20090149717Interface for a health measurement and monitoring system - A testing system and method for providing a testing system includes a user interface having a display for displaying information relating to measurements of health data and an input device for receiving information from a user relating to the health data. Provided in connection with the user interface is an autologging feature adapted to provide the user with user-selectable options on the display. The user is prompted, during a time period corresponding to the amount of time needed to perform the measurements, to input information relating to the health data that corresponds to the appropriate user-selectable option. Also provided is a statistical operation adapted to provide the user with enhanced information relating to the measurements of health data. The statistical operation provide the user with an average value based on a plurality of health data readings determined for a specified time period. Also provided is at least one indicator for indicating information relating to the number of health data readings that are within a target range, the number of health data readings that are above the target range and the number of health data readings that are below the target range.06-11-2009
20100222645HEALTH AND WELLNESS MONITORING SYSTEM - A method and system for monitoring wellness information method may receive wellness information from a mobile device. The received wellness information may be compared against a monitoring profile associated with the mobile device, wherein the monitoring profile includes a number of rules, each rule including defined criteria and a result event to be executed when the defined criteria are met. It may be determined whether the received wellness information matches the defined criteria in one of the number of rules. The result event may be executed when the received wellness information matches the defined criteria in one of the number of rules.09-02-2010
20090112069TREND PREDICTION DEVICE - A trend prediction device that is versatile and capable of improving the accuracy of predicting a trend in a user's physical condition is provided. The trend prediction device includes: a sensor-data converter configured to convert sensor data detected by a sleep sensor into a sleep-related parameter for making a physical-data-trend judgment; a parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a lifestyle-related parameter that indicates an action of the user during a non-sleeping period, and possibly changing the physical-data trend; and a parameter comparator configured to compare the sleep-related and the lifestyle-related parameters with respective reference parameters. The trend prediction device is configured to judge whether the physical data has an increase or a decrease in trend on the basis of the comparison result of the sleep-related and the lifestyle-related parameters with their respective reference parameters.04-30-2009
20110071366Determination Of A Physiological Parameter - Methods and systems are provided for transmitting and receiving photon density waves to and from tissue, and processing the received waves using wavelet transforms to identify non-physiological signal components and/or identify physiological conditions. A pulse oximeter may receive the photon density waves from the tissue to generate a signal having phase and amplitude information. A phase signal may be proportional to a scattering by total particles in the tissue, and an amplitude signal may correlate to an absorption by certain particles, providing information on a ratio of different particles in the tissue. Processing the phase and amplitude signals with wavelet transforms may enable an analysis of signals with respect to time, frequency, and magnitude, and may produce various physiological data. For example, non-physiological noise components may be identified, and certain physiological conditions may be identified by processing scalograms of the original signals with patterns corresponding to certain physiological conditions.03-24-2011
20110071365METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BLOOD GLUCOSE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION - An apparatus and method of providing blood glucose management information includes a determination unit that determines a similarity of a blood glucose change pattern of a user by comparing blood glucose information obtained from the user and stored blood glucose information, an extraction unit that extracts at least one piece of blood glucose information from the stored blood glucose information according to the similarity and generates extracted blood glucose information, and an interface unit which provides the blood glucose management information, which corresponds to the extracted blood glucose information, to the user.03-24-2011
20090105553Electronic input device with piezoelectric sensor - An electronic input device with piezoelectric sensor is provided, the electronic input device includes a housing, a piezoelectric sensing layer provided on the surface of the housing, an electrode plate provided and served to cover on top of the piezoelectric sensing layer. When a user's skin is in contact with the electrode plate, galvanic skin signals that represent the user's physiology status are transferred to the input device, meanwhile the piezoelectric sensing layer sends piezoelectric signals corresponding to the pressing level pressed by the user. When the piezoelectric sending layer is pressed to a proper level, effective galvanic skin signals are determined to the input device.04-23-2009
20090105551DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR THE OUTPUT OF MEDICAL DATA - A device is provided for the output of medical data with an output device (04-23-2009
20090069642Wearable Wireless Electronic Patient Data Communications and Physiological Monitoring Device - Described are patient data communication devices that may be used as wearable patient monitors. The devices are adapted to accept essentially any type of data from essentially any data source, and are reconfigurable, such that each device can determine which data inputs and outputs should be active, and can reconfigure itself based on new configuration instructions. The devices include wireless transceiver units that allow them to form networks, and particularly mesh networks, with other devices. In a mesh network, any one of the devices may serve as a data source, a data forwarder, or a data sink, and the processor of each device may determine whether data should be outputted, displayed, or processed on the local device or on a remote device in the network. Data from other devices in a mesh network may be accepted selectively, depending on the number of hops between the sending and receiving devices.03-12-2009
20090069644Sleeping quality monitor system and a method for monitoring a physiological signal - A sleeping quality monitor system and a method for monitoring a physiological signal monitors the sleeping quality of a person under test with long hours in daily life at home. The system comprises a distributed data server, at least one physiological signal sensor, and at least one client computer. The sensor is wired or wirelessly connected to the server. The server connects on Internet to the client computer. The sensor transmits the sensed physiological signals to the server to process, calculate, analyze, and store. By means of psychological signal data processing, the client computer further calculates and analyzes the psychological signal data stored in the server and allows an authorized reader to read the result. With the household sensor working with the server connecting to Internet, the system may be available in daily life at home to monitor the sleeping quality of the person under test with long hours.03-12-2009
20090069640CONTROL OF A MEDICAL SYSTEM - A control device for a medical system is provided. The medical system may be a medical diagnosis and/or medical therapy system. The medical system may include a control unit operable to be used to carry out control processes that control the medical system, and a mobile handheld control unit operable to control at least one controllable element of the medical system by a user. The control device may be configured so that one or more control processes may only be carried out by the control unit when the mobile handheld control unit is located at a predefined location.03-12-2009
20110112381Devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep with an implantable device - Described here are implantable devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep. The implantable devices are generally designed to include at least one sensor for sensing physiological information, a processor for processing the physiological information using low computational power to detect a sleep stage, and a battery. The detected sleep stage information may then be used to indicate sleep quality, identify or monitor a medical condition, or guide treatment thereof.05-12-2011
20100312072METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND GRADING PROSTATE CANCER - A method of estimating a grade of a prostate cancer from zinc data associated with the prostate, the zinc data being arranged gridwise in a plurality of picture-elements representing a zinc map of the prostate. The method comprises, clustering the zinc map according to zinc levels associated with the picture-elements, and estimating a cancer grade of at least one tissue region, based, at least in part, on zinc levels associated with a cluster of picture-elements representing the tissue region.12-09-2010
20090036752WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF NEURAL EVENTS USING ONBOARD PROCESSING - A neural event electrode interface is configured to communicate with electrodes that capture electrical signals that are associated with at least one neuron. A neural event waveform processor is configured to extract neural events from the electrical signals. A wireless transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit the neural events that are extracted from the electrical signals.02-05-2009
20090036751Method and device for acquiring physiological measurement data - In a method for acquiring measurement data which are generated by a physiological sensor as a function of physiological parameters of a living being, in which the data generated by the physiological sensor are supplied to an external evaluation unit, which stores these data in a memory, in order to simplify the storing of data when using various sensors, it is proposed that its own memory is associated with each physiological sensor and data originating from the physiological sensor are exclusively stored in the memory associated with the physiological sensor. Moreover, a device for carrying out this method is given.02-05-2009
20090036747METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DATA PROCESSING AND CONTROL IN A MEDICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.02-05-2009
20100312071CAPACITIVE SENSING AND COMMUNICATING12-09-2010
20100331628Wireless Monitoring and Control of Medical Devices - In described embodiments, a data collection device receives signals from one or more patient monitoring devices, the signals representing patient data and other vital signs measured at a patient. The data collection device employs statistical quality algorithms to track irregular behavior and out-of-bound events, the behavior and events either being pre-set, adaptively set, or otherwise defined within pre-determined limits. The data collection device communicates alerting signals to a caregiver's handheld device when the irregular behavior and out-of-bound events occur. The alerting signals contain information related to the patient data, irregular behavior and out-of-bound events, thereby allowing a caregiver to take appropriate action.12-30-2010
20110009709DETECTION OF CONGESTION FROM MONITORING PATIENT RESPONSE TO A RECUMBENT POSITION - Systems and methods obtain information that allows detection of whether a patient suffers from congestion by monitoring a response of the patient to a recumbent position of the patient's body. The patient may be monitored to determine a respiration pattern for a non-recumbent position such as standing and a respiration pattern for a recumbent position such as lying down. The two patterns may be compared, either by a processing device or a physician, to determine a difference in the two respiration patterns. Furthermore, the congestion may be inferred from detecting an amount of time that the patient spends in a recumbent position or from detecting the recumbent angle that the patient obtains, either of which is presumed to indicate whether a recumbent position presents discomfort to the patient due to the presence of congestion.01-13-2011
20110009707Telehealth Scheduling and Communications Network - A telehealth communications network accessible anywhere sufficient bandwidth connection is available facilitates a medical encounter between a patient at a patient site and a provider at a provider site remotely located from the patient, and includes an operating console comprising at least one memory and at least one processor coupled to the network, the operating console configured to execute at least one workflow for facilitating the medical encounter.01-13-2011
20110009710COMBINATION LEVEL ALARMS AND ALARM PERSISTENCE FOR PATIENT MONITORING - Combination level alarms and alarm persistence for patient monitoring, as well as related methods and apparatus, are disclosed. For a combination level alarm, respective values for multiple physiological conditions are received. A determination is made as to whether the received values satisfy respective alarm criteria for the physiological conditions, and if so, an alarm is raised. An alarm persistence feature involves periodically receiving values of a physiological condition, and determining whether the received values have satisfied an alarm criterion for at least a predetermined portion of a predetermined period of time. If so, an alarm is maintained. Combination alarms and alarm persistence may be implemented individually or together.01-13-2011
20110009708System and apparatus for improved nutrition analysis - A system having an incorporated software program attempts to tailor a person's diet with the person's desired nutritional goal and their current food consumption.01-13-2011
20110213208AMBIENT ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY HARVESTING WITH WIRELESS SENSORS - A system and method for generating power via harvesting of ambient electromagnetic signals. The system may include one or more sensing components which, acting alone or in combination, are capable of generating data related to one or more physiological parameters. The system may also include wireless communication circuitry capable of wirelessly transmitting the data related to the one or more physiological parameters. Furthermore, at least one of the one or more sensing components or the wireless communication circuitry may be at least partially powered, directly or indirectly, by energy generated via harvested electromagnetic signals.09-01-2011
20110028798Electronically initiating an administration of a neuromodulation treatment regimen chosen in response to contactlessly acquired information - Described embodiments include a system, and a method. A described method includes acquiring electronic data indicative of a property of a mammal without making physical contact with the mammal. The method also includes extracting digital information indicative of a physiological characteristic of the mammal from the electronic data indicative of the property of the mammal. The method further includes choosing from an electronically accessible treatment database a neuromodulation treatment regimen for administration to the mammal in response to the information indicative of a physiological characteristic of the mammal. The method also includes electronically initiating an administration of the chosen neuromodulation treatment regimen to a nervous system component of the mammal.02-03-2011
20110040155MULTIPLE SENSORY CHANNEL APPROACH FOR TRANSLATING HUMAN EMOTIONS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Sensory inputs of a user can be received by a computing device. At least one of the sensory inputs can include a physiological input providing a physiological measurement from a body of the user. Each sensory input can be processed in a unique one of a set of standards-defined sensory channels, each corresponding to a specific emotion dimension. Processing the sensory inputs can transform the physiological measurement into an emotion dimension value. The emotion dimension values from each of the sensory channels can be aggregated to generate at least one emotion datum value, which is a standards-defined value for an emotional characteristic of the user. Historical data for a user can be optionally collected and used by a learning and calibration component to improve the accuracy of the generated emotion datum values for a specific individual. A programmatic action driven by the emotion datum value can be performed.02-17-2011
20080312512METHODS TO PAIR A MEDICAL DEVICE AND AT LEAST A REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR SUCH MEDICAL DEVICE - A disease management system, methods, and devices are shown and described. In one embodiment, the system includes an infusion pump and a remote controller with the ability to be paired to each other. A method to verify a wireless connection between an infusion pump and a remote controller is shown and described herein. In a further embodiment, a method to verify a wireless connection between an infusion pump and a remote controller is provided. In addition, a method of operating a diabetes management system is provided in which the system includes an infusion pump and at least a remote controller.12-18-2008
20090062625SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING OF CONTINUOUS PRESSURE-RELATED SIGNALS FOR USE IN DRAINING FLUID FROM A BRAIN OR SPINAL FLUID CAVITY - This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves, a method for obtaining new and improved information from said pressure signals, a method for obtaining signals predicting pressures inside a body or body cavity from pressure signals outside said body or body cavity, and a method for using said method for controlling an adjustable shunt vale. In particular this invention describes a system for draining fluid from a brain or spinal fluid cavity.03-05-2009
20110213210PORTABLE TELEPRESENCE APPARATUS - A telepresence system that includes a portable telepresence apparatus coupled to a remote control station. The telepresence apparatus comprises a monitor, a camera, a speaker, a microphone and a viewfinder screen coupled to a housing. The view finder screen allows the user to view the image being captured by the camera. The portable telepresence apparatus is a hand held device that can be moved by a holder of the device in response to audio commands from the remote station. The telepresence apparatus can be used by medical personnel to remotely view a patient in a fast and efficient manner.09-01-2011
20110245625PATH PLANNING FOR REDUCING TISSUE DAMAGE IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY - A method for planning a path according to a surgical application incorporating a structural damage assessment technique (10-06-2011
20110245624MEASURING AND MONITORING MENTAL CAPACITY - Disclosed is a method for determining the capacity for psychological workload in one or more individuals by (a) determining the level of sympathetic tone in said individual(s) under resting conditions (α), (b) determining the level of sympathetic tone (β) in said individual(s) under a defined psychological workload (W10-06-2011
20110245623Medical Diagnosis Using Community Information - A computer includes one or more processors; and logic coupled to the one or more processors and comprising one or more stored sequences of instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform: collecting first patient data, associated with at least one attribute, from a patient by one or more biometric sensors based on a first protocol; evaluating the first patient data based at least on a portion, of aggregate medical information, associated with the at least one attribute; based on the evaluating, determining a second protocol for collecting additional patient data; collecting the additional patient data by the one or more biometric sensors based on the second protocol.10-06-2011
20110245622SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SENSOR PLACEMENT - Systems, methods, and devices for determining whether a medical sensor has been properly applied to a patient are provided. In one embodiment, a patient monitor having such capabilities may include a medical sensor interface and data processing circuitry. The medical sensor interface may receive physiological data from a medical sensor applied to a patient. The data processing circuitry may be capable of being trained, using a learning-based algorithm, to determine whether the received physiological data indicates that the medical sensor has been properly applied to the patient.10-06-2011
20110087077SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING PATIENTS COST SAVING INCENTIVES FOR HEALTHY BEHAVIORS - Methods for monitoring a patient's health are provided. The methods compromise the steps of providing a website accessible via a computer for monitoring a patient's health; entering the patient's clinical data onto the website; analyzing the data to assign at least one preventive care protocol to the patient; providing a clinic for monitoring the progress of the patient's health; and providing the patient at least one incentive should the patient's health improve.04-14-2011
20110124974MOBILE MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A mobile medical communications system, having a processor, at least one video capture device, an audio emitting device, an audio receiving device, and a communications device, the system being communicatively coupled to a remote terminal via the communications device. In one embodiment the system may include a patient scanning device, a vital sign measuring and recording device and a global positioning unit.05-26-2011
20110124975Method for Medical Diagnosis Utilizing PDA Software Robots - A method for diagnosing problems using piece removal techniques and which can include establishing a health status variable, collecting and storing information from a user in the health status variable tracking the health status variable, comparing the health status variable to a knowledge base, using the health status variable to reduce the size of the knowledge base, leveraging patterns and past history to formulate a search strategy, using the search strategy to collect further diagnostic information from the user, updating the health status variable, comparing the updated health status variable to the reduced knowledge base, diagnosing a problem based on the further diagnostic information, and selecting treatment for the problem.05-26-2011
20110124976MODEL ENHANCED IMAGING - A therapy treatment response simulator includes a modeler (05-26-2011
20100160740Use of Patterns in a Therapy Management System - A method of diabetes analysis includes obtaining average glucose level information for a time period over a plurality of days. A current event occurrence is determined. An event occurrence in the average glucose level information within the time period corresponding to the current event occurrence is determined, where the current event occurrence is at a different time of day than the event occurrence. The average glucose level information starting in time from the event occurrence within the time period is analyzed. A notification event in the average glucose level information starting in time from the event occurrence within the time period is determined. A current notification event in time from the current event occurrence is predicted based on a time span from the event occurrence to the notification event in the average glucose level information. An action is initiated in advance of the predicted current notification event.06-24-2010
20120035428MEASUREMENT OF EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO SENSORY STIMULI - A method of measuring emotional response of at least one subject to a specific sensory stimulus comprises establishing (02-09-2012
20100210919METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING PREDETERMINED PARAMETERS IN A BODY - A method and apparatus for monitoring a predetermined parameter of interest in a body, includes: applying to the body a sensor including an acoustical transmitter and an acoustical receiver spaced from the transmitter to define between them an acoustical transmission channel which includes a part of the body exhibiting the parameter of interest; and monitoring from a remote location the transit time of an acoustical wave transmitted through the acoustical transmission channel from the acoustical transmitter to the acoustical receiver, the monitored transit time being influenced by the parameter of interest and thereby providing a measurement of the parameter of interest. The method and apparatus are particularly useful for monitoring functions of various organs (e.g. the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, etc.) in a living body but may also be used in non-medical applications, such as for measuring water seepage in concrete.08-19-2010
20100198021COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TUNABLE PERSONALIZED TOOL FOR ESTIMATING GLYCATED HEMOGLOBIN - A computer-implemented method for providing a tunable personalized tool for estimating glycated hemoglobin is provided. An electronically-stored history of empirically measured glucose levels is maintained for a patient over a set period of time in order of increasing age. A predictive model of estimated glycated hemoglobin is built on a computer workstation. A decay factor is designated particularized to the patient. The decay factor is applied to each of the measured glucose levels. The measured glucose levels is scaled by a scaling coefficient. The measured glucose levels are aggregated and scaled as decayed and scaled into an estimate of glycated hemoglobin for the time period. The glycated hemoglobin estimate is displayed to the patient on the computer workstation.08-05-2010
20110087078DEVICE FOR MEASURING INFANT FEEDING PERFORMANCE - Devices, systems and methods for measuring infant feeding performance. The device includes a body portion, a pressure sensor and an integrated circuit. The body portion includes a first end for receiving a fluid, a second end mateable with a feeding nipple, and a conduit In fluid communication with the first and second ends. The pressure sensor is disposed in the body portion, is in contact with the fluid in the conduit, and generates a signal representing a pressure of the fluid passing through the conduit during a feeding session. The integrated circuit is disposed in the body portion and is electrically connected to the pressure sensor. The integrated circuit receives the pressure signal and determines a feeding factor over the feeding session indicative of the infant feeding performance.04-14-2011
20110087079ACOUSTICAL PATIENT MONITORING USING A SOUND CLASSIFIER AND A MICROPHONE - When monitoring a patient, acoustic events (e.g., coughs, snores, impact sounds, verbalizations, etc.) relevant to the patient's status are detected by a microphone array (04-14-2011
20090048495APPLICATION IDENTIFICATION SENSOR - An application identification sensor comprises a plurality of emitters configured to transmit light into a tissue site and a detector configured to receive the light after tissue absorption. The detector generates a signal responsive to the intensity of the light and communicates the signal to a monitor. An information element is readable by the monitor so as to identify a sensor application. The monitor presets at least one user-selectable operational parameter in response to the information element.02-19-2009
20090048494Recording Apparatus, Reproducing Apparatus, Recording and Reproducing Apparatus, Recording Method, Reproducing Method, Recording and Reproducing Method, and Record Medium - Changes of a user's emotion that occurs when content is reproduced and a user's surrounding environment that occurs when the content is reproduced are recorded as sensing meta data and content is reproduced in a reproducing mode corresponding to the recorded sensing meta data. Content supplied from a content providing section 02-19-2009
20090036750INTEGRATION AND CONTROL OF MEDICAL DEVICES IN A CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT - A system and process is provided for integrating and controlling devices within an environment for executing a procedure. A state of the environment is determined, at least in part, from the monitored information received from the device(s). In response to a predetermined workflow plan and in view of the determined state of the environment, commands are identified for one or more of the multiple devices to support execution of the workflow plan. A middleware bridge is provided for allowing any application to communicate with any device, given that capabilities of the device satisfy requirements of the application. The middleware system includes a device driver generator adapted for creating device drivers from static, descriptive files, and a service generator adapted for generating services from the device model and application requirements. Integration is accomplished by a matching of device and application services. The devices can be medical devices in a clinical environment.02-05-2009
20100056874MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE, CAPSULE AND IN VIVO MEDICINE DELIVERY OR DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - A medicament delivery device, which comprises a driving mechanism and a housing (03-04-2010
20120245435AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE INTEGRATION SYSTEM - An automated healthcare integration system generally includes a plurality of residential stations, a clinician station, a data library, and may include emergency response stations. Each residential station includes a residential controller with analytical logic such as artificial intelligence, biometric devices interfaced to the residential controller, a user interface, and a communication interface for communication with the data library and the clinician station. The clinician station includes a clinician server, user interfaces, and a communication interface for communicating with the data library and the residential stations. Data derived from the biometric devices is communicated to and aggregated in the data library. Clinicians can retrieve such data for analysis to determine courses of treatment of the patients. Biometric and/or environmental sensor data indicating a life threatening situation of a patient can cause an alert to be issued to the emergency response station to assist such a patient.09-27-2012
20100249530Bolus Estimator with Image Capture Device - A method of providing bolus dosage recommendations for diabetics includes receiving an image of a meal to be consumed by a user. The image is analyzed to identify at least one food item in the image. A bolus dosage recommendation is calculated based on the identified at least one food item in the image.09-30-2010
20100056875Monitoring Patient Conditions - Among other things, a computer implemented method for monitoring patients released from an intensive care unit in a healthcare environment is described. The method comprises receiving medical information of a patient located at a location different from the intensive care unit, evaluating conditions of the patient by applying one or more rules to the medical information of the patient, and sending a message to the intensive care unit when the conditions of the patient match the one or more rules.03-04-2010
20100056872Sensor Fusion for Activity Identification - A mobile device monitors accelerations using one or more inertial sensors. A user activity is identified based on the accelerations. A first estimation is made of a user activity statistic associated with the user activity based on the accelerations. Location information is obtained by one or more location based sensors. A second estimation is made of the user activity statistic based on the location information. The user activity statistic is calculated based on the first estimation and the second estimation.03-04-2010
20100056873Health-related signaling via wearable items - Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.03-04-2010
20090216091System and Method for Knowledge Verification Utilizing Biopotentials and Physiologic Metrics - A system and method for knowledge verification utilizing biopotentials and physiologic metrics, which includes a computer-based device having stored thereon Probe, Relevant and Gallery image data, and a biopotential amplifier removably connected to a human subject via disposable Ag/Ag—Cl electrodes. Furthermore, the system comprises an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter to digitize said biopotential data for subsequent storage on said computer-based device, analysis software for discriminating said subject's event-related response to the exogenous stimuli, a visual display system comprising an LCD video monitor, and control software for presenting the Probe, Relevant and Gallery visual stimuli in a weighted, pseudo-random sequence which can be modulated by the outcome of said analysis software. Probe image data are not generally known to said human subjects but relevant to the knowledge to be verified; Relevant image data are generally known to said human subjects but not relevant to the knowledge to be verified; and Gallery image data are not generally known to said human subjects and not relevant to the knowledge to be verified. Said knowledge verification system can utilize parametric or non-parametric, e.g., artificial neural networks, analysis to provide an output of verification, or non-verification of knowledge of interest. Exemplary headband and electrode configurations optimized to produce the desired signals are disclosed.08-27-2009
20090216090Household health monitoring system - A household health monitoring system has at least one medical instrument, a data gathering device and at least one electric appliance. The at least one medical instrument measures a user's measurement result information. The data gathering device stores at least one email address, is electronically connected to the at least one medical instrument to gather the measurement result information from the at least one medical instrument and sends an email having the gathered measurement result information to the at least one email address. The at least one electric appliance is used to receive the email sent to the at least one email address and showing the gathered measurement result information. Therefore, the household health monitoring system provides measurement result information of a user directly to the person designated by the user without setting a server as conventional health monitoring system.08-27-2009
20100056871Synchronization of medical devices via digital interface - A method for device control includes bringing a plurality of medical devices into contact with a body of a patient. The medical devices are coupled to communicate with a console via a digital interface. A message is transmitted over the digital interface from the console, to be received simultaneously by the plurality of the medical devices. The medical devices are synchronized with one another responsively to receiving the message.03-04-2010
20100056876PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - We have disclosed a modular personal network (MPN) that includes multiple devices that may be worn, carried, or used in close proximity to a user. The devices communicate wirelessly. Functions of the MPN may be modified by adding or removing components. The MPN may communicate with a personal computer. General purpose devices may include a control unit, a display, a user input, and an audio output. The MPN may provide a variety of functions, including time, communication, entertainment, organization, guidance, athletic, medical, travel, outdoors, identity, security, and military.03-04-2010
20100130831WEIGHT SCALE - A weight scale includes weight measurement means, storage means for storing a weight measurement value along with a measurement day and time, determination means for determining whether a fluctuation range of the weight measurement value in the same day is within a predetermined reference range, and display means for displaying a percentage of days determined that the daily weight fluctuation is within the reference range. In this manner, a trend in weight change can be grasped even with the measurement of a relatively short period.05-27-2010
20100130830Foot examination and measurement system and method of the same - The present invention relates to a foot examination and measurement system and method of the same. A scanning device, a storage device, a computing device, and an interface device are provided to examine and measure a user's foot to get various information about the user's foot, such as foot pressure distribution, foot length, width and, angle, etc. The system and method can further include a databank for measuring positions of different areas on the user's sole; or a first image capturing device for measuring the user's heel angle; or a second image capturing device for measuring the user's dynamic foot pressure distribution when the user walks. With these functions, the invention is able to assist the user in choosing shoes and/or insoles most suitable for the user's feet in order to improve the user's foot and whole body health.05-27-2010
20100130829MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING EARLY CELL MIGRATION EVENTS - Aspects relate to the field of label-free biosensors, including optical biosensors and electric biosensors, for studying cellular behaviour particularly early events in cell migration, under a concentration gradient of stimulus. Various embodiments include devices and methods that enable the generation of a concentration gradient of stimulus for cells contacting with the surface of a biosensor including a label free biosensor. Some aspects also disclose methods to detect cellular responses upon such concentration gradient of a stimulus, as well as methods to detect the potency and efficacy of a stimulus using a single biosensor.05-27-2010
20110152632Universal Body Sensor Network - A sensor module (06-23-2011
20110082349MEANS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE ARTERIOSCLEROTIC STENOSIS USING INFLAMMATORY BIOMARKERS - The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing the degree of arteriosclerotic stenosis in a subject including determining the amount of CRP or LPa in a sample of the subject and comparing the determined amount to a reference whereby the degree of arteriosclerotic stenosis is determined. The present invention also contemplates a method for identifying a subject in need of prevention or therapy of arteriosclerosis. Further, devices and kits are encompassed for carrying out the methods.04-07-2011
20110098539SKIN AND WOUND ASSESSMENT TOOL - An L-shaped diagnostic tool is preferably made from paper with a backing having a contact adhesive. Each arm has a ruler, with origins co-aligned at the internal corner of the intersection of the arms. One arm has representative color images of afflictions for each of the various ranks within a classification system. The other arm contains textual descriptions of the salient features of afflictions in each rank. A photograph of the L-shaped tool placed around the affliction may be taken for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.04-28-2011
20110251468RESPONSIVENESS TESTING OF A PATIENT HAVING BRAIN STATE CHANGES - A method of determining a responsiveness of a patient having brain state changes, comprising receiving an indication of a triggering event; administering to the patient, in response to the indication, a test of responsiveness; determining, based upon a result of the test, at least one responsiveness parameter selected from the group consisting of (i) a time of occurrence of a change in the patient's responsiveness, (ii) a duration of a change in the patient's responsiveness; (iii) a magnitude of a change in the patient's responsiveness, (iv) a time interval from the indication of event occurrence to a change in the patient's responsiveness, (v) a type of change in the patient's responsiveness, (vi) an estimation of a seizure severity; (vii) a classification of a seizure into clinical or subclinical; (viii) a classification of a clinical seizure into simple partial, complex partial, or generalized; (ix) an assessment of efficacy of a therapy for the patient's medical condition; (x) an assessment of the state of the disease and formulation of a prognosis for the patient; (xi) an estimation of a risk of injury or death for the patient; and (xii) two or more thereof A medical device system capable of implementing the method.10-13-2011
20110098540BIOLOGICAL PARAMETER DISPLAYING APPARATUS - A biological parameter displaying apparatus includes: a coordinate displaying unit which displays first coordinates in which a first biological parameter of a patient, which is measured by a first measuring unit, is set as an X-axis, and a second biological parameter of the patient, which is different in kind from the first biological parameter and which is measured by a second measuring unit, is set as a Y-axis; a plot data producing unit which produces first plot data, each of the first plot data being produced based on first measurement values of the first and second biological parameters which are measured at a same time or in a same time zone; and a plot displaying unit which plots the first plot data in the first coordinates.04-28-2011
20110077471TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY BY ALTERING VISUAL PERCEPTION OF FOOD DURING CONSUMPTION - Provided are methods for reducing food consumption, and methods for altering behavioral, neurological, psychological, or physiological responses to a food portion, mainly for use by an obese or overweight user, or by a user at risk of weight gain. Also provided are user-interactive systems and apparatuses for employing such methods.03-31-2011
20110077472METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BIOMARKERS OF FATIGUE, FITNESS AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE CAPACITY - The present invention provides methods and compositions for identifying a subject in a fatigued state, a subject recovering from a fatigued state and/or a subject having an increased likelihood of performing a physical activity at a sufficient level by detecting and/or quantitating, in a sample from the subject, one or more biomarkers associated with fatigue and/or physical performance capability.03-31-2011
20110077469SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UTILIZING PROLONGED SELF MONITORING IN THE ANALYSIS OF CHRONIC AILMENT TREATMENTS - A system that advantageously utilizes an individual's self-monitoring abilities in the analysis of various ailment treatments. This system may include a personal computing device that includes one or more processors, one or more memories, and a user interface for obtaining personal health data from a user of the personal computing device; as well as one or more biometric measurement devices that are capable of acquiring biometric measurement data. The personal computing device may be configured to receive various biodata and then store the biodata in memory. The processor(s) of the personal computing device may be further configured to process the stored biodata to facilitate a determination of the effectiveness of one or more ailment treatment.03-31-2011
20110071363SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING PREDICTIVE MODELS TO DETERMINE LEVELS OF HEALTHCARE INTERVENTIONS - A computer implemented method may be used for targeting patients within a population for increased medical interventions. In one embodiment, predictive models are used to determine whether a patient is likely to be near the end of life, whether the patient's healthcare costs are stabilizing, whether the patient is likely to have high future healthcare costs, and whether the patient is likely to have high future clinical risk. In one embodiment, scores from these predictive models are used to determine the level of medical intervention for a particular patient.03-24-2011
20110071364Remote Patient Monitoring System and Method Thereof - This invention relates to a remote patient monitoring system and method thereof. The remote patient monitoring system comprises a portable electronic device, a remote monitor and a bio-signal detecting device which further comprises a plurality of bio-signal sensing modules, a wireless transmitting module and a control unit. The bio-signal detecting device is used for wearing on the body of user so that the bio-signal sensing modules can obtain a plurality of bio-signals form the user. The control unit is coupled to the bio-signal sensing modules and the wireless transmitting module. The control unit controls the wireless transmitting module to transmit the bio-signals to the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device transmits the bio-signals to the remote monitor.03-24-2011
20100331627ADHERENCE INDICATION TOOL FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND METHOD THEREOF - An adherence indication tool for chronic disease self-management and method thereof for measuring adherence or compliance to following or achieving prescribed therapy steps to achieve stated target goals for improved chronic disease self-management are disclosed.12-30-2010
20090018402Electronic device for health index measurement and control method of the same - The present invention allows easily performing various types of controls and improving productivity without adding a special communication section. The present invention includes a power receiving section 01-15-2009
20100113887PATIENT-BASED PARAMETER GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL INJECTION PROCEDURES - A system includes a parameter generation system to determine parameters of at least one phase of an injection procedure based at least in part upon a type of the injection procedure. The parameter generator system determines the amount of a pharmaceutical that is to be delivered to a patient at least in part on the basis of the concentration of an agent in the pharmaceutical and at least on part on the basis of a function that depends upon and varies with a patient parameter. The patient parameter can, for example, be weight, body mass index, body surface area or cardiac output. The pharmaceutical can, for example, include a contrast enhancing agent for use in an imaging procedure.05-06-2010
20110213213METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SAFELY GUIDE INTERVENTIONS IN PROCEDURES THE SUBSTRATE WHEREOF IS NEURONAL PLASTICITY - Method and system for safely guiding interventions in processes the substrate of which is the neuronal plasticity.09-01-2011
20110213211SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING TEAM DYNAMICS AND EFFECTIVENESS - Techniques for monitoring neurophysiologic indicators of the members of a team while performing one or more collaborative tasks, for analyzing the collected neurophysiologic data and environmental data, for generating feedback, and for generating assessments of the performance of the team based on the collected data are provided. Feedback can be created based on the assessments of the team performance. Assessments of team performance can be performed in real time and feedback can also be provided in real time. In other embodiments, feedback can be provided to team members and/or the team as a whole after training exercise and/or simulation has been completed.09-01-2011
20090005652METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERMITTING ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, SYSTEMS, SERVICES OR THE LIKE BASED ON SLEEP QUALITY ANALYSIS - Methods and systems for controlling a subject's access to an activity based on a sleep quality index are described. The sleep quality index may related to various physiological data relating to the subject, including current and historical physiological data, previous sleep quality indices for the subject. The subject's access to the activity may also be restricted based on personal characteristics of the subjects or on the identity of the subject.01-01-2009
20110178374Predicting Response to Chemotherapy Using Gene Expression Markers - The present invention provides gene expression information useful for predicting whether a cancer patient is likely to have a beneficial response to treatment with chemotherapy, comprising measuring, in a biological sample comprising a breast tumor sample obtained from the patient, the expression levels of gene subsets to obtain a risk score associated with a likelihood of a beneficial response to chemotherapy, wherein the score comprises at least one of the following variables: (i) Recurrence Score, (ii) ESRI Group Score; (iii) Invasion Group Score; (iv) Proliferation Group Score; and (v) the expression level of the RNA transcript of at least one of MYBL2 and SCUBE2, or the corresponding expression product. The invention further comprises a molecular assay-based algorithm to calculate the likelihood that the patient will have a beneficial response to chemotherapy based on the risk score.07-21-2011
20110178373TELEMEDICINE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and systems for telemedicine are provided. A method for operating a telemedicine base unit includes initiating a remote connection with a remote care site. The remote care site may be selected from a plurality of remote care sites based on an attached medical device. The telemedicine base unit transmits the output from the attached medical device to the remote care site. Medical device operating instructions and other information are received from the remote care site. The medical device operation instructions provide guidance for operating the attached medical device.07-21-2011
20100099955Method for Transmitting Information for a Collective Rendering of Information on Emotions - A method is provided for transmitting information concerning at least two persons. The method for transmitting information inside a group includes at least the following steps: obtaining emotional conditions associated with the persons; converting each of the emotional conditions into condition information; transmitting the condition information to emotion rendering device capable of associating with each person at least two predetermined conditions representative of at least two respective different emotional conditions.04-22-2010
20100004515Classification of Severity of Medical Condition by Wavelet Based Multi-Resolution Analysis - A system and method are provided for classifying the severity of a medical condition detected by a medical device using wavelet based multi-resolution analysis of biomedical signals. Biomedical signals are converted into a set of wavelet coefficients including scales of wavelet coefficients at different resolutions ranging from a finest scale to a coarsest scale. Features of the biomedical signal useful in diagnosing a biomedical condition are identified by determining whether corresponding identifying features appear in at least one of the plurality of scales of wavelet coefficients. The identifying features determined to appear in the various scales of wavelet coefficients are conditionally linked together and used to classify a degree of severity of a diagnosed biomedical condition based on the number of identifying features appearing in different scales of wavelet coefficients. In some embodiments, alerts can be generated based on the diagnosed degree of severity of the biomedical condition.01-07-2010
20120203076Portable Physiological Data Monitoring Device - A portable monitoring device and a method for monitoring and alerting physiological parameters of a patient are provided. The portable monitoring device comprises a housing, parameter sensing devices, a processing unit, and data communication units. The housing defines an inner surface for establishing physical contact with the patient's body part, and an outer surface opposing the inner surface. The parameter sensing devices acquire physiological data associated with the patient's physiological parameters. The processing unit processes the acquired physiological data and patient information. The data communication units, capable of synchronizing with responder devices, transmit the processed physiological data and the patient information to a base monitoring unit, a remote monitoring station, and/or responder devices via one or more transceivers and data communication interfaces for initiating relief measures. The portable monitoring device monitors the patient's physiological parameters and alerts the remote monitoring station for providing the relief measures to the patient.08-09-2012
20090287064COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED COGNITIVE SELF TEST - A computer implemented method for cognitive testing, specifically for dementia-related afflictions. The method is administered on a computer workstation in an interactive, web-based format and screens the cognitive abilities of the patient. The method includes evaluation of five areas of cognitive domain including visuospatial skills and executive function by means of a clock face test, memory, verbal fluency, attention, and orientation, all of which are essential for indications of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive afflictions. The method does not require administration by a trained professional, but rather, is administered in a web browser either from a server to the workstation via the Internet or locally at the workstation.11-19-2009
20110152628CABLES FOR PATIENT MONITORING AND RELATED SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED FRONT END - Patient monitoring systems can include a system for transmitting information from a patient parameter sensor to a patient monitor. The system can include an analogue-to-digital converter close to the patient parameter sensor and can transmit digital signals through a cable to the patient monitor.06-23-2011
20090177045System and method for data aggregation and prioritization - A computer enabled system and method aggregates data describing a particular subject. The data is then divided into a predetermined group of categories which are graphically displayed according to a predetermined pattern. Distortions in the data or anomalies in the data are made visually apparent. Associated with the display is a prioritized array of interventions recommended in response to the distortions in the data or anomalies appearing in the data.07-09-2009
20110213212ADAPTIVE ALARM SYSTEM - An adaptive alarm system is responsive to a physiological parameter so as to generate an alarm threshold that adapts to baseline drift in the parameter and reduce false alarms without a corresponding increase in missed true alarms. The adaptive alarm system has a parameter derived from a physiological measurement system using a sensor in communication with a living being. A baseline processor calculates a parameter baseline from a parameter trend. Parameter limits specify an allowable range of the parameter. An adaptive threshold processor calculates an adaptive threshold from the parameter baseline and the parameter limits. An alarm generator is responsive to the parameter and the adaptive threshold so as to trigger an alarm indicative of the parameter crossing the adaptive threshold. The adaptive threshold is responsive to the parameter baseline so as to increase in value as the parameter baseline drifts to a higher parameter value and to decrease in value as the parameter baseline drifts to a lower parameter value.09-01-2011
20090105549Wireless telecommunications system adaptable for patient monitoring - A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical parameters of a patient such as for example wireless oximeters. The second type node are mobile wireless communicators that are adapted to receive the data from the wireless devices if they are within the transmission range of the wireless devices. After an aggregation process involving the received data, each of the node communicators broadcasts or disseminates its most up to date data onto the network. Any other relay communicator node in the network that is within the broadcast range of a broadcasting communicator node would receive the up to date data. This makes it possible for communicators that are out of the transmitting range of a wireless device to be apprized of the condition of the patient being monitored by the wireless device. Each communicator in the network is capable of receiving and displaying data from a plurality of wireless devices.04-23-2009
20080242952Effective response protocols for health monitoring or the like - Systems, methods, computer program products, and media are described for obtaining data from occupational or leisure intercommunication at least between a device and a user and signaling a data distillation indicating a health status change of the user at least partly based on the data from the occupational or leisure intercommunication; or for receiving health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from an interaction between a device and a user and applying one or more data extraction criteria to the health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from the interaction between the device and the user.10-02-2008
20080242951Effective low-profile health monitoring or the like - Systems, methods, computer program products, and media are described for obtaining data from occupational or leisure intercommunication at least between a device and a user and signaling a data distillation indicating a health status change of the user at least partly based on the data from the occupational or leisure intercommunication; or for receiving health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from an interaction between a device and a user and applying one or more data extraction criteria to the health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from the interaction between the device and the user.10-02-2008
20080242947Configuring software for effective health monitoring or the like - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining an indication of an activity status change of an application program and causing a movement of data distillation code relating to physiology-indicative data in response to the indication of the activity status change of the application program; or for obtaining (a) first clinical data acceptable to a clinical analysis module and (b) a pointer to the clinical analysis module, configuring one or more applications using the pointer to the clinical analysis module after receiving at least the first clinical data acceptable to the clinical analysis module, and using second clinical data acceptable to the clinical analysis module with at least one of the one or more applications configured using the pointer to the clinical analysis module after receiving at least the first clinical data acceptable to the clinical analysis module.10-02-2008
20080242942Fetal movement calculator - Mother needs to calculate the fetal movement manually several times per day. No any instrument which can let mother save these jobs in the past.10-02-2008
20080294012MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS - A method for monitoring physiological conditions of an individual including capturing images according to predefined capture criteria of one or more body regions of the individual on an ongoing basis; transforming the captured images in response to capture conditions present during image capture to provide a normalized image; calculating wellness parameters based on the normalized image; storing system data, including the normalized image, capture parameters, normalization transforms, or wellness parameters, or combinations thereof, monitoring and analyzing the wellness parameters in view of both current and prior semantic data to identify potential changes in physiological conditions; and providing alerts indicative of changes in said physiological conditions of at least one image.11-27-2008
20120302840BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS - When an operation for causing a healthcare device to transfer a measurement value is performed on a communication apparatus, the communication apparatus issues a transmission request to the healthcare device. The healthcare device is capable of measuring and storing biological information on a plurality of subjects, and in response to the request, associates untransmitted measurement values for all of the subjects with memory IDs of storage regions corresponding to the respective subjects and storing the measurement values and a serial number of the healthcare device and collectively transmits the measurement values, the data on which is transferred to a server. In the server, a storage region is specified for each measurement value based on the memory ID and the serial number associated with the measurement value, and the measurement value is stored in the specified region.11-29-2012
20080255430PORTABLE DEVICE WITH BIOMETRIC SENSOR ARRANGEMENT - The present invention is directed to a biometric sensor system 10-16-2008
20110054265HIGHLY RELIABLE INGESTIBLE EVENT MARKERS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - Ingestible event markers having high reliability are provided. Aspects of the ingestible event markers include a support, a control circuit, a first electrochemical material, a second electrochemical material and a membrane. In addition, the ingestible event markers may include one or more components that impart high reliability to the ingestible event marker. Further, the ingestible event markers may include an active agent. In some aspects, the active agent, such as a pharmaceutically active agent or a diagnostic agent may be associated with the membrane.03-03-2011
20110054270Multimodal Method And System For Transmitting Information About A Subject - The present invention is directed to multimodal communications means for transmitting signals representing physiological, performance, and contextual information associated with a subject. In an exemplary embodiment, the multimodal communications means includes multiple radio subsystems (or modes) that enable connection to an external monitoring device to be acquired in a wide range of settings where a single radio mode would be ineffective. Additionally, combining the multimodal communications means of the invention with real-time data-processing allows the communications functionality to be engaged only when data determined to be relevant to the user is identified.03-03-2011
20110054269METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AND SHARING COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for providing life health information is provided. The method includes obtaining life health information based on at least one of a physical health state of a person, a psychological health state of the person, and interactive exchange information between the person and other people; setting a personal metaphor that visualizes the life health information of the person; and displaying a visualized image corresponding to the personal metaphor.03-03-2011
20110054268DISPLAY UNITS FOR USE IN MONITORING PATIENTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Patient monitoring systems can include a docking station and a display unit. The display unit can be coupled with the docking station or decoupled from the docking station. Some display units can include one or more actuators that aid in decoupling the display unit from the docking station that can be actuated while the display unit is being gripped.03-03-2011
20110054267MODULES FOR MONITORING PATIENTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Patient monitoring systems can include a display unit and a patient parameter module. The patient parameter module can be connected to a docking region so as to communicate with the display unit in two or more orientations.03-03-2011
20110054266METHOD FOR PROTOCOL CREATION IN A DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SYSTEM - A method of exam protocol creation in a diagnostic imaging system includes initiating a non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam with the diagnostic imaging system. Concurrently with implementation of the initiated non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam, procedural characteristics of the non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam are recorded, wherein recording includes automatic system recording. In addition, the method includes defining a diagnostic imaging exam protocol in response to the recorded procedural characteristics of the non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam. Defining includes producing an automatic system generated definition of the diagnostic imaging exam protocol as a function of information extracted from the recorded procedural characteristics.03-03-2011
20110021883Remote health care system for enabling user to select a symptom diagnosis algorithm appropriate to his/her individual disease and method thereof - This invention relates to a remote health care system and a method thereof for allowing medical experts specializing in various medical fields to upload various developed program files of symptom diagnosis algorithms to a database of a care server in the remote health care system for adding, revising or updating the program files stored therein, so that the care server can provide a variety of new and useful program files to a user and allow the user to select the program files more appropriate to his/her individual disease and to upload his/her physiological parameter data to the care server. Then, the care server can execute corresponding calculating and analyzing procedures to the uploaded physiological parameter data by using the symptom diagnosis algorithm in the selected program file, and transmit calculation and analysis results to the user or health care workers for precisely and objectively understand the user's individual physiological condition.01-27-2011
20100292543Analysis of Endogenous Fluorescence Images to Extract Morphological/Organization Information About Living Samples - Methods and computer program products for analyzing tissue are provided. The tissue is exposed to light at the appropriate wavelengths for inducing fluorescence. Images of the fluorescing tissue are taken at two or more depths within the tissue. The PSD function is determined for each image at a different depth within the tissue. A characteristic of each PSD function determined is compared, and it is determined whether or not the tissue exhibits a pre-cancerous characteristic.11-18-2010
20100292544LIFE SUPPORT AND MONITORING APPARATUS WITH MALFUNCTION CORRECTION GUIDANCE - A life support and monitoring apparatus with malfunction correction guidance is provided. The life support and monitoring apparatus of the present disclosure identifies the root cause or potential cause of a fault/failure and then prompts an operator to take appropriate steps to assure the continuance of life support and critical physiologic monitoring. When multiple faults/failures exist, the apparatus automatically prioritizes them based on risk to the patient and prompts the operator to do the most appropriate intervention to assure patient safety.11-18-2010
20110118556Systems and Methods for Diagnostics, Control and Treatment of Neurological Functions and Disorders by Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves - Methods, systems and devices are provided in which electromagnetic waves (EMWs) are applied to a neural target. The neuronal function of at least a portion of the neural target is monitored, and the effect of EMW application on neural properties, neural function, and/or neural disorders is assessed. Embodiments include methods of diagnosis, treatment, drug delivery, cognitive enhancement, and EMW stimulation systems.05-19-2011
20110118555SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SCREENING, TREATING, AND MONITORING PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS - A system for and method of remote monitoring, screening, assessment and treatment of patients having a mental health illness such as post-traumatic stress disorders or other traumatic stress injury and co-occurring symptomatology. Patients in constant communication with one or more healthcare professionals through a wireless network, complete executable programs on their patient handheld electronic devices and transmit the results of the executable programs to their supervising mental health professional. The mental health professionals review and analyze the collected patient data to make clinical assessments of the patients' mental health status.05-19-2011
20110118557Intelligent User Interface For Medical Monitors - An intelligent learning process for a user interface of a medical monitor is disclosed. The medical monitor may record user statistics and cluster groups based on settings, configurations, and actions captured by the user statistics. The medical monitor may create classes of users based on the groups and then classify users into classes based on the user statistics. The user interface of the monitor may be adapted based on the user's class. In other embodiments, a central station may access user statistics from multiple monitors and adapt a user interface for the monitors based on the statistics.05-19-2011
20100324376Diagnostics Data Collection and Analysis Method and Apparatus - A medical diagnostic data collector/analyzer compiles historical vehicle diagnostic data, including measured vital signs from a number of different people from a variety of population types, and performs statistical analyses on various vital sign combinations to establish ranges corresponding to healthy individuals and various disease conditions.12-23-2010
20100324377CONTROLLING AN ALARM IN A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT - The invention concerns a method for controlling an alarm in a medical instrument or system, the medical instrument or system detecting at least one physiological parameter of the patient. The present value of the physiological parameter is consecutively detected and an alarm delay is determined as a function of at least one detected value of the physiological parameter wherein the function yields a shorter alarm delay for increasing values of the deviation from a normal value and a longer alarm delay for decreasing values of the deviation from the normal value. Further, the duration the value of the physiological parameter exceeds or under-runs at least one predefined threshold for the physiological parameter defining an upper or lower limit for a normal range of the physiological parameter, respectively, is measured and the alarm is generated when the duration the determined value of the physiological parameter exceeds or under-runs the predefined threshold exceeds the alarm delay. This method allows for the avoidance of nuisance alarms while still indicating severe conditions of the monitored patient reliably.12-23-2010
20100179388Apparatus And Method For Diagnostic Leverage Testing Of Equine Distal Limb - The present invention includes a method and apparatus for diagnosing equine hoof and leg pathology. With the hoof to be diagnosed on the ground and in a load bearing position, sectors of the hoof are sequentially raised by application of a wedge to the bottom of the hoof where the wedge extends radially beneath the sector from the center of the hoof. Elevating a first sector of the foot stretches and adds tension to the connective tissue in the region diagonal to the sector that is elevated. At the same time, the joint surface and connective tissue in the region above the raised sector will be compressed during the elevating process. Following observation and measurement of the horse's response to the raising of the first sector, the foot sector diagonally opposite to the first sector is similarly raised and the horse's response is observed and measured. The discomfort or relief that is observed offers specific guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. The process is repeated for a plurality of sectors of the hoof.07-15-2010
20090171165SLEEP EVALUATION DEVICE AND SLEEP EVALUATION METHOD THEREFOR - A sleep evaluation device (07-02-2009
20090171164Methods and systems for identifying an avatar-linked population cohort - Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting to at least one member of a population at least one avatar associated with at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population, the at least one physiologic activity proximate to the at least one presented avatar associated with the at least one instance of media content; associating the at least one physiologic activity with at least one mental state; and identifying at least one population cohort based on the at least one mental state.07-02-2009
20110137133MONITORING VITAL PARAMETERS OF A PATIENT USING A BODY SENSOR NETWORK - The invention relates to a method of monitoring a plurality of vital parameters of a patient 06-09-2011
20110137131RISK FACTORS AND PREDICTION OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - Biomarkers and methods are disclosed for diagnosing the risk of a myocardial infarction in an individual by measuring the levels of a set of biomarkers in a sample from an individual. A risk score is calculated for the individual by weighting the measured levels of the biomarkers. The risk score then is used to identify whether the individual is likely to experience a myocardial infarction. In addition, kits are disclosed that include a set of reagents for specifically measuring biomarker levels in a sample from an individual.06-09-2011
20110087076FEEDBACK SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING DIAGNOSTIC AND/OR TREATMENT SIGNALS TO ENHANCE OBESITY TREATMENTS - Feedback systems and methods communicate implanted sensor-based feedback signals to promote behavior modifications that ameliorate obesity and other eating disorders. The system and methods described may also be applicable to any treatment in which presenting feedback regarding patients' eating and exercise habits is desired. The present invention provides a method and system for treating a patient by collecting ingestion and exercise information about the patient from an implanted sensor and communicating the collected information to the patient, his or her physician and/or other health care providers. In some embodiments, stimulation of the patient's stomach is also provided to reduce caloric intake. In some embodiments, the collected data is transmitted to a central server. Further embodiments may provide access to additional information in conjunction with the collected patient information, such as a calorie database, an exercise planner, and so forth, with the data optionally being used within a social networking system.04-14-2011
20090069638Diagnostic and Treatment Regimen for Achieving Body Water Homeostasis - A method for achieving and maintaining an optimized cellular water homeostasis and good connective tissue health in humans, where cellular water homeostasis is expressed as the ratio of intercellular water (“ICW”) content to extracellular water (“ECW”) content homeostasis comprising the steps of (i) taking a first set of measurements of two or more of ICW, ECW and total body water (“TBW”) contend; (ii) comparing the first set of measurements against a predetermined set of values associated with a population of people; (iii) administering an initial dosing of a first composition comprising a therapeutically-effective amount of an amino acid/phospholipid pairing (“AAPP”); (iv) taking a follow-up set of measurements of two or more of TBW, ICW and/or ECW after the initial dosing; (v) comparing the follow-up set of measurements against the predetermined set of population values; (vi) administering a follow-up dosing of a follow-up composition comprising a therapeutically-effective amount of an AAPP; (vii) repeating steps (iv) through (vi) until the desired values of TBW, ICW and/or ECW are achieved.03-12-2009
20120071728Method for determining the gastric emptying - The method for determining the gastric emptying by orally administering a test substance and measuring its dwelling time in the stomach comprises determining the increase of 03-22-2012
20110184249REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - The remote patient monitoring system includes a camera and radio connection device having electronic circuitry disposed in a housing. The device facilitates connection of interchangeable cameras and reconfigurable radios for remote monitoring of visually observable health indicia of a patient by a remotely located health professional. The system may also include a remote server for management of a plurality of patient sites and monitoring devices. The patient health related video images are digitally transmitted from the patient site to the remote health care provider over the Internet.07-28-2011
20110190593Computerized Systems and Methods for Stability-Theoretic Prediction and Prevention of Falls - A system, methods and computer-readable media are provided for the automatic identification of patients according to near-term risk of sudden kinematic injury (falling). Embodiments of the invention are directed to event prediction, risk stratification, and optimization of the assessment, communication, and decision-making to prevent falling in humans, and in one embodiment take the form of a platform for wearable, mobile, unteathered monitoring devices with embedded decision support. Thus the aim of embodiments of the present invention relates to automatically identifying persons who are at risk for falls through the use of an inexpensive, noninvasive, portable, wearable electronic device and sensors equipped with signal-processing software and statistical predictive algorithms that calculate stability-theoretic measures derived from the digital accelerometer and gyroscope timeseries acquired by the device. The measurements and predictive algorithms embedded within the device provide for unsupervised use in the home or in general acute-care and chronic-care venues and afford a degree of robustness against variations in individual anatomy and sensor placement. In some embodiments, the present invention provides a leading indicator of near-term future abnormalities, proactively alerting the user, for example, 2 hours or more in advance, and providing the wearer and/or care providers with sufficient advance notice to enable effective preventive maneuvers to be undertaken. In one exemplary embodiment, the device is equipped with radiofrequency telecommunication capabilities that enable integration with case-management software, electronic health record decision-support systems, and consumer personal health record systems.08-04-2011
20110137132Mammography Information System - A method and system for analyzing and retrieving tissue abnormality tracking data, providing a tool for a radiologist that includes a report summarizing the statistical frequency of diagnosed patients, both locally and nationally, with tissue region-of-interest classifications similar to the tissue images taken of the anatomy of an individual patient. In one embodiment, a computer aided diagnostic program can suggest region-of-interest attributes and classifications for user review. In one embodiment, user can select a seed area for computer aided diagnostic program analysis, the CAD analysis can suggest region-of-interest attributes and classifications. In yet another embodiment, the region-of-interest abnormality attributes suggested by the computer aided diagnostic program can be stored and compared with the user selected abnormality attributes and classifications. In one embodiment the images are of human breast tissue.06-09-2011
20110263949IMAGE BASED CLINICAL TRIAL ASSESSMENT - A method for assessing a treatment in a trial includes obtaining images generated from image data acquired at different times during a trial time period for a same region of interest of a subject. The treatment is administered to the subject for the trial. The method further includes co-registering the images and mapping the co-registered images to a reference image representing the region of interest. The method further includes generating a trial image of the region of interest showing at least one of structural or functional physiological changes that occurred during the trial time period based on the mapped co-registered images, and displaying the trial image.10-27-2011
20110201903METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FAMILIAL RISK OF DISEASE - Personal and family health history information can be used to assess familial risk of disease. For example, information can be collected about the disease history of a person and the person's first- and second-degree relatives and then analyzed to determine the familial risk of common diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer. Assessed familial risk of disease can then be used by researchers to better estimate the contribution of personal history and family history to the etiology and natural history of a disease of interest, and by consumers and health professionals to determine recommendations for disease management, prevention and screening that are personalized and targeted to the familial risk. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.08-18-2011
20110201899SYSTEMS FOR INDUCING CHANGE IN A HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC - Systems and methods for inducing a change in a human physiological characteristic. The physiological characteristic may correspond to an emotional state of a dialogue participant. The dialogue participant may be an individual participating in a conversation. The outcome of the conversation may be related to a business objective, such as providing high quality call center services. A sensor may monitor the physiologic characteristic. A processor may relate the physiologic characteristic to an emotional state. The processor may provide feedback to the individual based on the emotional state. The feedback may be formulated to change the individual's emotional state.08-18-2011
20100022849MEDICAL WORKSTATION WITH INTEGRATED SUPPORT OF PROCESS STEPS01-28-2010
20100022847CLINICAL INVESTIGATION DATA LOGGING WITH CONTEXTUAL TIME TRAVELING - A health monitoring device that includes a data logger module that collects health information from a subject or clinician during specific time ranges that are part of a health monitoring schedule. The collected health information and/or the time ranges are determined in part by the content of the collected health information. The device records the collected health information along with a time stamp. The device also includes a clock and a time travel mode that allows a user to adjust the clock to a specified point in the health monitoring schedule so that the device operates at the specified point in the same manner as if the device had reached the specified point without intervention by the user to adjust the clock.01-28-2010
20100022846Method for Health Monitoring - This invention relates to methods for monitoring the anatomy of an individual, which methods comprise the steps of: (i) subjecting a healthy or asymptomatic individual to non-invasive analysis techniques, such as imaging or acoustic techniques, to obtain images or data on determined cells, tissue(s) or organs, at different time points over a period of more than one month, preferably over years; (ii) collecting the images or data in a database; (iii) comparing the images or data to the images or data previously acquired for the same individual, in essentially the same conditions; wherein said comparison of images or data obtained at different time points allows definition of non-pathological baseline anatomy for this individual.01-28-2010
20120172675INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPECIAL NEEDS MANAGEMENT - The disclosure describes a method includes creating a special needs management tool on a computer based medium for a special needs assessment for a special needs individual using a special needs assessment format. In addition, the method includes recording the special needs assessment using the special needs management tool. The method also includes storing a special needs assessment report for a review by an authorized personal. The method further includes permitting the authorized person to access the assessment status.07-05-2012
20110218407METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR, ANALYZE AND OPTIMIZE PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE OF NUTRITION - A method and apparatus that for monitoring the physiological state of nutrition of an individual and adaptively analyze that data input to anticipate the individual's nutritional needs. A satiety meter may be employed to analyze a user's profile including nutritional state and determine when and how much a user should consume to prevent the onset of hunger and communicate is to a decision engine. The decision engine may generate and communicate a message to the user via the client device to prescribe prophylactic intake of nutrition to the individual prior to the onset of hunger based on the user's nutrition plan and/or regimen.09-08-2011
20110218405SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED QUANTIFIABLE DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF DISEASE USING PATIENT RELATED TIME TREND DATA - A system comprising a memory device having a plurality of routines stored therein, a processor configured to execute the plurality of routines stored in the memory device, the plurality of routines comprising: a routine configured to effect, when executed, accessing of patient deviation scores indicative of differences between patient data and reference data representative of a population segment, wherein the patient deviation scores are derived from longitudinal data of the patient data such that the patient deviation scores include a plurality of sets of patient deviation scores, each set indicative of differences between patient data collected at a respective point in time and the reference data; a routine configured to effect, when executed, identifying a trend in the patient deviation scores for at least one clinical parameter; a routine configured to effect, when executed, generating of a report including a visual indication of the trend; and a routine configured to effect, when executed, outputting of the report. The report includes one or more views including Z, T, D, DT, and D feedback on T views, using image and non-image data.09-08-2011
20100016679Apparatus and Method for the Identification of a Subject Memory Trace and for the Intention Prevision - An apparatus and method for the identification of a subject's memory trace and for intention prediction use a procedure for acquiring information by means of administering to the subject a series of tests; the apparatus records the answers and the reaction times of the subject and it elaborates the results in order to give, with an accuracy of 92%, the memory trace or the intention of the subject. The apparatus and method give the possibility to avoid or identify maligners and fakers.01-21-2010
20100016678CARDIAC REHABILITATION USING PATIENT MONITORING DEVICES - Systems and methods permit remotely-monitored rehabilitation of a patient. A system can comprise a patient monitor configured to monitor a patient's physiological data. The patient monitor can monitor using a first monitoring mode. A patient communication device can be configured to present, to the patient, an option to perform an exercise regimen, and to receive a response indicating whether the patient will perform the exercise regimen. A configuration module coupled to the patient communication device can be configured to activate a second monitoring mode when the response indicates that the patient will perform the exercise regimen. When the exercise regimen is complete, the first monitoring mode can be re-established. When the response indicates that the patient will not perform the exercise regimen, the response can be recorded as a negative response, and the option to perform the exercise regimen can be presented again.01-21-2010
20100016677Devices for and Methods of Analyzing a Physiological Condition of a Physiological Subject Based on A Workload Related Property - A method of influencing a physiological condition of a physiological subject, the method comprising detecting a workload distribution/activity in a brain of the physiological subject, the workload distribution/activity being indicative of the physiological condition, and selectively modifying the workload distribution/activity in the brain of the physiological subject to thereby modify the physiological condition.01-21-2010
20100016676Systems And Methods For Adaptively Filtering Signals - According to embodiments, systems and method are provided for adaptively filtering signals. A combination of filtering techniques is described in which non-wavelet based filtering techniques are used with wavelet-based filtering techniques to filter an input signal. One or more physiological parameters may then be determined from the filtered output signal.01-21-2010
20100016675Method of assessing a condition using sucking patterns - A method of assessing a condition includes comparing a sucking pattern for a target infant with a sucking pattern associated with the condition. A method of monitoring progress of a treatment includes comparing the rhythmic sucking percentage for a target infant before treatment for a condition with the rhythmic sucking percentage for the infant after treatment of the condition to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. A method of monitoring progress of a treatment includes using sucking patterns to compare an infant's rate of progress at a given point in time to a population's rate of progress at the same point in time.01-21-2010
20090062621Method and system for prioritizing communication of a health risk - System and methods are provided for prioritizing communication of a health risk. The method may include obtaining health information for individuals and determining, based on the health information, a risk of each individual contracting each of plurality of diseases. The method may also include calculating, based on the risks, an average risk of each individual contracting the diseases and selecting a subset of the individuals based on the average risks. Further, the method may include calculating an improved risk by making lifestyle changes for the subset of the individuals and communicating the health risks and the lifestyle changes to individuals in the subset based on the amount of improved risk.03-05-2009
20090024003ACCURATE METHOD TO ASSESS DISEASE SEVERITY IN CLINICAL TRIALS CONCERNING PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - The invention provides for an accurate method to assess disease severity in clinical trials involving psychopathology, which method comprises the sequence of a) making audiovisual, identified and patient-observer-linked recordings of interviews between observers and patients; c) presenting the identified recordings for review to one or more reference observers; d) asking the reference observer or observers to score the disease or symptom severity with the said rating scale on basis of observation of the identified recordings; e) making the scores based on the patient-observer recordings by the reference observer or reference observers available to the corresponding observers; whereby the identified recordings are made of interviews held by the observers with their patients for producing the scores by the observers for the assessment of the effect of the intervention and the method comprises in the sequence the step: f) asking the observers to consolidate or adjust the scores to be used for obtaining the overall score.01-22-2009
20110118554DEVICE-ASSISTED SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT - Device-assisted social networking for health management, in one aspect, collects health related information associated with one or more users, performs analysis and publishes data resulting from the analyzing to a social networking website associated with one or more users, wherein the data may be shared among the users in a group for peer encouragement in habits that would improve the users' health conditions.05-19-2011
20110118558Method and Apparatus for Evaluating the Effects of Internal and External Stress Influences - A measuring device and method is for enabling a user to measure and record changes in emotion during the day and translate it into a relative stress value per day. It may be used to accumulate the positive and negative emotional reactions that a user experiences during a predetermined time period. This method and device will provide a record of the associated distress and eustress and the cumulative effect therefrom on the individual. The user has a visual display of whether or not the emotions felt during a given day are positive or negative. The recognition of the stress level may remind or enable the user to take some action that will counterbalance excessive negative emotions known to contribute to major diseases and engage in activities that reduce or relieve the stress influences on the user before the end of each day.05-19-2011
20110054264Systems and methods of alarm validation and backup in implanted medical devices - Alarm tests are disclosed which use alarm test signals to assess alarms provided by medical devices. Especially relevant are implanted devices that monitor cardiac activity and provide notification in response to medically relevant events. Alarm tests can occur periodically, or in response to a patient, doctor, or remote party initiating the alarm test. Alarm tests can also occur during the actual alarms issued to detected medical events. Alarm tests lead to pass or fail results, which in turn may cause operations to contingently occur. Alarm test failure in the auditory, visual, or tactile modality, may cause an alternatively defined alarm signal to be used as back-up. Alarm test logs can store alarm test results, including quantification of the measured alarm signal. Rapid alarm tests are described, as are various methods of accurately measuring characteristics of the test signal in ambulatory patients, which are especially relevant to a vibration alarm.03-03-2011
20110152629SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA OF A PATIENT MONITOR AND A PORTABLE SENSOR MODULE - A patient monitor is synchronized with a portable sensor module by detecting a first coupling of the portable sensor module to the patient monitor. In response to the first coupling, the portable sensor module and the patient monitor each store configuration settings and record patient data acquired through the portable sensor module. After the portable sensor module is decoupled from the patient monitor, the portable sensor module continues to store patient data and the configuration settings stored in the patient monitor and the portable sensor module are allowed to change relative to one another. Upon detecting a second coupling of the portable sensor module to the patient monitor, the portable sensor module and the patient monitor resynchronize with one another to remove any differences in the configuration settings and to provide copies of any patient data missing from either the portable sensor module and the patient monitor.06-23-2011
20110152630METHOD FOR RECORDING AND FORWARDING VITAL SIGNS, AS WELL AS DEVICE FOR THIS PURPOSE - In a method for recording and forwarding vital signs of a user, vital signs are measured, possibly linked, and displayed to the user. Once the user has accepted the displayed vital signs or their linkages, the user releases them for transmission by way of an authentification.06-23-2011
20110306845SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COMORBIDITY ASSESSMENT - Methods, systems, and apparatus for assessing a state of a comorbidity associated with a primary disease are provided. The methods comprise receiving at least one autonomic index, neurologic index, stress marker index, psychiatric index, endocrine index, adverse effect of therapy index, physical fitness index, or quality of life index of a patient; comparing the at least one index to at least one reference value; and assessing a state of a body system of the patient that is a site of the comorbidity, based on the comparison. A computer readable program storage device encoded with instructions that, when executed by a computer, perform the method described above is also provided. A medical device system capable of implementing the method described above is also provided.12-15-2011
20090062622System and method for determining sleep status of a baby in a cradle and controlling movement of the cradle - A computer-based method for determining sleep status of a baby in a cradle and controlling movement of the cradle is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining an image of the baby's face at fixed intervals through a digital camera, and storing the image in the digital camera; finding the baby's face in the image; locating the eyes in the image of the baby's face and framing the opening of the eyelids; determining the openness of the baby's eyes by calculating a ratio of a height of a rectangle framing the opening of eyelids to a width of the rectangle, and comparing the result with the preset threshold; judging whether the baby is asleep according to the comparison; sending a corresponding command to the motor for controlling the movement of the cradle. A related system is also disclosed.03-05-2009
20120041275DERIVATION METHOD OF DISCRIMINATION THRESHOLD OF NAIL APPARATUS MELANOMA - An derivation method of a nail apparatus melanoma discrimination threshold includes a first step of assuming a color image of longitudinal melanonychia as three-dimensional vectors each composed of RGB parameter values of each pixel and finding an angle between each of the three-dimensional vectors and a reference vector, a second step of finding a probability of occurrence according to a frequency distribution of the angles found in the first step, and a third step of finding, according to the probability of occurrence found in the second step, a threshold for a parameter to discriminate whether the longitudinal melanonychia is malignant or benign.02-16-2012
20090118590MULTI-SENSOR SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DERIVING HUMAN STATUS INFORMATION - The invention is a wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, having sensors to generate data indicative of a physiological or contextual parameters of a user. A processor on the wireless communications device is adapted derive physiological state information of the user from the contextual or physiological parameters. The apparatus may include a central monitoring unit remote from the sensors for storing data and transmitting data to a recipient.05-07-2009
20090105548In-Ear Biometrics - There is provided according to an embodiment of the present a biometric tracking Apparatus for use with a digital device, said apparatus comprising: a headphone including a sensor wherein said sensor is configured to produce a data signal that is indicative of one or more biometric parameters; an input configured to receive said data signal; and a storage medium configured to store said data signal.04-23-2009
20110172498SPOT CHECK MONITOR CREDIT SYSTEM - A spot check credit system advantageously includes various embodiments for obtaining authorization or payment for each measurement, groups of measurements, times of measurement or the like. In an embodiment, the system utilizes a server that communicates web pages over a computer network. In an embodiment, the system utilizes a digital communication device such as a photocommunicative key.07-14-2011
20120209082MEDICAL CHARACTERIZATION SYSTEM - A medical characterization system is configured to input medical-related continuous parameters and discrete data so as to calculate a characterization timeline indicative of a physiological condition of a living being. A data source is in sensor communications with a patient so as to generate a continuous parameter. The data source also provides test data responsive to the patient at a test time. The test data is available to a characterization processor at a result time. The characterization processor is also responsive to the continuous parameter so as to generate a medical characterization as a function of time. A characterization analyzer enables the characterization processor to update the medical characterization in view of the test data as of the test time.08-16-2012
20120004511RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN EMOTIONAL CONDITION OF A USER - A method comprises monitoring inputs to a device from a user, using the user inputs to track an emotional condition of the user, detecting a change in the tracked emotional condition of the user, and in response to detecting the change, using a camera to capture an image of the user and inserting the image into a content item.01-05-2012
20090240114BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS - A breast cancer diagnosis apparatus controls supply and flow rate of fluid to rapidly and effectively supply the fluid. As a result, time for diagnosing the breast cancer is shortened. Also, by preventing overflow or shortage of the fluid, the breast cancer diagnosis apparatus accurately diagnoses the breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis apparatus includes a fluid supply unit, and a supply control unit for controlling the fluid supplied from the fluid supply unit.09-24-2009
20120004514DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SUPPORT DEVICE, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SUPPORT METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A diagnostic imaging support device includes an image data acquisition unit that acquires image data of high magnification of sample tissue, an image classifying unit that generates image data of low magnification from the image data of high magnification acquired by the image data acquisition unit, and classifies the generated image data of low magnification into group by each image data pattern of a plurality of pathological tissue, and an image evaluating unit that evaluates whether or not the image data of high magnification, which is to be a base of the image data of low magnification classified by the image classifying unit, is the pathological tissue of the classified group.01-05-2012
20120004513Apparatus and Method for Viewing an Object - An apparatus and method for generating and displaying an image of an object is described and includes a radiation source and a series of at least two linear detectors capable of detecting incident radiation after transmission through an object to define a scanning zone there between. The object is moved relative to and through the scanning zone in successive passes along at least two linear directions at an angle to each other. An image generation apparatus generates for each successive pass at least a first image from the first linear detector, a second image from the second linear detector, and a third image. An image display is adapted successively to display at least the first, second and third images and display the monocular movement parallax between the images. Each image is processed before display to reduce distortion attributable to beam spreading in a direction perpendicular to a scan direction.01-05-2012
20120004512Method, System, and Computer Program Product For The Evaluation of Glycemic Control in Diabetes From Self-Monitoring Data - A method, system, and computer program product related to the diagnosis of diabetes, and is directed to predicting the long-term risk of hyperglycemia, and the long-term and short-term risks of severe hypoglycemia in diabetics, based on blood glucose readings collected by a self-monitoring blood glucose device. The method, system, and computer program product pertain directly to the enhancement of existing home blood glucose monitoring devices, by introducing an intelligent data interpretation component capable of predicting both HbA01-05-2012
20120108911MEDICAL APPARATUS - The present invention relates to medical apparatus for monitoring one or more physiological conditions of a patient and a method for monitoring one or more physiological conditions of a patient. Apparatus for measuring medical data is described, comprising: at least one medical data gathering module, at least one microprocessor, and further wherein the apparatus further comprises a medical data handling module separate from the at least one microprocessor for buffering medical data transfer between the medical data gathering module and the microprocessor and optionally further wherein the medical data handling module can gather and store data in predetermined groups of data and the microprocessor can retrieve data from the medical data handling module in one or more multiples of predetermined groups of data. A method for measuring medical data is described, comprising: providing at least one medical data gathering module; providing at least one microprocessor; providing a data handling module separate from the at least one microprocessor; buffering medical data transfer between the medical data gathering module and the microprocessor optionally by gathering and storing data in predetermined groups of data and retrieving data from the medical data handling module in one or more multiples of predetermined groups of data.05-03-2012
20120116178VITAL SIGN SENSING SYSTEM, VITAL SIGN OBTAINING DEVICE, AND DISPOSABLE DEVICE - The present invention related to a vital sign sensing system, a vital sign obtaining device, and a disposable device. The vital sign sensing system includes the vital sign obtaining device and the disposable device. The disposable device includes an elasticity stopper and a movable fastener. The vital sign obtaining device includes a protrusion. The movable fastener is assembled on the elasticity stopper so that the elasticity stopper is showed a flexion state. In a first procedure that the disposable device is assembled to the vital sign obtaining device, the movable fastener is uninstalled from the elasticity stopper by the protrusion, and the elasticity stopper is converted from the flexion state to an expansion state so as to prevent the disposable device from being reused in vital sign obtaining device.05-10-2012
20090221880DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT WORKSTATION - An integrated medical workstation for use in patient clinical encounters includes an input device such as a bar code scanner that is interconnected to a computing device. At least one device capable of obtaining at least one physiological parameter is either attached directly to the workstation or is in communication therewith. Preferably, the input scanning device controls at least substantial overall operation of the medical workstation that can be placed, for example, into a network.09-03-2009
20120010473Health and Wellness Tracker - A business method utilizing a health and wellness tracker for the optimization of the health program provided for the members of an organization. The present invention provides a wellness tracking service that prompts the members of the organization in predetermined time intervals for health activities. The health of the group of members are compiled into a report and analyzed by the organization for the adjustment and optimization of the health program for the member of the organization.01-12-2012
20110166428NOVEL METHOD FOR MEASURING INSULIN RESISTANCE - Method of using at least one glucose derivative, halogenated in the 6 position, for the implementation of a process for the determination of insulin resistance in a mammal, in particular man, by measuring 07-07-2011
20110166427Point-of-Care Inventory Management System and Method - A system and method are disclosed for controlling an inventory of point-of-care diagnostic devices. The inventory includes a main inventory and at least one subinventory. Each device has an ambient temperature shelf life. Data associated with the devices is entered, including: the current quantity and predetermined minimum quantity of devices in the main inventory; and the current quantity and predetermined minimum quantity of devices in the subinventory. A first timestamp is associated with each device when the device is transferred from the main inventory to the ambient temperature subinventory. The first timestamp is compared to a second timestamp prior to use of the device to determine whether the device's ambient temperature shelf life is exceeded. The current quantity of devices in the subinventory is updated in response to an event that causes a change in the current quantity of devices in the subinventory.07-07-2011
20110166426MODULE FOR A COMPUTER INTERFACE - The present invention provides a module for a computer interface including a transducer wherein the transducer receives a measurement value and makes this measurement value available for monitoring an individual's health by means of the computer interface, for example, for monitoring an individual's blood glucose level, wherein the measurement value is obtained by means of a sensor.07-07-2011
20120016208METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING ITEMS USING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - A method for selecting items, the method comprising the steps of measuring (01-19-2012
20120065477MEDICAL TELEMETRY SYSTEM AND MEDICAL TELEMETER - A medical telemetry system include: a transmitter which transmits a first signal; a first medical telemeter which transmits a second signal including biological information of a patient, the first medical telemeter which receives the first signal and which performs an operation corresponding to information included in the first signal; and a monitor apparatus which receives the second signal.03-15-2012
20120065476SELF-EXAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELF-EXAMINATION - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for a self-examination. And more particularly, the present invention relates to an apparatus and a method providing examination guide information for the self-examination.03-15-2012
20120016207ELECTROMAGNETICALLY COUPLED HERMETIC CHAMBER - An electromagnetically coupled hermetic chamber includes a body defining a hermetic chamber. A distributed LC circuit is disposed within the hermetic chamber and a second conductive structure is attached to the body outside of the hermetic chamber. The distributed LC circuit is electromagnetically coupled to the second conductive structure without direct electrical paths thereby allowing coupling of the distributed LC circuit to external electronics without the need for electrical feedthroughs or vias that could compromise the integrity of the hermetic chamber.01-19-2012
20120016206TREATMENT DECISION ENGINE WITH APPLICABILITY MEASURE - A system and (or) method, for use with a computer system, recommends a treatment among a plurality of treatment options for a given medical condition of a patient. To that end, the system and method receive patient information related to the patient and the medical condition, and search, at least in part in a computer process, a database with a plurality of indexed studies relating to the plurality of different treatment options for the given medical condition. The system and method then assign, at least in part in a computer process, a study value to each of the plurality of studies, and determine the applicability of the studies to the patient using the patient information to produce a plurality of applicability values. At least the study values and the applicability values are used to generate treatment scores for the treatment options for generating a report listing the treatment options and a) the treatment scores and/or b) information derived from the treatment scores.01-19-2012
20120116180SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A HEALTH SCORE FOR A PATIENT - A system and method for providing an indicator of a patient's health. The system may include a data module receiving data relating to a patient's health, the data including subjective data, a conversion module generating an output from the data, the output representing the patient's health, and a display module displaying the output and a standard output for a user to compare with the output. A method of providing a customizable system for generating an indicator of a patient's health, the method including providing a system including a data module, a conversion module generating an output via a first algorithm, and a display module displaying the output and a standard output generated by a second algorithm, and customizing at least one of the first and second algorithms according to preferences of a user.05-10-2012
20120116176HANDHELD BOIFEEDBACK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELF-REGULATING AT LEAST ONE PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE OF A SUBJECT - A handheld, portable device for providing biofeedback to a subject includes a housing, at least one sensor, and a controller. The housing has a user interface operably connected thereto. The at least one sensor is configured to sense physiological parameter. The at least one sensor is operably connected to the housing. The controller is configured to provide biofeedback to the subject. The controller is in electrical communication with the at least one sensor.05-10-2012
20100268037EVENT-DRIVEN, DYNAMIC PATIENT SCORECARD - In general, the invention provides a design and apparatus (patient scorecard system-PSS) for dynamic scoring of Patient clinical condition based on patient-attributes, medical rules, patient-information events and medical criteria. One aspect of the invention is to offer better tracking of Patient-care and improving the quality of care to patients. The scorecard model is based on a multi-attribute data structure that captures Patient risk based on attributes such as symptoms, causes, past history, errors in medication, bad quality of care, medication history, current costs, MRI, current state of the disease and family history. The scorecard keeps a time-stamped record of the attributes of the patients, and updates them dynamically as new information is available from multiple sources such as medical records, MRIs, Lab-tests, personal patient monitors and others.10-21-2010
20120310050Detecting, Assessing and Managing Epilepsy Using a Multi-Variate, Metric-Based Classification Analysis - A method for identifying changes in an epilepsy patient's disease state, comprising: receiving at least one body data stream; determining at least one body index from the at least one body data stream; detecting a plurality of seizure events from the at least one body index; determining at least one seizure metric value for each seizure event; performing a first classification analysis of the plurality of seizure events from the at least one seizure metric value; detecting at least one additional seizure event from the at least one determined index; determining at least one seizure metric value for each additional seizure event, performing a second classification analysis of the plurality of seizure events and the at least one additional seizure event based upon the at least one seizure metric value; comparing the results of the first classification analysis and the second classification analysis; and performing a further action.12-06-2012
20120059228METHODS FOR DETECTING ENDOMETRIOSIS - The method of the present invention is directed towards detecting endometriosis in a mammalian subject. This method comprises the following steps; taking a sample from the mammal, measuring the level of sphingomyelin (SM) or phosphatidylcholine (PC), or combinations thereof, in the sample, comparing the measured levels of SM or PC, or combinations thereof, to predetermined levels, and diagnosing the mammal based on the comparison. This method may also comprise the following steps: taking a sample from the mammal, measuring the level of F11 Receptor (F11R) in the sample, comparing the measured level of F11R to a predetermined level, and diagnosing the mammal based on the comparison.03-08-2012
20110004072Methods and apparatus for monitoring patients and delivering therapeutic stimuli - In an exemplary implementation of this invention, a user wears comfortable biosensors. These sensors gather physiological data from the user and transmit this data to another radio-enabled device. This other device may be a mobile phone. The data is further transmitted, via this other radio-enabled device, to one or more networks (such as wireless networks or the Internet). A processor analyzes this transmitted data, in real time, to recognize patterns in the data that indicate the need for therapeutic intervention. Upon recognition of such a pattern, the processor outputs instructions for a transducer to deliver therapeutic stimuli. These instructions are transmitted, over one or more wired or wireless networks, to a transducer which delivers the therapeutic stimuli to the user.01-06-2011
20120059227DIRECTING A USER TO A MEDICAL RESOURCE - A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product directs a user using a physiological sensor to a needed medical resource. A real-time state of a medical condition of a user is determined based on readings from a physiological sensor on a user. A processing system correlates the real-time state of the medical condition of the user to a medical resource, which has been predetermined to have a capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user. Directions are then sent, to the user, for a temporally nearest medical resource that has been predetermined to have the capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user.03-08-2012
20120157790PHYSICAL EXAMINATION METHOD USING MOBILE TERMINAL, AND GATEWAY AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATION - A physical examination method using a mobile terminal, and a gateway and a mobile terminal for physical examination are provided. The physical examination method using a mobile terminal may include: receiving, at a physical measurement gateway, information on a subject and information on a physical measurement device to be used by the subject through the mobile terminal; and receiving, at the physical measurement gateway, physical information on the subject measured by the physical measurement device, transmitting the physical information to a health management server, receiving physical examination results, obtained based on the transmitted physical information, from the health management server, and providing the physical examination results to the mobile terminal of the subject. Thus, a patient who has limited mobility can easily undergo a physical examination without accessing the physical measurement gateway, thereby constructing a convenient U-health environment.06-21-2012
20120209081METHOD OF PREVENTING PATIENT INJURY - This invention relates to administering a test to an incoming patient to determine that patient's ability to delay gratification and resist impulses, and thereafter grouping the patient into a high risk or low risk group. The patients in the high risk group are thereafter attended to at a greater frequency as it has been determined that the patient cannot effectively delay gratification and resist impulses. The preferred embodiment of this invention uses the Stroop Neuropsychological Screening Test to identify which patients cannot effectively delay gratification. Patients in the high risk group may be toileted more frequently to eliminate the impulse to move around the facility to remove bladder or bowel pressure.08-16-2012
20120116179TECHNIQUES FOR DATA RETENTION UPON DETECTION OF AN EVENT IN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - Methods and apparatus for storing data records associated with a medical monitoring event in a data structure. These include initiating loop recording in an implantable medical device upon determination of a neurological event, wherein loop recording comprises storing a data record of a plurality of data records in a data structure, the plurality of data records representing information about determined neurological events. Methods and apparatus can further include determining a priority index for the plurality of data records based on severity levels of the determined neurological events and replacing older data records of the plurality of data records on the data structure with new data records according to the priority index, wherein the new data records selectively replace those data records in the data structure having the lowest associated priority index.05-10-2012
20120116177APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING CALORIE CONSUMPTION USING 3-AXIAL ACCELEROMETER - Disclosed are an apparatus and method for calculating calorie consumption using a 3-dimensional accelerometer, and more particularly, an apparatus and method for calculating calorie consumption using a 3-axial accelerometer, in which energy consumption (Kcal) corresponding to a human's physical activity can be calculated at a high degree of precision.05-10-2012
20120157789METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A method, apparatus and computer program wherein the method includes: obtaining, from a detector, a detection of at least one bio-signal of a user of an apparatus; determining a mode of operation of the apparatus when the at least one bio-signal occurred; and correlating the at least one detected bio-signal of the user with the determined mode of operation in a bio-signal profile of the user of the apparatus.06-21-2012
20090112070Telemedicine Device and System - The present invention is provided a telemedicine device and system, and the telemedicine device and system comprise at least a computer system and a channel-selecting device, wherein the computer system can connect with the internet and have at least one expanded module to connect with a plurality of periphery devices. The telemedicine system is combined with healthcare system, information system, equipment system and homecare system to put the government policies “aging in place” and “aging at home” into practice, and also provide the elders healthier, safer, more respectful, more comfortable and more convenient life qualities, and maintain the elders' health.04-30-2009
20110066002PANDEMIC DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTION TOOL FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH - A system and method to assist an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls. A computer implemented emergency medical dispatch protocol includes interrogatories for a dispatcher to ask a caller to generate an appropriate response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid the dispatcher in gathering symptom information for a patient who may be suffering from a pandemic illness, such as a severe respiratory infection like influenza. The diagnostic tool facilitates uniform and consistent gathering of symptom information relating to a pandemic outbreak. The information may be stored and/or processed for use in monitoring and/or tracking pandemic outbreaks. The diagnostic tool can be launched automatically by the emergency dispatch protocol, or manually by a dispatcher. The diagnostic tool presents a user interface that provides, among other things, instructions, symptoms, and input fields.03-17-2011
20110066004PASSIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING (P2M) SYSTEM - Passive physiological monitoring apparatus and method has a sensor for sensing physiological phenomenon. A converter converts sensed data into electrical signals and a computer receives and computes the signals and outputs computed data for real-time interactive display. The sensor is a piezoelectric film of polyvinylidene fluoride. A band-pass filter filters out noise and isolates the signals to reflect data from the body. A pre-amplifier amplifies signals. Signals detected include mechanical, thermal and acoustic signatures reflecting cardiac output, cardiac function, internal bleeding, respiratory, pulse, apnea, and temperature. A pad may incorporate the PVDF film and may be fluid-filled. The film converts mechanical energy into analog voltage signals. Analog signals are fed through the band-pass filter and the amplifier. A converter converts the analog signals to digital signals. A Fourier transform routine is used to transform into the frequency domain. A microcomputer is used for recording, analyzing and displaying data for on-line assessment and for providing realtime response. A radio-frequency filter may be connected to a cable and the film for transferring signals from the film through the cable. The sensor may be an array provided in a MEDEVAC litter or other device for measuring acoustic and hydraulic signals from the body of a patient for field monitoring, hospital monitoring, transport monitoring, home, remote monitoring.03-17-2011
20110066003METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FACIAL EMOTION NULLING - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of facial emotion nulling of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (03-17-2011
20110184251BONE MINERAL DENSITY RATIOS AS A PREDICTOR OF OSTEOARTHRITIS - The present invention relates to systems, compositions, and methods for using bone mineral density ratios as a predictor of osteoarthritis. In particular, the present invention relates to comparing ratios of bone mineral density involving bones that are periarticular to determine a risk assessment for features of osteoarthritis.07-28-2011
20110184250EARLY WARNING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT - A computer-implemented method and system are provided for assisting a plurality of patients manage chronic health conditions. The method, for each patient, comprises: (a) receiving information from the patient or a member of a patient care network on an expected patient activity at a given future time period; (b) determining expected transient local ambient conditions in the patient's surroundings during the expected patient activity at the given future time period; (c) predicting health exacerbations for the patient using a stored computer model of the patient based on a desired patient control set-point range, the expected patient activity, and the expected transient local ambient conditions; and (d) proactively sending a message to the patient or a member of the patient care network before the given future time period, the message alerting the patient or a member of the patient care network of the predicted health exacerbations for the patient and identifying one or more corrective actions for the patient to avoid or mitigate the predicted health exacerbations.07-28-2011
20110184248STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A storage medium is provided having stored therein an information processing program executable by a computer of an information processing device which performs predetermined processes based on biological parameters acquired from a user. The information processing program causes the computer to function as: first biological parameter acquisition means for acquiring a first biological parameter from the user during a first period; second biological parameter acquisition means for acquiring a second biological parameter from the user, within the first period, during the acquisition of the first biological parameter, or on and after a first time point after the acquisition of the first biological parameter; and first process execution means for executing a first process from the first time point, based on the first biological parameter and the second biological parameter.07-28-2011
20110184247COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN HEALTH - A health guidance system receives health information from input devices and other sources, tracks one or more health goals, and enforces those goals by acting upon other devices. The health guidance system collects health information to paint a comprehensive picture of the user's health. The system uses the information it collects to interact with a variety of devices to enforce the user's health goals and ensure accountability. Thus, the health guidance system provides a comprehensive software system for collecting health information and using that information to produce positive changes in the health of users.07-28-2011
20110105857IMPRESSION DEGREE EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND IMPRESSION DEGREE EXTRACTION METHOD - An impression degree extraction apparatus which precisely extracts an impression degree without imposing a strain on a user in particular. A content editing apparatus (05-05-2011
20110105855EARLY DETECTION OF COGNITION IMPAIRMENT IN ELDERLY POPULATION - We have discovered novel methods and systems for detecting cognitive impairment in a subject by analyzing the level of xantophylls in macula lutea or red blood cell sample from the subject. We have discovered that decrease of xanthopyll level in the subject is indicative of cognitive impairment.05-05-2011
20110105854MEDICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - Medical patient monitoring devices that have the capability of detecting the physical proximity of a clinician are disclosed. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a first selected action when the presence of a clinician is detected in a first detection area, and to perform a second selected action when the presence of the clinician is detected in a second detection area. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to determine whether a clinician is present in a detection area based on the strength of a signal from a clinician token, and based on a signal strength adjustment value associated with the clinician token. When the presence of a clinician is detected in a detection area, the medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a predetermined action that is determined from a remote database communicatively coupled thereto.05-05-2011
20110105852USING DATA IMPUTATION TO DETERMINE AND RANK OF RISKS OF HEALTH OUTCOMES - Techniques for generating prediction of risks of medical outcomes and benefit scores for medical interventions, with imputation of missing patient data values, are disclosed. Apparatus or computer program products may be configured to receive a patient record for the patient from a database of a data storage unit, wherein one or more demographic data values or biometric data values in the patient record are missing or have null values; create and store a plurality of clone patient records in the database; impute a plurality of different substitute demographic data values or biometric data values and substitute a different one of the plurality of substitute values into each one of the clone patient records; determine, create and store a first metric, based at least in part on the clone patient records, wherein the first metric comprises a current health related metric for the patient; determine, create and store one or more medical intervention metrics, each based at least in part on an associated medical intervention and the clone patient records, representing a predicted health related metric for the patient when the associated medical intervention is performed; transform the database by updating the patient record to include the first metric and the one or more medical intervention metrics.05-05-2011
20110105856Diagnostic testing - One or more living entities are evaluated for health conditions by taking samples, especially samples of volatile compounds, derived from, e.g., the breath, urine, feces, saliva, skin exudates, etc., from the living entities, optionally with concentration of the samples; analyzing the samples using a multivariate analytical test; comparing the patterns present in the results of said test or tests, either; a. on an individual entity at a previous time to the patterns present in the results of said test or tests on the individual entity at the present time, or b/ comparing the patterns present in the results of the test on the said living entities to the patterns present in the results of tests on populations of similar entities having a normal health condition and/or to the patterns in the results of tests on populations of similar entities having a given disease or abnormal health condition, the results from the entities having normal health and each of the populations of entities having a given disease or abnormal condition being treated as reference sets for their respective specific disease or abnormal condition as compared to the reference set for entities having normal health.05-05-2011
20100094101Medical Inspection Aid System, Medical Inspection Aid Method and Computer Readable Medium - Adequate use item information and subject's condition criterion information are determined in advance. Actual use item information and actual subject's condition information are inputted. The actual use item information includes information of at least one used medical device and information of at least one used medicine. The actual subject's condition information indicates biological conditions of the subject after conduction of the inspection. The actual use item information is compared with the adequate use item information and the actual subject's condition information is compared with the subject's condition criterion information so that pieces of information with difference therebetween are extracted as difference information. Whether the conducted specific medical inspection was carried out adequately or not is determined based on the difference information.04-15-2010
20100094097SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAKING RESPONSIVE ACTION TO HUMAN BIOSIGNALS - To enhance interaction and use with electronic devices, the present disclosure describes several improved systems and methods of taking responsive action to a detected human mental state. A training signal containing biosignal data corresponding to a mental state of the user while the user concentrates on a perceptual cue may be established. In some embodiments, user input or other information may be stored in association with the training signal. Biosignal data from the user may be monitored at an appropriate time and, if a match between the monitored biosignal data and the training signal is determined, a predetermined response is taken by an electronic device.04-15-2010
20100094100IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM - An operating image storage unit stores a plurality of codes and a plurality of operation image data sets in association with each other. The plurality of codes is concerned with a plurality of standard user operations. The plurality of operation image data sets is displayed for assisting the plurality of user operations. An operation unit accepts a current user operation by a user. A procedure display engine specifies a specific code concerning a user operation next to the current user operation among the plurality of codes in accordance with an examination procedure for current medical examination. And the procedure display engine specifies a specific operation image data set among the plurality of operation image data sets. The specific operation image data set is concerned with the specific code. A display unit displays the specific operation image and the medical image on the same screen.04-15-2010
20100094099Instrumented Metered-Dose Inhaler and Methods for Predicting Disease Exacerbations - The present invention is directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring inhaled drug usage to predict when an acute attack or exacerbation of a disease, such as a respiratory disease, is imminent. Instrumented inhalers that use modular designs with standard components are disclosed, as are systems for monitoring the instrumented inhalers. Also disclosed are methods for determining whether or not a patient's inhaled drug usage pattern indicates that an acute attack or disease exacerbation is imminent, and notifying appropriate medical personnel of any usage patterns indicative of an attack or disease exacerbation. If such an attack or exacerbation is imminent, additional therapeutic agents may be dispensed to the patient or other interventions made.04-15-2010
20100094098Wireless telecommunications system adaptable for patient monitoring - A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical parameters of a patient such as for example wireless oximeters. The second type node are mobile wireless communicators that are adapted to receive the data from the wireless devices if they are within the transmission range of the wireless devices. After an aggregation process involving the received data, each of the node communicators broadcasts or disseminates its most up to date data onto the network. Any other relay communicator node in the network that is within the broadcast range of a broadcasting communicator node would receive the up to date data. This makes it possible for communicators that are out of the transmitting range of a wireless device to be apprized of the condition of the patient being monitored by the wireless device. Each communicator in the network is capable of receiving and displaying data from a plurality of wireless devices.04-15-2010
20120316402METHOD AND CHAMBER FOR EXPOSURE TO NON-ALLERGIC RHINITIS TRIGGER ENVIRONMENTS - The present invention is a method and chamber for exposure of human subjects to non-allergic rhinitis (“NAR”) trigger environments. The method occurs in a NAR chamber and involves tests that expose subjects to environmental triggers known to induce NAR symptoms. The chamber may be an enclosure capable of housing multiple subjects, constructed to facilitate the NAR tests and/or challenges and operable to create one or more NAR environments within the chamber. A different NAR environment may be required for each test. The chamber may facilitate the creation and containment of a specific NAR environment relating to a NAR test and/or challenge within the chamber for a particular period of time and achieve air-flow therein whereby subjects positioned within the chamber may be exposed to a NAR trigger environment in a virtually consistent manner. NAR tests and challenges may be assessed and the results thereof may be stored, compiled and/or reported.12-13-2012
20120123221DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AND TRANSMITTING MEASURED SIGNALS FOR MONITORING AND/OR CONTROLLING MEDICAL IMPLANTS, DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES OR BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES - Disclosed is a device (05-17-2012
20090131757MULTI MODE PATIENT MONITOR - A multimode patient monitor is disclosed herewith. The patient monitor comprises: a display, wherein the patient monitor operates in a normal mode wherein monitored patient status is displayed using normal display characteristics of the patient monitor and also operates in a night mode wherein monitored patient-status is displayed using modified display characteristics, the modified display characteristics of the patient monitor being modified based on at least available light level in a patient room. The patient monitor is further provided with an interface that allows configuration of the patient monitor either in the normal mode or in the night mode.05-21-2009
20120123220Systems, Methods and Materials for Delivery and Debonding on Demand - Various systems, methods and materials are disclosed that enable efficient delivery of an agent into an adhesively adhered article, in which the agent elicits a desired outcome, on demand. This strategy, though general in scope, is also more specifically described with regard to enabling painless or atraumatic removal of products adhering to mammalian tissues such as skin and hair by suitably exploiting the ingress of an appropriate agent or like fluid. Other techniques and articles that aid in the handling or removal of such adhesive products are also disclosed.05-17-2012
20120123219METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING MEDICAL MONITORING EQUIPMENT - A device for monitoring physiological parameters of a medical patient includes a pneumatic system configured to be coupled to a patient to provide a regulated gas thereto, a computer coupled to the pneumatic system and configured to regulate gas to the patient via the pneumatic system, and a touchscreen monitor coupled to the computer. The touchscreen monitor includes a first graphical user interface (GUI) having a first display, and a second GUI having a second display different from the first display and configured having interaction fields to enable parameters to be input therewith. The device includes a first trigger configured to switch at least from the first GUI to the second GUI.05-17-2012
20120123218Methods and means for clinical investigations - Described are methods for testing at least one effect of a pharmaceutical substance in a subject, which include administering a pharmaceutical substance to the subject, measuring with at least one sensor contained within a mobile sensor system, at the subject or in close proximity to the subject, at least one parameter value indicative of a the subject's body function, transmitting at least one sensor system signal associated with the at least one parameter value to a receiver contained within a mobile base unit, the receiver being provided with a means for wireless transmission, and wirelessly transmitting a mobile base unit signal associated with the at least one sensor system signal from the receiver to a back-end system, wherein at least the back-end system correlates the at least one parameter value with and/or displays a representation of the at least one effect of the pharmaceutical substance.05-17-2012
20090118594SMART PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM - The invention provides methods and systems for evaluating a fluid transfer event between a parenteral fluid delivery and a patient. The evaluation of the fluid transfer event can be prospective real-time and/or historic, as desired, and take a variety of different formats.05-07-2009
20120232355Automated Caregiving Device with Prompting Based on Caregiver Progress - A device for assisting a caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient, the device comprising a user interface configured to deliver prompts to a caregiver to assist the caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient; at least one sensor configured to detect the caregiver's progress in delivering the therapy, wherein the sensor is other than an electrode in an electrical contact with the body; a memory in which a plurality of different prompts are stored; a processor configured to determine which of the different prompts should be selected for delivery based on the progress detected by the sensor.09-13-2012
20120165619STAND ALONE MEDICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE USED WITH A HOST DEVICE - System and method for providing medical information concerning a patient having first patient physiological data and second patient physiological data. The system has a medical device and a handheld device. The medical device is configured to be implanted in the patient and has a sensor configured to obtain the first patient physiological data and a communication module. The handheld device has a communication module, a processor and a user interface. The device communication module is configured to communicate with the medical device communication module, the device communication module being configured to transfer the first patient physiological data to the handheld device via the communication module. The processor is configured to combine the first patient physiological data and the second patient physiological data and generate feedback having a recommended course of action based, at least in part, on the first patient physiological data and the second patient physiological data.06-28-2012
20120165618METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEALTH AVATAR - An intelligent health avatar which will aid in the care of patients. The health avatar, through the use of one or more computers executing one or more computer program, and in combination with one or more computer programs, gathers information from patients' health records, patients' monitoring devices, and interactions with patients through computer interfaces. Based on the information gathered, data provided from patients' doctors, and a health rules database, a health avatar, through the use of one or more computer programs, and in combination with one or more computer programs will determine the appropriate course of care for the patient. The health avatar, in at least one embodiment, will interact with the patient in the form of a conversation for formulating patient care options.06-28-2012
20120165617PATIENT ENABLED METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR EARLY HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE CARE USING WEARABLE SENSORS - Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus for patient-enabled early health and prevention. An example patient preventive health system includes a monitoring application interface to receive data from one or more sensors positioned with respect to a patient. The system includes a sensor data processor to process the received data from the one or more sensors to identify one or more readings based on the received data. The system includes an event analyzer to process the one or more readings to generate an event output. The system includes a patient notifier to notify the patient based on the event output. The system includes a biomarker transmitter to identify and transmit a biomarker to a clinical research cloud based on the one or more readings.06-28-2012
20120165615APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TELEMEDICINE - The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for telemedicine and, more particularly, to an apparatus and a method for telemedicine capable of providing a patient image and various types of information helping medical treatment.06-28-2012
20120165614COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL FOR MEDICAL DEVICES THAT SUPPORTS ENHANCED SECURITY - A diabetes management system is provided that employs a communication protocol with enhanced security. The diabetes management system includes: a medical device operable to perform a diabetes care function in relation to a patient and store data related to the operation thereof; and a diabetes care manager in data communication with the medical device using a communication protocol defined in accordance with IEEE standard 11073. The diabetes care manager is able to request access to a given security role supported by the medical device, where the given security role is associated with a set of commands that are defined as a private extension of the communication protocol.06-28-2012
20120130196Mood Sensor - In particular embodiments, a method includes receiving and recording inputs identifying a mood of a person, a mood intensity level of the mood, an activity of the person coinciding with the mood, and time of the mood.05-24-2012
20120130197QUALITY MEASUREMENTS REPORTING FOR PATIENT CARE - A method for assisting a caregiver to satisfy one or more quality measures includes: selecting a quality measure; presenting, by a medical device, a first requirement associated with the quality measure to the caregiver; identifying, by the medical device, when the first requirement is satisfied; presenting a second requirement associated with the quality measure to the caregiver; identifying when the second requirement is satisfied; and selecting a billing code associated with the quality measure. Additional quality measures and/or requirements can also be addressed.05-24-2012
20120130199Methods for Treating Chronic or Unresolvable Pain and/or Increasing the Pain Threshold in a Subject and Pharmaceutical Compositions for Use Therein - The invention relates to a method of reducing chronic inflammatory pain in a human subject with androgen deficiency symptoms comprising transdermally administering a pain-reducing amount of a composition comprising a bioactive androgen to the subject on a daily basis. The invention relates to a method of increasing the pain threshold of a human subject having symptoms of androgen deficiency comprising transdermally administering a composition comprising a pain threshold-increasing amount of a bioactive androgen to the subject with androgen deficiency symptoms on a daily basis. The invention may be used to treat males and females in order to alleviate chronic inflammatory pain or to raise the subject's pain threshold. The invention also relates to increasing the levels of endogenous opioid peptides in a human subject by administering an androgen composition to the subject.05-24-2012
20120130198SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND MANAGING AN INDIVIDUAL AND PORTABLE HEALTH SCORE - Methods and systems for determining and managing an individual and portable health score are disclosed. The method may include receiving individual health data. The method may further include determining one or more relevant health factors in response to the individual health data. Furthermore, the method may include assigning relative weights to the one or more relevant health factors. Subsequently, the method may include determining a baseline health score based on the relative weights of the one or more relevant health factors and the individual health data. The method for determining a health score may include adjusting the baseline health score in response to one or more qualified health actions, condition overrides, and/or quality checking. The disclosure may enable a national standard for a unique health score that reflects the combination of an individual's health status and the value of the individual's actions.05-24-2012
20120130195Vaginal Indicator to Detect Biomarkers of Good Health - A diagnostic kit for biomarkers of beneficial vaginal health is described. The kit includes a first detection zone within which a D-lactic acid detection signal is capable of being generated, wherein the presence or quantity of D-lactic acid, is determinable from the D-lactic acid detection signal. The kit further includes a second detection zone within which a hydrogen peroxide detection signal is capable of being generated, wherein the presence or quantity of hydrogen peroxide, is determinable from the hydrogen peroxide detection signal.05-24-2012
20120130194Systems And Methods For Providing A Real-Time Health Risk Assessment - Systems and methods are provided for providing a real-time health risk assessment generated based on a plurality of health parameters entered via a plurality of health parameter controls. A health parameter entry interface includes a plurality of health parameter controls to enter values, where the values include demographic parameters, health history parameters, and family history parameters. A disease risk interface includes an alphanumeric depiction of risks of a person developing one or more health conditions based on values entered using the health parameter entry interface. A disease risk location identification interface includes a picture of a human body, where when a risk of a person developing a health condition is greater than a threshold, a graphic is displayed on the picture of the human body at a position associated with the health condition.05-24-2012
20120136218REMOTE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND HEALTHCARE METHOD USING THE SAME - A remote healthcare system and healthcare method using the same are provided. A healthcare method includes accessing a healthcare system, acquiring vital information of a user who accesses the healthcare system, and displaying a progress state of a healthcare service and a health of the user as an image based on the vital information.05-31-2012
20120136219EMOTION SCRIPT GENERATING, EXPERIENCING, AND EMOTION INTERACTION - An emotion script generating apparatus, comprising means to receive emotion data, in which the emotion data is obtained according to measurable physiological parameters reflective of a user's emotions; and means to generate emotion script using the emotion data based on a predefined template. An emotion script experiencing apparatus, comprising means to receive emotion script, wherein the emotion script is generated using emotion data and is based on a predefined template, the emotion data capable of being obtained according to measurable physiological parameters reflective of a user's emotions; and means to affect a user by using emotion data extracted from the emotion script, so as to cause the user to experience the emotion script.05-31-2012
20120136217SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-INTRUSIVE HEALTH MONITORING IN THE HOME - A hand-held device, such as a remote control, is provided for operation of a consumer appliance and is equipped with one or more biometric sensors to capture and report on the health condition of a user of the hand-held device. The data captured by such a hand-held device may be evaluated locally in the hand-held device itself or may be conveyed to a target consumer appliance either for local evaluation by that consumer appliance or for onward transmission to a central off-site monitoring service.05-31-2012
20120136220COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING BRAIN FUNCTION - Compositions and methods are provided that enhance cognition in a human to which the composition is orally administered. Remarkably, clinical studies have proven that contemplated compositions achieve the desired effects using a minimal number of active ingredients at or near threshold active dosages, wherein such compositions almost exclusively comprise huperzine A, vinpocetine or rhodiola, and acetyl-L-carnitine, and optionally further include alpha lipoic acid, rhodiola, and biotin.05-31-2012
20120253139PERSONALIZED MEDICAL CONTENT RECOMMENDATION - Method, system, and computer program product for personalized medical content recommendation are provided. The method may include: having a patient medical profile; having a concept or relationship relating to the patient medical profile; obtaining medical content relevant to the concept or relationship; determining a score of the concept or relationship to the patient medical profile; enhancing the score with a context score based on the values of attributes of the concept or relationship in the patient medical profile; enhancing the score with an additional knowledge score based on knowledge of the concept or relationship additional to the medical content; recommending medical content with respect to a patient medical profile based on the enhanced scores. The method may also include providing an explanation of a medical content recommendation based on a matching concept or relationship, including generating one or more explanation sentences based on the context score, and generating one or more explanation sentences based on the additional knowledge score.10-04-2012
20120083667METHOD OF OBSERVING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF EXAMINEE'S EYE - A method of observing a three-dimensional image of an examinee's eye to be examined, includes: obtaining a first three-dimensional image which is a three-dimensional image of an anterior segment of the examinee's eye by optical coherence tomography for obtaining a tomographic image by converging a measurement light on the anterior segment of the examinee's eye; obtaining a second three-dimensional image which is a three-dimensional image of a fundus of the examinee's eye by optical coherence tomography for obtaining a tomographic image by converging the measurement light on the fundus of the examinee's eye by a timing different from a timing of obtaining the first three-dimensional image; constructing a three-dimensional eyeball image of the examinee's eye through image processing based on the obtained first and second three-dimensional images; and displaying the constructed three-dimensional eyeball image on a monitor.04-05-2012
20120083666MEDICATION DELIVERY AND COMPLIANCE SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS - A system, method and apparatus for use in improving patient compliance with prescribed medication. The apparatus is configurable as a node on a communication network and has a storage unit for storing medication elements for a prescribed course of treatment. A delivery unit delivers the medication elements in a scheduled order corresponding to the course of treatment. A notification unit notifies a patient at the medication delivery apparatus that a next scheduled one of the medication elements should be consumed. A compliance unit issues to the network an indication that the next scheduled one of the medication elements has been consumed by the patient. If no notification is received by the compliance agent, remedial action is taken.04-05-2012
20120172674SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT - Systems and methods for providing clinical decision support are provided. It is determined whether a health attribute qualifies for a condition for which a care provider is to be notified. When the health attributes qualifies for such a condition, a patient indication is provided. A first care protocol that includes a plurality of rules and that corresponds to the patient indication is selected. From the plurality of rules, a first plurality of treatment-observation options is generated. Each of the first plurality of treatment-observation options is displayed. A first user-generated response that corresponds to at least one of the plurality of treatment-observation options is received. A treatment recommendation is determined based at least in part on the first user-generated response. The treatment recommendation is displayed. Feedback is accepted with respect to the treatment recommendation.07-05-2012
20120172673SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DATA MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A node is configured for transmitting a data packet over a wireless network according to a differentiated services control parameter. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of the differentiated services code parameter and also to provide individualized control over a payload in the data packet. The controller is also configured to receive data to be transmitted over the wireless network, assign a priority level to the data, and adjust the differentiated services control parameter setting for the node based on the priority level. The controller is also configured to determine a signal quality indicator for the wireless network, and to adjust the amount of the data included in the payload based on the signal quality indicator.07-05-2012
20120172672SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DATA MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A node is configured for transmitting a data packet over a wireless network. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of a payload in the data packet. The controller is further configured to receive data to be transmitted over the wireless network, to determine a signal quality indicator for the wireless network, and to adjust the amount of the data included in the payload based on the signal quality indicator.07-05-2012
20120172671SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DATA MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A node is configured for wireless communication with an access point according to a differentiated services control parameter. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of the differentiated services control parameter setting corresponding to the node. The controller is further configured to receive data, assign a priority level to the data and adjust the differentiated services control parameter setting for the node based on the priority level.07-05-2012
20100049005PROTOCOL CONVERTER FOR WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING - The invention relates to a wireless device for medical data transmission that comprises a wireless interface, a processor, and a medical equipment interface arranged to provide connection to an item of medical equipment. The processor is arranged to communicate with the medical equipment interface and the wireless interface, and is also 5 arranged to perform a protocol adaptation. The protocol adaptation takes place from a protocol of incoming data received at the medical equipment interface to a protocol of data to be transmitted through the wireless interface, or vice versa. The protocol adaptation comprises individual or combined filtering, gathering, partitioning, prioritizing, or discarding the incoming data. The processor is further arranged to read a configuration file containing an 10 adaptation specification that pertains to the protocol adaptation; and to perform the protocol adaptation in compliance with the adaptation specification. The invention also relates to a method for setting up the wireless device.02-25-2010
20080214900METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ROLLING DATA IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.09-04-2008
20100298649SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE AGING BRAIN AND ITS BRAIN DISEASE INDUCED BRAIN DYSFUNCTIONS BY SPEECH ANALYSIS - A system and method for assessment of a brain status of a subject are disclosed. The brain status comprises a brain disease induced brain dysfunction. An occurrence and/or stage of the brain disease induced brain dysfunction in the subject is determined. The system comprises an apparatus that is adapted to determine the occurrence and/or stage of the brain disease induced brain dysfunction in the subject from random speech of the subject. The apparatus (11-25-2010
20120179002Aggregating Patient Adherence Scores - Behavior predication scores of patients can be aggregated for a physician, a group of physicians, or a health care plan. In some embodiments, social health network data can be obtained for a social health network of health care professionals, the social network data including relationships between the health care professionals; behavior prediction scores can be obtained for patients of a health care professional in the network; the behavior predication scores of the patients of the health care professional can be aggregated to determine an aggregate score for the health care professional; and an influence score for the health care professional can be generated based on the aggregate score.07-12-2012
20100274099ACOUSTIC SENSOR ASSEMBLY - An acoustic sensor is configured to provide accurate and robust measurement of bodily sounds under a variety of conditions, such as in noisy environments or in situations in which stress, strain, or movement may be imparted onto a sensor with respect to a patient. Embodiments of the sensor provide a conformable electrical shielding, as well as improved acoustic and mechanical coupling between the sensor and the measurement site.10-28-2010
20100274098Patient Monitoring System - A patient monitoring system is disclosed having a central configuration management system in communication with a plurality of medical monitors via a communication system. The central communication management system allows users to create a plurality of use-specific monitor configurations, such as physician-specific and location-specific monitor configurations. The plurality of use-specific monitor configurations are stored on the central communication management system until a use-specific monitor configuration is selected for a particular monitor. The communication system is then used to transmit the selected use-specific monitor configuration from the central configuration management system to the particular monitor. A use-specific configuration can be selected for a monitor based on, for example, a selection made by a user of the monitor or automatically based on an RFID tag associated with a particular physician or location proximate to the monitor.10-28-2010
20090149718SYSTEM FOR MEASURING BIO-SIGNALS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICE USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a bio-signal measurement system for measuring bio-signals and providing relevant health care service. The bio-signal measurement system includes a bio-signal measurement device and a portable terminal device. The bio-signal measurement device is formed in a necklace shape, and is configured to measure various bio-signals, perform signal processing on the measured bio-signals, and send the processed bio-signals through a short-range wireless communication module. The portable terminal device is configured to perform signal processing on the sent bio-signals, store the processed bio-signals, calculate relevant bio-indexes, provide a monitoring service related to the bio-signals, compare the calculated bio-indexes with previously stored bio-indexes, and selectively provide a relevant health care information service.06-11-2009
20100010319CLINICIAN DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM - A bedside patient monitor comprises a clinician support system. The clinician support system comprises at least one of the following modules of: a disease-specified decision module (01-14-2010
20100010320MOBILE MEDICAL WORKSTATION AND A TEMPORARILY ASSOCIATING MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - A system, method and software instructions that enable a mobile computing device to communicate with and search a vital signs measuring device for any physiological data that has been obtained from one or more patients and that has not yet been communicated to another device, such as to a electronic medical record repository. Further, the data is accessed by and stored into the mobile computing device for review, logging and selective transmission to other devices including such as the electronic medical record repository.01-14-2010
20100010318Identifying Products Containing a Food Item That Cause a Food Sensitivity - In one aspect a mobile health monitor that indicates that a food product is suitable for a sufferer of a food sensitivity is provided. The mobile health monitor includes a reader that reads the barcode of the food product, a database having information about a plurality of food products to determine the suitability of the respective food product, and an indicator that provides an indication when a food product is suitable for the suffer. The database is searched base on the read barcode to determine if the food product associated with the barcode is suitable. The indicator indicates that the food product is suitable when the food product is determined suitable based on the searched database. A method indicating that a food product is suitable for a sufferer of a food sensitivity is also provided.01-14-2010
20100010317SELF-CONTAINED DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TESTING - A system and method is provided for providing self-contained data collection systems for emotional response testing of one or more subjects based, for example, on eye properties of the subjects. More particularly, market research may be conducted through testing emotional responses of one or more subjects at one or more self-contained data collection systems. The emotional responses of the subjects may be tested based on eye properties that may be indicative of subconscious physiological reactions that evidence a given emotional response (e.g., blink rate, eye movement, pupil dilation, etc.). Administering tests at the self-contained data collection systems may include presenting one or more tests stimuli to the subjects (e.g., visual stimuli, auditory stimuli, etc.), wherein the self-contained data collection systems may have various systems operable therein to analyze properties of the subjects' eyes to determine whether and/or how the subjects emotionally respond to the stimuli and/or to transmit the data to another location for analysis.01-14-2010
20100010316DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating neuropsychiatric diagnoses. Quantitative information describing diagnostic characteristics associated with a patient is generated based on an analysis of a set of patient scans. The quantitative information comprises a set of indictors associated with regions of interest in the set of scans for the patient. The set of indicators of potential neuropsychiatric conditions is compared with a set of diagnostic signatures. A diagnostic signature comprises a set of indicators of a known neuropsychiatric condition. Matching signatures are identified. A matching signature is a diagnostic signature that corresponds to at least one indicator in the set of indicators to form a set of signatures. A diagnosis associated with each signature in the set of signatures is identified to form a set of potential diagnoses. The set of potential diagnoses is presented with links to relevant portion of the medical literature.01-14-2010
20110105853SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, OBSERVATION, AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A DE-CENTRALIZED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND A PATIENT LIVING AT HOME - The disclosure describes de-centralized healthcare systems and methods of using the same to provide healthcare to a subject living at home. A de-centralized healthcare system of the invention provides at or above hospital-level care through the implementation of care pathway protocols for effective treatment of designated health conditions. A subject is monitored by a central station, which is staffed by healthcare practitioners and providers. A dispatch system allows healthcare providers to visit the subject for appointments and deliveries. The de-centralized healthcare system provides for the subject's laboratory, nutrition, and hygiene needs.05-05-2011
20090043175METHOD OF DERIVING A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF DOMAIN-SPECIFIC DISPLAY OBJECTS ON AN EXTERNAL DISPLAY - Technique for deriving a graphical representation of domain-specific display-objects on an external display (02-12-2009
20090069636MASK ALGORITHMS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - A device and method of providing information to a healthcare provider regarding the dosing of insulin is provided.03-12-2009
20120316403Consumer Performance Assessment and Monitoring System - A method, apparatus and system for consistent and repeated assessment and monitoring of performance of activities yielding information for predicting probabilities of specific illnesses or degenerative diseases occurring or for the recognition of aptitudes, skills and interests that can lead to improved quality of life and economic well-being by making better informed life choices. The invention includes using a web-site, Internet portal, or consumer device to provide custom activities for a user. At least some of the activities have measurable and quantifiable aspects, which provide a mechanism for analyzing the performance of activities and comparing such measurable and quantifiable aspects with statistical information derived from similar measurements on a large number of a peer group, or measurement previously acquired for the same individual to provide guidance to an individual.12-13-2012
20120259181BIOLOGICAL STATE ESTIMATION DEVICE, BIOLOGICAL STATE ESTIMATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A biological body state estimation device configured such that a homeostatic function level is sorted and acquired in plural stages by using a biological signal obtained from an upper body of a person and each stage of the homeostatic function level is plotted in time series in accordance with a time axis indicated on the lateral axis and displayed as a graph by a display. A highest part on the vertical axis of the graph can be displayed as a highly active state and a lowest part as a function decline state. Therefore, a state of fluctuation due to autonomous nerves as an attempt to maintain homeostasis, progress of a feeling of fatigue, and a state stimulated by activation of the brain can be captured as a periodic function. Moreover, a sleep prediction phenomenon can be captured.10-11-2012
20120259179PASSIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING (P2M) SYSTEM - Passive physiological monitoring apparatus and method has a sensor for sensing physiological phenomenon. The sensor is a piezoelectric film of polyvinylidene fluoride. A pad may incorporate the PVDF film. The film converts mechanical energy into voltage signals. A microcomputer is used for recording, analyzing and displaying data from the sensor for on-line assessment and for providing realtime response. The sensor may be an array of sensors provided in a MEDEVAC litter or other patient support for measuring acoustic and hydraulic signals from the body of a patient for field monitoring, hospital monitoring, transport monitoring, home, remote monitoring.10-11-2012
20120190936Pain tracking and management device - A system, method and apparatus for real time measurement and monitoring of various personal health parameters including controlled delivery of drugs/medications by intelligent pump appliances, intelligent inhalation appliances and intelligent skin patch appliances used in a standalone manner or in a wired or wireless networked configuration, in conjunction with various peripheral devices, other intelligent appliances, servers, RF ID Tags and stationary/mobile devices. The intelligent appliances relate to the measurement, monitoring and delivery of insulin/other drugs for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases. The method also additionally includes the application of intelligent appliances for pain management including visualization of organs and body locations exhibiting pain.07-26-2012
20120190937EMOTION SCRIPT GENERATING, EXPERIENCING, AND EMOTION INTERACTION - An emotion script generating method includes receiving a user's emotion data, and generating emotion script using the emotion data based on a predefined template.07-26-2012
20120259180HYDRATION AND NUTRITION SYSTEM - A hydration and nutrition system for monitoring consumption of fluid by a user includes: a reservoir adapted to hold a quantity of fluid; a tube adapted to convey the fluid from the reservoir to the user for consumption; a flow meter adapted to measure and collect data regarding the flow of fluid from the reservoir through the tube and communicate the data regarding the flow of fluid to a computerized nutritional calculator, wherein the computerized nutritional calculator is adapted to calculate a deficit or surplus of fluid consumed as compared to a consumption plan.10-11-2012
20120232354OPTICAL SENSOR SYSTEM AND MEASUREMENT METHOD - A medical device including an optical sensor is configured to measure an optical signal by integrating a current induced on a light detector of the optical sensor to obtain a voltage signal. The voltage signal is compared to a threshold. Responsive to the voltage signal reaching the threshold, an optical sensor control parameter is adjusted. The optical sensor is operated to produce the voltage signal using the adjusted control parameter.09-13-2012
20120265025WEARING STRUCTURE FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - A wearing structure for measuring a physiological signal is provided. The wearing structure includes a sensing layer, a liquid storing layer and a cover layer. The sensing layer has at least one sensor for sensing the physiological signal of a user. The liquid storing layer covers the sensing layer and stores an electrically conductive liquid. The cover layer covers the storing layer for preventing loss of the electrically conductive liquid. The liquid storing layer is disposed between the sensing layer and the cover layer. The electrically conductive liquid is used for enhancing the sensing of the physiological signal of the user by the at least one sensor.10-18-2012
20120265024SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SCREENING FOR MEDICAL STATES USING SPEECH AND OTHER VOCAL BEHAVIORS - Systems and methods of screening for neurological and other diseases utilizing a subject's speech behavior are provided. According to one embodiment, a system is provided that includes an identification device used to determine a health state of a subject by receiving, as input to an interface of the device, one or more speech samples from the subject. The speech samples can be provided to the device by an intentional action of a user or passively due to the device being in the signal path of the subject's speech. The samples are communicated to a processor that identifies the acoustic measures of the samples and compares the acoustic measures of the samples with baseline acoustic measures stored in a memory of the device. The results of this determination can be communicated back to the subject or provided to a third party.10-18-2012
20080300469MINIATURE, WIRELESS APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a miniature, wireless apparatus for processing physiological signals comprising a signal-receiving element and a signal-processing element, wherein said signal-receiving element receives plural of signals input from external sensors and transmits the signals to said signal-processing element. Then said signal-processing element divides the receiving-time into n equal intervals and corresponds each divided time-interval to signals received by one sensor.12-04-2008
20110004073WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING USING STREAMING OF MEDICAL DATA WITH BODY-COUPLED COMMUNICATION - The invention relates to a system and method for wirelessly monitoring a patient (01-06-2011
20110004071Medical Information Visualization Assistant System and Method - Methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to displaying and visualizing medical information for facilitating effective analysis by medical professionals. Example systems for displaying medical information related to a human subject may include a computer system, server system(s), data monitoring device(s), electronic medical record/interoperability tool, medical information database(s) and a medical information visualization tool having an interface, software and management database(s). Such system may simultaneously output at least two medical parameters (relating to near real-time medical information and historical medical information) to a display device using the medical information visualization tool.01-06-2011
20110004070DEVICE FOR COORDINATING PATIENT CARE IN HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, DOCTORS OFFICES OR THE LIKE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A DEVICE - The invention relates to a device for coordinating patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices or the like, comprising a plurality of cross-departmental medical care stations (01-06-2011
20110004069Systems And Methods For Processing Physiological Signals In Wavelet Space - Methods and systems are disclosed for analyzing multiple scale bands in the scalogram of a physiological signal in order to obtain information about a physiological process. An analysis may be performed to identify multiple scale bands that are likely to contain the information sought. Each scale band may be assessed to determine a band quality, and multiple bands may be combined based on the band quality. Information about a physiological process may determined based on the combined band. In an embodiment, analyzing multiple scale bands in a scalogram arising from a wavelet transformation of a photoplethysmograph signal may yield clinically relevant information about, among other things, the blood oxygen saturation of a patient.01-06-2011
20100049004Metabolic energy monitoring system - A metabolic energy monitoring system having one or more physiological measurement platforms and displays enabling the calculation and display of energy balance, kilocalorie energy expenditure and kilocalorie intake is described. In preferred embodiments, the system utilizes one or more on-body monitoring platforms to enable measurement of change in body composition and kilocalorie energy expenditure over a period of time thereby enabling a comparator to calculate net energy balance over this period of time and to calculate kilocalorie intake over this same period of time. Such data may then be displayed on a display device in wireless communication with the on-body monitoring platform to provide the user of the system with useful information and guidance in weight management applications.02-25-2010
20110046451METHOD AND AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING IN THE PROGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AND METHOD FOR TRAINING SUCH A SYSTEM - A method and automated system for assisting in the prognosis of the progress and for assisting in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Also provided is a method for training such a system related to identifying discriminant regions of the brain and using these regions to fine tune the assistance method, based on new known cases.02-24-2011
20120323085INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing device including an analysis unit configured to analyze a hypnogram representing a time-series change of a sleep state of a subject and to calculate a sleep parameter representing a feature of sleep of the subject, and an estimation unit configured to estimate an evaluation on sleep of the subject based on a database, in which a diagnosis result of the hypnogram as sample data is registered, and the calculated sleep parameter.12-20-2012
20120323084SET OF BLOCKS AND METHODS OF PLAY AND DIAGNOSIS - A set of blocks, for playing a game comprises a plurality of blocks, each block having one characteristic selected from the first category and one characteristic selected from the second category. At least some of the characteristics in the first category are different from one another and at least some of the characteristics in the second category are different from one another. Categories can include a degree of abstraction and may include shape, size, colour, texture, weight and surface finish. The blocks can be provided with a game board and a die, for playing a game or for diagnosis. The blocks can be used for play, and for diagnosis of children with autism or other individuals with other neurological disorders.12-20-2012
20110237905DETERMINING A VALUE ACCORDING TO A STATISTICAL OPERATION IN A MONITORED LIVING AREA - A method for monitoring a user in a user living area in a system including a system controller having control parameters for controlling the operations of said system and a remote monitoring site, comprising; monitoring a user activity of said user; activating a control circuit in response to an occurrence of said user activity to provide user activity information to said system controller representative of said user activity; performing a statistical operation upon said user activity information to provide a statistical determination; and adjusting at least one of said control parameters in accordance with said statistical determination.09-29-2011
20110237904METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - An apparatus for measuring a biological signal of a body, the apparatus including; at least three interfaces which obtain signals from the body, a signal application unit which applies a signal having a frequency which is higher than one of a frequency of interest of the biological signal to one of a first interface from among the at least three interfaces, and one of a plurality of internal elements of the apparatus, a feedback signal generation unit which generates a feedback signal from component signals generated due to the applied signal, wherein the feedback signal generation unit generates the feedback signal using a signal obtained from at least one of a second interface and a third interface from among the at least three interfaces and an input control unit which receives the generated feedback signal and controls a signal input from at least one of the second interface and third interface to an amplifier.09-29-2011
20100234696System And Method For Removing Artifacts From Waveforms - A technique is provided for processing a physiological signal to compensate for artifacts. The technique includes identifying artifacts within the physiological signal. The technique also includes performing one or more multi-resolution decompositions, such as wavelet transformations, on the physiological signal and compensating for the identified artifacts in some or all of the respective decomposition components. The modified decomposition components may be reconstructed to generate an artifact-compensated signal which may be provided to a monitor or other device which is otherwise not configured to compensate for signal artifacts.09-16-2010
20100234695NETWORKED SYMBIOTIC EDGE USER INFRASTRUCTURE - A networked symbiotic assistive user system is presented. The architecture of the system allows devices worn by medical first responders such as medics or EMTs, to connect wirelessly to devices coupled to patients, devices worn by other medical first responders and adapter devices (such as those that may be located in air and/or land evacuation vehicles) that connect to a legacy infrastructure. Using a variety of medical first responder oriented communications protocols and applications, the devices can exchange information with all of the other devices in a manner that assists the medical first responders as well as personnel associated with the legacy infrastructure (e.g., tactical command operations personnel, first aid station personnel, or other medical facilities personnel).09-16-2010
20100234693ACTIVITY MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD - A physical activity monitoring method and system in one embodiment includes a communications network, a wearable sensor device configured to generate physiologic data associated with a sensed physiologic condition of a wearer, and to generate audio context data associated with a sensed audio context of the wearer, and to form a communication link with the communications network, a memory for storing the physiologic data and the audio context data, a computer and a computer program executed by the computer, wherein the computer program comprises computer instructions for rendering activity data associated with the physiologic data and the audio context data, and a user interface operably connected to the computer for rendering the activity data.09-16-2010
20100234692SYSTEM FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT USED IN VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREOF - This invention discloses a system of health management used in vehicle and a method thereof, the system comprising a host, a driving health monitoring center, a wireless transmission system, a vehicle speed monitoring device, a vehicle position detecting device, an alarm device, a bio-signal sensor, and a recording device. The bio-signal sensor detects a body information and the vehicle speed detecting device detects a acceleration/deceleration information to analyze the driving quality, and the vehicle position detecting device detects a latitude/longitude information and transmit them to the host. The recording device stores the information from the host, and transmits to the center to analyze, or presses the emergency button to respond to the host and the center, and then the center feedbacks to the host to control the telephone equipment, the alarm device, the low-voltage defibrillator or the high-voltage defibrillator to communicate, remind or rescue by the wireless transmission system.09-16-2010
20100234691MEDICAL QUESTION CONTENTS AUTOMATIC SELECTION SYSTEM - A medical question contents automatic selection system for automatically selecting medical questions allocated to a patient from the medical questionnaire made by a medical professional. The medical question contents automatic selection system compares the correct answer rate threshold of the medical questions preset by the medical professional with the correct answer rate of the questions to the patient so as to estimate the educational level of the patient about health, compares the vital sign measurement value threshold preset by the medical professional with the vital sign measurement value of the patient so as to estimate the condition level of the patient, and automatically selects medical questions allocated to the patient depending on the educational level and the condition level of the patient. The medical question contents automatic selection system can allocate medical questions to the patient depending on the educational level of the patient about health and disorder condition level of the patient without troubling the medical professional.09-16-2010
20120088981Matching of Regions of Interest Across Multiple Views - Described herein is a framework for multi-view matching of regions of interest in images. According to one aspect, a processor receives first and second digitized images, as well as at least one CAD finding corresponding to a detected region of interest in the first image. The processor determines at least one candidate location in the second image that matches the CAD finding in the first image. The matching is performed based on local appearance features extracted for the CAD finding and the candidate location. In accordance with another aspect, the processor receives digitized training images representative of at least first and second views of one or more regions of interest. Feature selection is performed based on the training images to select a subset of relevant local appearance features to represent instances in the first and second views. A distance metric is then learned based on the subset of local appearance features. The distance metric may be used to perform matching of the regions of interest.04-12-2012
20120330108NON-RESISTIVE CONTACT ELECTROSONIC SENSOR SYSTEMS - A method of correlating sonic activity with electric activity in an entity of interest includes interrogating, via a sonic sensor device, the physical structure, shape and/or form of an object in the entity of interest, interrogating, via an electric field sensor, the electric and/or magnetic potential associated with the object or the physical displacement of the geo-electric field by the object while avoiding resistive contact with other portions of the entity of interest, and linking results from the sonic sensor device to results from the electric field sensor.12-27-2012
20110319723System for Characterizing Chronic Physiological Data - An implantable medical device (IMD) senses physiological episodes and stores data associated with the physiological episodes in the IMD. The data is then processed based on a pattern of recurrence of the physiological episodes.12-29-2011
20110319722UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY FOR A MEDICAL APPLIANCE - An apparatus for metered supply of a liquid medicament having a power supply which not only allows the primary battery to be replaced without interrupting the insulin supply, but also makes it possible to bridge uncontrolled short-term interruptions in the current supply or voltage supply resulting from bouncing of the battery contacts, while also providing an adequate emergency power reserve is disclosed.12-29-2011
20120101345HEALTH MANAGEMENT TERMINAL AND THE METHOD FOR MANAGING HEALTH - A health management terminal and method for managing health are discussed. The health management terminal includes an output module and a controller obtaining bio-signals and information regarding a time when a measurement of the bio-signals was made. The controller compares the bio-signals to a reference range, the reference range being adjusted according to the time when the measurement was made, and determines whether the bio-signals fall within the reference range. If the bio-signals are determined to fall outside of the reference range, the controller outputs, via the output module, a first user message for determining whether the obtained bio-signals are abnormal.04-26-2012
20120101344NON-CONTACT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION - Systems and methods are disclosed for measuring a physiological signal of a patient without having to contact the patient. A system can include a laser configured to provide an optical beam to a surface associated with a patient. A detector receives light from the surface in response to the optical beam. A controller is configured to generate velocity data representing a velocity of the surface based on the detected interference of the optical beam and the reflected light. A processor computes a corresponding displacement waveform representing displacement of the surface based on the velocity waveform, the displacement waveform representing the physiological condition.04-26-2012
20120289787SYSTEM FOR CLINICAL WORKFLOW ENHANCEMENTS USING A BUSINESS RULES ENGINE THAT COLLATES HETEROGENEOUS HEALTHCARE DATA, AND A METHOD THEREOF - A system for data integration and collation of medical data is described. The system includes a plurality of data sources and a plurality of connectors, wherein the data sources include data from a physiological sensor and a caregiver data store, a connector and source are paired, and each paired connector converts source data between a first format and a second format different from the first format. The system further includes a rules engine and a medical rule associated with a medical protocol and a core transaction processing system configured to apply the medical rule to the data in the second format to implement a compliance rules check of the medical protocol. Also described is a system for monitoring post-procedure complications using a plurality of physiological sensors for collecting medical data; an on-site gateway communicating with the sensors; a server for receiving physiological data recorded by the sensors from the gateway; a database comprising a patient medical record, a prescribed protocol, and a rule set describing the prescribed protocol; and a medical rule evaluator for accessing the rule set and applying the rule set to the physiological data to determine compliance with the prescribed protocol.11-15-2012
20100185061Portable medical equipment suite - A portable medical equipment suite that includes a case, a power distribution system, a physiological monitoring and defibrillation system, a portable suction unit, a medical information management system and an oxygen dispenser. The case has a door and an interior, the door allows access to the interior of the case; the case is self contained and waterproof when the door is closed. The power distribution system, the physiological monitoring and defibrillation system, the portable suction unit, the medical information management system, and the oxygen dispenser are disposed within the interior of the case. The power distribution system powers the physiological monitoring and defibrillation system, the portable suction unit, and the medical information management system.07-22-2010
20100168524SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEART FAILURE PREDICTION - A method for monitoring a health status of a human subject includes the capturing of medical data concerning the health of the subject at defined intervals using a questionnaire. The questionnaire provides a standard script for data capture. Part of the captured data is constrained to a Likert scale while other data is on a visual analog scale. The captured data further includes an assessment by a physician of health symptoms of the subject. The captured data is input into a computer, provided to an algorithm that is configured to assess a risk of acute heart failure. The risk of acute heart failure is computed using the algorithm and the captured data from a plurality of the defined intervals. In one method, the health status of the subject as being either improved or worsening is output to the physician as a function of a value of the computed risk. In another method, a survival function outcome for the subject is predicted using the output of the algorithm.07-01-2010
20100168525Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of use of an inhalation device configured to dispense a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting at least one artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one desired effect of the bioactive agent on the individual.07-01-2010
20100130833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF A SUBJECT'S CIRCADIAN CYCLE - Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for controllably adjusting the circadian pacemaker cycle of a subject using light (or other stimulus) through application of model-based predictive control techniques. This approach allows the use of closed-loop feedback to compensate for modeling errors, unknown initial conditions and disturbances. It also allows an optimal level of light (or other stimulus) to be generated based on minimization of a cost function. The cost function may incorporate a term associated with tracking errors and a term associated with the amount of light used. The tracking function may be minimized subject to one or more constraints which may include a minimum and maximum amount of light (or other stimulus).05-27-2010
20100130832Methods for the Compensation of Imaging Technique In The Processing of Radiographic Images - The present invention relates to methods and devices for analyzing x-ray images. In particular, devices, methods and algorithms are provided that allow for the accurate and reliable evaluation of bone structure and macro-anatomical parameters from x-ray images.05-27-2010
20120149993SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER PROFILING FROM GATHERING USER DATA THROUGH INTERACTION WITH A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system, method, and wireless communication device that profiles a user thereof, or a user at a second wireless communication device in communication therewith. The wireless communication device gathers user data for a user thereof, or from a user at a second wireless communication device, and either directly generates, or has generated elsewhere, a user profile, such as a personality or psychological profile, or medical diagnosis of the user, and can display the user profile to the user and/or alter the wireless communication device functionality based upon the user profile. The gathered user data can be from physical user interaction with the wireless communication device, or from other equipment resident at the wireless communication device, such as a camera and medical diagnostic devices.06-14-2012
20130018232Method For Monitoring the Accuracy of Tissue Motion Prediction from Surrogates - A system and method for indirectly monitoring the position of a target inside a body is disclosed. The method includes generating position data associated with one or more surrogate devices and predicting a location of the target from the position data based on a target position model that establishes a relationship between an actual location of the target and the position data of the one or more surrogate devices. The method also includes determining that the predicted location of the target deviates from the actual location of the target when an analysis of an error prediction model results in a confidence threshold being exceeded.01-17-2013
20130018231DIAPER HAVING A WETNESS DETECTOR, SYSTEM THEREOF AND WETNESS DETECTING METHODAANM HONG; Ruey-ShyanAACI Taoyuan CountyAACO TWAAGP HONG; Ruey-Shyan Taoyuan County TWAANM Chang; Hung-WenAACI New Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Chang; Hung-Wen New Taipei City TWAANM Chen; Chu-HsuanAACI Hsinchu CityAACO TWAAGP Chen; Chu-Hsuan Hsinchu City TWAANM Lee; Su-JanAACI Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Lee; Su-Jan Taipei City TWAANM Huang; Biing-ShiunAACI Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Huang; Biing-Shiun Taipei City TWAANM Lee; Shwn-JenAACI Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Lee; Shwn-Jen Taipei City TW - A diaper having wetness detectors, a system thereof and a wetness detecting method are adapted to detect the excreting status of an animal. The diaper includes a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts which are constituted by conductive material. The first set of contacts and the second set of contacts are respectively disposed on proximal and distal area of the diaper corresponding to the excretory organ of the animal. A detecting circuit detects the electrical property of the first set of contacts and the second set of contacts and then determines the excretion status of the animal to be a reference for a caregiver.01-17-2013
20100125174Remote Support of Implantable Medical Devices - Exemplary medical devices and systems for providing remote support relating to implantable medical devices (IMDS) are described. One method generates a graphical user-interface (GUI) relating to an IMD on a local medical device configured to interrogate the IMD. The method also recreates the GUI on a remote medical device effective that a cursor of the GUI can be manipulated from both the local medical device and the remote medical device while selection of IMD parameter values is available only at the local medical device.05-20-2010
20100125175ICON-BASED HEALTHCARE INTERFACES BASED ON HEALTH CONDITION EVENTS - A health condition record of an individual is often organized in a data-centric manner, such as various forms of medical data, medical images, and text-based anecdotal information provided by caregivers and the individual. However, it may be difficult to identify significant health condition events from such representations. A health condition record organized in an event-oriented manner may facilitate assessments of the diagnosis and prognosis of the individual, the efficacy of caregivers, and the allocation of healthcare resources. The event-oriented health condition record may also be presented to caregivers and the individual by displaying health-related icons, which may facilitate the communication of health information in a language-independent manner.05-20-2010
20110160546SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL IMAGES - The invention relates to a system and a method for analysis and evaluation of at least one anatomical structure in a medical image, said medical image representing at least a part of a patient or person, said system comprising image analysing means for calculating the volume and/or providing the shape of the at least one anatomical structure, and statistical analysing means for providing a confidence interval of the volume and/or the shape of the analysed anatomical structure(s) based on individual data of the patient or person, thereby quantifying the normality of said anatomical structure(s). By the present system and method a detailed and trustworthy confidence interval can be provided in connection with analysis and evaluation of a medical image of a patient, thereby illustrating the expected normality of the patient. The invention can be applied to images acquired from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). One example of use is for diagnosing diseases and/or initial stages of diseases.06-30-2011
20110160545ELECTRONIC INVESTIGATIVE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE TRUTH - The present invention provides a novel electronic investigative device for identification of truth from individuals who have committed an act of offence. The invention also provides a method for identification of truth based on bio-electric responses that are elicited by presentation of a unique design of nestled probes. The method advantageously utilizes the experiential knowledge present in a subject's brain that elicits a bio electric response to the presentation of probe. The invention is completely non-invasive and does not require an active participation of the subject. Further, the method is fully automated to enable tamper proof results.06-30-2011
20110160544SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL DATA TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT - System and method analyze medical data of a patient having a disease afflicted health condition and action is taken to encourage the patient to perform wellness-enhancing activities and to take and report medical data more frequently. Consideration in the form of reduced insurance costs, medical supply costs, and medical equipment costs are given to patients who comply. Health care providers are advised that analysis of the patient's medical data is reimbursable and are also encouraged to perform such analyses through rewards. Patient data may be stored in a remote memory site, accessed by HCPs for analysis, and proprietary software may be used to communicate directly to insurance companies or other medical benefit entities.06-30-2011
20110160543VOXEL-BASED METHODS FOR ASSESSING SUBJECTS USING POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to methods for diagnosing a neurological disorder in a subject. In certain aspects, the methods described herein involve determining one or more critical areas in the brain from PET data where two groups differ and measuring PET signal within determined critical areas in a new subject in order to assign risk or diagnosis.06-30-2011
20110160542WAVEGUIDE - A waveguide receives a wave transmitted from an external power source and to guide the wave to reach within a width of a rectenna. The waveguide may include a negative refractive index medium and/or a surface plasmon medium.06-30-2011
20130023737NON-INVASIVE DETECTING APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A non-invasive detecting apparatus and an operating method thereof are disclosed. The non-invasive detecting apparatus includes an elastic base, a detecting module, and a data processing module. The detecting module is disposed on the elastic base. The detecting module includes at least one detecting unit used to detect a tissue under a detected region of a detected object to obtain a detection information. The data processing module analyzes and processes the detection information to generate a detection result.01-24-2013
20130023736SYSTEMS FOR DRUG DELIVERY AND MONITORING - Films that comprise an active agent for delivery to a tissue. The films may include carboxyls that form a chemical association with the active agent and/or hydrophilic domains or particles that comprise the active agent.01-24-2013
20080255429SIMULATED SECONDARY GAIN MODEL WITH CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK TO DIAGNOSTIC TESTING PARAMETERS AND INTERPRETATION IN A MEDICAL LEGAL SETTING - The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for the use of a simulated secondary gain model for use in medical legal setting where there is dispute about the validity of a medical patient's injuries. This model is used to ascertain the false positive rate of a given diagnostic test or suite of same and is then used to reevaluate the test on an ongoing basis after changes have been made to reduce the false positive rate.10-16-2008
20080255428Systems and Methods for Active Listening/Observing and Event Detection - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of monitoring an environment comprising: monitoring at least one data stream wherein the data stream is a data stream in the environment; detecting a specified event from the data stream; and triggering a response to the specified event. Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for monitoring an environment comprising: a receiver adapted to receive at least one input data stream wherein the input data stream is a data stream in the environment; an active listener/observer system adapted to monitor the data stream; and an interface adapted to express at least one output stream. Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-readable medium having instructions comprising: an active listener/observer routine configured to monitor at least one data stream; a detection routine configured to find specified events in the data stream; and an output routine configured to express a response event.10-16-2008
20080221395SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS - The present invention provides methods for the diagnosis of a disease or condition in an individual. The methods employ a primary self-organizing map trained with biological marker profiles from tissues having known diseases or conditions, in combination with a secondary self-organizing map which displays a representation of a subset of the primary self-organizing map with sample data obtained from an individual in need of diagnosis. A result is prepared from the secondary SOM(s) that reveals the extent of similarity between the known diseases or conditions with the sample data set of the individual. The result can be provided to a practitioner to aid in the diagnosis of the individual.09-11-2008
20080242954IMAGE PRESENTATION APPARATUS, IMAGE PRESENTATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image presentation apparatus is provided that includes a display section that sequentially displays a plurality of images, a biosignal acquisition section that acquires a signal value of a biosignal indicating a biological response of an observer watching the image displayed on the display section, and a display controlling section that controls a timing at which an image subsequent to the image being displayed on the display section is displayed on the display section based on the signal value acquired by the biosignal acquisition section.10-02-2008
20080242953APPARATUS, METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION OF IMAGING MODALITIES, OTHER RADIOLOGICAL FINDINGS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS - A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript. The system comprises: a screen requesting patient identification information, wherein the patient identification information excludes a patient name and further requesting patient medical history information; a screen requesting vital signs information; a screen requesting selection of an anatomical region of the patient for examination, wherein the user selects an anatomical region responsive to the request; a screen providing a plurality of possible observed symptoms related to the selected anatomical region, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible observed symptoms; a screen presenting possible findings that may be observed during the physical examination, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible findings based on the physical examination and a screen displaying a patient transcript responsive to information entered into the previous screens10-02-2008
20080242948Effective low-profile health monitoring or the like - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining data from occupational or leisure intercommunication at least between a device and a user or receiving health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from an interaction between a device and a user; and applying one or more data extraction criteria to the health-status-indicative data surreptitiously captured from the interaction between the device and the user or signaling a data distillation indicating a health status change of the user at least partly based on the data from the occupational or leisure intercommunication.10-02-2008
20080242946Method and apparatus for transporting images - A portable image transport device and corresponding techniques for image transport are disclosed. The portable image transport device accommodates an automatic initiation of image transport when the device is in a designated location by automatically recognizing the location condition and then engaging in communication with a medical device having an image capture capability. A variety of image transport may be performed, such as sending the received image to a printer for printing a hard copy. The portable image transport device also manages restrictions on image transport. Various restrictions may apply including but not limited to the type of devices to which the transport may be made, or certain registered devices to ensure transport only within a defined set of recipient classes or particularly identified recipients.10-02-2008
20080242945Facility management system - The invention provides systems and methods for a acquiring, manipulating, and monitoring data associated with one or more assisted living facilities. The invention includes utilizing one or more monitoring devices to gather data regarding at least one assisted living facility. The data is then transmitted across a network and saved in a database. An enterprise management application then operates on the data to manipulate and display the data according to parameters and instructions specified by one or more users. The data may be used by the one or more users to monitor and manage the one or more assisted living facilities.10-02-2008
20080242944METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ERROR FREE SCAN ADMINISTRATION - A method and system for facilitating error free scan is disclosed herein. The system for preventing wrong scan administration to a patient comprises: an identifier associated with a patient for identifying at least one patient parameter. The patient parameter may be configured to indicate patient information such as pregnancy or the presence of metallic implants. An interrogator is provided for automatically interrogating the identifier to obtain the at least one patient parameter during one or more predefined stages when the patient is in proximity of a scanner. A controller is operatively coupled to the interrogator for generating a wrong scan signal based on the communicated information.10-02-2008
20080242943SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PATIENT MONITORING AND DETECTION OF MEDICAL EVENTS - A system of patient health condition monitoring includes a device configured to measure a health parameter of a patient and a computer. The computer is programmed to receive an input based on the measured health parameter, determine a first moving average value for a first period of time based on the measured health parameter and determine a second moving average value for a second period of time based on the measured health parameter, the second period of time different than the first period of time. The computer is further programmed to calculate a difference between the first and second moving average values and store the difference in computer memory.10-02-2008
20080234555PATIENT CARE SYSTEM - A patient care system includes a support, with a lower portion and an upper portion, and a controller. The upper portion is removably mounted to the lower portion wherein the upper portion may be removed from the lower portion. The lower portion of the support is adapted for being supported on a floor or ground surface. The upper portion is also adapted to mount to a fixture when removed from the lower portion and further includes an input connector for coupling to a monitoring device. The controller is in communication with the input connector, which is adapted for coupling the controller with a monitoring device for receiving data from the monitoring device for one of (1) storing, (2) monitoring, and (3) analyzing the received data.09-25-2008
20080234554Computer-Aided System for Limb Lengthening - An apparatus for lengthening of extremities includes at least two supporting rings, a plurality of spikes mounted in each of the at least two supporting rings by spike-fixating elements, the at least two supporting rings connected with one another by threaded rods, which are displaced into rectilinear movement by automated drives connected with a portable block for power supply and control. Each automated drive includes a screw pair composed of a threaded rod and a threaded insert mounted via two bearings that are spaced from one another, and movable through a reducer with a stepper motor. The portable block is provided with elements for controlling a speed and a direction of movement of each of the automated drives, and a unit is provided for calculation and indication of displacement supplied by each of the automated drives.09-25-2008
20080234553NON-INVASIVE HUMAN-HEALTH-MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and hand-held devices non-invasively measure a health parameter in an individual or a plurality of individuals. Plural hand-held devices may be provided to plural individuals. Each device may compute a score based on the assayed health parameter in the individual. A server on a computer network may receive the scores and determine a pattern based on the scores. The hand-held devices may be further configured to receive additional data from the individuals regarding activities that may affect the individuals' scores. The server may receive the additional data from the devices and determine additional patterns.09-25-2008
20080234552BMI Ruler - A device for measuring the Body Mass Index (BMI) of an adult, providing a measure of weight for height. The device allows for an easy and quick determination of BMI or the adult weight status. The device consists of a hand held slide ruler instrument on which a combination of an adult's weight and height immediately indicates the corresponding BMI. Using this device, an adult over 18 years old can determine how much weight he/she would need to lose or gain in order to achieve normal weight, as specified by the current US government guidelines.09-25-2008
20080228044Individually Activated Sensors for Implantable Sensors - An apparatus for managing and monitoring a sensing device encapsulated in a compartment formed within a medium is disclosed. The medium compartment includes a release mechanism (09-18-2008
20080228043Diagnosis Determination and Strength and Weakness Analysis - A method, software, database and system for diagnosing various phenotypes including illnesses, conditions, physical traits and features, and characteristics such as strengths and weaknesses of an individual are presented in which an attribute profile containing genetic and non-genetic attributes associated with an individual can be compared against a database containing combinations of genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with the phenotypes in order to determine the potential that the individual currently possesses or will eventually develop one or more of the phenotypes.09-18-2008
20080228042DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATION - In a device, a method and a system for communication between a control module that can be associated with a local console of a medical modality, an examination module that can be associated with the medical modality, and an administration module that can be associated with an administration entity remote from the medical modality, respective communication units that can be connected among one another are associated with each of the modules and the signals transferred from a respective communication unit are transferred to the communication unit of at least one other module; and the communication unit of the administration module of the remote administration entity can access data of the medical modality.09-18-2008
20080228041Method and System for Remote Diagnosis and Supervision of Complex Procedures - A network enabled method and system for better utilizing expert or licensed individuals to address or treat a greater quantity of situations at a lower cost and at greater convenience allowing numerous companies to have access to such expert or liscensed resources. This business model involves a trained assistant gathering appropriate data and transmitting it to a central or remote location where the specialist can review it and transmit a diagnosis or directions to the assistant to execute. The expert then collects the fees for the procedure and distributes proceeds to the assistant, assistants company or coordinating third party.09-18-2008
20080228040International medical expert diagnosis - The delivery of services internationally has been stressful for consumers for several decades based on a lack of physical resources and increasing needs of individuals. Health care service delivery has been under close scrutiny since most countries cannot define viable alternatives to care for it population. Optimized Intelligent Search technology affords an opportunity to provide expert system caliber services on PDA and other computer platforms internationally based on leveraging unparalleled search capability, leveraging of decades of past history in seconds and provides optimized processes implementation for efficient use of resources.09-18-2008
20080228039Semi-passive method and system for monitoring and determining the status of an unattended person - A method and system for determining the status and monitoring an unattended individual. A radio beacon device can be associated with one or more individuals (e.g., an unattended person). Behavioral information about the individual(s) can be collected by tracking the location of the individual within a particular area (e.g., home, assisted living facility, etc.) utilizing the radio beacon device. The presence of other persons can then be distinguished from that of the individual within said particular area utilizing said behavioral information collected about said individual, thereby permitting a determination of the status of said individual and distinguishing the presence of other persons within said particular area. The behavioral information can include, for example, one or more activity levels associated with the individual.09-18-2008
20130172686SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION USING AUTOCORRELATION WITH GAPS - A patient monitoring system may receive a physiological signal having gap portions in the received data. The gap portions may be identified and a plurality of morphology metric signals may be modified based on the identified gap portions. The morphology metric signals may be modified based on the identified gaps, and a combined autocorrelation sequence may be generated based on the modified morphology metric signals. The combined autocorrelation sequence may be used to determine physiological information.07-04-2013
20130172687SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED PREDICTION OF RISK FOR PERIOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS BASED ON THE LEVEL OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA - A system for predicting risk for perioperative complications is described including a user device for receiving a set of risk factors to determine perioperative complications for a patient including patient data useful to determine the likelihood of obstructive sleep apnea. The system also includes an acquisition module to receive data from an obstructive sleep apnea sleep study of the patient. Further a determination module can determine the severity of obstructive sleep apnea for the patient. The system can also include an analysis module having a predictive model that incorporates one or more prediction equations for predicting perioperative complications derived from one or more databases having multiple patient data relevant to predict perioperative complications. The analysis module can be configured to apply the one or more prediction equations to the set of risk factors and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea for the patient in order to identify perioperative complication risks of that patient and to generate a perioperative complications report for the patient.07-04-2013
20130184537MEDICAL IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A medical image diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an image data generating unit, an abnormal region detecting unit, a warning data generating unit, and a display unit. The image data generating unit generates clinical-diagnosis image data on the basis of taken image data obtained in a main image taking mode. The image data generating unit also generates failure-diagnosis image data on the basis of taken image data obtained in a failure diagnosis mode. The abnormal region detecting unit detects, from the failure-diagnosis image data, an abnormal region caused by a failure in the apparatus, by comparing the failure-diagnosis image data with reference image data acquired in advance. The warning data generating unit generates warning data on the basis of a result of the abnormal region detection. The display unit displays the clinical-diagnosis image data to which the warning data is appended.07-18-2013
20110263948 SCORING SYSTEM TO MONITOR NATURAL OR DRUG-MODIFIED DISEASE PROGRESSION IN "EROSIVE OSTEOARTHRITIS" OF THE INTERPHALANGEAL FINGER JOINTS - The present invention provides a scoring system to monitor natural or drug-modified disease progression in erosive inter-phalangeal finger joint osteoarthrits and the use of said scoring system to identify and value drugs with anticatabolic and/or repair promoting potential.10-27-2011
20110263947Extracorporeal Devices and Methods For Facilitating Cessation of Undesired Behaviors - Devices, Methods and Systems are disclosed for assisting patients in behavioral modification and cessation programs aimed at terminating undesired behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use and others. Patient devices with automated patient prompting for self-testing, analysis of test results and data logging are included in a networked system with a specifically designed treatment modality.10-27-2011
20130178716DEVICE FOR APPLYING A PNEUMATIC PRESSURE STIMULUS IN THE NASAL FOSSAE AND EUSTACHIAN TUBE AT THE TIME OF DEGLUTITION - Apparatus for automatically applying a pneumatic overpressure phase, of a value of between 5 and 100 hPa in the Eustachian tube and/or in the nasal fossae of a patient through at least one nostril at the moment of swallowing, includes a gas generator, a gas reservoir, a detection-fluid and control circuit communicating with the gas reservoir and gas generator and leading to a sealed plug in the nostrils forming part of a nosepiece equipped with a control nozzle, a device for measuring at least one characteristic value of a flow of gas during swallowing, a device for automatically comparing the characteristic value with at least one pre-set value, and a device for informing the patient whether the swallowing action is being correctly performed.07-11-2013
20130178715PRESENT-ON-BED DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND SLEEP MEASUREMENT APPARATUS - A present-on-bed determination apparatus includes: a sensor unit usable with a bottom bedding and configured to measure biological displacement of a human subject on the bottom bedding so as to output a measurement signal showing a measurement result; a first signal processing unit configured to amplify the measurement signal with a first gain so as to output a first output signal; a first A/D conversion unit configured to output a plurality of first level values obtained by A/D conversion of the first output signal; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the human subject is present on the bottom bedding in accordance with a dispersion indicator that indicates dispersion degree of the plurality of the first level values.07-11-2013
20080221396Method and System for Monitoring Medical Treatment - An electronic network is disclosed for effectively providing a technique to administer medical treatment. The technique pertains to at least one patient and at least one unit for medical treatment. The technique involves receiving patient data and unit data and evaluating at least the patient data and/or unit data to determine whether a match with preexisting data exists, which thereby generates an indication to the user to not proceed with the medical treatment in the absence of such a match.09-11-2008
20130137936SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING RESPIRATION INFORMATION USING HISTORICAL DISTRIBUTION - A patient monitoring system may generate an autocorrelation sequence for a physiological signal such as a photoplethysmograph signal. A series of peak values may be identified for the autocorrelation sequence. The peak values may be modified based on a historical distribution of a physiological parameter. A physiological parameter such as respiration rate may be determined based on the modified peak values.05-30-2013
20130096390BioProbe Sheath and Method of Use - This invention relates to a medical device comprising at least one bioprobe for collecting data, a single-use protective cover mechanically attached to said at least one bioprobe, a control module, and a sheath removal system comprising a receiving port for said at least one bioprobe with said attached single-use protective cover, a single-use protective cover locking mechanism for retaining said single-use protective cover, and a single-use protective cover removal feedback mechanism in communication with said control module.04-18-2013
20130096389CHAIN OF CUSTODY FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - A chain of custody device is provided. The chain of custody device includes a strap for attaching to a body part of a patient. The chain of custody device further includes a receiver connected to the strap and operable to be connected to a physiological monitoring system via a cable. The receiver stores an identifier that is readable by the physiological monitoring system and is usable by the physiological monitoring system to verify that the physiological monitoring system is connected to a correct chain of custody device. The chain of custody device further comprises a security means for preventing undetected removal of the strap and/or receiver. A system comprising the physiological monitoring system and the chain of custody device, and a method for using such system are also described.04-18-2013
20130102854MENTAL STATE EVALUATION LEARNING FOR ADVERTISING - Analysis of mental states is performed as people view advertisements. Advertisement effectiveness is evaluated based on the analyzed mental states. Learning is then performed to determine the most effective ways to evaluate mental states based on the evaluation methods' ability to project advertisement effectiveness. Effectiveness descriptors are evaluated and statistics are assembled for the advertisements. One or more effectiveness classifiers are determined. Based on the effectiveness descriptors and classifiers, advertisement effectiveness is projected.04-25-2013
20130102852CONTROLLING DEVICES BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS - Embodiments of the invention control a device based on physiological measurements associated with a user. A determination is made that a user has manually adjusted a controlled device. A context associated with the user is identified in response to determining that the user has manually adjusted the controlled device. A change is detected in at least one physiological measurement associated with the user in response to the controlled device being manually adjusted. A target physiological measurement associated with at least one physiological measurement is modified based on the change that has been detected. The context that has been identified is associated with the target physiological measurement that has been modified.04-25-2013
20130102853INTEROPERABILITY ENHANCEMENT THAT SUPPORTS CONNECTIVITY OF APPLICATIONS ON A MEDICAL DEVICE - A diabetes management system is provided that supports connectivity of applications residing on a medical device. The diabetes management system includes a medical device that performs a diabetes care function in relation to a patient and a diabetes care management device in data communication with the medical device. The diabetes care management device is comprised generally of a connection management module and at least one application separate from the connection management module. The connection management module is configured to receive an associate request from the medical device and operable to establish a data connection with the medical device in accordance with IEEE standard 11073, such that the applications interacts with the connection management module to communicate via the data connection with the medical device.04-25-2013
20130144129Systems and Methods for Monitoring and Encouraging Patient Compliance - Systems and methods for providing information and queries regarding a medical condition to a patient may include receiving, by a processor, an enrollment request from the patient and collecting, by the processor, information about the patient. The enrollment request may include a keyword that corresponds to the medical condition. The systems and methods may further include enrolling, by the processor, the patient in a program that corresponds to the keyword and providing, by the processor, program information from the program to the patient. The program information may include information about the medical condition. The systems and methods may further include querying, by the processor, the patient about whether the patient has completed one or more tasks and based upon a response received from the patient, sending, by the processor, additional information to the patient.06-06-2013
20100280330TRANSCEIVER UNIT IN A MEASUREMENT SYSTEM - A measurement system may comprise a sensor wire and a transceiver unit. The sensor wire may comprise an insertable portion configured to be inserted in a blood vessel of a patient's body and a sensor disposed within the insertable portion at a distal end of the sensor wire. The sensor is configured to measure a parameter when inserted inside the patient. The transceiver unit may comprise: a housing adapted to be connected to a proximal end of the sensor wire; and a first communication module within the housing adapted to wirelessly communicate by a communication signal with an external second communication module in order to transfer information to the external second communication module.11-04-2010
20110218406Visual Display For Medical Monitor - The present disclosure describes a visual display for a medical monitor that may present a plurality of visualizations representative of physiological measurements. The visualizations may differ depending on whether the corresponding physiological parameter is within an expected range. The visualizations may include text, waveforms, images, video, and 09-08-2011
20080200772Bionic information measuring system, bionic information measuring transmitter and bionic information measuring receiver - To reduce power consumption of a receiver in a bionic information measuring system. A transmitter calculates a heart rate per predetermined time period by detecting heartbeat of a measured person and transmits in wireless a heartbeat information signal including heartbeat information and transmission interval information at a transmission interval in accordance with a state of setting a switch and a state of a power source in reference to a state table stored to a memory. A receiver receives the heartbeat information signal from the transmitter at reception timing in synchronism with the transmission interval information included in the heartbeat information signal and displays the heartbeat information included in the heartbeat information signal by a display portion.08-21-2008
20080200771TREATMENT REGIMEN COMPLIANCE AND EFFICACY WITH FEEDBACK - A method and system for interaction with a community of individuals, relating to compliance with and effectiveness of treatment regimens, including supply and use of pharmaceuticals, using a protocol or other intelligent message which acts in place of a service provider and which is capable of collecting or imparting information to patients in place thereof. Individuals interact with the protocol or intelligent message to provide assistance in all aspects of treatment regimen compliance, data collection, supply or delivery, review and modification.08-21-2008
20080200770Measurement system to measure a physiological condition in a body - Measurement system comprising a sensor wire provided, at its distal end, with a physiological condition sensor to measure a physiological condition inside a patient, and to provide measured data to an external device, the measurement system comprises a transceiver unit adapted to be connected to the proximal end of the sensor wire, and a communication unit arranged in connection with the external device. The transceiver unit is adapted to communicate, by a communication signal, with the communication unit, in order to transfer measured data to the external device. The communication signal, including the measured data, is generated by the transceiver unit and transferred as an output signal and the communication unit is arranged to be connected to a standard input/output connector of the external device and to communicate with the external device in accordance with an established standard, or in accordance with relevant parts of an established standard, e.g. BP22 or USB. The measurement system further comprises a physical optical communication link arranged between the transceiver unit and the communication unit, wherein the communication signal is an optical signal transferred by the optical communication link. The transceiver unit also comprises an energy means adapted to energize the sensor, the transceiver unit and also the optical communication link.08-21-2008
20080200769IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING OPTICAL FIBER FOR SENSING ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY - An implantable medical device for optically sensing action potential signals in excitable body tissue. The device includes an elongated tubular lead body carrying an optical fiber extending from a proximal lead end to a distal lead end to position the optical fiber at a target site. The lead body additionally carries a conduit for dispensing a voltage-sensitive fluorescent dye into tissue surrounding the target site. The optical fiber transmits excitation light to the fluorescent dye to cause the dye to fluoresce with varying intensity as the transmembrane potentials of local tissue cells vary due to passing depolarization wavefronts. The optical fiber transmits the fluorescence signal to the device to generate an action potential signal or fiducial points of an action potential signal for use in accurately measuring and characterizing electrical activity of excitable tissue.08-21-2008
20110213209MONITORING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND ITS TREATMENT - Disclosed is a method of determining which medication is to be applied in a remodeling process of a subject after a myocardial infarction, the method comprising determining an amount of a natriuretic peptide, a cardiac troponin, and an inflammatory marker in a sample from the subject and initiating a remodeling in the subject, wherein the medication to be applied in the remodeling is selected according to the level of the peptides determined. Also disclosed is a method of monitoring the remodeling, wherein further steps include again determining an amount of the natriuretic peptide, the cardiac troponin, and the inflammatory marker in a sample from the subject, calculating the difference between the values from the first and second measurements, and assessing remodeling success from the data obtained.09-01-2011
20110224501IN-HOME HEALTH MONITORING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A health monitoring system that allows users to maintain an autonomous lifestyle while providing health observation and reporting for family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The system is supported by a network for critical, round-the-clock health monitoring and remote care, and may be used in the home or elsewhere. In one exemplary embodiment, the system comprises a touch-screen computing device that also may function as a television and video or DVD player, and provides a series of service options for users. The computing device is connected to a network and/or the Internet.09-15-2011
20100286489APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WOUND VOLUME MEASUREMENT - A method and apparatus for measuring a volume of a wound are described, the method comprising the steps of: applying a dressing over a wound, the volume of which is to be measured, the dressing including at least a sealing drape over the wound so as to create a sealed wound cavity; creating a vacuum in said wound cavity by vacuum pump means so as to produce a predetermined vacuum in the wound cavity; measuring a volume of air extracted from said wound cavity in producing said predetermined vacuum; and, calculating a volume of said wound.11-11-2010
20100286488METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A MOBILE DEVICE AS A PORTABLE PERSONAL TERMINAL FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION - A medical information and support system that allows user's to gain access to their medical information on a mobile device terminal that interfaces to an application and server system through a wireless network. The mobile device may also interface to medical measurement systems to obtain vital and/or physiological measurements of the user. They system can trigger alarms if the physiological measurements are of concern. In addition, the mobile device can be used to provide instructions to a user to perform certain medical actions such as taking medication, as well as identifying the dosages and types of medication. The user can mobile device or through a web interface to the application and server system. In addition, health care entities may also access and/or modify the medical information through a web interface to the application and server system11-11-2010
20110275904AMBULATORY MEDICAL APPARATUS WITH HAND HELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and provides feedback to a user via a visual display, an audio alarm, and a vibrational alarm, and allows input from the user via a touch sensitive keypad. Certain input functions are restricted by password. The visual display includes an icon and fixed element display region and a bitmap display region. The fixed element display region includes time and date displays, battery and drug level displays that decrement, and a moving delivery state display. Various screens allow operational or log information to be displayed and/or user entry of commands. Program features when disabled are removed from a series of screen options that can be scrolled through.11-10-2011
20090069641METHOD FOR ANALYZING STRESS BASED ON MULTI-MEASURED BIO-SIGNALS - Disclosed is a method and system for analyzing stress and managing stress by using a mobile electronic apparatus and a data management server. The method includes: generating bio-signal pattern information upon periodically receiving a bio-signal from a bio-signal measuring device connected to each of a plurality of unspecified individuals, and forming reference information for stress analysis based on received answers to each of a plurality of questions for checking a stress level; receiving bio-signal pattern information from a bio-signal measuring device connected to a specified user; and determining a stress level corresponding to the bio-signal pattern information of the specified user based on the reference information.03-12-2009
20120277544BIODEGRADABLE INSERTION GUIDE FOR THE INSERTION OF A MEDICAL DEVICE - The present invention includes an insertion guide configured to be inserted in combination with a stylet wherein the insertion guide is left in the brain after the stylet is removed. The insertion guide then provides a path way for the stimulation lead, catheter, or other medical device to be placed into the brain to allow for the application of stimulation or therapeutic fluids to be administered. The insertion guide is further made of biodegradable material such that, after the lead is inserted through the insertion guide, the material forming the insertion guide biodegrades and is absorbed by the body.11-01-2012
20120277543SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLOADING AND SECURING HEALTH CARE DATA FROM PATIENTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES TO TRUSTED HEALTH-USER COMMUNITIES - Systems and methods of uploading patient medical and/or physiological data to the patient's associated CarePod are disclosed. Devices that are capable of sensing patient medical and/or physiological data are disclosed that are in authenticated and secure communication with the patient's CarePod. Doctors and other caregivers may be able to analyze the patient medical and/or physiological data in near real-time basis. Other devices, systems and methods are disclosed to provide authenticated and secure therapeutic treatment in possibly a closed loop system. Other devices, systems and methods are disclosed to guard against the inadvertent misdirection of patient medical and/or physiological data between medical devices and the patient's CarePod.11-01-2012
20080306348MINIATURE WIRELESS APPARATUS FOR RECORDING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS OF HUMANS AND USE THEREOF - A miniature wireless apparatus for recording and remote monitoring physiological signals and use thereof are described. The miniature wireless apparatus comprises a signal collecting module, a signal processing module, a wireless module, and a recording device. The methods for recording and remote monitoring physiological signals comprising collecting physiological signals by a signal collecting module, processing the said physiological signals by a signal processing module and recording the processed signals by a recording device, modulating the said processed signals and synchronously transmitting and receiving the modulated signals by a wireless module to integrate the physiological signals, receiving the signals by a remote receiver, and recording, monitoring, and analyzing the physiological signals by the remote receiver and further transmitting the physiological signals to the remote monitoring station through a network. Methods for sleep monitoring and evaluating and for monitoring and evaluating of autonomic nerve function using the miniature wireless apparatus are further described.12-11-2008
20090076338PATIENT CUSTOMIZED THERAPEUTIC REGIMENS - Methods, systems and compositions that allow for treating a patient according to a patient customized therapeutic regimen are provided. Embodiments of the invention include obtaining dosage administration information from a patient and using the same to tailor a therapeutic regimen for the patient. Embodiments of the invention further include preparing and forwarding to the patient physical pharmaceutical dosages based on the customized therapeutic regimen.03-19-2009
20100317930APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING A PERSON FOR A SLEEP SYSTEM - A method for evaluating a person for a sleep system, the method including: while the person is not positioned on an evaluating member, adjusting a pressure of a comfort layer inflatable member disposed within a comfort layer of the evaluating member to an initial comfort value; positioning the person on the evaluating member in a first position; while the person is positioned on the evaluating member in the first position, measuring a pressure of the comfort layer inflatable member as a first measured comfort value; calculating a difference between the first measured comfort value and the initial comfort value as comfort pressure 12-16-2010
20100317929IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES WITH PIEZOELECTRIC ANCHORING MEMBER - Methods, systems, and apparatus for powering and/or recharging medical devices implanted within the body are described. An illustrative implantable medical device includes a housing having an internal cavity and a flexible anchor assembly that is coupled to the housing. The flexible anchor assembly includes a first electrical conductor, a second electrical conductor, and a piezoelectric layer that is disposed between the first and second electrical conductors and that is configured to displace in response to a physiologic force applied to the flexible anchor assembly and generate a voltage differential between the first and second electrical conductors. The implantable medical device includes power circuitry that converts the voltage differential between the first and second electrical conductors into an operating current for powering one or more components within the implantable medical device and/or for recharging a rechargeable power supply within the device.12-16-2010
20130158361SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIORITIZING MEDICAL CONDITIONS - The technology disclosed herein generally relates to a method for providing an index disorder in automated patient care. A set of device measures is stored in a database. Quantitative health care data indicators in the database are provided, where the indicators were regularly recorded by a medical device for a patient under automated patient care. Collected device measures are retrieved with a processor. An index disorder is identified through derived measure determination and statistical calculation with a processor.06-20-2013
20130123583SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING DIGITAL MEDIA PREFERENCES TO GENERATE A PERSONALITY PROFILE - A system and method for assessing a personality profile includes a database that holds known control data that includes correlations between musical preference patterns and psychological indications. The system also includes a processor that executes an input module, a processing module, and an output module. The input module receives information relating to a history of media selections of an assessment subject. The input module also receives a response to a questionnaire that includes data relating to the musical preference of the assessment subject. The processing module analyzes the information relating to the history of media selections and the response to the questionnaire by comparing the musical preference to the musical preference patterns in the database. The output module provides a personality profile of the assessment subject based on the analysis.05-16-2013
20110295081Biologic Information Detecting Apparatus - In measurement requiring application of pressure to a tissue of a living body such as blood pressure measurement, noise due to vibration tends to occur. It is therefore difficult to accurately measure a pulse wave and a blood pressure value, and there is a problem of measuring blood pressure stably. It is also difficult to measure bloodpressure in daily life activities or to measure blood pressure at predetermined intervals or continuously in a state where a tonometer is always attached. There is consequently a problem of providing a method of holding a biologic information detecting apparatus. The present invention has been achieved to solve the problems and an object of the invention is to provide an easy-to-wear biologic information detecting apparatus for stably detecting biologic information.12-01-2011
20110295079INGESTIBLE DEVICES FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - An ingestible apparatus produces and processes physiological signals representative of a physiological parameter. The apparatus measures the physiological parameter from within the body of a living entity. The apparatus includes a physiological transducer circuit to sense the physiological signals, a processor to process the physiological signals in response to the physiological transducer circuit, and a transmitter that transmits the processed signals during transmission intervals which are alternated with idle intervals. The apparatus further includes a capacitor-based circuit, including at least one capacitor, to accumulate sufficient charge during one of the idle intervals to supply power to the transmitter during one of the transmission intervals.12-01-2011
20110306844PRESSURE SENSOR FOR MONITORING A SUBJECT AND PRESSURE SENSOR WITH INFLATABLE BLADDER - Pressure sensing devices for use with an inflatable bladder and monitoring apparatus for an at rest subject are disclosed herein. The device can comprise a housing comprising a recess and configured to be welded in a seam of the inflatable bladder. A pressure sensor can be located within the recess with a sensing side configured to be exposed to the cavity of the inflatable bladder and a reference side configured to be exposed to ambient air. A printed circuit board can be located within the recess and coupled to the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor is operable to detect a pressure change within the cavity due to a force exerted by a subject on the inflatable bladder.12-15-2011
20110313259PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION ESTIMATION DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE - Provided are a physiological condition estimation device and a vehicle control device capable of preventing an error in the operation of an apparatus, such as a vehicle, and improving the safety of the operation of the apparatus. The physiological condition estimation device includes an eye-open time acquiring unit that acquires the eye-open time of the driver, a variation calculating unit that acquires a variation in the eye-open time acquired by the eye-open time acquiring unit, and a drowsiness predicting unit that determines the physiological condition of the driver on the basis of the variation in the eye-open time acquired by the variation calculating unit. In this way, since the physiological condition is determined on the basis of the variation in the eye-open time, it is possible to detect a slight reduction in the arousal level and estimate a significant reduction in the arousal level to a value that will cause an error in the driving of the vehicle in the future.12-22-2011
20110313258METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOLICITING AN EXPERT OPINION FROM A CARE PROVIDER AND MANAGING HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS - A computer-implemented method of facilitating communication between a care giver and a care provider. The method includes receiving identifications of one or more of primary complaints and selecting data collection questions based at least in part on the identified primary complaint(s). The questions are presented to the care giver in non-expert language and configured to help identify a medical problem associated with the medical issue, but not to diagnosis the medical problem. After responses to the questions are received from the care giver, an Intelligent Resident Note is constructed and displayed to the care provider. The care provider enters or selects a diagnosis and one or more medical protocols for inclusion in a management protocol. The management protocol may include one or more instructions related to treat the medical problem that are sent to the care giver. The care giver confirms when each instruction has been performed.12-22-2011
20110313257Method for Recording and Evaluation of Measurements Related to the Condition of a Patient for Configuration of a Portable, Patient-Controlled Device Operated to Record Said Measurements and Related Device - In a method for recording and evaluating measurements related to the condition of a patient for configuration of a portable, patient-controlled device operated to record the measurements,—at least one measurement describing the condition of the patient is recorded by the device,—the measurement and/or at least one parameter derived therefrom is/are transferred to an evaluation device via a communication connection,—the measurement and/or the parameter is/are evaluated by or on the evaluation device by an expert system and/or an expert to determine patient-specific information,—configuration data ascertained in consideration of the patient-specific information is transferred back to the device via the or another communication connection, and—the device is configured according to the configuration data.12-22-2011
20110319721SLEEP DEPTH DETERMINING DEVICE, SLEEP DEPTH MAINTAINING DEVICE, AND SLEEP DEPTH DETERMINING METHOD - A sleep depth determining device 12-29-2011
20120016205BIOMARKERS FOR DIAGNOSING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - A method for assessing the state of Alzheimer's disease in patients is disclosed. A method for monitoring the progression of Alzheimer's disease in patients is also disclosed. The method applies detection of specific peptide markers, e.g., using mass spectrometric analysis.01-19-2012
20120029304CONFIGURABLE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - A patient monitoring system is provided which includes a platform and one or more monitoring modules. Monitoring modules include parameter modules for monitoring physiological activity of a patient, and utility modules for providing additional functionality to the patient monitoring system. A platform and one or more monitoring modules may be coupled to form a communications bus, allowing communication between any of the plurality of coupled devices. Updates such as software upgrades may be provided by a monitoring module to a platform or other monitoring module to update functionality.02-02-2012
20120029303SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING REAL-TIME VIRTUAL MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS - Disclosed herein is a method for permitting a real-time virtual medical examination using a patient device and at least one diagnostic device including receiving, at the patient device, a signal transmitted from the at least one diagnostic device; generating diagnostic information based on the received signal; encrypting the diagnostic information; establishing communication over a network between the patient device and a first remote server; establishing a video conferencing session via a second remote server; and transmitting the encrypted diagnostic information to the first remote server.02-02-2012
20120029302APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DETECTION OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS FOR STILLNESS FEEDBACK - A training device aims to indicate a targeted object to be gazed at by a trainee, then trainee's visual sight to the targeted object is obstructed. After a selected duration a hint is given to the trainee to execute command actions related to the targeted object. Through completeness degree of trainee's execution of the command actions trainee's stillness can be evaluated and trained. During measuring electrophysiological signals such as brainwaves, trainee's feedback command actions can serve as a basis for measurement of electrophysiological signals.02-02-2012
20120029301Adaptive Alarm System And Method - An adaptive-alarm system and its uses in the context of medical devices, such as patient monitors, are described. In one embodiment, the monitor has a processor configured to receive and analyze an input relating to ambient sounds. The monitor may generate an alarm signal in response to physiological data that meets a defined requirement, such as a physiological alarm condition. The alarm signal that is generated by the monitor is substantially free of masking by the ambient sounds.02-02-2012
20120029300SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING FALSE ALARMS AND FALSE NEGATIVES BASED ON MOTION AND POSITION SENSING - Systems and methods of reducing false alarms associated with vital-sign monitoring are disclosed. One or more vital-sign readings of a patient are received. One or more acceleration readings from an accelerometer attached to the patient are received. At least one of motion and position of the patient are determined based at least in part on the one or more acceleration readings. An alarm condition determination procedure is modified if at least one of the motion and the position satisfies a predefined condition.02-02-2012
20120029299Physiological status monitoring system - A physiological monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem worn by a person including at least a one sensor. A dock is associated with the sensor subsystem and includes a first connector component electrically connected to the sensor. A portable transmitting unit is received in the dock and includes a transmitter and a connector component removeably mateable with the dock connector component to route sensor data to the transmitter.02-02-2012
20120029298Linear classification method for determining acoustic physiological signal quality and device for use therein - Linear classification is used to determine the quality of acoustic physiological signal samples. A feature dataset is extracted from acoustic physiological signal samples of known quality (i.e., weak, noisy, good) acquired over a sampling period. A linear discriminant analysis is performed on the feature dataset to determine a direction of a linear classifier for the feature dataset. A classification error risk analysis is performed on the feature dataset to determine an offset of the linear classifier. The linear classifier is used to classify into reliability classes acoustic physiological signal samples acquired over an operating period. Information is selected for outputting using the assigned classifications, and is outputted.02-02-2012
20120035429ANIMAL SYMPTOM VISUAL ANALYTICS - A system and method for visually displaying and analyzing public health data for geospatial and/or time variations, including the collection of symptom data coupled with geographic and time data, filtering the symptom data based upon a selected time period and geographic range, and creating a visual result based upon statistical modeling including power transform and/or data normalization. According to at least one embodiment, the system for visually displaying and analyzing includes selecting and performing at least one aberration detection method such as applying CUSUM analysis, quantile measures, and/or bootstrapping analysis, and displaying the result to a user via a visual analytics arrangement.02-09-2012
20120041274CANCER BIOMARKERS - Biomarkers and methods using the biomarkers for the prediction of the recurrence risk of cancer in a patient are provided.02-16-2012
20120078063SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FATIGUE AND USING FATIGUE-RISK-INFORMED SAFETY-PERFORMANCE-BASED SYTEMS AND METHODS TO REPLACE OR SUPPLEMENT PRESCRIPTIVE WORK-REST REGULATIONS - In a system and method for assessing and modifying fatigue, an input device receives current work-rest pattern and/or sleep data from an individual. A data aggregation and processing platform combines the current work-rest pattern and/or sleep data with previous data related to the individual to generate a fatigue assessment result, a diagnostic assessment result, and a corrective intervention result. At least one output display outputs the fatigue assessment result, diagnostic assessment result and corrective intervention result in a user-readable format to a user. The user uses this information to revise the work-rest pattern to reduce or control future fatigue risk.03-29-2012
20120083669Personal Nutrition and Wellness Advisor - Personal nutrition and wellness advisor system comprised of at least one computing platform, medical and nutrition knowledge databases, food nutrient databases, receives and analyzes each user's initial personal and health-related information to intelligently estimate his initial energy & nutrient budgets and physical activity needs; interactively constructs and presents to the user personalized energy and nutrient content-based, location-based, activity-based, and event-based ranked available food item lists and recipes to encourage the user to be physically active and to consume food items containing the most needed nutrients; tracks the user food consumption, physical activity, updates to energy and nutrient budget balances, any physiological parameter measurements, any taken medication types, doses, and times, and any other external events which may cause changes to user-specific health-related variables; and automatically varies the types, rankings, and/or portions of the food items in the recommended available food item list based on the results of tracked activities.04-05-2012
20120083668SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MODIFY A CHARACTERISTIC OF A USER DEVICE BASED ON A NEUROLOGICAL AND/OR PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT - Example methods, systems and tangible machine readable instructions to operate a user device are disclosed herein. An example method of operating a user device includes collecting at least one of neurological data or physiological data of a user interacting with the user device. The example method also includes identifying a current user state based on the at least one of the neurological data or the physiological data. In addition, the example method includes modifying a characteristic of the user device based on the current user state and a desired user state.04-05-2012
20120095301METHOD OF DETERMINING LYMPH NODE METASTASIS IN CERVICAL CANCER, DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - In order to provide a method of testing lymph node metastasis in cervical cancer which can determine the presence of lymph node metastasis in cervical cancer with higher accuracy, the method includes acquiring information about mRNA expression level of at least one gene selected from the group consisting of SERPINB5, CK15, CK4, PI3, and ANXA8 contained in a measurement sample prepared from a lymph node tissue from a cervical cancer patient which may have cervical cancer metastasis; and determining whether cervical cancer has spread to the lymph node tissue based on the information about mRNA expression level acquired.04-19-2012
20120095299Patient Monitor Having Entertainment Functions and Control Method Thereof - The invention provides a patient monitor having entertainment functions and a control method thereof. If a user initiates the entertainment functions of the patient monitor having entertainment functions, a system thereof sends an entertainment signal to an entertainment signal processing unit, the entertainment signal is then processed to display an image on an entertainment specific display apparatus, and sound playing is achieved via an entertainment specific loudspeaker; the system sends a parameter signal to a parameter signal processing unit in real time, the parameter signal is then processed to display real-time measurement values and waveforms of parameters on a monitor specific display apparatus, and playing of various sounds is achieved via a monitor specific loudspeaker; an alarm processing unit detects, in real-time, whether the physiological characteristics of patient meet the alarm condition, and once the condition is met, alarm is triggered immediately; with the patient monitor of the invention, patients can enjoy some entertainment activities for mental relaxation while lying on the bed without having an impact on normal real-time monitor for patients.04-19-2012
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