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20130158369Activity Monitoring Systems and Methods of Operating Same - The present inventions, in one aspect, is an activity monitoring system comprising a fixture having size/shape adapted to couple to a location on the user's body and a particular signature; and a portable monitoring device adapted to detect the fixture's particular signature. The monitoring device includes a housing that is adapted to engage the fixture; an activity sensor, disposed in the housing, to detect activity of the user and to generate data which is representative of the activity of the user; and processing circuitry, disposed in the housing, to calculate an activity-related quantity of the user, wherein the processing circuitry determines the monitoring device is engaging the fixture by detecting the fixture's particular signature and calculates the activity-related quantity.06-20-2013
20080294016ESTABLISHING BASELINE DATA FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for establishing baseline data for normalization in a physiological monitoring system which captures images of an individual in order to monitor the well being of the individual, including establishing the identity of an individual; assembling a set of personal data associated with the individual, including semantic data; using the semantic data to identify at least a portion of the wellness parameters to be monitored; acquiring images of the individual during separate capture events to establish baseline image-based wellness parameter data and baseline capture condition data for the individual and; using the baseline wellness parameter data and baseline capture condition data to monitor the physiological condition of the individual.11-27-2008
20130072763Mobile Monitoring Device for Monitoring Physical Characteristics of a Subject - A mobile monitoring device (MMD) for monitoring physical characteristics of a subject, including a casing; an attaching mechanism for releasably attaching the MMD to a garment worn by the subject; a control unit enabling to control and execute operations of the MMD and identify breathing related alarming situations; a sensor element enabling to sense breathing related characteristics of the subject by converting physical vibrations into electric signals; an alarm output device for enabling to operate at least one alarm in case alarm breathing related situation is identified; and an arm extending from the casing. The arm allows abutting the body of the subject at a first proximal end thereof and the sensor element at a second distal end thereof when the device is worn by the subject, thereby allows mechanically transmitting physical movements thereof caused by movements of the subject body to the sensor element thereby mechanically leveraging the movement.03-21-2013
20130030258COPD EXACERBATION PREDICTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-implemented method for predicting an onset of an exacerbation in a COPD patient is provided. The method includes measuring physical activity of the patient over a period of time to gather physical activity data; measuring a respiration characteristic of the patient over the period of time to gather respiration data; and executing, on one or more computer processors, one or more computer program modules to detect the onset of the exacerbation based on predetermined criteria, wherein the predetermined criteria comprises a comparison of a change in the respiration data with a change in the physical activity data.01-31-2013
20130030260SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BIOMETRIC HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT - A system and method for generating and displaying a health risk assessment report to a patient in real time is provided. The system receives a plurality of biometric data values for a patient and automatically processes subsets of the data to determine at least one category grade point average or letter grade. An overall health risk grade point average or letter grade is determined and presented to the patient along with the individual category grades. A simulated category letter grade and overall letter grade may also be presented which reflect selected adjustments to at least one of the biometric data values. The biometric data values may be based on real time measurement of a biosample taken from the patient in addition to manually entered data.01-31-2013
20130030259MONITORING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a novel monitoring system suitable for attachment to a surface of a subject and for monitoring physiological signals of a subject wearing the system.01-31-2013
20130030257SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NON-CONTACT MULTIPARAMETER VITAL SIGNS MONITORING, APNEA THERAPY, APNEA DIAGNOSIS, AND SNORE THERAPY - Aspects of the of the disclosure relate to a non-contact physiological motion sensor and a monitor device that can incorporate use of the Doppler effect. A continuous wave of electromagnetic radiation can be transmitted toward one or more subjects and the Doppler-shifted received signals can be digitized and/or processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in the one or more subjects. The extracted information can be used, for example, to determine apneic events and/or snoring events and/or to provide apnea or snoring therapy to subjects when used in conjunction with an apnea or snoring therapy device. In addition, methods of use are disclosed for sway cancellation, realization of cessation of breath, integration with multi-parameter patient monitoring systems, providing positive providing patient identification, or any combination thereof.01-31-2013
20090209828METHOD AND DEVICE MICROCALORIMETRICALLY MEASURING A TISSUE LOCAL METABOLISM SPEED, INTRACELLULAR TISSUE WATER CONTENT, BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL COMPONENT CONCENTRATION AND A CARDIO-VASCULAR SYSTEM TENSION - The present invention relates to medicine, in particular, to the methods of measuring a thermal effect and a local metabolism rate of a live tissue, a water content in the intercellular substance as well as a concentration of biochemical blood components, in particular, blood glucose and pressure in the cardiovascular system.08-20-2009
20090076351Rehabilitation System for Neurological Disorders - A rehabilitation system for neurological disorders, especially for the rehabilitation of patients being in a vegetative state or minimal conscious state, comprises at least two sensors adapted to measure two different physiological values of the patient and a stimulation generator. Initially predefined target signals determined and based on parameters relating to the injury are generated and, during a rehabilitation session, compared with the measurement signals to drive the stimulation generators delivering sensory stimulation to the patient as feedback. The controlling processor is adapted to change the predefined target signals during a rehabilitation session based on the development or changes of the measurement signals of the different physiological values, to enable a faster and better improvement of the alertness of the patient.03-19-2009
20120172682METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIOMETRIC ANALYSIS USING EEG AND EMG SIGNALS - Biometric assessment is performed by use of electromyography (EMG) signals detected from muscles at several locations on the hand/or other part of the body subject to fine motor control. In addition, electroencephalography (EEG), signals detect other biomarkers. The EMG and EEG signals are sensed, synchronized and registered. The signals are converted into digital data and are stored and processed for use in performing the biometric assessment.07-05-2012
20120172681SUBJECT MONITOR - An embodiment comprises includes an apparatus with a housing wearable by a subject and a first sensor operable to detect a position of the subject. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a second sensor operable to detect a body state of the subject, where the first body state may be a vital sign such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature or respiratory rate. The apparatus may also include a wireless module, and be operable to transmit body state data and position data to a remote device. The apparatus may include a gyroscope or an accelerometer, and may be operable to detect rotational change in the subject's position about and axis, linear acceleration of the subject along an axis, a change in position of the subject, or a rate of change in position of the subject.07-05-2012
20120172678SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND PROCESSING BIOMETRIC DATA - Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a force sensor for measuring force experienced by the user and a processor for acquiring and processing temperature and force data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of blood oxygen saturation level, proper placement of the dental appliance, ambient air temperature, light levels and respiration rate.07-05-2012
20120172676INTEGRATED MONITORING DEVICE ARRANGED FOR RECORDING AND PROCESSING BODY SOUNDS FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS - Integrated body sound monitoring system arranged for recording and processing body sounds such as respiratory sounds is disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes a number of microphones arranged for recording a body sound signal that represents a mixture of different body sounds, a processing block that is arranged for processing the body sound signal and comprises electronic components for locally storing, processing and analyzing the body sound signal prior to transmittal to an external device, and a radio arranged for transmitting data related to the body sound signal to the external device.07-05-2012
20110190594DEVICE AND METHOD TO MONITOR, ASSESS AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF SLEEP - A medical sleep disorder arrangement integrates into current diagnosis and treatment procedures to enable a health care professional to diagnose and treat a plurality of subjects suffering from insomnia. The arrangement may include both environmental sensors and body-worn sensors that measure the environmental conditions and the condition of the individual patient. The data may be collected and processed to measure clinically relevant attributes of sleep quality automatically. These automatically determined measures, along with the original sensor data, may be aggregated and shared remotely with the health care professional. A communication apparatus enables the healthcare professional to remotely communicate with and further assess the patient and subsequently administer the treatment. Thus, a more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment is provided while reducing the required clinician time per patient for treatment delivery.08-04-2011
20090118595SENSOR FOR ACQUIRING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS OF A PATIENT - The present invention suggests the use of independent, wireless, smart and therefore self-contained sensors (05-07-2009
20100152551INTEGRATED MEDICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM UTILIZING INFRARED TRANSMISSION - An integrated medical measurement system utilizing infrared transmission comprises a medical record device and a plurality of barcodes. The medical record device has a microprocessor connected with a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner is used to scan the barcodes worn on patients. A first measurement device connected with the microprocessor is used to detect the patients' physiological data values. A first infrared transmission device is connected with the microprocessor and it is also connected with a second infrared transmission device of a second measurement device wirelessly, such that the medical record device can receive the data from the second measurement device.06-17-2010
20090192366SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor data are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for calibration of a continuous analyte sensor. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for classification of a level of noise on a sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for determining a rate of change for analyte concentration based on a continuous sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods for alerting or alarming a patient based on prediction of glucose concentration are provided.07-30-2009
20090192365METHODS FOR ANALYSES OF HEALTH IMBALANCES AND FORMULATIONS OF CORRECTIVE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION - Methods for accurately analyzing dietary nutritional deficiencies and/or imbalances in subjects, including those presumed healthy are described. The methods formulate and dispense a personalized regimen(s) of dietary nutritional supplements and/or physical programs to complement the subjects' individual needs for sustainable health. Generally, the subjects' needs are analyzed by considering a combination of health and vitality factors. Based on the analysis, a personalized regimen may be computed and formulated for the subject, wherein the regimen may include a broad range of nutrients and/or physical programs. At periodic times during the supplementation, the subject's needs may be re-assessed and, if necessary, the regimen may be adjusted. In some cases, the analysis as well as the formulation and delivery of the personalized regimen is accomplished in a single session, in a single location. In some cases, a session may be accomplished in less than about 3 hours. Other embodiments are described.07-30-2009
20090192364Infant monitoring system - An infant monitoring system includes a bladder configured for communication with an infant having a mass and measurable biological functions and properties. The bladder contains a substantially non-toxic fluid adapted to transmit fluid pressure. The infant monitoring system also includes a single pressure sensor that selectively monitors the fluid pressure. The pressure sensor detects a presence of the infant by monitoring for a substantially continuous pressure due to the mass of the infant. The infant monitoring system also includes an electronic module operatively connected to the pressure sensor, which electronic module receives a signal indicative of the fluid pressure monitored by the pressure sensor. The electronic module emits a notification if the signal is substantially outside of a predetermined boundary.07-30-2009
20110196213Display For Biological Values - Methods for providing an estimated or predicted biological values in a sectioned display to assess the relative impact of a set of variables include collecting biological measurements, grouping the biological measurements based on the set of variables, evaluating the biological measurements to determine grouped estimated biological values or grouped predicted biological values, and providing the grouped estimated biological values or grouped predicted biological values within a plurality of sections in the sectioned display, wherein the plurality of sections correspond to the set of variables.08-11-2011
20090247835METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR ADAPTING EEG MEASUREMENT SIGNALS - A method and an apparatus (10-01-2009
20130085349ANALYTE TESTING DEVICES - Systems, devices, techniques and methods are disclosed for implementing an actuator mechanism of an analyte testing device. In one aspect, a method to test an analyte includes advancing an analyte sensor from a first position within a sensor cartridge of an analyte testing device to a second position that exposes at least a portion of the analyte sensor outside of the device, advancing a lancet projecting component from an initial position to a cocked position for a subsequent projection of a lancet, in which the advancing the analyte sensor and the advancing the lancet projecting component are initiated by a single operation, projecting the lancet to expose at least a portion of the lancet outside of the device, receiving a testing sample including an analyte at the exposed portion of the analyte sensor, processing the testing sample to determine a parameter of the analyte, and ejecting the analyte sensor from the device.04-04-2013
20130085347ADHERENT DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSORS - An adherent device to monitor a patient comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least four electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Impedance circuitry is coupled to the at least four electrodes to measure a hydration signal of the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry is coupled to at least two of the at least four electrodes to measure an electrocardiogram signal of the patient. An accelerometer can be mechanically coupled to the adhesive patch to generate a signal in response to at least one of an activity or a position of the patient.04-04-2013
20130085346REAL-TIME PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL MEASUREMENT AND FEEDBACK SYSTEM - A real-time physiological signal measurement and feedback system is suitable to be worn on a body part of an user for decreasing the noise of motion, and includes a sensor module, a signal processing module and a feedback platform. The sensor module includes a first magnetic unit having a light emitting diode and a second magnetic unit having a photo-detector. The light emitting diode illuminates a light beam passing through the body part and being received by the photo-detector so as to generate an electric signal when both of the first and the second magnetic units attract mutually to sandwich the body part. The signal processing module converts the electrical signal into a digital signal. The feedback platform processes the digital signal to generate a physiological parameter, and is used as a multi-function driving recorder. An alarm is triggered or not by the feedback platform according to the physiological parameter.04-04-2013
20130085348Method for Providing Remote Health Monitoring Data and Associated System - A method and a system for providing remote health monitoring data of an individual to be used in a health monitoring system is provided. The method comprising: measuring at least one vital sign of the individual; receiving and storing data representing the at least one vital sign obtained from the measurement; continuously measuring behavioral data of the individual; validating the data representing the at least one vital sign based on the behavioral data; and visually displaying information on a condition of the individual.04-04-2013
20090221884VITAL SIGNS MONITORING USING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT - A vital signs monitor system is integrated with personal protective equipment (“PPE”) so that upon wearing the PPE, the monitor is placed in an operational position to monitor a vital sign. In one embodiment, the vital signs sensor comprises a thermal sensor located at a mouth guard to automatically make operational contact with tissue under the tongue when the mouth guard is worn. A second vital signs monitor comprising reflective pulse oximetry devices senses oxygen saturation and heart rate. Vital signs data are communicated to an RF module located in an associated helmet for transmission to a remote location. A gateway at that remote location receives the transmitted vital signs data and forwards that data to a data collection, organization, and access system that is programmed to make the vital signs data available over the Internet. Medical personnel, coaches, supervisors at the location of the PPE can monitor the vital signs of the wearer by accessing the data collection, organization, and access system with hand held, or portable computing equipment over the Internet.09-03-2009
20090299155CONTINUOUS CARDIAC MARKER SENSOR SYSTEM - The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for continuous measurement of a cardiac marker in vivo. In some embodiments, the system includes a continuous sensor and a communication device. The continuous sensor is configured to continuously measure a concentration of a cardiac marker in vivo and to provide a signal associated therewith. The communication device includes a processor module configured to process the signal to obtain cardiac information, wherein the communication device is configured to output the cardiac information.12-03-2009
20100113891HEMODIALYSIS PATIENT DATA ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A hemodialysis patient data acquisition and management system resides on a host computer which receives information from one or more non-invasive, optical blood monitors associated with a hemodialysis system. When a patient is undergoing hemodialysis treatment, a sensor assembly monitors the patient's blood flowing through the hemodialysis system and a controller for the blood monitor generates data which includes at least an identification code for the patient undergoing the treatment on the respective system, and non-invasively determined blood data taken at the onset of the scheduled treatment, such as initial Hgb, HCT, and SAT values. A host computer communicates with the one or more optical blood monitors, preferably via a wireless network, and the patient's session commencement data is downloaded to the host computer. The host computer includes a patient database containing historical session commencement data for a plurality of patients, as well as screen displays for displaying historical data for individual patients, such as Hgb trends. The system also preferably provides a predictive algorithm for the patient's Hgb at the patient's next scheduled hemodialysis treatment session. The preferred system also includes software that provides a recommended dose of the anemia management drug for the patient.05-06-2010
20100076279METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORGAN SPECIFIC INFLAMMATION MONITORING - An apparatus comprises an implantable sensor and a detection circuit. The implantable sensor provides a physiologic sensor signal and is to be positioned at a lymph node of a subject. The detection circuit detects a change in a physiologic parameter of the lymph node that exceeds a threshold change, and deems that the change in the physiologic parameter indicates a change in inflammation of an organ associated with the lymph node.03-25-2010
20100076278SYSTEM FOR TRAINING OPTIMISATION - System for training optimisation, the system comprising: at least one sensor for measuring a mechanical load parameter which is indicative for a mechanical load of the training a storage module for storing data which are dispatched by the least one sensor in a log file; a training advice module which is arranged for determining a personal training advice related to a load assessment of the user based on at least the data stored in the log file, the data comprising a cumulative load parameter or a training load history determined on the basis of historical sensor data stored in the log file, the training advice comprising the frequency of next training sessions and/or a type of training to be performed in the next training session; at least one output device such as a display, a sound signal, audio output, voice output or a vibrating element for outputting said training advice to said user.03-25-2010
20100076276Medical Sensor, Display, and Technique For Using The Same - According to embodiments, a wearable sensor assembly may include an electronic paper display and/or a flexible gel battery. The electronic paper display may have reduced power consumption in addition to being comfortable, flexible, and lightweight. In addition, a pulse oximetry system and/or monitor may include a gel battery to facilitate rapid recharging after battery use.03-25-2010
20100076277WIRELESS BIO-SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a wireless bio-signal monitoring system for monitoring a patient's bio-signal. The system includes a bio-signal capture unit, an analysis unit, a wireless transmission unit, a receiver unit and a remote database. With a chaotic phase space difference algorithm, the consumption of system resources can be minimized and the power management of the monitoring system can be optimized. By capturing position coordinates of the receiver unit via the Internet, we can locate the position of the patient to provide medical treatments immediately in an emergency situation.03-25-2010
20120245437Sleep State Classification - Systems and methods for sleep state classification involve detecting conditions related to sleep, including at least one condition associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Additionally, a condition modulated by the sleep-wake status of the patient may be detected. A medical system that is partially or fully implantable incorporates sensors and circuitry for detecting and processing the sleep-related signals. A sleep state processor classifies the patient's sleep state based on the sleep-related signals. Sleep state classification may be used in connection with the delivery of sleep state appropriate therapy, diagnostic testing, or patient monitoring.09-27-2012
20130079602ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOLOGY BASED ON ELECTRODERMAL ACTIVITY - Disclosed are computer-implemented techniques for analyzing physiology based on electrodermal activity. Initially, an individual's autonomic data is captured into a computer system. The autonomic data provides information for evaluating the physiology of the individual. The autonomic data is captured through at least one sensor. Analysis, based on the autonomic data captured on the individual, is received from a web service. An output related to physiology is rendered based on the analysis which was received.03-28-2013
20130079601SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING A PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR SIGNAL - The present disclosure relates generally to patient monitoring systems and, more particularly, to signal analysis for patient monitoring systems. In one embodiment, a method of analyzing a detector signal of a physiological patient sensor includes obtaining the detector signal from the physiological patient sensor, wherein the detector signal crosses a horizontal boundary more than once. The method also includes determining the relative time and the slope of the detector signal at each boundary crossing. The method further includes estimating the amplitude of the detector signal based, at least in part, on the determined relative time and slope of the detector signal at each boundary crossing. The method also includes determining a physiological parameter of a patient based, at least in part, on the estimate of the amplitude of the detector signal.03-28-2013
20090287068CARDIAC SIGNAL DISPLAY AND EVENT DETECTION USING MULTIRESOLUTION Z-SCORE TRANSFORM - A system comprising a medical device including a processor and a Z-score transformation (ZST) module. The system also includes a display in communication with the processor. The processor is adapted to receive sensor data obtained from at least first and second sensors adapted to produce a time-varying physiologic electrical sensor signal. At least one of the first and second sensors is implantable. The ZST module calculates a ZST for the sensor data received from the first sensor and a ZST for the sensor data received from the second sensor. The display is adapted to display the ZSTs in visual correspondence with each other over time.11-19-2009
20130137941SYSTEM FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS OF PERSONS - The invention relates to a system for the early detection of life-threatening conditions of persons, wherein such risks exist, for example, due to a preceding operation. The system detects a plurality of vital parameters depending on the person to be monitored by means of a detector unit that is subsequently evaluated by an evaluation logic using a neuronal network. Individual parameters that exceed thresholds and constellations of parameters that represent a critical health condition of the person are displayed in different forms by means of a display device, depending on the risk. Said risk is determined in that the probability of the presence of a health anomaly is first determined and then evaluated.05-30-2013
20090203973Conveying Real Time Medical Data - There is provided apparatus for conveying real-time medical data received from patient connected terminals within a hospital to clinician. The apparatus is characterised in that the clinicians receive data from the apparatus via mobile devices (08-13-2009
20130035558SUBJECT VITALITY INFORMATION SYSTEM - Instead of requiring interested parties to actively watch monitored subjects continuously and be present with them or nearby, take notes of behavior, etc., this system generates processed and summary information using sensor(s) and/or other data input sources. The information can be pushed to the recipients, allowing them to be away and/or be working on other activities. Recipients of subject vitality information receive periodic reports and/or alerts of activity, wellness and environmental events. In addition, this system also can generate intelligent assessments and/or diagnostics of subjects based on all data input sources, history, subject profiles and user entered rules.02-07-2013
20130035563Progressively Personalized Wireless-Based Interactive Diabetes Treatment - This is a system for integrating a system of education, monitoring and advising on glucose testing, diet, exercise and drug administration, using a device which is lightweight and portable (and easily carried by the patient) and which is capable of:02-07-2013
20130035562Reflectance and/or Transmissive Pulse Oximeter - According to various embodiments, a medical sensor assembly may be configured to switch between transmission and reflectance mode. Such sensors may include multiple optical sensing components that may be activated or silent, depending on the mode in use. A practitioner may switch between modes based on the particular situation of the patient or based on the signal quality.02-07-2013
20130035560MULTI-DIRECTIONAL MICROFLUIDIC DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE - The methods, systems, and devices disclosed herein generally involve convection-enhanced delivery of drugs to a target region within a patient. Microfluidic catheter devices are disclosed that are particularly suitable for targeted delivery of drugs via convection, including devices capable of multi-directional drug delivery, devices that control fluid pressure and velocity using the venturi effect, and devices that include conformable balloons. Methods of treating various diseases using such devices are also disclosed, including methods of treating cerebral and spinal cavernous malformations, cavernomas, and hemangiomas, methods of treating neurological diseases, methods of treatment using multiple microfluidic delivery devices, methods of treating hearing disorders, methods of spinal drug delivery using microfluidic devices, and methods of delivering stem cells and therapeutics during fetal surgery. Methods of manufacturing such devices are also disclosed.02-07-2013
20130035561TREATMENT OF SUBCHONDRAL BONE BY BIOCHEMICAL DIAGNOSIS TO PREVENT THE PROGRESSION OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE JOINT - Methods for treating pain resulting from osteoarthritis, and associated devices and instruments for such pain treatment are disclosed. These methods aim to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of a joint, by biochemically diagnosing microenvironmental abnormalities in the subchondral bone, and subsequently treating the subchondral bone to prevent, or delay the onset or progression of, or otherwise treat, osteoarthritis as well as any bone marrow edema or lesion.02-07-2013
20130035559STIMULATION OF SATIETY HORMONE RELEASE - The present invention provides a site specific way to enhance a natural hormonal response to nutrients entering the small intestine after gastric emptying, thereby providing therapeutic value for obesity or diabetic patients. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods of stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprising applying a first electrical stimulus to a tissue in the lumen of the gastrointestinal system of the subject contemporaneously with the contacting of L-cells of the tissue with a nutrient stimulus. The present invention also provides methods for predicting patient response to a weight loss surgery comprising applying a first electrical stimulus to a tissue of the gastrointestinal system of said patient contemporaneously with the contacting of L-cells of the tissue with a nutrient stimulus, assessing the effect of the electrical stimulus in said patient, and, correlating said effect to said patient's response to a weight loss surgery.02-07-2013
20100152547Method and system for determining cardiac performance - Methods and associated algorithms for determining cardiac and/or cardiovascular performance that are based on at least one cardiac function determinant associated with or at least in part, reflective of preload, contractility and afterload.06-17-2010
20100145167PILLOW HAVING APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING SLEEPING STATE UNDER UNRESTRICTED NON-SELF-AWARENESS CONDITION - Provided is a pillow having an apparatus for determining a sleeping state under an unrestricted non-self-awareness condition. The apparatus includes a sensor for detecting analog bio-information on a pulse, breathing, body movement, snore. bruxism for a user putting his/her head on the pillow, a signal processing unit for filtering off and amplifying the analog bio-information detected by the sensor, and a control unit for converting the analog bio-information output from the signal processing unit into a digital signal, storing the digital signal therein, extracting parameters from the detected bio-information to provide a sleeping status as a quantitative indicator. The sensor is installed in the pillow. The sensor is inserted into a pad type housing so that the sensor does not directly contact an interior material of the pillow. The housing is provided on an upper portion of the pillow so that minute vibration and movement of the user's head, which are incurred by the user's breathing, pulse, body movement, and snore, is effectively transferred to the sensor.06-10-2010
20100145166Integrated Instrumentation System and Method for Assessing Feeding Readiness and Competence in Preterm Infants - An objective, automated approach for the detection and identification of the suck, swallow and breathe parameters, which approach is vital for successful feeding in preterm infants during bottle feeding. An instrumentation system measures and processes of suck, swallow, and breathe waveforms. The analog signals are digitized by analog-to-digital (A/D) converters. A robust method based on correlation techniques and matched filters is used to detect and identify individual occurrences of suck, swallow and breathe. The results of the correlation method results in an occurrence matrix which contains the start time of the detected event (suck, swallow and/or breathe), the correlation coefficient, or probability of certainty and duration of the suspected event. The occurrence matrix is then used as a measure of coordination of suck, swallow and breathe to determine feeding readiness and competence.06-10-2010
20100145165Notification System - The invention relates to a process and apparatus for notifying medical staff that an event or action is due on the basis of one or more physiological variation of a patient. In particular the invention relates to a notification system for anaesthetists to provide medication.06-10-2010
20100145164REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING METHOD AND SYSTEM - New systems and methods for remotely monitoring the activity, security, and health of an individual are provided. The monitoring system can be used to monitor both residence security and typical residential activity that is linked to the well being and health of an individual and can alert a third party when there is a digression from a predetermined set parameters. The monitoring system can incorporate a number of sensing elements including door opening and closing detection elements, passive infrared sensors, energy sensors for detecting the turning on and off of general household appliances, weighing scales, systolic blood pressure or pulse pressure measurement apparatus, bioelectrical impedance analysis measurement apparatus, breath analysis, and blood-based biological marker detection and quantification.06-10-2010
20130041234FLOW RATE METER - The present invention is flow rate meters which are able to accurately measure the volumetric rate of flow of a liquid through a conduit without requiring foreknowledge of the physicochemical characteristics of the liquid, e.g., for the purpose of calibration of the thermal mass flow rate. One application of the flow meters of the invention is to incorporate them in a system for measuring the flow rate of urine excreted by a catheterized patient. The invention also provides methods for using the flow rate meters.02-14-2013
20100099958Method of identifying when a patient undergoing hemodialysis is at increased risk of death - The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's systolic blood pressure, serum albumin level, body weight, and body temperature at periodic hemodialysis treatments, and identifying a patient as having an increased risk for death if the patient has a substantial change in the rate of decline of at least one of the patient's systolic blood pressure, serum albumin level, body weight, and body temperature. The invention is also directed to a method of identifying an increased mortality risk factor for a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatment. The method includes analyzing data in deceased patients that were previously undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments by performing a longitudinal analysis backwards in time of changes in a clinical or biochemical parameter the patients, and identifying a substantial change in the rate of decline or the rate of increase in a clinical or biochemical parameter before death of the patients.04-22-2010
20120265026PORTABLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER DETECTION AND MONITORING DEVICE WITH INTEGRATABLE COMPUTER MEMORY AND COMMUNICATION DISK, SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Methods, devices and kits for monitoring a physiological parameter using a portable physiological parameter detection and monitoring device.10-18-2012
20100041961Head-stabilized medical apparatus, system and methodology - Structure and methodology involving mountable and head-wearable frame structure which is positionally stabilized, during use, relative a human subject's head, and which carries a selection of positionally anchored data sensors, and stimuli deliverers, that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders. Special configurations are provided for two types of stimulators, one for sound application and air-pressure modification, and the other for the introduction of fluids to the ear. Stabilization enables tight and accurate correlation of data which is quickly analyzable by a connected, properly algorithmed computer, which can also be used for feedback control in a designed “expert” system. The invention enables, among other things, practical and significant differentiation between physiological and pathological nystagmus. 02-18-2010
20100041967ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL INTUITION INDICATOR - Systems and methods for electrophysiological detection and measurement of intuition are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more electrophysiological properties of one or more individuals are monitored and used as an indication of a future event. In one embodiment, the electrophysiological property may include heart rate variability, brain wave activity, respiration pattern, skin conductance level, etc. In another embodiment, a signal averaging technique is used to generate a waveform that may be used as an indicator of future events.02-18-2010
20100041966SLEEP ASSISTANT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A sleep assistant method for a sleeper in an environment is provided. The method includes the steps of monitoring a bio-condition of the sleeper to collect a bioinformation of the sleeper; performing a sleep coach mode, which analyzes the bioinformation and provides a sleep knowledge to the sleeper based on the analyzed results; and performing a sleep environment adjusting mode, which adjusts the environment based on the bioinformation.02-18-2010
20100041965Handheld Sleep Assistant Device and Method - In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an electrical sleep assistant device, which comprises a handheld case, a display panel, a plurality of biosensors, and a calculation module, is provided. The case has a surface. The display panel is disposed on the surface of the case. The plurality of biosensors are disposed on the surface of the case for collecting a plurality of physiological information. The calculation module is disposed in the case, and coupled to the display panel and the plurality of biosensors. Preferably, a plurality of buttons disposed on the surface of the case, and coupled to the calculation module.02-18-2010
20100041964Methods and systems for monitoring and modifying a combination treatment - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and/or modifying at least one of a bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partly based on associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual.02-18-2010
20100041963Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Using Optical -Magnetic Resonance Hybrid Imaging - The invention provides a computer implemented method for calculating a chronic disease risk index for a patient undergoing a first examination, the method comprising providing a first result of the first examination wherein the first examination is selected from a group of medical imaging method; 02-18-2010
20100041962FLEXIBLE HEADSET FOR SENSING BRAIN ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY - A headset for detecting brain electrical activity is disclosed. The headset may have a flexible band having a first end and a second end. The flexible band may have at least one expansible region permitting a distance between the first end and the second end to selectably vary. The headset may also have flexible circuitry in the flexible band. The flexible circuitry may be operatively connected to at least one sensor configured to sense brain electrical activity. The headset may further have a stimulus emitter coupled to the flexible band.02-18-2010
20100041968IMAGE CAPTURE IN COMBINATION WITH VITAL SIGNS BEDSIDE MONITOR - When monitoring a patient (02-18-2010
20100324378PHYSIOLOGIC SIGNAL MONITORING USING ULTRASOUND SIGNALS FROM IMPLANTED DEVICES - Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring and analyzing physiologic parameters within the body using an intrabody ultrasound signal are disclosed. An illustrative method includes receiving an ultrasound signal transmitted from a remote device containing encoded sensor data, converting the ultrasound signal into an electrical signal, decoding the sensor data from the electrical signal and generating a first physiological waveform, generating a second physiological waveform by analyzing fluctuations of the electrical signal caused by physiologic modulation of the ultrasound signal during propagation through the body, and analyzing one or more characteristics of the first and second waveforms to determine one or more physiologic parameters within the body.12-23-2010
20130137943SOCK FOR INTEGRATED BIOMETRIC MONITORING - The present invention relates to a sock with integrated biometric monitoring.05-30-2013
20090156909System For Contextual Display of Data From an Implantable Medical Device - Embodiments of the invention are related to data management systems, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes a video output and a processor in communication with the video output, wherein the video output and the processor are configured to display information regarding a patient in a first format and a second format through the video output simultaneously, the first format comprising a graphical formal and the second format comprising a textual format, the information displayed in the first format divided into a plurality of phases, wherein the system is configured to automatically change the information displayed in the second format based on user selection of one of the plurality of phases. Other embodiments are also included herein.06-18-2009
20090156908Deriving Patient Activity Information from Sensed Body Electrical Information - Electrodes of a subcutaneous monitoring system receive body electrical signals that indicate both cardiac and non-cardiac muscle activity. In general, non-cardiac muscle activity is often correlated with physical activity, and physical activity is typically a strong indicator of patient health. Exemplary systems and methods that detect non-cardiac muscle activity information in sensed body electrical waveforms may provide a diagnostic tool for monitoring physical activity level over time in patients that have subcutaneous monitoring systems. In an illustrative embodiment, systems and methods for presenting patient activity information in a graphical format over intervals of time include processing ECG waveform information to identify and to accumulate non-cardiac muscular activity information during each of the intervals of time. In various implementations, number, intensity, and/or duration of the events that are identified during a time interval may be accumulated and stored for subsequent recall.06-18-2009
20100105991SYSTEM FOR REHABILITATION AND/OR PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROMOTOR DISORDERS - The invention discloses a sensor docking unit (04-29-2010
20100105992Pressure-sensitive conductive yarn and biological information-measuring garment04-29-2010
20100105993METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR NONINVASIVE ISCHEMIC CONDITIONING - A method for ischemic conditioning treatment in a patient is provided. Transient ischemia is caused by interrupting blood flow to a tissue and a response to the ischemic conditioning treatments is monitored and the ischemia and response thereto is adjusted and controlled based on the monitoring results.04-29-2010
20100105990METHOD OF MONITORING HYPERTENSIVE HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS - The invention relates to a calculation and control system for determining whether a patient intended to follow several sessions of hemodialysis treatment falls or not within one group among several groups of hypertension-affected patients, the system comprising: 04-29-2010
20080319282PATIENT MONITORING APPARATUS - A monitoring system for a person in a building includes a plurality of wireless bases positioned in the building; a body mounted temperature sensor; a body mounted heart signal sensor; and a wearable device coupled to the temperature sensor and to the heart signal sensor and having a wireless transceiver adapted to communicate with the wireless bases; and an accelerometer.12-25-2008
20090124868Lightweight portable trauma treatment and patient monitoring device - There is provided a portable, lightweight, trauma treatment and patient monitoring device. The device comprises a base having a top surface and a pair of housings each having an inner surface. The housings are in pivotal communication with the base to enable selective articulation between a closed orientation and an open orientation. In the closed orientation, the inner surfaces of the housings are substantially parallel to the top surface of the base. In the open orientation, the pair of housings are in spaced opposed relation to each other and the inner surfaces are substantially perpendicular to the top surface of the base. The device also includes at least one bay located within at least one of the pair of housings. The bay is capable of receiving at least one medical monitoring/treatment device.05-14-2009
20090124869Medical Apparatus Capable of Recording Physiological Signals - The present invention related to a medical apparatus capable of recording physiological signals, which uses a EEG detecting circuit to detect the human brain and produce a EEG signal, a ECG detecting circuit to detect the human heart and produce a ECG signal, a microcontroller circuit to receive the EEG and ECG signals and produce a control signal, and a storage unit to receive the control signal and store the EEG and ECG signals. The EEG and ECG signals are correlated. Accordingly, physicians can analyze diseases conveniently.05-14-2009
20120165622METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - A method for determining at least one physiological parameter of a driver, pilot or transport of defence vehicle or system operator, comprising: a) injecting or inducing current into said individual; b) measuring in said individual an electrical parameter indicating their impedance, comprising: b1) measuring the electrical parameter with at least two pairs of injector-detector electrodes; b2) determining the impedance signal from the electrical parameter measured; b3) from amongst the impedance signals determined, identifying those with a physiological origin; and b4) selecting the pair of electrodes that produce the best quality impedance signal; and c) obtaining said physiological parameter from the best quality impedance signal.06-28-2012
20120165620MEDICAL DEVICE - A medical device includes a treatment module configured to apply a treatment to a patient. The medical device includes an interface configured to operatively connect to a removable storage device storing authorization data that identifies a level of treatment authorization. The medical device includes a processing device configured to perform operations in response to receiving user input indicating a treatment should be initiated. The operations include determining whether the removable storage device is valid for use with the medical device. If the removable storage device is determined to be valid, the authorization data is accessed. The processing device determines whether the treatment is authorized based on the accessed authorization data. If the treatment is determined to be authorized, the treatment module is controlled to apply the treatment. If the treatment is determined to not be authorized, the treatment module is controlled such that the treatment is not applied.06-28-2012
20120184826Method and System for Processing Data from Ambulatory Physiological Monitoring - This invention provides methods and systems for the analysis of data returned from monitoring multiple physiological parameters of a subject, especially from ambulatory multiple parameter monitoring. The methods and systems remove motion artifacts from signals and separate multiple components of single signals due to two or more physiological systems or processes. Each output signal is are preferably free from motion artifacts and reflects primarily functioning of only a single physiological system or process.07-19-2012
20120184825METHOD FOR DETECTING AND ANALYZING SLEEP-RELATED APNEA, HYPOPNEA, BODY MOVEMENTS, AND SNORING WITH NON-CONTACT DEVICE - A method for detecting sleep-related Apneas, Hypopneas, heart rate, body movements, and snoring events of a sleeping person. An online, adaptive detection system conditions and automatically analyzes physiological, movement-related and ambient acoustical signals to count valid snoring events, non-breathing events and calculates patient AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index). Patient respiration, snoring, movements, presence and heart rate are continuously monitored, recorded and transmitted without requiring any sensors, electrodes, leads, cuffs, or cannulas to be attached to the patient. Additional benefits include improving the reliability of Apnea/Hypopnea detection in the patient home environment, and utilizing the method and the device for Apnea/Hypopnea and snoring positional therapy.07-19-2012
20120184824METHOD FOR MEASURING THE LOCAL STIFFNESS INDEX OF THE WALL OF A CONDUCTING ARTERY, AND CORRESPONDING EQUIPMENT - Disclosed herein is a method for measuring the local stiffness index of the wall of a conducting artery carrying the blood of a patient. The method includes a step of measuring, at a single measurement point, the electric impedance variation of a volume of the blood flowing in a segment of the artery; a step of determining a first intermediate index representative of a resistive characteristic involved in the stiffening of the wall, and a second intermediate index representative of a capacitive characteristic involved in the stiffening of the wall, the first and second intermediate indices being obtained from the measure of the electric impedance variation; and a step of determining the local stiffness index based on the first and second intermediate indices.07-19-2012
20120184823Integrated health and entertainment management system for smart handheld device - An integrated health and entertainment management system for a smart handheld device contains a game controlling unit, an external operating signal receiving module, a data analyzing module, a feedback signal generating module, an external apparatus controlling unit; and a controlling signal transmitting module. The system interfaces the smart handheld device with an external exercise apparatus so as to allow a user who uses the smart handheld device when operating the exercise apparatus to perform personal health and entertainment management.07-19-2012
20130046149INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CARE - An interactive virtual care system may include a user sensory module to acquire multi-modal user data related to user movement. A data analysis module may compare the multi-modal user data to predetermined historical user data and/or statistical norm data for users to identify an anomaly in the user movement.02-21-2013
20130046151SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT OF SLEEP QUALITY - An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for the real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising the steps of; obtaining information from the subject using sensory signals; analyzing the information contained within the signals using signal processing and artificial intelligence; and using the analyzed information to create a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject. Another embodiment of the invention is directed to a system for real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising: a means for obtaining sensory information from the subject; a means for transmitting the sensory information; a means for analyzing the sensory information; and a means for creating a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject.02-21-2013
20130046150Method for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and apparatus for use therewith - A method for diagnosing motility disorders of a gastrointestinal tract of a body. The method can include measuring electrical signals from the gastrointestinal tract while the patient is engaged in normal daily activities, recording the measured electrical signals on a portable electronic device carried by the body, recording by the patient in real time one or more symptoms of the body and analyzing characteristics of the recorded electrical signals with the recorded symptoms of the body to diagnosis gastrointestinal disorders of the body. Apparatus for use therewith and methods for treatment thereof are provided.02-21-2013
20130046152MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING A PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER WITHIN AN INTERNAL ORGAN - A minimally-invasive surgical procedure for monitoring a physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body. The procedure entails making a first incision in the body to enable access to the organ. An endoscopic instrument is then inserted through the first incision and a second incision is made therewith through an external wall of the organ and into the internal cavity thereof. A sensing unit is placed in the second incision such that the second incision is occluded by the unit and a proximal end of the unit is outside the organ. The unit includes a sensing device having a sensing element adapted to sense the physiological parameter within the organ, and an anchor to which the sensing device is secured. The first incision is closed, after which a readout device outside the body telemetrically communicates with the sensing device to obtain a reading of the physiological parameter.02-21-2013
20100130836IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS - Image processing systems are described which utilize various methods and processing algorithms for enhancing or facilitating visual detection and/or sensing modalities for images captured in vivo by an intravascular visualization and treatment catheter. Such assemblies are configured to deliver energy, such as RF ablation, to an underlying target tissue for treatment in a controlled manner while directly visualizing the tissue during the ablation process.05-27-2010
20130090534INTRAOCULAR PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR - An implantable intraocular physiological sensor for measuring intraocular pressure, glucose concentration in the aqueous humor, and other physiological characteristics. The implantable intraocular physiological sensor may be at least partially powered by a fuel cell, such as an electrochemical glucose fuel cell. The implantable intraocular physiological sensor may wirelessly transmit measurements to an external device. In addition, the implantable intraocular physiological sensor may incorporate aqueous drainage and/or drug delivery features.04-11-2013
20090306485Wearable Electronic System - This document describes the design and control of a modular wearable electronic system that integrates an electrical interconnection harness, human body electrode modules, physiological sensor modules, electronic circuit modules, control software, and power supply modules into a single assembly. The design is intended to allow medical sensors and electronic circuits from different manufacturers to be connected into the system with relative ease. This system will enable a platform that can be expanded to incorporate many different kinds of physiological sensors and electronic circuits as and when they become available. It will also allow for different sizes of wearable electronic system to be constructed by simply changing the lengths and shapes of the electrical interconnections between the electrical modules.12-10-2009
20130072767LIVING ORGANISM INFORMATION DETECTION SYSTEM - For providing a living organism information detection system that is capable of extracting, with high precision and inexpensive structure, living organism information including a heartbeat signal, the living organism information system is configured to include a vibration detection unit acquiring simultaneously vibrations of multiple pieces of living organism information, an amplification unit having a first filter and a second filter with a longer time constant than the first filter, the first and second filters being inputted with vibrations of two pieces of living organism information, the amplification unit amplifying the acquired vibration signal so as to be in inverse proportion to the output signal of the first filter or the output signal of the second filter, whichever is smaller, and a discrimination unit discriminating between the two pieces of living organism information by comparing the amplitude of the amplified vibration signal and a threshold.03-21-2013
20130072766METHOD FOR BIOSENSOR USAGE WITH PRESSURE COMPENSATION - A biosensor is described which can obtain physiological data from an individual. The biosensor may collect electrodermal activity, skin temperature, and other information. The biosensor may be attached to the body through the use of a garment which may be fastened in multiple locations on the human body. The biosensor includes compensation for electrodermal activity measurements based on the amount of pressure applied to the electrodes that are in contact with the skin. As pressure is increased the electrodermal activity values typically increase. By compensating for the influence that pressure changes have on electrodermal activity, more accurate analysis of physiology and therefore mental state analysis may be performed.03-21-2013
20130072764Systems and Methods of Movement Sensing Based Monitoring - A system for monitoring characteristics of a subject including a sensor unit including an upper plate, a lower plate, a transducer sensor and an abutting element, which is configured for abutting a surface of the transducer surface, correspondently to forces applied upon the upper plate by the subject and a control unit, for identifying breathing related alarm situations using the sensor unit signals. The system optionally also includes remote devices allowing multidirectional communication between the control unit and each respective remote device and between the remote devices and optionally also enable turning one of these remote devices into a relay station for expanding communication range. The system optionally also includes a mechanical adjustment mechanism connected to the abutting element, for enabling a user to adjust sensitivity of the transducer sensor by mechanically adjusting location of the abutting element in relation to an effective area of the transducer sensor.03-21-2013
20130072762APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING HEALTHCARE MONITOR LEADS - A method and apparatus for organizing healthcare monitor leads enables the leads to be quickly removed and replaced from their stored positions. Each of the healthcare monitor leads has a closed circular ring attached to the lead typically about 12 to 18 inches from the sensor end. An elongate arm member approximately 4 to 6 inches long is mounted to the monitor boom so that it extends horizontally away from the boom. The monitor leads are stored by hooking each closed circular ring over the elongate arm member so that the leads each hang in a single bight from the monitor to the arm member.03-21-2013
20130072765Body-Worn Monitor - In one embodiment, the system is a body-worn device comprising an accelerometer and a temperature sensor. The system in one embodiment includes a power management system to move the body-worn device into a low power state when the body-worn device is not being worn, the power management system determining when the body-worn device is worn based on a combination of sensor data.03-21-2013
20130060097MULTI-MODAL SLEEP SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided for a multi-modal sleep system comprising a data processor for operating in a plurality of operating modes. The data processor may detect at least one sensor providing data to the data processor and determine a sensor type associated with each of the at least one sensor. The data processor may select a mode of operation based on the determined sensor type of the detected at least one sensor and of each of the at least one sensor. A first of the plurality of operating modes may be selected in response to determining that the at least one detected sensor includes a first sensor type or combination of sensor types. The data processor may be configured to receive data from the at least one detected sensor and process the received data according to the selected mode of operation to output a characterization of a user's sleep.03-07-2013
20130060099Methods for Subcutaneously Positioning an Analyte Sensing Device - Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for determining the presence and/or concentration of an analyte. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, an analyte sensing unit is positioned at a location on the abdomen of a that experiences involuntary movement sufficient to provide for mixing of non-circulating interstitial fluid with circulating interstitial fluid and determining an analyte concentration in the interstitial fluid. Also provided are methods for positioning an analyte sensing unit at a location on the abdomen of a subject, and methods of determining an analyte concentration while the subject is asleep, e.g., during a rapid eye movement (REM) sleep period. Devices and systems for practicing the subject methods also described.03-07-2013
20130060100CONTACTLESS NON-INVASIVE ANALYZER OF BREATHING SOUNDS - A device and method for monitoring and analyzing breathing sounds, the device including at least one microphone adapted and configured for placement adjacent a body to be monitored for contactless recording of breathing sounds, a motion detector using an ultrasound distance sensor to detect the patient body motions, and a processor coupled to the microphones and the motion detector for receiving and processing the breathing sounds and patient motions to detect abnormal breathing events.03-07-2013
20130060098MONITORING DEVICE - The present invention relates to a novel monitoring device suitable for attachment to a surface of a subject and for monitoring specific physiological signals of a subject wearing the device.03-07-2013
20110015504REMOTE MEDICAL DIAGNOSITIC DEVICE INCLUDING BIO-MOUSE AND BIO-KEYBOARD, AND METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a remote medical diagnostic device that includes both a bio-mouse and a bio-keyboard, and a method using the same.01-20-2011
20110015503MEDICAL APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING PATIENT ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG) DATA - The EEG Processing Unit comprises a semi-rigid framework which substantially conforms to the Patient's head and supports a set of electrodes in predetermined loci on the Patient's head to ensure proper electrode placement. The EEG Processing Unit includes automated connectivity determination apparatus which can use pressure-sensitive electrode placement ensuring proper contact with Patient's scalp and also automatically verifies electrode placement via measurements of electrode impedance through automated impedance checking. Voltages generated by the electrodes are amplified and filtered before being transmitted to an analysis platform, which can be a Physician's laptop computer system, either wirelessly or via a set of tethering wires. The EEG Processing Unit includes an automatic artifacting capability which identifies when there is sufficient clean data compiled in the testing session. This process automatically eliminates muscle- or other physical-artifact-related voltages. Clean data, which represents real brain voltages as opposed to muscle- or physical-artifact-related voltages, thereby are produced.01-20-2011
20110015502Analyte Monitoring and Management System and Methods Therefor - Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a limited functions to provide application specific convenience to the user or patient is disclosed.01-20-2011
20110015501MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOLOGIC AND FINANCIAL DATASETS - A system and method for organization and analysis of complex and dynamically interactive time series is disclosed. One example comprises a processor based system for relational analysis of physiologic signals for providing early recognition of catastrophic and pathologic events such as pathophysiologic divergence. The processor is programmed to identify pathophysiologic divergence of at least one of first and second physiologic parameters in relationship to the other and to output an indication of the divergence. An object-based method of iterative relational processing waveform fragments in the time domain is described wherein each more complex waveform object inherits the characteristics of the waveform objects from which it is derived. The first physiologic parameter can be the amplitude and frequency of the variation in chest wall impedance or nasal pressure and the second parameter can be a measure or indication of the arterial oxygen saturation.01-20-2011
20110015500METHOD FOR DETERMINING CUSTOMIZED ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND - A scientific method and system for determining a customized essential oil blend through accessing a physiolocial data from a user are disclosed in the present invention. The physiological data is heart rate vairiability (HRV), which is associated with cardiac diseases and the autonomic nervous system.01-20-2011
20110015499PATIENT BED WITH MONITORING AND THERAPY DEVICE - The sick bed (01-20-2011
20110015498SYSTEM, GARMENT AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a system and garment that incorporates sensors that can be used for measuring or monitoring pressure or forces in feet, the stumps of limbs of an amputee that are fitted with prosthetic devices, or any other parts of the body that are subject to forces such as the buttock while seated or when external pressure inducing devices are employed, such as for example, pressure bandages. The invention also relates to a method to monitor or diagnose any foot or limb related activity for recreational, sporting, military or medical reasons and is particularly aimed at the treatment of neuropathic or other degenerating conditions.01-20-2011
20110015497SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE CAREER COUNSELING AND MANAGEMENT USING BIOFEEDBACK - An apparatus and method for measuring a person's biometric data as well as associated data and for using that data to determine the person's talents and well-being state, as well as predicting an optimal career path for the person. Biometric data is measured using a sensor, a memory configured to store the biometric signals, a database configured to store and retrieve profiles, and a processor configured to compare biometric data as well as associated data with anonymous profiles stored in the database and create a profile for the person.01-20-2011
20110015496PORTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - A housing configured to at least partially encapsulate a mobile communication device, a sensor disposed on the housing, the sensor being configured to collect medical information relating to a patient, and an interface coupled to the sensor and configured to communicate the collected medical information to the mobile communication device.01-20-2011
20090036753CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING-DIRECTED ADJUSTMENTS IN BASAL INSULIN RATE AND INSULIN BOLUS DOSING FORMULAS - A method for individualized management of diabetes in insulin-dependent patients provides a period of evaluation as the patient adheres to a structured pattern of eating, sleeping, and physical activity. Glucose is monitored with a continuous glucose monitoring system, insulin doses are metered, carbohydrate consumption is quantified, and glucose, carbohydrate, and insulin data are collected and analyzed. Insulin dosage is adjusted in three steps: (1) an insulin dosage is estimated from conventional formulas, (2) adjustments are made according to the patient's clinical specifics, and (3) further insulin dose adjustments are made according to glucose data obtained during the evaluation period. By the end of the evaluation period, substantially normal glucose values are achieved, and quantitative relationships from data are calculated that are then applied to determine insulin dosages for an ensuing period of therapy. By this method, diabetic patients achieve a near normal glycemic profile, and without significant occurrence of hypoglycemic episodes.02-05-2009
20090299158Integrated pressure and temperature cannula - The invention is an integrated thermal and pressure device and method for detecting breathing patterns. The device has a manifold, two parallel nasal cannulas stemming from the manifold, and at least one flexible tube. The flexible tube stems from the manifold and provides an airtight connection with the manifold and a pressure transducer apparatus. The device also includes at least a first temperature sensor for detecting temperatures of air flowing from one cannula to the other cannula. The device can include a second temperature sensor for sensing oral air flow temperatures.12-03-2009
20090299159SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AUTONOMIC BALANCE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - An implantable device monitors the balance between sympathetic tone and parasympathetic tone as a function of an activity level. Cardio-neurological healthy users exhibit a generally sympathetic tone in conjunction with heavy activity level and a generally parasympathetic tone in conjunction with periods of low activity level. Deviations from expected results are associated with a health problem. Measured conditions are stored and available for subsequent reporting to a remote programmer. Therapy delivered by an implantable device is determined as a function of the relationship between autonomic balance and activity level.12-03-2009
20090275808INTEGRATED PATIENT BED SYSTEM - The present invention includes an integrated system and methods for patient treatment, the system includes a hospital bed; a plurality of patient diagnostic and treatment devices connected to a network, wherein each of the devices can communicate to a network and exchange information with the network about the care of a patient; and a processor accessible adjacent to the bed and connected to the network to integrate information obtained from the devices through the network with one or more additional sources of information databases, wherein the processor can communicate to one or more patient treatment devices either directly or via the network and the processor directs the one or more patient treatment devices to change the treatment of the patient.11-05-2009
20090270695MULTIPARAMETER WHOLE BLOOD MONITOR AND METHOD - The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for continuous intravascular measurement of whole blood concentration, blood pressure, and pulse pressure. The intravascular catheter incorporates a sensor to measure whole blood sound velocity, attenuation, backscatter amplitude, and blood flow velocity and also incorporates existing technologies for multiple physiologic measurements of whole blood. Pulse wave velocity and wave intensity are derived mathematically for purposes of estimating degree of local vascular tone.10-29-2009
20090270694Methods and systems for monitoring and modifying a combination treatment - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and/or modifying at least one of a bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partly based on associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual.10-29-2009
20090270692Combination treatment alteration methods and systems - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include detecting at least one indication of bioactive agent use by an individual and/or altering an artificial sensory experience to modify at least one effect of the bioactive agent.10-29-2009
20130066168METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS WITH FABRIC CAPACITIVE SENSORS - A system for generating physiological signals using a cloth capacitive sensor, includes a cloth, at least one conductive area arranged on the cloth, a signal circuit; a capacitive sensor formed between the cloth and a human body; a resistor R, a capacitor C, an inductor L, an operational amplifier, a diode, a Schmitt trigger, CMOS, a transistor, or an IC, connected with the cloth capacitive sensor to form a charge and discharge circuit to change a signal range of frequency, cycle, voltage or current; wherein when a force, pressure, tensile force, torsion or tension is applied between the human body and the cloth, the capacitance changes, the circuit sends a signal, and the system receives the change in capacitance between the conductive cloth and the human body; wherein the change is represented by a frequency, cycle, voltage or current change.03-14-2013
20130066167COMPUTER-BASED DEVICE AND MODEL FOR PREDICTING PROBABILITY OF DEATH FROM THROMBOSIS - A computer-based device and predictive model executable by computer software for use with the device to predict or estimate a percentage probability of death from thrombosis in a patient with active cancer.03-14-2013
20130066166SENSING FOLEY CATHETER - Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.03-14-2013
20120197090BIOMEDICAL DEVICE WITH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF FOR USER IDENTIFICATION, BIOMEDICAL DATA MEASUREMENT, BIOMEDICAL DATA UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD, BIOMEDICAL DATA MANAGEMENT, AND REMOTE MEDICAL CARE - The present invention relates to a biomedical device with near field communication (NFC) function and a method thereof for user identification, biomedical data measurement, biomedical data upload/download, biomedical data management, and remote medical care, the biomedical device comprises: a measuring unit, a environment sensing unit, a data transforming unit, a micro control unit, a memory unit, a smart card unit, a display unit, and a near field communication unit, wherein by way of near field communication unit, the biomedical device is able to communicate with a portable device and a user individual information and the relative biomedical data thereof can be transmitted to the portable device, such that multi men are allowed for using the identical biomedical device and the situation about misrecording and misjudging of data would not be occurred; moreover, through the portable device, the biomedical data can be uploaded to a cloud server and a user history data and an optimized setting data for personalization biomedical device can be downloaded from the cloud server.08-02-2012
20090240118MOBILE DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING & RECORDING BODY VITAL SIGNS - A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for monitoring vital signs using a health monitor embedded into a mobile device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a mobile device having an embedded health monitor to take measurements of vital signs of an individual, to determine vital sign parameters from the measurements, and to transfer the vital sign parameters; and a computing system communicably coupled to the mobile device to store the vital sign parameters and to perform trend analysis on stored vital sign parameters and to provide feedback to the user or user specified persons and generate alarms.09-24-2009
20120116187METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSESSMENT OF SLEEP DISORDERS - Embodiments provide systems, methods and apparatuses for monitoring the sleep of a subject in a home environment. In embodiments, load cells placed under bed supports may be coupled to a computing device that may process the load cell data to detect disordered breathing. In some embodiments, a computing device may apply a pattern recognition algorithm to load cell data to distinguish between normal movements and movements associated with a sleep disorder. In an embodiment, apparatuses and methods for monitoring sleep may perform functions associated with detection of sleep disturbances and/or identify a sleep disorder.05-10-2012
20120116186METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATION OF A SUBJECT'S EMOTIONAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND/OR PHYSICAL STATE WITH THE SUBJECT'S PHYSIOLOGICAL AND/OR ACOUSTIC DATA - Embodiments of the subject invention relate to a method and apparatus for remote evaluation of a subject's emotive and/or physiological state. Embodiments can utilize a device that can be used to determine the emotional and/or physiological state of a subject through the measurement and analysis of vital signs and/or speech. A specific embodiment relates to a device capable of remotely acquiring a subject's physiological and/or acoustic data, and then correlating and analyzing the data to provide an assessment of a subject's emotional and/or physiological state. In a further specific embodiment, the device can acquire such data, correlate and analyze the data, and provide the assessment of the subject's emotional state and/or physiological in real time.05-10-2012
20120116185ADJUNCT SENSING SYSTEM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS OF USE - A device and method in accordance with the invention for generating a signal indicative of a property of a subject tissue in contact with the working surface of a surgical instrument. The invention describes a sensing adjunct to surgical staplers. The adjunct can take the form of an optionally coupled accessory to a surgical stapler, or a stand-alone substitutive component acting to serve as a replacement for a component of the surgical stapler such as an anvil, housing or cartridge. Embodiments include a sensing anvil serving to act in place of a non-sensing surgical stapler anvil to monitor tissue properties of an anastomosis for the purpose of avoiding anastomotic failure.05-10-2012
20120116184PERIPHERAL PHYSIOLOGY INSPECTION APPARATUS AND PERIPHERAL AUXILIARY APPARATUS OF SMART PHONE - A peripheral physiology inspection apparatus of smart phone is connected with a smart phone having a TRRS socket for performing a physiology inspection. The peripheral physiology inspection apparatus includes: an inspection main body including a first physiology sensing unit; a plurality of signal transmission units; and a TRRS terminal for connecting with the inspection main body via the signal transmission units. The TRRS terminal is corresponding to the TRRS socket for allowing the inspection main body to be electrically connected to the smart phone, thereby enabling the smart phone to analyze and process physiology signals inspected by and delivered from the inspection main body.05-10-2012
20120116183CLASSIFYING SEIZURES AS EPILEPTIC OR NON-EPILEPTIC USING EXTRA-CEREBRAL BODY DATA - A method of distinguishing a non-epileptic seizure from an epileptic seizure in a patient, comprising: detecting a seizure in a patient based on at least one first body signal of the patient selected from an autonomic signal, a neurologic signal, a metabolic signal, an endocrine signal, and a tissue stress marker signal; analyzing at least one second body signal of the patient selected from an autonomic signal, a neurologic signal, a metabolic signal, an endocrine signal, and a tissue stress marker signal; determining, based on the analyzing, at least a first classification index comprising at least one of an epileptic seizure index and a non-epileptic seizure index; and classifying the seizure as a non-epileptic seizure or an epileptic seizure based on the at least a first classification index. A medical device system capable of implementing the method. A computer-readable device for storing data that, when executed, perform the method.05-10-2012
20090234200In-Situ Measurement of Physical Parameters - A data logger device for in-situ measurement of one or more physical parameters comprising a power source; one or more sensors for measuring the one or more physical parameters; a data store for storing representations of at least some of the measured values of the one or more physical parameters; control logic arranged to write the representations of at least some of the measured values to the data store and arranged to read data from the data store during data transmission; an antenna; and a transmitter coupled to the antenna and configured to transmit the stored data by passive transmission.09-17-2009
20090234199BLOOD PRESSURE MEASURING APPARATUS - A control unit (09-17-2009
20090234198HEALTHCARE KNOWLEDGEBASE - A method is provided for automatically retrieving information from a computerized healthcare knowledgebase. The method involves collecting data about a user from one or more biometric sensors, analyzing the data to determine a condition of the user, processing the user condition information to formulate a query of the computerized healthcare knowledgebase for relevant content, and presenting the relevant content to the user in an automated fashion. The healthcare knowledgebase includes a plurality of records having a reference to healthcare related multimedia content and numeric biometric limit parameters indicating one or more physiological conditions to which the referenced content is relevant. The numeric biometric limit parameters may include rolling statistical information that is updated periodically based on data collected from a plurality of users over time.09-17-2009
20090281394Bio-mechanical sensor system - The bio mechanical sensor system is disclosed that uses conductive fabric sensors to detect, monitor and record one or more physiological parameters of a person wearing a garment that incorporates the fabric sensors such as a body harness or strap for example, that is attached to a person. The physiological parameters that can be detected include a wearer's heart rate and respiration rate plus ambient temperature and body temperature for example. The garment has a monitoring device that is attached to the garment and used to receive the detected physiological data. A processing circuit within the monitoring device then processes the data and outputs the person's physiological data to a display device in a format characteristic of the person's heart rate and respiratory rate and/or outputs the data to a third party system for review and analysis.11-12-2009
20090299154OPTICAL SENSOR DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING UNIT FOR MEASURING CHEMICAL CONCENTRATIONS, CHEMICAL SATURATIONS AND BIOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS - Optical sensor devices, image processing devices, methods and computer readable code computer-readable storage media for detecting biophysical parameters, chemical concentrations, chemical saturations, vital signs and physiological information such as a malignant condition are provided. In some embodiments, the optical sensor includes an array of photodetectors, where each photodetector is configured to detect a spectrum of light. In some embodiments, the image processing device receives a live still or video electronic image, or alternatively, the electronic image is provided from an electronic storage media. Exemplary physiological parameters include but are not limited to a pulse rate, a biophysical or physiological property of skin, a cardiovascular property, a property related to an organ such as the liver or the kidneys, and a temperature fluctuation. In some embodiments, the physiological parameter is indicative of a malady including but not limited to an autoimmune disease, a cancer, a nutritional deficiency, a malignant condition of bone marrow, a present of an infectious microbe such as a fungus, a present of hepatitis, and a cardiovascular disorder a pulmonary disorder. Exemplary chemical concentrations include but are not limited to a chemical saturation, a pH level, a pH level in blood vessels such as capillarys or in skin, a glucose level such as a blood glucose level, a urea nitrogen level such as a blood urea nitrogen level, a CO2 level such as a blood CO2 level or a CO2 saturation level, and an oxygen level such as a blood oxygen level or a blood oxygen saturation level. In some embodiments, the biophysical parameter, physiological parameter or chemical concentration is obtained from reflecting light from tissue from a mammalian subject. Alternatively one or more of these parameters are detected from a food item such as food tissue, a consumable beverage such as an alcoholic beverage, a dairy product, wine, a baked good, a fruit and a vegetable. Exemplary parameters related to food items include but are not limited to a parameter indicative of cooking or spoilage, a pH, a concentration of an antioxidant, and a concentration of an anti-inflammatory agent.12-03-2009
20090318779MESH NETWORK STROKE MONITORING APPLIANCE - A heart monitoring system for a patient includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a wearable appliance having a wireless transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes; and a statistical analyzer to determine heart attack or stroke attack, the statistical analyzer coupled to the wireless transceiver to communicate patient data over the wireless mesh network.12-24-2009
20100081893ACOUSTIC PALPATION USING NON-INVASIVE ULTRASOUND TECHNIQUES TO IDENTIFY AND LOCALIZE TISSUE ELICITING BIOLOGICAL RESPONSES AND TARGET TREATMENTS - Methods and systems for identifying and spatially localizing tissues having certain physiological properties or producing certain biological responses, such as the sensation of pain, in response to the application of intense focused ultrasound (acoustic probing or palpation) are provided. In some embodiments, targeted acoustic probing may be guided or visualized using imaging techniques such as ultrasound imaging or other types of non-invasive imaging techniques.04-01-2010
20100081891System And Method For Displaying Detailed Information For A Data Point - The present disclosure may describe a system and method for displaying detailed information about a patient at a time selectable from a trend line of historic data. For example, the patient's SpO04-01-2010
20100081890System And Method For Enabling A Research Mode On Physiological Monitors - The present disclosure may provide a system and method for analyzing data acquired using a physiological monitor. In one embodiment, the analysis is performed on the physiological monitor and results in the analysis of data collected by the physiological monitor over an interval of time. The analysis may include comparing the data to sample data representative of known disease states and/or may include performing statistical analyses or recalculations of the data based on adjusted monitor settings. In one embodiment, the settings of the physiological monitor may be adjusted based on the results of the analyses.04-01-2010
20090024005METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING WELLNESS BASED ON DECUBITUS POSTURE - An example method includes monitoring a first posture including a first lateral decubitus posture (LDP), recording a first LDP record based on the first LDP, computing a first posture trend based on the first LDP record and determining and providing a wellness indication based on the first posture trend.01-22-2009
20090018410BODY PARAMETER SENSING - A body parameter sensing arrangement comprising clothing (01-15-2009
20090012374ANALYSIS SYSTEM WITH USER-FRIENDLY DISPLAY ELEMENT - A portable medical system is provided for the purposes of analysis and/or medication, the system having at least one of a medical monitoring device, an analysis device and a medication device. The portable medical system comprises at least one display element comprising at least one organic light-emitting diode display. An optimization device can be provided that comprises a brightness sensor and is configured to optimize the brightness, contrast and/or power consumption of the at least one display element. Furthermore, a monitoring device can be provided which monitors the functionality of the display element. Faults in the display element can be detected in this way, and a corresponding warning can be output to a person using the portable medical system.01-08-2009
20120238833Analyte Monitoring Device and Methods of Use - An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor.09-20-2012
20120238832GUIDING EXERCISE BASED ON FAT OXIDATION RATE - Disclosed is An exercise guide apparatus comprising: a sensing unit configured to obtain a heart rate of a subject; a strength determining unit configured to determine a maximal oxygen uptake of the subject; an exercise intensity measurement unit configured to determine a current exercise intensity of the subject based on the heart rate obtained by the sensing unit; and an exercise guide unit configured to estimate a fat oxidation rate of the subject, determine whether or not fat oxidation of the subject occurs, generate guide information according to a result of the determination of the occurrence of fat oxidation, and display the guide information generated, wherein the fat oxidation rate is estimated based on a ratio of fat being oxidized at the current exercise intensity to the maximal oxygen uptake, and wherein the occurrence of fat oxidation is determined by checking whether or not the fat oxidation rate estimated is greater than a threshold.09-20-2012
20110224510Systems and Methods for Bedding with Sleep Diagnostics - Systems and methods described herein relate to a sleep diagnostic system including a mattress assembly, a plurality of sensors, data acquisition circuitry, an input device, a sleep processor, and a display device. The mattress assembly may have a sleeping surface, and the plurality of sensors may be disposed within the mattress assembly below the sleeping surface. The sensors are configured to measure at least one sleep condition and output data signals indicative of the sleep condition. The sleep processor receives signals from both the sensors and one or more other input devices, and determines a sleep characteristic based upon these received signals. The display device, which includes circuitry and a graphical user interface, receives the sleep characteristic from the sleep processor and displays it to the user.09-15-2011
20130165755PHYSIOLOGICAL STATUS INDICATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD - A processor circuit can be configured to obtain a first multidimensional vector. The first multidimensional vector can include dimensions corresponding to respective first conductivity characteristics obtained from different implantable electrode configurations associated with a subject. The processor circuit can also be configured to obtain a second multidimensional vector or vector space. The second multidimensional vector or vector space can include dimensions corresponding to respective second conductivity characteristics obtained from such different electrode configurations associated with the same or a different subject. The processor circuit can also provide a physiological status indicator that can be obtained at least in part by performing a vector comparison of the first multidimensional vector to the second multidimensional vector space or vector.06-27-2013
20120238834HEMODYNAMICS-BASED MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF A RESPIRATORY CONDITION - Assessment of a respiratory condition of a subject, by acquiring a temporally varying hemodynamic waveform signal related to blood flow in a tissue; deriving from the hemodynamic waveform signal an evaluation of blood CO09-20-2012
20080294020SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHYSLOLOGICAL DATA READINGS, TRANSMISSION AND PRESENTATION - Systems, methods, and computer program products for facilitating the reading, transmission and presentation of physiological data within a wireless body area network are disclosed. The remote collection and monitoring of a person's (e.g., patient's) physiological data and activity levels for the purposes of determining the well-being of the person, as well as making additional health status determinations based on the historical information and trends of the collected data are provided. The systems, methods, and computer program products disclosed herein, in varying embodiments, readily lend themselves to incremental component and functionality modifications, which allow for increased sensor data sources, accuracy, reliability and utility of the collected information, further solidifying the uniqueness and desirability of the systems methods and computer program products.11-27-2008
20080294019WIRELESS STROKE MONITORING - A monitoring system includes wireless local area network (WLAN) transceivers operating as a Doppler radar to wirelessly detect the person's heart parameter; and a processor coupled to the WLAN transceivers to determine a stroke attack.11-27-2008
20080294018PRIVACY MANAGEMENT FOR WELL-BEING MONITORING - A method for monitoring physiological conditions of a particular individual, while providing unobtrusively implemented controls for managing the privacy of the particular individual and their physiological data, including providing a set of personal data regarding the particular individual, the personal data including privacy settings data, wellness parameter data, or semantic data; determining initial values for the wellness parameters for the particular individual; unobtrusively acquiring physiological data of the particular individual from an image captured during an image capture event, wherein the image capture and image data management is in accordance with a privacy setting; analyzing the physiological data using wellness parameters to assess physiological conditions of the particular individual; and providing a report of the physiological conditions of the particular individual, where the reporting access is limited by privacy controls based on the privacy setting.11-27-2008
20080294017IMAGE DATA NORMALIZATION FOR A MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for providing normalized physiological monitoring data of an individual with a measure of the quality of the normalization, including providing a reference feature based on a physiological attribute of the individual for which an attribute value can be determined; unobtrusively capturing physiological monitoring data for the individual during a series of capture events and determining the capture conditions present during each capture event; detecting the presence of the reference feature in the series of captured physiological monitoring data and determining associated attribute values for each capture event; normalizing the captured physiological monitoring data from each capture event according to differences in the attribute values associated with each event and previously calculated attribute values; and calculating normalization confidence values for the individual at the series of capture events, based on capture conditions, normalization transforms, or semantic data, wherein the confidence values statistically measure the quality of the normalization.11-27-2008
20110034782APPARATUS FOR BODY SURFACE STIMULATION TREATMENT, PROGRAM FOR BODY SURFACE STIMULATION TREATMENT, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THE SAME - [Problems] To provide an apparatus for a body surface stimulation treatment capable of overcoming the uncertainty in the existing body surface stimulation therapy and exhibiting stable therapeutic effects.02-10-2011
20110245633DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS - A wearable biosensor device gathers physiological data from the wearer and uses this information over time to diagnose, detect, monitor, and treat psychological disorders. The device triggers real-time psychological treatments based on personalized estimates of the wearer stored on the biosensor device. A therapeutic stimulus is selected from a library based on the data received from the wearable biosensor device and relating to psychological condition(s), and that stimulus is delivered to the wearer via an associated display. The aggregate data from use of the device is provided to clinicians and/or patients, in detail and in summary report forms, to indicate the symptoms of, detect and diagnose among disorders or subtypes, to analyze treatment effects, and to isolate the underlying causes of one or more psychological disorders or states.10-06-2011
20100298661METHOD FOR GENERATING ALARMS/ALERTS BASED ON A PATIENT'S POSTURE AND VITAL SIGNS - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20110144455SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A SUBJECT AT REST - Disclosed herein are methods and devices for monitoring a subject at rest. One such device comprises a sensing unit having a fluid-filled bladder configured to be placed under a substrate on which the subject lays and a sensor in fluid communication with the bladder. The sensor is configured to sense pressure variations within the bladder generated by a heart beat, respiration and body weight of the subject and to generate signals indicative of the pressure variations. A processor is configured to receive the signals and to determine and generate output indicative of the subject's heart beat and respiration and presence on the substrate. An external device is configured to display one or more of the output.06-16-2011
20110144454Automated interactive drug testing system - An automated interactive drug testing system designed for testing for substance abuse that provides an immediate test result by visual analysis. The system includes at least one remote device and a central computer. Each remote device as well as the central computer include means for receiving a video feed over a network connection such that a testing subject located at a remote device can use its video camera to bi-directionally communicate with a person located at the central computer. In application, the testing subject faces the video camera so that the operator at the central computer can witness the testing and testing results. Preferably, the testing can include an eye scan and a saliva swab drug test. It is important for purposes of testing integrity, that during the entire testing process, the test specimen is never removed from view of the camera and the operator stationed at the central computer such that the operator at the central computer can view the testing samples to determine whether the test is negative or non-negative.06-16-2011
20110282164SENSING DEVICE - A sensing device comprises a substrate material layer and a plurality of sensors provided on the substrate material layer. The plurality of sensors is electrically connected to form a loop. The loop has two output ends. There is a loop output value between the two output ends. The loop output value varies when the sensors are subjected to an external force. Each sensor has one induction value. The induction value of each sensor is different from each other. A total induction value of any one or more sensors is different from a total induction value of the other one or more sensors.11-17-2011
20110282162Sternal Closure Wire For Sensing And Therapeutic Energy Delivery - An embodiment includes a sensor coupled to a sternal closure wire. The sternal closure wire holds two sternum portions of a patient adjacent to one another and the first sensor senses a biological signal of the patient. An embodiment includes a current source coupled to a sternal closure wire. The sternal closure wire holds two sternum portions of a patient adjacent to one another, and the current source delivers an electrical current to the patient via the sternal closure wire. Other embodiments are described herein.11-17-2011
20110282163SENSOR - Disclosed is a multi-variable sensor and systems and methods for its use to sense process changes or variations. The sensor is employed to concurrently sense a plurality of parameters (e.g., temperature and pressure) for a process.11-17-2011
20100056877REAL TIME MEDICAL DATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A medical data analysis system utilizing a cloud computing resource. Exemplary embodiments provide real time medical testing data to a cloud computing resource via middleware. Exemplary middleware may condition the data for use by the cloud computing resource and the middleware may appropriately format the results of the analysis provided by the cloud for display on a user interface device.03-04-2010
20100280337SIMULTANEOUS AMBULATORY PULSE OXIMETRY AND PH MONITORING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF GERD-RELATED RESPIRATORY DISEASE - Respiratory diseases related to gastroesophageal reflux disease in a patient are diagnosed by detecting esophageal or pharyngeal impedance and pH in the patient, detecting oxygen saturation in the patient, and diagnosing the respiratory diseases from the esophageal or pharyngeal impedance, the pH, and the oxygen saturation.11-04-2010
20090069647METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR SIGNAL ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND MONITORING - The present invention provides a method, system, and apparatus to monitor cardiovascular signals such as arterial blood pressure (ABP), pulse oximetry (POX), and intracranial pressure (ICP). The system can be used to calculate and monitor useful clinical information such as heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse pressure variation (PPV), harmonic phases, pulse morphology, and for artifact removal. The method uses a statistical state-space model of cardiovascular signals and a generalized Kalman filter (EKF) to simultaneously estimate and track the cardiovascular parameters of interest such as the cardiac fundamental frequency and higher harmonics, respiratory fundamental frequency and higher harmonics, cardiac component harmonic amplitudes and phases, respiratory component harmonic amplitudes and phases, and PPV.03-12-2009
20110004074PROTECTIVE GLOVE WITH WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR - A multi-finger protective glove carries one or more physiological sensors in respective fingers. An elastomeric sleeve is positioned in a respective sensor carrying finger to maintain the sensor in proper position relative to a user's finger inserted into the glove, adjacent to at least one of the sensors. The sensor can be attached to a distal end of the sleeve, adjacent an end of the finger of the glove.01-06-2011
20100004517NON-INVASIVE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for the non-invasive analysis of physiological attributes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, respiratory response, body composition, and blood chemistry analytes including glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, and oxygen saturation. Using a combination of multi-functioning disparate sensors, such as optical and electrical, improvements are made over existing physiological measurement devices and techniques. The special configuration of one or more multi-functional sensors is used to non-invasively measure multi-wavelength optical plus one or more of ECG, Bio-impedance, and RF-impedance spectroscopic data. This information is used to develop self-consistent, non-linear algorithm in order to derive the physiological attributes while compensating for various forms of interfering effects including motion artifacts, sensor attachment variability, device component variability, subject physical and physiology variability, and various interfering physiological attributes.01-07-2010
20100030035Fuzzy system for cardiovascular disease and stroke risk assessment - The present invention relates to a fuzzy system that provides a measure of global cardiovascular risk based on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. The fuzzy system is of multiple input single output (MISO) wherein the inputs are the values of risk factors and the output is the measure of global cardiovascular risk.02-04-2010
20110009714HEMODYNAMIC MONITORS AND ALARMS - A hemodynamic monitoring instrument includes a processor and an output device. The processor (01-13-2011
20090306486SENSING VECTOR CONFIGURATION IN ICD TO ASSIST ARRHYTHMIA DETECTION AND ANNOTATION - An apparatus comprises an implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit, configured to provide a sensed near-field depolarization signal from a ventricle and to provide a sensed a far-field intrinsic atrial signal using a far-field atrial sensing channel, and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the cardiac signal sensing circuit. The controller circuit includes a P-wave detection module configured to detect an atrial depolarization in the sensed far-field intrinsic atrial signal and a tachyarrhythmia detection module configured to detect an episode of tachyarrhythmia using the sensed near-field depolarization signal and to determine whether the tachyarrhythmia episode is indicative of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) using the detected atrial depolarization and the sensed near-field depolarization signal.12-10-2009
20120289793Continuous Monitoring of Stress Using Accelerometer Data - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from an accelerometer and one or more of a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, or a mood sensor monitoring a person, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is engaged in various activities, and determining a current stress index of the person based on the analysis.11-15-2012
20110201906MEDICAL GUIDE WIRE ASSEMBLY - Medical guide wire assembly comprising a guide wire having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one physiology parameter sensor, and that the proximal end of the guide-wire is provided with an elongated connector part, having connection electrodes, for insertion into a connector housing provided with an elongated tubing adapted to achieve electrical and mechanical connection to the elongated connector part, the connector housing is in its turn electrically or wirelessly connectable to a physiology monitor. The guide wire is provided with a core wire running essentially along the entire guide wire. A sensor signal processing circuitry is arranged in connection with the physiological sensor and is adapted to generate a processed sensor signal in response of a sensed parameter. The sensor signal processing circuitry comprises a modulation unit arranged to modulate the processed sensor signal and to generate a modulated sensor signal. The assembly comprises exactly two micro-cables that are connected to the sensor signal processing circuitry, the micro-cables run along the guide wire and are connected to the connection electrodes of the connector part, wherein the core wire is actively used when transferring the processed and modulated sensor signal to the connector housing.08-18-2011
20080208016Biosensor device and method - In part, one aspect of the invention relates to a portable, handheld biosensor device that is held between two fingers of the same hand or otherwise contacts two points on a user's skin. The sensor device includes a pair of conductive or semi-conductive electrodes and associated circuitry designed to sense, amplify and digitize the electrical conductance of the skin between the electrodes. The device can additionally be configured to sense additional biometrics from the fingers, including blood oxygenation and skin temperature. Digitized biometric values are transmitted wirelessly (or via direct wire connection, such as a USB cable) to a computing device where the data is utilized to generate a control parameter in a software application whose purpose is to provide anxiety biofeedback or entertainment.08-28-2008
20110301437Health monitoring bolus - A bolus for insertion in a body fluid includes a housing, a chamber in the housing admitting body fluid therein, and a transducer in the housing providing a signal through the body fluid for measuring the pH level and/or temperature of the body fluid. The transducer also generates a signal in response to vibrations to detecting one or more additional physiological parameters.12-08-2011
20110301439WIRELESS, ULTRASONIC PERSONAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM - A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor assembly to a frequency modulated inaudible ultrasonic sound signal. The ultrasonic signal is demodulated from an aliased signal produced by undersampling.12-08-2011
20110301440APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING AND MONITORING A PERSON - A person-support structure includes a control system, an input configured to communicate a first input signal to the control system, and a sensor configured to sense a physiological characteristic of a person supported on the person-support structure. The sensor communicates a second input signal corresponding to the physiological characteristic to the control system. The control system calculates a condition score as a function of the first input signal and the physiological characteristic of the person and compares the condition score to a predetermined threshold. The control system scales at least one of the physiological characteristic of the person and the predetermined threshold as a function of the first input signal.12-08-2011
20110301438DYE APPLICATION FOR CONFOCAL IMAGING OF CELLULAR MICROSTRUCTURE - A system and method for confocal imaging of tissue in vivo and in situ, e.g., for minimally invasive diagnosis of patients. A catheter is provided that has a dye carrier coupled to the distal end of a fiber optics bundle, which allows for the introduction of at least one fluorescent dye therein the dye carrier into a portion of the tissue of interest of a subject or patient when the dye carrier is selectively brought into contact with the portion of the tissue of interest. The resulting confocal images permit the acquisition of diagnostic information on the progression of diseases at cellular/tissue level in patients. Furthermore, a system for ECG-triggered image acquisition is provided.12-08-2011
20110301436APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR DATA USING A PHYSIOLOGICAL MODEL AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREFOR - A pulse oximeter system comprises a data processor configured to perform a method that combines a sigma point Kalman filter (SPKF) or sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) algorithm with Bayesian statistics and a mathematical model comprising a cardiovascular model and a plethysmography model to remove contaminating noise and artifacts from the pulse oximeter sensor output and measure blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, left-ventricular stroke volume, aortic pressure and systemic pressures.12-08-2011
20110301435Heart Monitoring System Usable With A Smartphone or Computer - A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor assembly to a frequency modulated physiological audio signal having a carrier frequency in the range of from about 6 kHz to about 20 kHz.12-08-2011
20120088982Monitoring Device With An Accelerometer, Method And System - A monitoring device (04-12-2012
20110288379BODY SIGN DYNAMICALLY MONITORING SYSTEM - A real-time body status monitoring system (RBMS) is presented in this invention. A wearable monitoring apparatus (WMA) worn by users consists of one or a few sensor nodes and a computing module. Sensor nodes communicate with the computing module via either wired or wireless protocols. RBMS incorporates a monitoring center that connects and serves many WMAs. Together with the sensors and context-aware information fusion and analysis, the system in the invention goes beyond sampling rare events that may be of profound diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic importance. It measures the physiological responses to therapeutic interventions during daily activities, which constitute direct and practical health indicators for the patient.11-24-2011
20110288381System And Apparatus For Correlating Heart Rate To Exercise Parameters - A computer-implemented method is used for estimating an exercise parameter for a user. The method includes the steps of receiving a measured physiologic value such as heart rate, determining an estimated exercise parameter value based on the physiologic value based on a stored correlation between a measured physiologic value and a measured exercise parameter value, and providing the estimated exercise parameter value.11-24-2011
20110288384SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACQUIRING CALIBRATION DATA USABLE IN A PULSE OXIMETER - The present disclosure includes a pulse oximeter attachment having an accessible memory. In one embodiment, the pulse oximeter attachment stores calibration data, such as, for example, calibration data associated with a type of a sensor, a calibration curve, or the like. The calibration data is used to calculate physiological parameters of pulsing blood.11-24-2011
20110288383PLETHYSMOGRAPH PULSE RECOGNITION PROCESSOR - A time domain rule-based processor provides recognition of pulses in a pulse oximeter-derived waveform.11-24-2011
20110288382COMPACT APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR NON-INVASIVELY MEASURING HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS - Improved apparatus and methods for non-invasively assessing one or more hemodynamic parameters associated with the circulatory system of a living organism. In one aspect, the invention comprises spatially compact “bracelet” embodiment adapted to accurately place and maintain a sensor (e.g., tonometric pressure sensor) with respect to the anatomy of the subject, including an optional alignment apparatus which moveably captures the sensor to, inter alia, facilitate coupling thereof to an actuator used to position the sensor during measurements. The alignment apparatus also advantageously allows the sensor position to be maintained when the fixture is removed from the subject, such as during patient transport. A completely autonomous variant of the bracelet apparatus having internal power supply and wireless interfaces is also disclosed. Methods for positioning the alignment apparatus and sensor and providing treatment to the subject are also described.11-24-2011
20110288380Condition State Monitor and Medication Manager - A medication dispensing compliance device with interconnectivity to common vital sign monitoring devices such as blood pressure cuffs, glucometers, weight scales, pulse oximeters, heart rate monitors, body temperature, respirometers and other vital sign monitoring apparatus and a system for the aggregation of medication management and clinical vital signs to monitor patient compliance and efficacy of prescribed medications.11-24-2011
20110137137SENSING DEVICE OF EMOTION SIGNAL AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a sensing device of an emotion signal and a method thereof capable of recognizing and analyzing the change in emotion by collecting at least one of the bio signals and peripheral environmental signals, guiding the state of emotion to a user, and sharing emotion information with authorized persons and communicating it between them. The sensing device of the emotion signal according to the embodiment of the present invention includes a sensing signal processor that senses a plurality of bio signals and peripheral environment signals of a user; an emotion signal processor that generates emotion signals representing the emotional state of the user for each of the sensed bio signals and collects the emotion signals to generate an emotion index; and an emotion signal communication unit that optionally transmits the emotion signals and the emotion index to external authorized devices.06-09-2011
20120016210Diagnostic Measuring Device - The invention relates to a diagnostic measuring device for non-invasively collecting at least one physiological parameter of body tissue by way of an optical measuring unit (01-19-2012
20110295086STATE-OF-ATTENTION DETERMINATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The apparatus includes: a detection section for detecting a time period during which an operator is making preparations prior to beginning a driving operation; an adjustment section for adjusting a determination criterion for determining a state of attention of the operator during a driving operation, which calculates an eye fixation related potential of the electroencephalogram signal of the operator measured at least in the time period by using the measured oculomotor signal of the operator, and which adjusts the determination criterion based on the calculated eye fixation related potential; a determination section for calculating an eye fixation related potential from the electroencephalogram signal and the oculomotor signal of the operator measured after beginning the driving operation, which determines a state of attention of the operator during the driving operation based on the calculated eye fixation related potential and the adjusted determination criterion; and an output section for acting to call attention of the operator based on a result of determination.12-01-2011
20110295085Medical Monitoring Device and System - A portable device that receives data provided by one or more sensors and displays statistical data related to the sensor data or otherwise related to the person. Statistical data may include high, low, average, mean value, median value, standard deviation, least square, variance, distribution, compilation, etc. for or at any given time or period of time for the person being monitored, as well as for such values for segments or groups of the population, or limit values, or target values, etc. The values may represent measurements and other data related to physiological signs and parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, electrocardiogram, glucose level, substances and/or chemical presence or level, analyze measurements, etc. The portable device may also display such measurements. The portable device may compute the statistical data, with or without the aid of a remote computer, and/or store statistical data, and/or a remote computer may compute and/or store statistical data. The portable device may communicate with a remote computer through a wireless link from the portable device, which may compute and/or store statistical data and measurements.12-01-2011
20110295084INTEGRATING DEVICE-BASED SENSORS AND BEDSIDE BIOMARKER ASSAYS TO DETECT WORSENING HEART FAILURE - Physiological sensor data can be combined with external biomarker assays, such as a bedside assay for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), to improve the sensitivity and specificity of heart failure detection.12-01-2011
20110295083DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MONITORING, ANALYZING, AND/OR ADJUSTING SLEEP CONDITIONS - Therapeutic and diagnostic systems and methods help an individual with a sleep disordered breathing condition, such as habitual snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), achieve deep, restorative sleep. The systems and methods include component that serve complementary sensing, monitoring, and corrective or diagnostic functions.12-01-2011
20120022338APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM FOR ANALYZING INFORMATION REGARDING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND FUNCTIONS - According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, apparatus and method can be provided for determining information regarding a tissue or an object at or within the tissue. For example, with at least one first arrangement which is situated inside a particular organ of the body, it is possible to generate at least one electromagnetic radiation in the tissue, wherein the tissue is different from and outside of the particular organ. The particular signals that are responsive to the at least one electromagnetic radiation can be detected (e.g., possibly with at least one second arrangement), at least one characteristic of the tissue and/or information regarding the object at or in the tissue can be determined (e.g., with the second arrangement(s)). Alternatively or in addition, the tissue can be different from and outside of the particular organ, and the first arrangement(s) can be situated inside a particular organ of the body. To that end, the can include (i) the heart, (ii) major vessels attached to the heart, (iii) coronary artery, and/or (iv) blood therein.01-26-2012
20100249544SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PAIN MANAGEMENT - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.09-30-2010
20100249543SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PAIN MANAGEMENT - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.09-30-2010
20100249542APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF SYNCOPES - Apparatus for detecting impending vasovagal syncopes includes a plurality of ECG sensors (09-30-2010
20100249541Methods and Apparatus for Processing Physiological Data Acquired from an Ambulatory Physiological Monitoring Unit - A physiologic monitoring system and corresponding methods provide rapid and detailed analysis of data for one or more physiologic parameters to achieve a quick and accurate medical diagnosis. An ambulatory physiological monitoring unit acquires physiologic data, automatically analyzes it to detect an event, and transmits information regarding the event and physiologic data associated with the event across a communications network to a monitoring center, where the event information is analyzed and triaged. The monitoring center can also perform a retrospective analysis based on the physiological data associated with the event to provide an in-depth analysis of the detected event and an accurate diagnosis. The monitoring center can also request additional or different physiological data to refine the analysis. As a result, the physiological monitoring system and corresponding methods can ensure that timely and appropriate intervention is taken to reduce a patient's discomfort, pain, injury, or risk of death.09-30-2010
20100249540Medical Monitoring System With Open Device Architecture - According to embodiments, systems and methods for monitoring multiple physiological parameters made available by multiple sensors positioned on a patient are provided. The system may include a plurality of sensors, a multi-parameter monitor and a plurality of displays. The monitor may include a plurality of sensor interfaces, a multi-parameter processor and an output interface. The sensors connect to the sensor interfaces and generate physiological signals that are transmitted to the processor for processing. The processed signals are transmitted to at least one display for viewing by medical personnel. The sensor interfaces are of like kind and provide easy connection and disconnection for exchange of sensor types, such as ECG, oximetry, body temperature and NIBP. The monitor may communicate with the plurality of displays. When a patient is transported from one location to another, the monitor can be transported with the patient and operatively link to displays in the new location thus eliminating the need to transport multiple devices or machines from one location to another.09-30-2010
20100249538PRESENTATION MEASURE USING NEUROGRAPHICS - Presentation of materials such as advertising and marketing materials is evaluated and/or dynamically modified using neurographical data. User images, video, and audio, etc. are analyzed when a user is presented with stimulus materials. User data such as a user image is matched with a neurographical aggregate to identify user information and emotional state. The neurographical aggregate identifies actions and/or additional stimulus material for presentation to the user. User information and emotional state also allow evaluation of the presented materials.09-30-2010
20090292179MEDICAL SYSTEM HAVING A MEDICAL UNIT AND A DISPLAY MONITOR - A medical system includes a display monitor and a medical unit. The medical unit is adapted to measure a physiological parameter of a patient. The medical unit is adapted to wirelessly connect to the display monitor, wherein the display monitor is adapted to display the physiological parameter. In one implementation of the medical system, the medical unit is adapted to automatically wirelessly connect to the display monitor when the medical unit is brought into proximity with the display monitor. In one illustration of the medical system, the physiological parameter is a pulse rate of the patient.11-26-2009
20110040157TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE AND USE OF INVOLUNTARY REFLEX COUGH AS A MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC TOOL - A system permits diagnosis of a patient for a physiological abnormality while protecting their airway. An esophageal airway protection device comprises an elongate device body having a distal end for insertion into the stomach through the esophagus and a proximal end. The device includes a main lumen extending the length of the device and an inflatable esophageal cuff carried by the device body mid-esophagus. Emesis and/or reflux is blocked from passing out of the stomach past the esophageal cuff positioned mid-esophagus when it is inflated to protect a patient's airway during an involuntary cough event. At least one electromyogram (EMG) pad is configured to obtain an EMG from an involuntary cough activated paraspinal muscles. A processing device is configured to receive the EMG and process the EMG to determine a physiological abnormality.02-17-2011
20090069645SIZING AND POSITIONING TECHNOLOGY FOR AN IN-THE-EAR MULTI-MEASUREMENT SENSOR TO ENABLE NIBP CALCULATION - An in-the-ear (ITE) physiological measurement device (03-12-2009
20100056881Method and Apparatus For Acute Cardiac Monitoring - A device for monitoring a patient from the back of the patient comprises a support configured to adhere to the back of the patient, at least two electrodes supported with the support, circuitry coupled to the at least two electrodes to measure a signal from the at least two electrodes, and circuitry to transmit the signal wirelessly. The support and the at least two electrodes may be placed on at least one of a lower back or between shoulder blades of the patient, which can help to reduce pressure on the patient when the device is worn for an extended period, for example 1 week. Placement of the adherent device in at least one of these locations can improve patient comfort, for example by decreasing pressure to the skin of the patient from the device when the patient lies supine. The device may also provide lumbar support, for example when placed on the lumbar of the patient.03-04-2010
20100016683SMART INSTALL - When installing components of a remote patient health monitoring system (01-21-2010
20100036211SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF A BODY - Systems and methods for measuring physiological parameters of a body are described. In some embodiments, the system employs a physiological monitoring device capable of measuring, amplifying, digitizing and transmitting events ranging in frequency from 0 (DC) to 10 kHz.02-11-2010
20100036210ELASTIC CLOTH DEVICE WITH A FUNCTION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL DETECTION - An elastic cloth device with a function of physiological detection includes two elastic bodies, two fastening elements, and a connecting strap. The two elastic bodies are aligned with an interval in-between and each includes an elastic cloth strap woven with at least one strain sensing unit; wherein the strain sensing unit has a surface emerging from the elastic cloth strap. Each fastening element is combined with one end of the corresponding elastic body and electrically coupled with the corresponding strain sensing unit. The connecting strap is connected with the ends of the elastic bodies so that the elastic bodies are spacedly connected in series. Accordingly, when a physiological strain reaction has an effect on the elastic cloth straps, the straps drive the strain sensing units to produce a physiological strain signal which is electrically transmitted to the fastening elements, thereby the function of physiological detection is achieved.02-11-2010
20120190939METHOD FOR MONITORING THE MEDICAL CONDITION OF A PATIENT - The invention relates to a method for monitoring the medical condition of a patient. The method comprises 07-26-2012
20090137882System and a method for detecting an endemic or an epidemic disease - This system of detecting endemic or epidemic diseases includes an analysis center connected by a computer network to a number of health booths in which health data can be measured and stored with the conditions under which the measurements are taken. The analysis center generates an alert automatically if an endemic or epidemic disease is detected.05-28-2009
20100022852COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE AROUSAL OF A USER - Computer program product for processing GSR (galvanic skin response) signals, which when run on a computer controls the computer to estimate a level of arousal, or at least a change in the level of arousal, of a user, provided with an algorithm that is configured to control a computer to calculate a third or higher central moment of a recorded GSR signal and to derive an estimation of the level of arousal from said third or higher central moment.01-28-2010
20100113892METHOD FOR DETERMINING PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND DIET USING NUTRIGENOMICS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA - This invention relates generally to providing nutrigenomic information tailored to that of the customer so that the customer can make informed decisions regarding diet, exercise, risks of disease and other health issues that result in a healthier lifestyle and prolonged lifespan. In particular the invention provides systems for research and commercial purposes, particularly for research for improving dietary constituents, personalized nutrition and diets, and of nutrient-gene interactions involved in diseases. The invention further relates to a method for doing business encompassing establishing and running a nutrigenomic research super-market and providing validated nutrient intake data to health care practitioners.05-06-2010
20100036213APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION WITHIN A MAMMAL - A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to an apparatus for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: a tubular housing extending along a longitudinal axis from a distal end to a proximal end, the housing having an internal cavity; a first opening in the elongated housing forming a first passageway into the internal cavity; an ion-sensitive field effect transistor (ISFET) for measuring pH within a body lumen of the mammal, the ISFET positioned in the internal cavity, the ISFET aligned with the first opening so that at least a portion of the ISFET is exposed via the first opening; and a first seal between the ISFET and the housing forming a hermetic seal about a perimeter of the first opening.02-11-2010
20100036212APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION WITHIN A MAMMAL - A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to an apparatus for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: a probe for insertion into a body lumen of the mammal, the probe housing a first circuit board operably coupling a pH sensor for measuring pH within the body lumen and generating a pH signal indicative of the measured pH, a memory device storing parametric data unique to the pH sensor, and a first interface connector located at a proximal potion of the probe; a handle for manipulating the probe, the handle housing a second circuit board operably coupling a microprocessor for processing the pH signal and generating an output signal based on the processing of the pH signal, an indicia device for communicating the output signal generated by the microprocessor, and a second interface connector; the probe connected to the handle in a manner that allows the probe and handle to be repetitively engaged and disengaged from each other; and wherein when the probe is connected to the handle, the first and second interface connectors are in operable connection so that the microprocessor can retrieve the parametric data from the memory device of the probe and receive the pH signal.02-11-2010
20100036214APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION WITHIN A MAMMAL - A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a system for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: an apparatus comprising an elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis; a pH sensor for measuring pH within a body lumen of the mammal, the pH sensor located at a distal portion of the elongated housing; and a removable cap for enclosing the distal portion of the elongate housing, the cap comprising a base having a first channel in a top surface of the base; a lid having a second channel in a bottom surface of the lid; and wherein the lid is pivotably mounted to the base so as to be pivotable between: (i) an open position wherein the distal portion of the elongated housing can be laid into the first channel by movement in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and (ii) a closed position wherein the first and second channels form a heretically sealed cavity about the distal portion of the elongated housing.02-11-2010
20100113893METHOD FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS - Method for determining physiological stress. One or more physiologic signals in a subject is detected. The one or more physiologic signals are processed to obtain one or more processed signals. The subject's stress level is estimated from the one or more processed signals. The one or more physiological signals may include the electrocardiogram, instantaneous lung volume or other signal reflecting respiratory activity, or the arterial blood pressure or other signal reflecting cardiovascular activity.05-06-2010
20100113894METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MEASURING CORE BODY TEMPERATURE - A core body temperature measurement device includes a plurality of electronic temperature sensors (05-06-2010
20090062627Method for measuring physical fitness and creating athletic training regimens for particular sports - Disclosed is a method for creating a fitness training program based on performing neuromuscular and muscular performance tests on an individual, analyzing the results of the neuromuscular and muscular performance tests, and creating the fitness training program based on the analysis of the neuromuscular and muscular performance test results. The equipment used to perform the neuromuscular and muscular performance tests may be equipment designed for rehabilitation physical therapy used for recovery from injuries and surgical procedures that permits general neuromuscular and muscular performance testing and testing of the difference in muscle performance between a right side and a left side of the body of the individual. The individual is tested to create a fitness training program to increase neuromuscular and muscular performance, not for purposes of injury and/or surgery rehabilitation. The individual tested may be a healthy individual. The method is particularly well suited for an athlete that desires to increase performance in a particular sport. The test equipment should objectively, quantitatively, and accurately measure the general neuromuscular and muscular performance and the difference in muscle performance between the right side and left side of the body. Neuromuscular and muscular performance tests may include a variety of exercise movements with each movement tested for isometric, coordination, proprioceptive, endurance capacity, and strength capacity response. The fitness training regimen is created for the individual based on the analysis of the neuromuscular and muscular performance test results.03-05-2009
20100063365Apparatus and System for Monitoring - A monitoring device wearable by a person to be monitored, comprising: one or more sensing means for sensing cardio, respiratory, physiological and/or other information from the person; processing means for analysing the sensed information; memory means for storing the sensed and/or analysed information; and communication means for transmitting at least the analysed information. At least one waveform acquired from the sensed cardio, respiratory, physiological and/or other information is digitised in real time; analysis of the sensed and/or digitised information is performed in real-time and a welfare indication of the person computed in real-time; and the computed welfare indication of the person is transmitted by the communication means and/or stored in the memory means.03-11-2010
20100268040METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF PRE-FAINTING AND OTHER CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF A PATIENT - Included herein are embodiments relating to detecting and warning of the presence of pre-fainting and other conditions that may be hazardous to the health of a patient having one or more types of disease or disorder. A wide range of physiological and physical parameters can be monitored and logically and/or mathematically related to determine the value of a new parameter, the risk parameter alpha. The parameters that appear in the function can be selected according to the patient's known pathological condition. An initial threshold value for alpha can be determined and compared with a current value of alpha. If the comparison shows that there exists danger of the onset of a pre-fainting and/or other medically hazardous condition, a warning signal can be emitted. The current value of alpha can be continually determined and, if relevant, updated according to the history of the patient.10-21-2010
20100268039SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSING REAL-TIME PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - A diagnose system includes a signal-capturing device and a real-time diagnose device coupled electrically to the signal-capturing device. The signal-capturing device includes a signal-receiving interface for acquiring a physiological signal of a person, a micro processing unit for processing the physiological signal and promptly converting into a physiological parameter, and a wireless transceiver module for transmitting the physiological parameter. The real-time diagnose device includes a wireless reader for receiving the physiological parameter and a memory unit including a distinguishing database and a prescription database. The distinguishing database is stored with a plurality of standard physiological parameters for judging. The prescription database is stored with several prescribed treatments, one of which is corresponding to the physiological parameter when the physiological parameter is abnormal, and a processor coupled electrically to the reader and the memory unit for promptly analyzing the distinguishing database, thereby distinguish whether the physiological parameter is normal or not.10-21-2010
20090105558Portable autonomous multi-sensory intervention device - A portable sensory intervention system for a patient in need thereof is provided, which comprises:(a) a soft device to be held by the patient comprising one or more stimulation units which are: (i) a speaker inside the device coupled to means for generating a sound; (ii) a light source visible outside the device for generating a soothing color; or (iii) an aroma generator, wherein the one or more of the stimulation units are coupled to a controller which is operably coupled to a wireless receiver means; and (b) a sensing unit adapted to be mounted on the patient and which detects patient agitation by electrically measuring physiological signals and wherein the sensing unit communicates with the soft device to provide instructions to the soft device to operate the one or more stimulation units in the soft device.04-23-2009
20090149724SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING SEPTIC SHOCK - A model uses variables that are normally collected from a subject during treatment to determine whether the subject may be progressing toward septic shock.06-11-2009
20090149722SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS - An electronic and transducer device can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance or other oral device to form a two-way communication assembly. In another embodiment, the device provides an electronic and transducer device that can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance or other oral device to form a medical tag containing patient identifiable information. Such an oral appliance may be a custom-made device fabricated from a thermal forming process utilizing a replicate model of a dental structure obtained by conventional dental impression methods. The electronic and transducer assembly may receive incoming sounds either directly or through a receiver to process and amplify the signals and transmit the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element coupled to a tooth or other bone structure, such as the maxillary, mandibular, or palatine bone structure.06-11-2009
20090149723Automated interpretive medical care system and methodology - Improved apparatus and methods for monitoring, diagnosing and treating at least one medical respiratory condition of a patient are provided, including a medical data input interface adapted to provide at least one medical parameter relating at least to the respiration of the patient, and a medical parameter interpretation functionality (06-11-2009
20110263950SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING, DETECTING AND TREATING PRESSURE-INDUCED ISCHEMIA, PRESSURE ULCERS, AND OTHER CONDITIONS - A system for monitoring medical conditions including pressure ulcers, pressure-induced ischemia and related medical conditions comprises at least one sensor adapted to detect one or more patient characteristic including at least position, orientation, temperature, acceleration, moisture, resistance, stress, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood oxygenation, a host for processing the data received from the sensors together with historical patient data to develop an assessment of patient condition and suggested course of treatment. In some embodiments, the system can further include a support surface having one or more sensors incorporated therein either in addition to sensors affixed to the patient or as an alternative thereof. The support surface is, in some embodiments, capable of responding to commands from the host for assisting in implementing a course of action for patient treatment. The sensor can include bi-axial or tri-axial accelerometers, as well as resistive, inductive, capactive, magnetic and other sensing devices, depending on whether the sensor is located on the patient or the support surface, and for what purpose.10-27-2011
20080319280Implantable Biotelemetry Device - An implantable device for in vivo monitoring of biotelemetry data includes: a waterproof housing completely encasing the implantable device, the waterproof housing constructed from a material with chemical and fatigue resistance plus thermal stability for placement in a living being; a radio frequency modem located inside the housing and operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding one megahertz; an antenna located within the housing and operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem; a fully programmable microprocessor located within the housing and operatively coupled with the modem; at least one sensor located within the housing for detecting the biotelemetric data; a memory; and a connector for connecting to a power source to power the programmable microprocessor.12-25-2008
20090018408APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING PULSE WAVES - Pulse wave signal data expressing the pulse wave of a subject and body movement signal data expressing body movements of the subject are obtained so that a correlation coefficient expressing the degree of correlation between the pulse wave signal data and the body movement signal data is calculated. One or more pieces of the pulse wave signal data in which the correlation coefficient is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value are eliminated.01-15-2009
20090018406Method and Device for Assessing Carbohydrate-to-Insulin Ratio - A system and a method for determining an assessed carbohydrate to insulin ratio of a patient is described. The system and the method can comprise a memory component adapted for storing an initial set of values comprising at least one of a blood glucose level, a target blood glucose level, an insulin sensitivity, and, an estimated carbohydrate to insulin ratio. The system and the method can also comprise a bolus selection component adapted for selecting a test bolus corresponding to the determined initial set of values and a planned meal. In one implementation, the bolus selection component can receive bolus dose input from a user. In another implementation, the bolus selection component can estimate the bolus dose using a set of available inputs (e.g. the amount of carbohydrates in the planned meal). The system and the method can further comprise a user interface component adapted for receiving a confirmation that the test bolus has been administered to the patient. In some implementations, the user interface component can be adapted for selecting a meal of a known content.01-15-2009
20120035436HEART MONITOR - A medical device includes a preload determination unit for determining the preload of a ventricle for a cardiac cycle and providing a preload value representing the preload; a contractility determination unit for determining the contractility of the ventricle for the cardiac cycle and providing a contractility value representing the contractility; and an evaluation unit connected to the preload determination unit and the contractility determination unit, with the evaluation unit being configured to evaluate contractility values versus associated preload values.02-09-2012
20100087715THE PRESENT INVENTION IS DIRECTED TO A FEEDING TUBE IN PARTICULAR FOR TOTAL PARENTAL NUTRITION AND/OR MEDICINE DOSING - The present invention is directed to a feeding tube in particular for total parental nutrition and/or medicine dosing. The feeding tube functionality is combined with internal monitoring of vital functions, such as ECG, PH, etc. The position of the electrodes is essential for measuring the optimal signal. In this invention the optimal position is determined by measuring the inversion point of the ECG signal. During insertion of the catheter or modified feeding tube the ECG signal is continuously monitored. Via an acoustic signal the strength of the signal is notable. This enables the nursing staff a simple control of the insertion process.04-08-2010
20090275809Portable Modular Kiosk Based Physiologic Sensor System with Display and Data Storage for Clinical and Research Applications including Cross Calculating and Cross Checked Physiologic Parameters Based Upon Combined Sensor Input - A portable modular kiosk based physiologic sensor system for clinical and research applications configured to simultaneously utilize multiple sensors with cross checking and cross calculation of physiologic parameters.11-05-2009
20100305412Device and system for wireless monitoring of the vital signs of patients - The present invention relates generally to the field of vital signs monitors, and particularly to a device and system for wireless monitoring of the vital signs of a plurality of patients simultaneously yet independently. The present invention is particularly adaptable for use by medical emergency personnel or medics in any setting, such as road accident, disaster sites, combat zones, or hospitals. The systems and methods of the present invention allows the monitoring of a plurality of patients by a single health care professional providing more effective monitoring and care for a large number of patients at any one time, and retaining all the information for more effective later triage and decision making by health care providers.12-02-2010
20100081892Systems and Methods for Combined Pulse Oximetry and Blood Pressure Measurement - The present disclosure relates to pulse oximetry measurements and, more particularly, relates to a combined sensor that includes a pulse oximetry (SpO04-01-2010
20120108919METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OXYGENATION LEVELS OF A COMPARTMENT FOR DETECTING CONDITIONS OF A COMPARTMENT SYNDROME - A method and system for continually monitoring oxygenation levels in real-time in compartments of an animal limb, such as in a human leg or a human thigh or a forearm, can be used to assist in the diagnosis of a compartment syndrome. The method and system can include one or more near infrared compartment sensors in which each sensor can be provided with a compartment alignment mechanism and a central scan depth marker so that each sensor may be precisely positioned over a compartment of a living organism. The method and system can include a device for displaying oxygenation levels corresponding to respective compartment sensors that are measuring oxygenation levels of a compartment of interest. The method and system can also monitor the relationship between blood pressure and oxygenation levels and activate alarms based on predetermined conditions relating to the oxygenation levels or blood pressure or both.05-03-2012
20120108918Acoustic Palpation Using Non-Invasive Ultrasound Techniques for Identification of Target Sites and Assessment of Chronic Pain Disorders - Methods and systems for identifying and spatially localizing tissues having certain physiological properties or producing certain biological responses, such as the sensation of pain, in response to the application of intense focused ultrasound (acoustic probing or palpation) are provided. In some embodiments, targeted acoustic probing is employed to identify the scope and severity of chronically painful sensitized tissue areas, and of chronic pain disorders. In other applications, targeted acoustic probing is used to localize nerves and other sensitized tissues for guidance of needles and other delivery devices, and for delivery of anesthetic, analgesic or therapeutic compositions.05-03-2012
20120108917PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An adherent patient device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient and measure electrocardiogram data, impedance data, accelerometer data, blood oxygen data and temperature data. The adherent device can communicate wirelessly with gateways and a local processor system, such that the patient can wander about the hospital and update the monitoring station with the patient data when the patient is ambulatory. The local processor system can be configured to customize alerts for the patient, for example to notify automatically a specialist in response to a special condition of the patient. The adherent device may comprise a unique adherent device identifier such that the customized alert can be sent based on the unique device identifier. Each of the gateways can be carried and may comprise a unique gateway identifier, such that the unique device identifier and the unique gateway identifier can be used to locate the ambulatory patient.05-03-2012
20120108916FITNESS SCORE ASSESSMENT BASED ON HEART RATE VARIABILITY ANALYSIS DURING ORTHOSTATIC INTERVENTION - This invention relates to fitness monitors and the like. This invention is more particularly directed to a device and a method for facilitating quantitative evaluation of level of physical fitness (fitness score) including a PC or handheld, or watch type electronic device having input and output means based on formulas for calculating level of physical fitness through heart rate variability analysis during orthostatic intervention by assessing two main parameters, such as level of adaptation reserve and wellness level.05-03-2012
20120108915POSTURE-INDUCED CHANGES TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - Methods and devices for analyzing posture-induced changes to physiological parameters of a patient (e.g., ejection time, heart rate, etc.) to provide an assessment of one or more conditions of the patient.05-03-2012
20100087714REDUCING CROSS-TALK IN A MEASUREMENT SYSTEM - According to embodiments, techniques for determining one or more physiological characteristics in a measurement system which may include cross-talk are disclosed. A sensor or probe may be used to generate two or more a plethysmograph or photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals from a patient. The obtained signals may include an infrared signal and a red signal, and may be subject to an additional measurement noise. The obtained signal may be combined to form a detected signal. The detected signal may be filtered to partially or fully remove noise. The filtered detected signal may be demodulated to separate the red signal and the infrared signal. The recovered red and infrared signals may be processed by additional filters to partially or fully remove cross-talk. The processed red and infrared signals may then be used to determine physiological characteristics of a patient such as a pulse rate, a respiration rate, and a blood oxygen saturation level using the wavelet transform and/or scalogram of at least one of the processed red and infrared signals. The partial or full removal of cross-talk from the red signal and infrared signal may result in a more reliable determination of physiological characteristics than would be possible in a system in which cross-talk was not removed.04-08-2010
20120143018PORTABLE TOUCHLESS VITAL SIGN ACQUISITION DEVICE - Disclosed herein is a non-contact MCG is anticipated as one embodiment. Additionally, a non-contact stethoscope, thermal sensor, or MCG could be utilized singly or in combination with each other, or included singly or together in other medical devices such as a fluoroscope, For example, a handheld, portable instrument comprising a non-contact stethoscope without a magnetometer or thermal sensor can provide a measure of acoustic signals without contacting a subject, while a non-contact thermal sensor as a single device can provide a rapid contactless temperature of a subject06-07-2012
20100125182SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile of a user, present the user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user during a communication exchange between the user and the avatar, identify from the one or more responses a need to determine a medical status of the user, establish communications with a medical diagnostic system, receive physiological information associated with the user, submit the physiological information to the medical diagnostic system, receive from the medical diagnostic system a diagnostic analysis of the physiological information, and present the diagnostic analysis to at least one of the user and a medical agent of the user, wherein the user is presented the diagnostic analysis by way of the avatar. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-20-2010
20090143650MINIATURIZED, DERMAL-ADHESIVE-BASED DEVICE FOR POSITION-INDEPENDENT, NON-INVASIVE FETAL MONITORING - A system for fetal position-independent, non-invasive fetal monitoring includes a plurality of disposable adhesive patches for placement on an expectant mother's upper and lower abdomen. Each of the patches includes one or more miniature electronic devices embedded within the adhesive patches to detect: (i) heart sounds of a fetus within the mother, (ii) heart sounds of the mother, and (iii) signals indicative of uterine contractions of the mother. A processing hub having a receiver to receive signals from the plurality of patches, wherein the processing hub receives and processes primary signal from the primary patch and the secondary signals from the secondary patches to triangulate the location of the fetus, cancel noise in the primary signal and increase the amplitude of the primary signal for more reliable reporting.06-04-2009
20100099957PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER MONITORING DEVICE - A physiological parameter monitoring device has a physiological parameter detector and an analyzer. The physiological parameter detector has a wrist belt, a pulse sensor mounted to an inner side of the wrist belt to output a pulse sensing signal and an analog to digital converter. The pulse sensor has a soft bag used to press wrist artery and a pressure sensor connected to the soft bag to detect an inner pressure change according to the wrist artery and then output the pulse sensing signal. The analog to digital converter is electronically connected to the pressure sensor to converter the pulse sensing signal to digital signal. The analyzer links to the physiological parameter to determine a health condition according to the digital signal of the pulse sensing signal.04-22-2010
20090062626SAFE IDENTIFICATION AND ASSOCIATION OF WIRELESS SENSORS - A wireless sensor network for wirelessly monitoring a medical subject includes a plurality of sensor nodes (03-05-2009
20090062629STIMULUS PLACEMENT SYSTEM USING SUBJECT NEURO-RESPONSE MEASUREMENTS - A system evaluates and selects temporal and spatial locations for introduction of stimulus material. Video streams, physical locations, print advertisements, store shelves, images, commercials, etc. are analyzed to identify locations for introducing stimulus material, such as messages, brand images, products, media, marketing and/or other sales materials. The system analyzes neuro-response measurements from subjects exposed to stimulus material in different temporal and spatial locations. Examples of neuro-response measurements include Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding measurements. Neuro-response measurements are analyzed to select temporal and spatial locations for introduction of stimulus material.03-05-2009
20110201905Decision support method for casualty treatment using vital sign combinations - A device and control software and system capable of accepting patient vital sign readings from an oximeter and applying a predetermined decision algorithm that incorporates unique combinations of vital signs and will allow the care giver to continuously monitor and have continuous feedback regarding certain patient vital functions, body trauma status, and immediate treatment needs, such as the patient's likelihood of the onset of shock and the advisability of introducing blood or blood products to the patient.08-18-2011
20110172503Physiological Data Collection System - A physiological data collection system that includes a recorder box having a memory device. The recorder box is in communication with a plurality of external sensors and a plurality of internal sensors. The physiological data collection system further includes a speaker and a controller, each in communication with the recorder box. The controller is provided for controlling the operation of the recorder box. The physiological data collection system further includes a set of ancillary functions that support and improve data integrity, usability, cost effectiveness and reliability of the system.07-14-2011
20120296175Methods and apparatus for assessment of atypical brain activity - In exemplary implementations of this invention, sensor measurements are taken before, during and after an epileptiform seizure of a human. The sensors measure electrodermal activity (EDA) and heart rate variability (HRV) of the human.11-22-2012
20120296177SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DERIVING RELATIVE PHYSIOLOGIC MEASUREMENTS - One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for deriving physiologic measurement values that are relative to ambient conditions. In one embodiment, the system comprises an implantable medical device (“IMD”), an external computing device, and a backend computing system. The IMD determines a physiologic parameter value within a patient's body, and communicates the physiologic parameter value outside the patient's body, for example, to the external computing device. Further, the external computing device receives the physiologic parameter from the IMD and communicates it to the backend computing system. The backend computing system receives the physiologic parameter value and obtains an ambient condition value outside the body. The backend computing system then calculates a relative physiologic parameter value from the ambient condition value and the physiologic parameter value, and in some embodiments, stores the relative physiologic parameter value in a storage location, such as a memory or database.11-22-2012
20090005655PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING A PATIENT DURING ANESTHESIA AND FOR DETERMINING THE COMBINED EFFECT OF A PLURALITY OF ANESTHETICS - A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.01-01-2009
20100125184CHIP FOR SENSING A PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL AND METHOD FOR SENSING THE SAME - A chip for sensing a physiological signal comprises: an input unit for receiving a first electrocardiogram (ECG) signal; a filter for generating a second ECG signal by filtering the first ECG signal; an amplifying unit for generating a third ECG signal by amplifying the second ECG signal; an Analog-to-Digital converting unit for converting the third ECG signal into a digital signal; an operating unit for generating a plurality of analysis data by operational analyzing the digital signal; and an output unit for outputting the plurality of analysis data. Therefore, the manufacturing cost of the chip is decreased and the chip is suitable for use in small-scale devices.05-20-2010
20100125185DEVICE FOR SENSING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL AND METHOD FOR SENSING THE SAME - A device for sensing a physiological signal comprises: two sensing units connected to the palms a subject respectively to receive a first electrocardiogram (ECG) signal; a filter for generating a second ECG signal by filtering the first ECG signal; an amplifying unit for generating a third ECG signal by amplifying the second ECG signal; an analog to digital converting unit for converting the third ECG signal into a digital signal; an operating unit for generating a plurality of analysis data by operationally analyzing the digital signal; and a display unit for displaying the plurality of analysis data. Therefore, the accuracy of the ECG is improved and the operation is simplified.05-20-2010
20100125186MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for medical diagnosis are described by the present disclosure. In some embodiments, the systems include an input device operable for a patient to enter primary symptoms being experienced, a processing device operable for processing the primary symptoms to form a provisional diagnosis, and an output device operable for providing the provisional diagnosis to the patient. In other embodiments, the systems include an input device operable for a patient to enter medical history and primary symptoms being experienced, a processing device operable for interactively querying the patient based on the medical history and the primary symptoms to determine if additional symptoms are being experienced, a communication device operable for communicating with a physician's office and an output device operable for providing medical advice to the patient. The medical advice is given by the physician's office when the physician's office is open and by the system when the physician's office is closed.05-20-2010
20090275810PORTABLE MODULAR PC BASED SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF BLOOD OXYGENATION AND RESPIRATORY PARAMETERS - A portable modular kiosk based physiologic sensor system for clinical and research applications configured to simultaneously utilize multiple sensors with cross checking and cross calculation of physiologic parameters and configured for continuous monitoring of blood oxygenation and respiratory parameters.11-05-2009
20090281398SYSTEMS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE RECOVERY AFTER ANESTHESIA - The present invention relates to recovery from anesthesia. In particular, the present invention relates to systems, compositions and methods of monitoring and assessing recovery of cognitive function in subjects undergoing surgical and medical procedures requiring anesthesia and sedation.11-12-2009
20080208013Electro-Optical System, Apparatus, and Method For Ambulatory Monitoring - An electro-optical system, apparatus, and method allow long-term, ambulatory measurements to be made on a patient using light transmitted into the patient and resulting light received from the patient.08-28-2008
20080208009Wearable Device, System and Method for Measuring Vital Parameters - A wireless mobile device is provided for measuring pulse and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). The device may include a SpO2 sensor, a pulse sensor, and a main controller to receive and process signals from the SpO2 and the Pulse sensors, and to enable reconfiguration of the SpO2 and the Pulse sensors by commands received from a remote server. The device may include a light measurement module to measure pulse parameters, and a light measurement module to measure SpO2 parameters, the light measurement modules including an emitting/receiving unit and an electronic unit.08-28-2008
20080208010Coded-sequence activation of surgical implants - Implants responsive to spatiotemporal signal sequences, and methods of operating implants by transmitting spatiotemporal signal sequences.08-28-2008
20110172504Multivariate Residual-Based Health Index for Human Health Monitoring - Ambulatory or in-hospital monitoring of patients is provided with early warning and prioritization, enabling proactive intervention and amelioration of both costs and risks of health care. Multivariate physiological parameters are estimated by empirical model to remove normal variation. Residuals are tested using a multivariate probability density function to provide a multivariate health index for prioritizing medical effort.07-14-2011
20090275807METHOD FOR MANAGING ALARMS IN A PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for managing alarm events in a physiological monitoring system is described. The method includes validating the accuracy of alarm events by checking if the alarm events are noise events. The method further includes identifying a pattern in alarm sequence or an alarm rate of at least one alarm type associated with the alarm events. The alarm rate is the frequency of the occurrence of alarm events for the particular alarm type. Based on the identified pattern in the alarm sequence and the alarm rate and patient data, an alarm level associated with the alarm type is adjusted. The hospital staff is notified depending on the criticality of the adjusted alarm level. Further, the alarm signals are suppressed when either a patient intervention or a pause signal is detected by the physiological monitoring system.11-05-2009
20120071733METHODS FOR ASSESSING AND OPTIMIZING MUSCULAR PERFORMANCE - A muscle assessment protocol can include: attaching one or more surface electromyometry (sEMG) sensors to the skin of a subject to be operably coupled with one or more muscles; operably coupling the one or more sEMG sensors to a computing system; performing the predetermined muscle activity of a muscle assessment protocol that includes one or more of a muscleprint protocol, stride rate tuning protocol, controlled activity training protocol, or frequency-based, or amplitude-adjusted root mean square protocol; monitoring/recording sEMG data of the one or more muscles during the predetermined muscle activity; and providing the sEMG data to the subject such that the subject can improve muscle performance for the predetermined muscle activity by using the sEMG data. The muscle activity includes static or dynamic muscle use. The predetermined muscle activity can be provided to the subject by the computing system.03-22-2012
20090043176HEAT INDICATOR MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The invention is to provide a heat indicator measuring device that is able to appropriately prevent a heat disorder. The heat indicator measuring device includes: a temperature measuring unit 02-12-2009
20090281400System and Method for Facilitating Group Coherence - Group coherence is facilitated in a group environment, such as a gaming, competitive, cooperative or collaborative environment. In one embodiment, a graphical representation of a scenario may be presented to a plurality of individuals. A physiological measure for each of the plurality of individuals may be sampled and used to track the individuals' heart rhythm patterns. A current group coherence level for the plurality of individuals may then be determined, where the group coherence level corresponds to a collective degree to which said plurality of heart rhythm patterns exhibit a sine waveform. In one embodiment, an appropriate modification to the scenario may be determined, where the modification is based on the current group coherence level. The updated graphical representation of the scenario may then be presented to the plurality of individuals.11-12-2009
20090281399STANDALONE SYSTEMIC ARTERIAL BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING DEVICE - Certain embodiments of the present invention are related to an implantable monitoring device to monitor a patient's arterial blood pressure, where the device is configured to be implanted subcutaneously. The device includes subcutaneous (SubQ) electrodes and a plethysmography sensor. Additionally, the device includes an arterial blood pressure monitor configured to determine at least one value indicative of the patient's arterial blood pressure based on at least one detected predetermined feature of a SubQ ECG and at least one detected predetermined feature of a plethysmography signal. Alternative embodiments of the present invention are directed to a non-implantable monitoring device to monitor a patient's arterial blood pressure based on features of a surface ECG and a plethysmography signal obtained from a non-implanted sensor.11-12-2009
20090281396System and Method for Detection of Pulmonary Embolism - Systems and methods provide for ambulatorily sensing pulmonary artery pressure from within a patient, and producing a pulmonary artery pressure measurement from the sensed pulmonary artery pressure. Power is ambulatorily provided within the patient to facilitate sensing of the pulmonary artery pressure and producing of the pulmonary artery pressure measurement. Acute pulmonary embolism is detected based on a change or rate of change in the pulmonary artery pressure measurement. An alert is preferably generated in response to detecting pulmonary embolism.11-12-2009
20090281395Method of determining the slow wave of a gastrointestinal tract - A computerized method of determining the slow wave of a gastrointestinal tract comprising the steps of providing an ingestible capsule (11-12-2009
20090281393Method and apparatus for administering and monitoring patient treatment - The present invention is a personal health monitoring system which interactively delivers treatment stimuli and compiles a chronological history of a patient's health. The invention includes personal health diaries for direct measurement of physiological measurement as well as collection subjective responses. The personal health diaries also deliver educational content and health related reminders. The personal health diaries are remotely configured to deliver patient specific display of the treatment information. Patient response information, timing signals are routinely transmitted to the central monitoring system. The central monitoring system is programmed to automatically alert caregivers and family members when responses fall outside patient defined normal ranges. Caregivers and family members can interactive with the central monitoring system to provide updated treatment information as well as personal inspirational content. Through education and appropriate intervention the present invention can improve and maintain the patient's health and extend their independent lifestyle.11-12-2009
20090292181INTEGRATED PHYSIOLOGY AND IMAGING WORKSTATION - A physiology workstation includes a communications interface conveying physiology signals and ultrasound data representative of a region of interest. The ultrasound data is obtained by an ultrasound device in real-time during a procedure. Also included is a physiology processing unit, an ultrasound processing unit, and a display unit displaying the physiology signals and the ultrasound images, the physiology signals and ultrasound signals being presented jointly to a user in real-time during the procedure being carried out on the subject. The display unit includes at least one monitor co-displaying the physiology signals and ultrasound images in adjacent windows on a single display. The physiology processing unit, ultrasound processing unit and display unit are located in a control room divided from a procedure room. The communications interface extends between the procedure and control rooms and the physiology processing unit is configured to remotely control the ultrasound system via the communications interface.11-26-2009
20090292180Method and Apparatus for Analysis of Psychiatric and Physical Conditions - A method, apparatus and software for diagnosing the state or condition of a human, animal or other living thing, which always generates physiological modulating signals having temporal-spatial organization, the organization having dynamic patterns whose structure is fractal, involving the monitoring of at least one physiological modulating signal and obtaining a set of temporal-spatial values of each of said physiological modulating signals, and processing the respective temporal-spatial values using linear and nonlinear tools to determine the linear and nonlinear characteristics established for known criteria to determine the state or condition of the person, being or living things, and to use this data for diagnosis, tracking, and treatment and developmental issues.11-26-2009
20090299157PULSE OXIMETRY SYSTEM WITH ELECTRICAL DECOUPLING CIRCUITRY - A pulse oximetry system for reducing the risk of electric shock to a medical patient can include physiological sensors, at least one of which has a light emitter that can impinge light on body tissue of a living patient and a detector responsive to the light after attenuation by the body tissue. The detector can generate a signal indicative of a physiological characteristic of the living patient. The pulse oximetry system may also include a splitter cable that can connect the physiological sensors to a physiological monitor. The splitter cable may have a plurality of cable sections each including one or more electrical conductors that can interface with one of the physiological sensors. One or more decoupling circuits may be disposed in the splitter cable, which can be in communication with selected ones of the electrical conductors. The one or more decoupling circuits can electrically decouple the physiological sensors.12-03-2009
20090299156CONTINUOUS MEDICAMENT SENSOR SYSTEM FOR IN VIVO USE - Systems and methods for continuous measurement of a medicament in vivo are provided. In some embodiments, the system is configured to provide information associated with medicament titration and includes a continuous analyte sensor and a communication device. In some embodiments, the system is configured for continuous ambulatory drug testing, including an ambulatory host monitor having a continuous sensor, a location module, a processor module and a transmitter. In some embodiments, the system is configured for continuously monitoring a hormone level and includes a continuous hormone sensor and a communication device configured to output hormone information in real time. Yet another embodiment provides an analyte sensor for continuous monitoring of a host's nutritional status, and is configured for both continuous glucose detection and continuous albumin detection.12-03-2009
20120289792Creating a Personalized Stress Profile Using Renal Doppler Sonography - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from a renal Doppler sonograph and one or more of a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, or a mood sensor monitoring a person, and generating a stress model of the person based on the data streams.11-15-2012
20120289791Calculating and Monitoring the Efficacy of Stress-Related Therapies - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from at least two of an accelerometer, a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, or a mood sensor monitoring a person, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is engage and not engaged in a therapy, and determining a current stress factor for the therapy on the person based on the analysis.11-15-2012
20110201907Chair and Ancillary Apparatus with Medical Diagnostic Features in a Remote Health Monitoring System - A medical examination chair includes a group of sensors including electrodes in finger-tip sensors, various other types of sensors incorporated in straps for the patient in the chair and load cells supporting the chair, all of which provide data which is partially processed in the electronics mounted in the chair and then transmitted to a central station for patient diagnosis.08-18-2011
20100113890HEART FAILURE PATIENT MANAGEMENT USING AN IMPLANTABLE MONITORING SYSTEM - An implantable medical device system and method provide physiological variable monitoring for use in patient management. A target value for a physiological variable and formulations for computing metrics of the physiological variable are stored. Values of the physiological variable are determined from a sensed physiological signal and are used to compute a selected metric. The metric is compared to the stored target value.05-06-2010
20110270048SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PPG SENSORS INCORPORATING EKG SENSORS - Techniques and structures are disclosed for using photoplethysmograph (PPG) and electrocardiographic (EKG)-based readings of a subject to determine one or more physiological characteristics of the subject. In an arrangement, a combined PPG-EKG sensor unit may be used to detect both PPG and EKG signals of the subject. The sensor unit may include a PPG sensor, an EKG sensor, and a support structure for connecting or fastening the sensor unit to the subject. The detected readings may be provided to an electronic monitor. In an arrangement, a PPG-EKG monitoring system, including the electronic monitor, may be used to determine the physiological parameters of the subject. The monitoring system may first determine an auxiliary parameter based at least in part on the EKG signal, and then compute the one or more physiological characteristics of the subject based at least in part on both the PPG signal and the auxiliary parameter.11-03-2011
20110208013Body Parameter Sensor and Monitor Interface - A system for sensing a physiological parameter in a human or animal, and storing a processed sensing signal at a sensor with which the sensing was performed. The system includes a physiological sensor adapted to output a sensor signal representative of a sensed physiological parameter, for processing by a remote processor. A microcontroller has memory, and is located locally to the sensor and is fixedly attached to or housed together with the sensor. An authentication algorithm is stored in the memory and the microprocessor is configured to engage in an authentication process to authenticate the sensor when queried by a remote processor. The memory is configured to receive and store data representative of a sensed physiological parameter after data from the sensor has been processed by a remote processor. The microcontroller may be configured to communicate with a remote processor over a single wire by, for example, using a single wire protocol.08-25-2011
20100222650BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL MEASURING APPARATUS - A biological signal measuring apparatus includes: a pressure sensor which measures a pressure in a living body; a respiratory sensor which measures respiratory information; and an outputting unit which detects an end-tidal based on the respiratory information measured by the respiratory sensor and which outputs a pressure value based on the pressure measured by the pressure sensor when detecting the end-tidal.09-02-2010
20120143020EEG KIT - An EEG kit can be thought of as “EEG In a Bag” (“EEG-IAB”). The EEG kit can provide a complete, disposable, fast, and easily-used platform to record EEG to measure brain activity. Other physiological information (e.g., oxygen saturation, ECG or EKG, etc.) or other information (e.g., local electrode motion) can also be recorded, such as in time-concordance with the recorded EEG signals. The recorded EEG and other information can be uplinked to a local or remote user interface. A local or remote neurologist can use the EEG information to render a diagnosis in tens of minutes, wherein such information can currently be unavailable, or can require a number of hours to obtain and diagnose. The EEG kit can be very convenient, and can be used in a hospital emergency department (ED), an intensive care unit (ICU), by a first responder, or can be deployed for emergency or disaster preparedness.06-07-2012
20080249379INTEGRATED HEART MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A device for monitoring the heart of a patient including a housing, a computing device, an optical sensor adapted to provide signals to the computing device indicative of a distance from the optical sensor to a vessel carrying blood, as well a diameter of the vessel, a Doppler sensor adapted to provide signals to the computing device indicative of a velocity of the blood through the vessel, and an ECG sensor adapted to provide signals to the computing device indicative of a plurality of electrical stimuli that cause the heart to pump. The computing device uses signals from the optical sensor, the Doppler sensor, and the ECG sensor to compute parameters including oxygen saturation of the blood, blood flow, blood pressure, heart rate, and cardiac output.10-09-2008
20080275314System and Process for Non-Invasive Collection and Analysis of Physiological Signals - A system and method for detecting, monitoring and analyzing physiological characteristics. Signals from a subject are acquired from a suite of sensors, such as temperature, carbon dioxide, humidity, light, movement, electromagnetic and vibration sensors, in a passive, non-invasive manner. The signals are processed and physiological characteristics are isolated for analysis. The system and method are to analyze sleep patterns, as well as to prevent bed sores or detect conditions such as illness, restless leg syndrome, periodic leg movement, sleep walking, or sleep apnea. However, numerous other applications of the invention are also disclosed.11-06-2008
20110208015WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - A device for obtaining physiological information of a medical patient can include a blood pressure device that can be coupled to a medical patient and a wireless transceiver electrically coupled with the blood pressure device. The wireless transceiver can wirelessly transmit blood pressure data received by the blood pressure device and physiological data received from one or more physiological sensors coupled to the blood pressure device.08-25-2011
20110208014Determination of extent of congruity between observation of authoring user and observation of receiving user - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring a result of an observation of an authoring user; acquiring a result of an observation of a receiving user; comparing the result of the observation of the authoring user with the result of the observation of the receiving user; and presenting data indicative of an extent of congruity between the result of the observation of the authoring user and the result of the observation of the receiving user based at least in part on said comparing. In addition to the foregoing, other related method/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.08-25-2011
20120296176METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - Method and apparatus for performing multiple measurements and diagnoses simultaneously, in terms of body function, include a data processing element, a data acquisition module, an optional treatment output module, a user control module, and a user display system, where the data acquisition module sends a plurality of measurement data simultaneously, in terms of body functions, to the data processing element. The processing element provides a plurality of outputs which can be made available to the user or combined in the diagnostic module. A treatment algorithm in the treatment module can affect the patient through a feedback mechanism. In response, the data processing element generates treatment information needed by the treatment output module.11-22-2012
20110208016DEVICE FOR QUANTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION DURING INDUCED STRESS OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AT REST - Method and device for the quantification and monitoring of cardiovascular function comprising continuous determination of significant individual cardiovascular function parameters through a multisensory, operator-independent platform during a sample period at rest, recording the data determined, continuously monitoring these data during pharmacological stress or exercise activity, comparing the memorized data with those determined during the same time span of the sample period and comparing the changes in cardiovascular function occurring during stress or exercise vs rest, and comparing the changes in cardiovascular function occurring during recovery vs rest and vs stress or exercise.08-25-2011
20090118599COLLECTING ACTIVITY AND SLEEP QUALITY INFORMATION VIA A MEDICAL DEVICE - A device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD) or a programming device, determines when a patient is attempting to sleep. When the device determines that the patient is attempting to sleep, the device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep based on at least one physiological parameter of the patient. When the device determines that the patient is not attempting to sleep, the device periodically determines activity levels of the patient. Activity metric values may be determined based on the determined activity levels. A clinician may use sleep quality information and patient activity information presented by a programming device to, for example, evaluate the effectiveness of therapy delivered to the patient by the medical device.05-07-2009
20090118598MEDICAL SENSOR AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME - A sensor may be adapted to provide output to indicate when the sensor experiences abnormal forces or pressure. The forces may be outside forces, or the forces may be generated by patient motion. A sensor system as provided may also be adapted to correct for such forces when calculating measurements related to a physiological characteristic.05-07-2009
20090118596Method and Apparatus for Remotely Monitoring the Condition of a Patient - A patient monitoring system provides enhanced functional capability relative to known systems and provides a wireless communication link between a patient monitoring device, worn by a patient, and a local hub. The patient monitoring system is adapted to monitor various patient physiological characteristics, such as blood pressure, pulse rate, blood glucose, weight, pulse oximetry and others. The data from the patient monitoring device is wirelessly transmitted to a local hub, which, in turn, is configured to automatically transfer the data to a remote server, for example, over a public or private communications network. In one embodiment of the invention, the server is configured as a web portal to selectively allow access to such patient physiological data by designated third parties, such as physicians, clinicians, relatives and the patient themselves.05-07-2009
20080281170Method for Detecting Critical Trends in Multi-Parameter Patient Monitoring and Clinical Data Using Clustering - A physiological data analysis component (11-13-2008
20080287754System for Processing Decaying Periodic Physiological Signals - A system for processing decaying periodic physiological signals comprises at least a sensor, a physiological signal-digitizing device, and a digital signal processing unit to establish a parameterized database according to P11-20-2008
20080287753SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTION AND DETECTION OF CIRCULATORY SHOCK - Systems and methods for prediction and detection of circulatory shock using estimates or measurements of arterial blood pressure, heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output, total peripheral resistance, cardiac ejection fraction, cardiac contractility and ventricular end-diastolic volume are provided. These estimates and measurements are used to determine a type of circulatory shock. In some embodiments, the type of circulatory shock is determined to be one of septic shock, hypovolemic shock, anaphylactic shock, hemorrhagic shock, and cardiogenic shock.11-20-2008
20080287752EAR CANAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER MONITORING SYSTEM - Physiological parameters are monitored from within an ear canal. A sensor module, which is mountable within the ear canal, includes at least one sensor operable to sense the physiological parameters and to generate signals based on the sensed physiological parameters. A processor, which is in communication with the sensor module, processes the signals from the at least one sensor and generates data related to the physiological parameters.11-20-2008
20100280332Methods and systems for monitoring bioactive agent use - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of a bioactive agent use by an individual and/or assigning an artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one side effect of the bioactive agent on the individual.11-04-2010
20100280334PATIENT STATE DETECTION BASED ON SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE BASED ALGORITHM - A patient state is detected with at least one classification boundary generated by a supervised machine learning technique, such as a support vector machine. In some examples, the patient state detection is used to at least one of control the delivery of therapy to a patient, to generate a patient notification, to initiate data recording, or to evaluate a patient condition. In addition, an evaluation metric can be determined based on a feature vector, which is determined based on characteristics of a patient parameter signal, and the classification boundary. Example evaluation metrics can be based on a distance between at least one feature vector and the classification boundary and/or a trajectory of a plurality of feature vectors relative to the classification boundary over time.11-04-2010
20100280336ANXIETY DISORDER MONITORING - An anxiety episode may be identified as being an anxiety event that is attributable to an anxiety disorder of a patient based on the patient activity associated with the anxiety episode. The patient activity may include, for example, patient motion, patient posture or voice activity. Detection of the activity component during an anxiety episode can help distinguish between a general anxiety state and an anxiety event that differs from the general anxiety state. Examples of anxiety events include, for example, an occurrence of a compulsion or a panic attack. The detected anxiety events can be used to evaluate an anxiety disorder of a patient, evaluate therapy programs implemented by a medical device to treat the anxiety disorder, or control therapy delivery. In some examples, a mood state transition is detected based on patient activity information and therapy delivery is controlled based on the detection of the mood state transition.11-04-2010
20100280339AUTOMATIC WIRELESS PAN/LAN SWITCHING - A communication system is used by a portable patient monitoring device for connecting to other devices, including a docking station, via one or more networks. The communications system includes an adaptive communication interface which, when the patient monitoring device is docked, establishes communication with a first network, and receives from a first docking station a first unique identifier that identifies the first docking station, allowing the patient monitoring device to communicate patient parameters to the first destination. While the portable patient monitoring device is undocked, the adaptive communication interface is inhibited from establishing communication with a network providing an identifier to the portable patient monitor that does not match the first unique identifier. Upon docking to a second docking station, the patient monitoring device establishes communication with a second network using a new unique identifier received from the second docking station via a second exclusive communication link.11-04-2010
20100280331Method and apparatus for non-invasively estimating body core temperature - Non-invasive methods and devices are disclosed to derive estimates of body Core Temperature from external sensors that provide electrocardiograph (ECG) data, and Mean Skin Temperature data. The ECG and Mean Skin Temperature are input to a model that provides estimates of Core Temperature temperature. The model is derived regressively from ECG, Mean Skin Temperature and Core Temperature data obtained from a number of test subjects. A monitoring device may be used, for example, to trigger an alarm, display Core Temperature data to the device wearer or to a remote monitoring station, or to activate an emergency temperature control system or device.11-04-2010
20080287750Ergonomic probes - An ergonomic device for intraoperative tissue characterization is provided, having a gripping handle and a sensor head, arranged with an angle α between them, wherein in absolute value, α>10 degrees, and α may be adjusted in one, two, or three planes. The device may further comprise a light fixture, configured for lighting the tissue, as it is characterized, a marking module, configured for marking the tissue, as it is characterized, a vacuum system, for improved contact between a sensing surface and the tissue, and a transparent frame, which enables an operator to observe the tissue, as it is characterized. The device may be operative with at least one sensor, selected from the group consisting of an optical sensor, an X-ray sensor, an RF sensor, a MW sensor, an infrared thermography sensor, an ultrasound sensor, an MR sensor, an impedance sensor, a temperature sensor, a biosensor, a chemical sensor, a radioactive-emission sensor, a nonirradiative RF sensor, and a mechanical sensor.11-20-2008
20120296174MODULAR WRIST-WORN PROCESSOR FOR PATIENT MONITORING - The invention provides a physiological probe that comfortably attaches to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in a hospital, such as reading and eating. The probe, which comprises a separate cradle module and sensor module, secures to the thumb and measures time-dependent signals corresponding to LEDs operating near 660 and 905 nm. The cradle module, which contains elements subject to wear, is preferably provided as a disposable unit.11-22-2012
20130217978METHOD AND DEVICE WITH CUSTOMIZABLE POWER MANAGEMENT - A wireless communication device (08-22-2013
20100324379Mobile Computer Workstation - A mobile workstation for use with a computer network. The mobile workstation may include a medical monitoring device, a radio transceiver in communication with the medical monitoring device operable for receiving and sending data to the computer network, a display screen, and a wheeled chassis for mounting the medical monitoring device, the radio transceiver and the display screen.12-23-2010
20080208012Method and Apparatus for Distinguishing Between Clinically Significant Changes and Artifacts in Patient Physiological Information - A patient physiological information monitoring system includes a plurality of patient monitoring devices (08-28-2008
20090264716HEMODYNAMIC MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS FOR RHYTHM IDENTIFICATION - This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising an implantable hemodynamic sensor circuit that provides a hemodynamic signal representative of mechanical function of a cardiovascular system of a subject and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the hemodynamic sensor circuit. The controller circuit includes a detection module configured to detect an onset of tachyarrhythmia, a signal analyzer module configured to determine a measure of morphological variability of the hemodynamic signal during the episode of tachyarrhythmia, and a rhythm discrimination module configured to deem whether the tachyarrhythmia episode is indicative of ventricular tachycardia (VT) according to the measure of morphological variability.10-22-2009
20090264714NON-INVASIVE VITAL SIGN MONITORING METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A non-invasive vital sign monitoring apparatus includes a detecting device (10-22-2009
20090264713EXPRESSIVE PEN - In this disclosure a new type of pen is described which is able to modulate the trace of the pen in response to a sensory signal of the user, such as for example skin conductance or respiration. As is known, these types of sensory signals represent the mood of the user. By changing the trace of the pen from for example blue to red, a change in mood of the user can be expressed.10-22-2009
20110208017System and method of aquiring blood-vessel data - A system and method is provided for substantially synchronizing the acquisition of blood-vessel data to an identifiable portion of heartbeat data. Specifically, a data-gathering device is adapted to acquire heartbeat data and blood-vessel data from a heart-monitoring device and a data-gathering probe, respectively. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the blood-vessel data is acquired during a cyclical portion of the heartbeat data. By identifying a cyclical (or commonly reoccurring) portion of the heartbeat data and acquiring blood-vessel data during this cyclical portion (or during an interval that substantially corresponds thereto), the blood vessel can be analyzed as if it were standing still—i.e., not expanding and relaxing. In one embodiment of the present invention, the heart-monitoring device includes an EKG device, the data-gathering device includes an intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) device and a computing device, and the data-gathering probe includes at least one transducer. In another embodiment of the present invention, the data-gathering system further includes a retraction device adapted to move the data-gathering probe though a blood vessel at a substantially steady speed.08-25-2011
20080262323MULTI-PARAMETER INFECTION MONITORING - Methods for monitoring an infection in proximity to an implantable medical device include monitoring a first indicator of infection in proximity to a medical device implanted in a patient; monitoring a second patient parameter; and determining whether the combination of the first indicator and the second parameter are indicative of infection in proximity to the implanted device. If a determination is made that the combination of the first indicator and the second parameter are indicative of infection, an alert may be issued.10-23-2008
20080269573PROCEDURE AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER WITHIN AN INTERNAL ORGAN OF A LIVING BODY - A system and surgical procedure for monitoring physiological parameters within an internal organ of a living body. The procedure entails making a first incision to expose the organ and a second incision through an external wall of the organ and into an internal cavity. A sensing unit is placed in the second incision such that a proximal end thereof remains outside the organ. The unit includes a sensing device having a sensing element for sensing the physiological parameter within the organ, and an anchor to which the sensing device is secured. The unit occludes the second incision and a distal end of the unit does not extend more than one centimeter into the cavity. The anchor is then secured to the wall of the organ, after which the first incision is closed and a readout device telemetrically communicates with the sensing device to obtain a reading of the physiological parameter.10-30-2008
20110270050Self Administered Health Assessment Method and Apparatus - The disclosure pertains to automated and subject operated medical diagnostic equipment that may be remotely monitored by trained medical personnel. The diagnostic equipment may be installed in publicly accessible locations such as airports or hotels. The diagnostic equipment may be located in a subject's home. The diagnostic equipment may be utilized by a subject as prompted by the diagnostic equipment. The prompts may be communicated audibly or by text. The text may be communicated using display screens. The display screens may be touch screens allowing the subject to answer audible or text questions. The diagnostic equipment may include a key pad either as a separate component or as part of a display screen. The subject may also respond verbally. The diagnostic equipment will be in communication with a computer processor containing software allowing the equipment to respond to subject verbal input including questions. This computer capability may be incorporated into the diagnostic equipment or remotely located accessed by means such as telemetry or the Internet.11-03-2011
20110270051Cardiovascular Disease Screening Method and Apparatus - The disclosure teaches non-invasive, inexpensive and reproducible tests that provide improved measurement of risk assessment by measurement of the following parameters of a subject. The disclosure includes intima-media thickness, augmentation index, arterial wall elasticity, central arterial pressure, electrocardiogram impedance, cardiograph blood pressure measurement, ankle-brachial index, 3D (three dimensional) plaque volume, vessel wall volume, and diameter waveform pattern characterization. Further, the disclosure teaches that satisfactory measurement of risk assessment may be achieved by conducting any four of the aforementioned tests.11-03-2011
20110270047Monitoring Device and Method - A monitoring device arranged to display a level of consciousness and hemodynamic parameters of a patient for simultaneous viewing. A dependence of changes in the hemodynamic parameters of the patient on the level of consciousness of the patient may be more easily observed using the monitoring device. Correlations between the patient's level of consciousness and the patient's hemodynamic parameters may further be determined and displayed to aid clinicians in estimating any improvement in hemodynamic parameters that may be achieved through manipulation of the patient's level of consciousness, fluid status and drugs.11-03-2011
20090054743Trending Display of Patient Wellness - The present invention is a novel method of generating and representing the status of various physiological parameters that are monitored for patients during hospitalization. The system of present invention allows healthcare providers to easily view, at a glance, the status or trend of a patient or a plurality of patients as well as any changes in the parameter values.02-26-2009
20080242957Automated Infant Massager - An automated infant massager has a base for supporting the infant and a plurality of first movable massage elements structured to underlie a portion of the infant. At least one motor is employed for effecting reciprocating movement of the first movable massage element. A plurality of second movable massage elements is provided for massaging the arms and legs of the infant. A plurality of third movable elements is provided within a head support for massaging portions of the infant's head, and a plurality of fourth movable massage elements are provided for massaging the infant's shoulders. The infant massager may, in one embodiment, be structured to receive and massage a premature infant, and in another embodiment, may be structured to receive and massage a full-term infant.10-02-2008
20110208018SEPSIS MONITOR - Sensors are attached to a living being so as to generate corresponding sensor signals. A monitor is in communications with the sensors so as to derive physiological parameters responsive to the sensor signals. Predetermined limits are applied to the physiological parameters. At least one indicator responsive to the physiological parameters and the predetermined limits signal the onset of a sepsis condition in the living being.08-25-2011
20090124870PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM FOR THE REAL-TIME DETECTION OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES - A patient monitoring system for the real-time detection of epileptic seizures suffered by a user of the monitoring system. The system comprises control means for receiving measuring signals and, conditional upon the measuring signals, generating an alarm signal, at least one hart rate sensor for measuring the heart rate of the user and, subject to the measurement, generating a heart rate signal, and at least one muscular tension sensor for measuring the change and the intensity of the contraction of at least one muscle of the user and, subject to the measurement, generating a muscle contraction signal. The control means are designed for, subject to both the heart signal and the muscle contraction signal, generating an alarm signal when the user suffers an epileptic seizure.05-14-2009
20090030290METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED DIFFERENTIATED DIAGNOSIS OF ILLNESS - This method and apparatus for automated differential diagnosis of illness utilizes neural network technology to analyze information that has been collected and assimilated from multiple sources, including information concerning lifestyle and travel habits, occupational and environmental risks and other contributory factors, and compares this information to, and incorporates it into, databases, to render diagnoses as well as alerts regarding anomalous concentrations of illnesses. The invention has similar application in the area of mechanical maintenance and repair.01-29-2009
20090030291Implantable Wireless Sensor - A wireless sensor for indicating a physical state within an environment includes a unitary housing defining a cavity. A structure located within the cavity of the housing has elements providing capacitance, the elements being arranged such that the distance and thereby the capacitance of the structure changes when a physical state of the environment changes. The structure has a resonant frequency based at least in part on the capacitance of the structure when in the presence of a fluctuating electromagnetic field. When the sensor is positioned within an environment and is subjected to a fluctuating electromagnetic field, the resonant frequency indicates the physical state of the environment.01-29-2009
20090030289Biological Information Monitoring System - The present invention provides a biological information monitoring system capable of determining a physical abnormality at its earliest stage with higher accuracy than conventional methods by detecting biological information at multiple positions of the body of a subject.01-29-2009
20090088609Method of taking internal physiological measurements - The invention relates to a device for detecting physiological measured variables within the body, comprising a catheter which has a tip supporting a sensor and which can be introduced into a blood vessel, the catheter (04-02-2009
20090088610Measuring Physiological Response to Media for Viewership Modeling - Embodiments of a system to accurately record a viewer's emotion as he or she is watching or listening to media content are described. The system records physiological data from viewers and transmits it back to a central location as viewers watch, listen to, or otherwise interact with media such as TV, radio, video games, web sites or other media. An integrated physiological sensing device measures viewers' cognitive and emotional responses to media and transmits to a base station in close proximity to the sensing device. The physiological sensing base station can be integrated into home electronics devices such as digital video recorders, TV cable boxes, video cassette recorders, DVD players and gaming systems to record viewer's emotional and cognitive responses to the media and combining this response with context data from the electronics equipment to know what the viewer is responding to.04-02-2009
20120197089SYSTEM FOR RECORDING ELECTRIC SIGNALS FROM A SUBJECT WHILE MAGNET FIELD PULSES ARE BEING APPLIED TO THE SUBJECT - A first apparatus applies magnetic field pulses to a subject, a second apparatus records electric signals of the subject, wherein the electric signals are received as analog signals from the subject while the magnetic field pulses are being applied to the subject. The first apparatus has a generating unit for generating the magnetic field pulses, a first clock generator for generating a first clock, and a first control unit for triggering generation of the magnetic field pulses by the generating unit with a fixed repetition rate based on the first clock. The second apparatus has an analog-to-digital conversion unit for converting the analog signals to corresponding digital signals by sampling each of the analog signals with a sampling rate, a second clock generator for generating a second clock, and a second control unit for causing the analog-to-digital conversion unit to set the sampling rate based on the second clock. A synchronizing unit synchronizes the second clock with the first clock.08-02-2012
20100274106DETECTING SLEEP - A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the patient is asleep based on the parameters. In some embodiments, the processor determines plurality of sleep metric values, each of which indicates a probability of the patient being asleep, based on each of a plurality of physiological parameters. The processor may average or otherwise combine the plurality of sleep metric values to provide an overall sleep metric value that is compared to a threshold value in order to determine whether the patient is asleep.10-28-2010
20080234557Mobile radio transmission unit - The invention relates to a mobile radio transmission unit for transferring data to a control and/or signal processing unit. According to the invention, provision is made for a mobile radio transmission unit for transferring data to a control or a signal processing unit, comprising a sensor arrangement for determining at least one component of a surrounding magnetic field. The sensor arrangement is connected to a monitoring entity which, from the at least one component, ascertains a variable that characterizes the surrounding magnetic field and prevents a transmission by an antenna of the radio transmission unit if the characteristic variable is below a threshold value.09-25-2008
20090131761DEVICE PROVIDING SPOT-CHECK OF VITAL SIGNS USING AN IN-THE-EAR PROBE - A portable physiological monitoring device (05-21-2009
20090143652Apparatus and Method for Measuring, Recording and Transmitting Primary Health Indicators - An apparatus and method for measuring the key elements of human primary health is disclosed. The apparatus is in the form of a medical diagnostics unit capable of measuring Electrocardiogram (ECG), height, weight, body mass index (BMI), body temperature, hearing efficiency, lung function, pulse, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, urology and vision testing. The medical diagnostics unit includes an enclosure with a data card and/or fingerprint entry. The enclosure includes medical measuring devices which allow a patient to follow instructions on a touch screen visual display unit to conduct the desired tests and obtain the patient's health information. This information is stored locally as well as being transmitted to a doctor for review and evaluation. The automated medical diagnostics unit reduces the staffing requirements to obtain a patient's basic health information.06-04-2009
20090270693Methods 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
20090005658Device for Determining the Physiological State of Female Mammals Related to Procreation - The invention relates to a device for determining the physiological state of female mammals related to procreation. The inventive device comprises a sealed housing (01-01-2009
20090005656MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING A PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER WITHIN AN INTERNAL ORGAN - A minimally-invasive surgical procedure for monitoring a physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body. The procedure entails making a first incision in the body to enable access to the organ. An endoscopic instrument is then inserted through the first incision and a second incision is made therewith through an external wall of the organ and into the internal cavity thereof. A sensing unit is placed in the second incision such that the second incision is occluded by the unit and a proximal end of the unit is outside the organ. The unit includes a sensing device having a sensing element adapted to sense the physiological parameter within the organ, and an anchor to which the sensing device is secured. The first incision is closed, after which a readout device outside the body telemetrically communicates with the sensing device to obtain a reading of the physiological parameter.01-01-2009
20090177049Piezoelectric film - A method for producing a biocompatible material of the formula Na07-09-2009
20120197093APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA DURING ENVIRONMENTAL INTERFERENCE - Apparatus and methods for attenuating environmental interference are described. A wearable monitoring apparatus includes a housing configured to be attached to the body of a subject and a sensor module that includes an energy emitter that directs energy at a target region of the subject, a detector that detects an energy response signal—or physiological condition—from the subject, a filter that removes time-varying environmental interference from the energy response signal, and at least one processor that controls operations of the energy emitter, detector, and filter.08-02-2012
20110144457INSTRUMENTED, COMMUNICATING PORTABLE CLOTHING AND ACCESSORY - A garment or accessory includes: at least one sensor for measuring at least one physiological parameter of the wearer of the garment or accessory; at least one element for determining the stress as a function of at least one measurement of the physiological parameter; and a remote transmission link, by wireless element, of data representative of measurements from each sensor. In some embodiments, a sensor is adapted to measure heart rate, the blood's oxygen saturation rate and the body temperature of the wearer, preferably by pinching the lobe of an ear of the wearer. For example, this sensor is an optical sensor that uses two separate wavelengths. In some embodiments, the element for determination of the composite stress determines the composite stress as function of the variability of heart rate, the body temperature, the heart rate of the user, and the voice and/or orientation.06-16-2011
20110144456MONITORING THE BLOOD PRESSURE OF A PATIENT - A method for monitoring the blood pressure of a patient, comprising the following steps: determining a pulse arrival time signal from the patient 06-16-2011
20090143651Device for Invasive Use - A device for invasive use, comprising a support member comprising a flexible material. The support member comprises a layer of a conductive line or pattern thereon. The support member is formed into an elongated tube shape, and the inside of the support member can be sealed from the outside of the support member. An electrically conductive line or pattern extends on the inside of the tube shaped support member, and the support member may comprise a sensing, stimulating and/or processing element. Furthermore, there is described a manufacturing method for the device, a system where the device is a part of the system and the use of the device for invasive use.06-04-2009
20090326341APPARATUS FOR MOTOR TRAINING AND EXERCISE OF THE HUMAN BODY - An apparatus (12-31-2009
20090326339CONNECTED HEALTHCARE DEVICES WITH REAL-TIME AND PROACTIVE CAPTURE AND RELAY OF CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION - A portable healthcare device is connected to a networked healthcare service to form a connected healthcare system that is configurable to address a particular predicted or emergent healthcare condition or provisioned to address a number of emergent healthcare conditions. A portable sensor detects the predicted or emergent healthcare condition. A two-way communication channel provides instructions to the affected person or those in proximity, takes remote control of the portable healthcare device to deliver a therapeutic intervention, or facilitates a rendezvous with dispatched first responders. A buffered quantity of data that is recorded proactively can be transmitted in order to make a more accurate remote diagnosis. The remote, networked healthcare service can maintain additional information about the device or a person assigned to the device to augment the transmission, including healthcare records, contact information, configuration type of the device including therapeutic capabilities, service billing, facility location of an assigned device, etc.12-31-2009
20130217981METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A WARMING THERAPY DEVICE - An apparatus and method for controlling a warming therapy device (e.g., incubator, warmer, etc.) is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI) coupled to the warming therapy device for monitoring patient medical information, and for controlling various aspects of the warming therapy device accordingly.08-22-2013
20130217979VERSATILE SENSORS WITH DATA FUSION FUNCTIONALITY - Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identifying with a single, small, intelligent activity monitor a particular type of activity from among a plurality of different activities. The monitor may include a multi-axis accelerometer and microcontroller configured to combine and process accelerometer data so as to generate features representative of an activity. The features may be processed to identify a particular activity (e.g., running, biking, swimming) from among a plurality of different activities that may include activities not performed by a human subject. An intelligent activity monitor may be configured to operate as a versatile sensor, or to operate in combination with a versatile sensor, to further receive and process physiological data and compute a fitness metric for a subject.08-22-2013
20110224511METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VITAL FUNCTIONS OF HUMAN BODY - Method and system for measuring the activity of the functions of the body of a person, wherein the vital functions are measured wirelessly with a portable activity measuring apparatus. For measuring an activity a sensor or sensors, e.g. activity sensors, blood pressure sensors, ECG sensors or heart pulse sensors, that are fixable to the body arc used, from which sensor or sensors a measured value or measured values are received, e.g. activity values, blood pressure values, ECG curves or heart pulse values. The aforementioned value or aforementioned values are sent wirelessly to the server of the measuring of an activity for processing, monitoring, analysis and/or other actions. The server analyzes the measured values, converts the processed measurement results into a suitable format for sending onwards, and sends the converted measurement results to the user/users.09-15-2011
20110224505USER WEARABLE PORTABLE COMMUNICATIVE DEVICE - A user wearable portable communicative device and a method for establishing a communication between a remote health care monitoring center and a portable communicative device are disclosed. The portable communicative device includes a location tracking module for tracking a current location of the user through a communication network, a plurality of user controllable switches for enabling the user to establish a voice based communicative interaction with a plurality of health care providers present over a remote health care monitoring center, a physiological data collecting module for collecting the physiological data from a plurality of physiological data collecting devices of the user, a motion detecting module for reducing an amount of power consumed by the portable communicative device and a plurality of reminder modules for alerting the user to get a medication at a predetermined time.09-15-2011
20090024007SYSTEM TO TRANSMIT VITAL SIGNALS FROM MOVING BODY WITH DYNAMIC EXTERNAL DISTURBANCE AND TO COMPENSATE ARTIFACT THEREOF - The present invention relates to a system to transmit vital signals from a moving human body in the presence of dynamic external disturbance and to compensate for artifacts thereof. More specifically, it relates to a system to compensate for artifacts caused by external noise during measurement of vital signals, and to display index of vibration on the monitoring system through interpretation of the vibration signals which affect the physiological state of the body and the measurement of vital signals, due to external disturbance factors, when noise from external disturbances such as vibration of a moving ambulance vehicle, vibration of a remote transmitting diagnostic device attached to the patient, or movement of the patient, is mixed into the transmitted signals. The present invention provides a start code, a data code, a degree of vibration and movement level, a three axis acceleration value and signals of three axis acceleration and measured vital signals. Thus it can improve the accuracy of measurement of vital signals (ECG, NiBP, SPO2, TEMPERATURE, Respiration) under adverse conditions with much vibration such as in moving vehicles. Furthermore, as the present invention can be attached to conventional vital signals measurement modules on the patient through a simple interface part, it can minimize inaccuracy due to vibration and dynamic disturbance in measurement of vital signals during transport of the patient by vehicle or otherwise. Furthermore, the present invention can compensate for artifacts caused by external noise during measurement of vital signals, and display index of vibration on the monitoring system through interpretation of the vibration signals which affect the physiological state of the body and the measurement of vital signals, due to external disturbance factors, when noise from external disturbances such as vibration of a moving ambulance vehicle, vibration of a remote transmitting diagnostic device attached to the patient, or movement of the patient, is mixed into the transmitted signals.01-22-2009
20090024006Method of appraising a mammal's health - An improved method of appraising a mammal's health includes the steps of: measuring the values of a plurality of factors indicative of different health parameters at a first time; normalizing the measured values of said factors at the first time; and arranging such normalized measured values at said first time in a first sequence; thereby to have said first sequence represent the mammal's health at the first time. The method may include the additional steps of: measuring the values of such plurality of factors at a second time; normalizing the measured values of such factors at the second time; arranging such normalized measured values in a second sequence; and comparing the second sequence with the first sequence or with a similar sequences from a plurality of similar animals recording the same primary afflicting condition.01-22-2009
20100268041APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT VALUES - A monitoring apparatus having a signal input for signals representing measurement values of one or more physiological parameters, and an evaluation and processing unit connected to the signal input. The evaluation and processing unit is designed to select, or differently weight, individual values from the values received for further processing based on one or more criteria such that measurement values raising doubts as to the validity thereof are not selected or given a very low weighting.10-21-2010
20120095303 METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVE BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING - A method for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring involves metabolic heat measurement and algorithm to correct interferences from environmental factors, and physiological or pathological conditions of subjects.04-19-2012
20080306357Physiological monitoring system for a computational device of a human subject - A system for monitoring at least one physiological parameter of a human subject. The system of the present invention features a device with which the human subject regularly interacts, and which is connected to the computational device of the human subject for automatic collection of at least one physiological parameter which is also of medical interest. The device features at least one physiological sensor for collecting the measurement of the physiological parameter. The computational device of the human subject then preferably operates a software program to analyze the data which is collected, in order for the human subject to receive an alert when necessary. Alternatively or additionally, the collected data is sent to a remote computational device which is in communication with the computational device of the human subject for analysis. Optionally, the present invention enables the human subject to receive an alert if a deterioration in the physiological condition of the human subject is detected, thereby enabling the human subject to start preventive medical treatment with trained medical personnel as soon as possible. Thus, the awareness of the human subject about any incipient medical problem is immediately improved, which may result in an increased probability of being able to successfully treat and/or otherwise ameliorate those problems.12-11-2008
20080306355Method and System for Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function and Physiological Characteristics - A system and method for evaluating gastrointestinal motility and, optionally, other physiological characteristics (e.g., pulse rate) that can be effectively employed to acquire one or more signals associated with acoustic energy (i.e. sound) emanating from an abdominal region of a body and determine at least one gastrointestinal parameter or event based on the acoustic energy signal(s) is described. The gastrointestinal parameter can include a gastrointestinal event, including gastrointestinal mixing, emptying, contraction and propulsion, and gastrointestinal transit time, or a gastrointestinal system disorder, including reflux disease, irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and a migrating motor complex disorder.12-11-2008
20080306354Enhanced Functionality and Accuracy For a Wrist-Based Multi-Parameter Monitor - A method for adjusting a blood pressure measurement to compensate for a pressure offset due to obtaining the blood pressure measurement at an elevation other than heart level is illustrated. The method includes measuring a blood pressure at a location above or below a heart level and adjusting the measured blood pressure in accordance with a pressure difference between the location at which the blood pressure is obtained and the heart level.12-11-2008
20080306352Apparatus and System for Predictive Health Monitoring - An apparatus and system are provided for monitoring an individual, a group or a community of individuals for respiratory infections. Predictive health data, such as waking peak expiratory flow rate (“WPF”) and basal metabolic temperature (“BMT”) are measured and charted to provide an indication of early stage respiratory infection. Data may be collected for target populations and reported to health agencies for use in combating the spread of infection. An apparatus is provided which can simultaneously measure WPF and BMT and other health-condition-related values and automatically transmit readings to a data collection and analysis program on a remote computer.12-11-2008
20090082643ANALYSIS OF MARKETING AND ENTERTAINMENT EFFECTIVENESS USING MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY - Central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data is measured and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of marketing and entertainment stimuli. A data collection mechanism including multiple modalities such as Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electrooculography (EOG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), etc., collects response data from subjects exposed to marketing and entertainment stimuli. A data cleanser mechanism filters the response data. The response data is enhanced using intra-modality response synthesis and/or a cross-modality response synthesis.03-26-2009
20090198112PORTABLE DATA TRANSMITTING DEVICE, AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HEAT STRESS USING THE SAME - A highly precise clock synchronization apparatus in a real-time locating system (RTLS), includes an optical transmitting/receiving unit for receiving a clock information frame from a clock synchronization server, converting the received clock information frame in series-parallel, and transmitting/receiving the clock information data and the clock information; an offset estimation unit for detecting a preamble signal and a clock information signal from he series-parallel converted clock information frame, calculating a phase difference value by comparing the detected preamble signal with the detected clock information signal, and outputting an offset value based on the calculated phase difference value; and a clock synchronization unit for updating a local clock value to a time of the clock synchronization server based on the offset value and the clock information frame.08-06-2009
20090240120SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING, TRANSMITTING AND DISPLAYING SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the sensor electronics module is further configured to directly wirelessly communicate displayable sensor information to a plurality of different types of display devices.09-24-2009
20090054741Device and method of monitoring a patient - A device for remote management of patients suffering or likely to suffer from heart failure that can measure the amplitude and frequency changes of one or more biomarkers. The device aids in predicting the need for medical intervention in such patients. The device may further aid in monitoring the efficacy and safety of treatment in such patients.02-26-2009
20090240119Device and Method for Determining a Comparison Value of Biodata and for Recording Biodata - The method and the device are used for evaluating recorded measurement data. In particular, the use of the method and of the device makes it possible to detect the individual risk of a living being in respect of certain disease states and, if appropriate, to automatically evaluate correspondingly recognized risks in a device control. Measurement data in respect of heart-specific and/or circulation-specific parameters or respiration-specific parameters of a patient are preferably recorded and evaluated. The measurement data are determined over a defined period of time and the measurement data are evaluated taking into account the time information. A particularly effective implementation of the method can be based on pattern recognition in which individual patterns and/or sequence patterns are evaluated.09-24-2009
20100198023System and methods for health monitoring of anonymous animals in livestock groups - Computerized system and method for livestock groups health monitoring comprising: a storage and computing unit storing at least one database; a plurality of data collecting units of different types, each type comprising at least one sensor, the data collecting unit types selected from the group consisting of acoustic sensors, vitality meters, ammonia sensors, visual sensors and scent sensors; first communication means for communicating operating commands from the storage and computing unit to each of the data collecting units and for communicating data from the data collecting units to the storage and computing unit; and second communication means for communicating between the storage and computing unit and a user device.08-05-2010
20090099426DIFFERENTIATING DECOMPENSATION DETECTION BASED ON CO-MORBIDITIES IN HEART FAILURE - This document discusses, among other things, a system comprising a sensor signal processor configured to receive a plurality of electrical sensor signals produced by a plurality of sensors and at least one sensor signal produced by an implantable sensor, a memory that includes information indicating a co-morbidity of a subject, a sensor signal selection circuit that selects a sensor signal to monitor from among the plurality of sensor signals, according to an indicated co-morbidity, a threshold adjustment circuit that adjusts a detection threshold of the selected sensor signal according to the indicated co-morbidity, and a decision circuit that applies the adjusted detection threshold to the selected sensor signal to determine whether an event associated with worsening heart failure (HF) occurred in the subject and outputs an indication of whether the event associated with worsening HF occurred to a user or process.04-16-2009
20110224509SECURED PERSONAL DATA HANDLING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system, method and personal apparatus for managing highly secured personal data is provided. The system and the personal apparatus are complementary, both providing highly secured personal data, mass, safe and secured data access, storage and management solutions, while serving the needs for managing and exchanging secured personal data with external services and data providers and with other such highly secured personal data users. The apparatus may be used independently of the system by securely connecting the apparatus to service providers. The apparatus, which is uniquely identified with a unique user, includes a sensor module comprising a plurality of biometric sensors for reading a plurality of personal biological identification parameters of the user and an authentication unit for positive authentication of the user's personal biological identification parameters stored in the authentication unit. The system is designed to securely serve the needs of conducting and maintaining multiple users' personal data access, storage, updating and retrieval capabilities. The method supports the safe and secured operation of the apparatus by its owner, in order to get access to the system and to exchange highly secured personal data with external pre-registered service providers and with other registered system users.09-15-2011
20090076348Injectable Device for Physiological Monitoring - An injectable detecting device is provided for use in physiological monitoring. The device includes a plurality of sensors axially spaced along a body that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, a monitoring unit within the body coupled to the plurality of sensors configured to receive data from the plurality of sensors and create processed patient data, a power source within the body coupled to the monitoring unit, and a communication antenna external to the body coupled to the monitoring unit configured to transfer data to/from other devices.03-19-2009
20110224503Electro diagnostic functional assessment unit (EFA-3) - An Electro Diagnostic Functional Assessment Unit (EFA-3) that is designed to wirelessly monitor muscle group activity and to provide treatment for humans and animals. The muscle groups include the body, fascial, cervical, thoracic, upper and lower extremities, lumbosacral, bladder, cardiac, and rectal. In large animals the muscle groups include torso, legs, neck and face. The EFA-3 simultaneously correlates the muscle activity EMG with cardiac activity, nerve activity, heart rate, blood flow and brain activity with range-of-motion, grip and pinch assessment and a functional assessment in humans. The EFA-3 is operated by proprietary software (09-15-2011
20110230733WELLNESS ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A wellness analyzer is in communications with sensors that generate real-time physiological data from a patient. The wellness analyzer is also in communications with databases that provide non-real-time information relevant to a medical-related assessment of the patient. In a diagnostic mode, a monitor layer inputs the sensor data and adjunct layers input the database information. Adjunct layer logic blocks process the database information so as to output supplemental information to the monitor. Monitor logic blocks process the sensor data and the supplemental information so as to generate a wellness output. In a simulation mode, a simulator generates at least one parameter and the monitor generates a predictive wellness output accordingly.09-22-2011
20110230732System utilizing physiological monitoring and electronic media for health improvement - The present invention generally relates to the use of physiological monitoring to enable an individualized response, e.g. feedback, recommendations, rewards or guidance to be presented to the individual within the context of electronic media. Specifically, the response is preferably based upon measured physiological data obtained while the individual is not directly involved with the electronic media and is preferably delivered in the context of an electronic game or interactive social activity program.09-22-2011
20110230731METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING AN INDICATOR OF GENERAL CLINICAL STATE - A method, device, and computer program product for determining a clinical index indicative of a general clinical state of a subject in terms of planned care are disclosed. A set of physiological parameters determined from the subject is selected for the type of care to be applied to the subject. A targeted value range is attached to each physiological parameter belonging to the set and a general condition index of the subject is determined as a function of two integers, where the integers belong to a group including (i) the number of physiological parameters of the set that are currently within respective targeted value ranges, (ii) the number of physiological parameters of the set that are currently outside respective targeted value ranges, and (iii) the total number of physiological parameters in the set of physiological parameters.09-22-2011
20110230730Method, System and Computer Program Product for Limb Movement Analysis for Diagnosis of Convulsions - A method or system is provided for diagnosing convulsions of a subject. The method or system may include two general components. First, a device or apparatus that measures and accumulates an electronic data stream representing the physical movements of the human limb(s) and presents that data to a suitable computational device or system for further processing. Second, a set of software or firmware algorithms that operates within the computational device on the data stream for the purpose of describing and characterizing the statistical properties of the movement signal during clinical seizure episodes. The system comprised of both components serves to distinguish and diagnose the movement features of ES events from those of PNES.09-22-2011
20110230729BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR MEASURING AT APPROPRIATE TIMING - A blood pressure measurement device includes a finger cuff for measuring a blood oxygen saturation level of a subject as physiological information excluding a blood pressure, a pulse wave detecting portion, and an oxygen saturation level calculating portion, where a start of blood pressure measurement in a sphygmomanometer is determined by a comparing and determining portion when a value becomes greater than or equal to a reference value. After the end of the measurement, a time limit for limiting the start of the blood pressure measurement is set. The comparing and determining portion determines not to start the blood pressure measurement within the time limit even if the blood oxygen saturation level becomes greater than or equal to the reference value.09-22-2011
20080306353CALCULATION DEVICE FOR METABOLIC CONTROL OF CRITICALLY ILL AND/OR DIABETIC PATIENTS - A method of providing blood glucose therapy for a critically ill patient includes calculating a baseline nutrition feed requirement based on an algorithm that incorporates at least one of age, gender, and body size of the patient: determining a first blood glucose level; determining a second blood glucose level after a preselected time interval: determining a first body temperature reading: comparing the blood glucose levels: and administering either nutrition or insulin. The amount of nutrition administered to the patient is based on a first change in blood glucose level, the current body temperature reading, and a predetermined feed algorithm based on the second blood glucose level as well as the baseline nutritional feed requirement. The amount of insulin administered is based on a second change in blood glucose level, body temperature, and a predetermined insulin algorithm that incorporates at least one of the patient's body frame size, age, and gender.12-11-2008
20090209830METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING EXTERNAL PHYSICAL PARAMETERS HAVING AN INFLUENCE ON THE ONSET OR PROGRESSION OF A MEDICAL CONDITION - A patient compliance monitor (08-20-2009
20090203971System for Remote Monitoring of Physiological Parameters of an Individual, Method and Computer Program Product Therefor - System for the remote monitoring of physiological parameters of individuals, that includes: 08-13-2009
20090005657Stressor Sensor and Stress Management System - A stressor detection system (01-01-2009
20090062628Sleep diagnosis device - The sleep diagnosis device 03-05-2009
20080262322INDICATOR METRICS FOR INFECTION MONITORING - A method for monitoring an infection in proximity to an implantable medical device includes monitoring an indicator of infection in proximity to an implanted medical device; determining whether the indicator crosses a first threshold indicative of infection for a first period of time; and issuing a first alert if the indicator crosses the first threshold for the first period of time. The method further includes determining whether the indicator crosses a second threshold indicative of infection for a second period of time. A value associated with the second threshold is less indicative of an infection than a comparable value associated with the first threshold. The second period of time is greater than the first period of time. The method further includes issuing a second alert if the indicator crosses the second threshold for the second period of time. The first and second alert may be the same or different.10-23-2008
20080262321Early Detection of Harmful Agents: Method, System and Kit - A portable system for detecting agents present in a sample is disclosed. The system comprises a sensing device, having a substrate formed with a plurality of reaction chambers and a plurality of channels interconnecting at least a portion of the plurality of reaction chambers, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of reaction chambers comprises a sensor, capable of generating a detectable signal when exposed to the agents. The system further comprises a detector, which receives signals from the sensing device and provides an image of sensors generating the optical signals. The portable system is connected to a communication network via a communication unit.10-23-2008
20120078067System Coordinator and Modular Architecture for Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Control of Diabetes - A structure, method, and computer program product for a diabetes control system provides, but is not limited thereto, the following: open-loop or closed-loop control of diabetes that adapts to individual physiologic characteristics and to the behavioral profile of each person. An exemplary aspect to this adaptation is biosystem (patient or subject) observation and modular control. Consequently, established is the fundamental architecture and the principal components for a modular system, which may include algorithmic observers of patients' behavior and metabolic state, as well as interacting control modules responsible for basal rate, insulin boluses, and hypoglycemia prevention.03-29-2012
20120078066METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROBUST HEART RATE SENSING - A heart rate sensing system (03-29-2012
20120078065SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO OLFACTORY STIMULI - Systems and methods are provided for determining pre-cognitive and/or cognitive emotional response to predetermined olfactory stimuli. Among other things, the invention may include exposing a test subject to a controlled flow of a predetermined olfactory stimulus, measuring eye data (e.g., using an eye tracking device) corresponding to when the olfactory stimulus reached the subject's nose, and analyzing and processing the eye data for determining the subject's emotional response to the olfactory stimulus. In some implementations, the invention may include measuring the test subject's respiratory parameters so as to deliver the predetermined olfactory stimulus at a certain point in the test subjects respiratory cycle.03-29-2012
20080319279Haptic Health Feedback Monitoring - A haptic health feedback monitor includes a health parameter monitor that detects a health parameter. A haptic feedback generator receives the health parameter and compares it to a predetermined level. If the health parameter reaches or exceeds the level, a type of haptic feedback to generate is determined. The type of feedback may depend on which predetermined level is reached or exceeded. The haptic feedback generator then generates the determined type of haptic feedback.12-25-2008
20080319277SLEEP DISORDER MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - A portable or wearable system for monitoring and diagnosing sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, and an associated method of monitoring and diagnosis. The device which can be used for the detection, assessment, diagnosis and pre-diagnosis (screening) of sleep apnea, as well as other sleep-related disorders associated with sleep apnea, such as hypopnea, snoring and abnormal cardiac rhythms. The device preferably samples, stores and records sound at a frequency of 1000 Hz and higher to allow for an accurate analysis of the subject's condition to be carried out. Memory is provided in the device to store at least six hours of continuous data. Data collected by the device can be downloaded to an external computing device for later use and analysis by a medical professional.12-25-2008
20090221882Implantable Biosensor Assembly and Health Monitoring system and Method including same - A biosensor assembly implantable in a subject's body for monitoring a medical condition of the subject includes a housing, one or more biosensors, a reference-data storage device for storing reference data corresponding to a normal condition of the subject, a transmitter, a battery, and a processor designed: (a) to compare the measured data, as it is sensed by the biosensors, with the reference data stored in said reference-data storage device; (b) to determine whether the measured data indicates a normal medical condition or an abnormal medical condition in the subject: and (c) upon determining that the measured data indicates an abnormal condition, to actuate the transmitter to transmit an alarm signal to a central station, to the subject, and/or to a caregiver09-03-2009
20090209831Imaging methods for visualizing implanted living cells - A method is provided herein for indicating viability of cells grown on a rejection inert tissue cytoarchitecture or scaffolding with a medical device that supports at least one sensing function comprising: 08-20-2009
20090203974SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SENSOR FUSION - The present invention comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient parameters into a medical monitoring system in order to increase monitoring specificity by reducing false positive alarms resulting from spurious data and inconclusive data. The invention also comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient parameters in order to use the data obtained from those parameters to non-invasively monitor a patient parameter that typically precludes direct monitoring.08-13-2009
20120197095System and Method for Heart and Activity Monitoring - A system and method determining physiological status of a patient. A determination is made whether the patient is sleeping. The amplitude and change in voltage over time of any intramyocardial electrogram is measured for a right ventricle and a left ventricle of a heart of the patient for a predefined number of heartbeats at a specified time interval in response to determining the patient is asleep. The measurements are averaged for the right ventricle and left ventricle. The averaged measurements are transmitted to a receiver for communication to an intended recipient.08-02-2012
20120197094System for Processing Patient Monitoring Power and Data Signals - A device interface selectively acquires patient physiological parameter data. An acquisition processor acquires physiological data from a patient. A communication processor is coupled to an optical communication pathway for receiving a plurality of optical signals from a source. A conversion processor is electrically coupled to the acquisition processor and communication processor and converts a first optical power signal at a first frequency and received via the optical communication pathway using the communication processor, to a first electrical signal for providing power to said device interface. The conversion processor converts an optical control signal at a second frequency different from the first frequency and received via the optical communication pathway using the communication processor, to a second electrical signal for providing control data to the acquisition processor directing the acquisition processor to acquire at least one physiological parameter from a patient.08-02-2012
20120197091WAKEFUL-STATE DATA GENERATING APPARATUS AND WAKEFULNESS DEGREE DETERMINING APPARATUS - A wakeful-state data generating apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one storage device, the at least one storage device configured to; store a first correlation between value of variation in heartbeat interval and maximum spectral density, and store a second correlation between heartbeat rate and wakeful-state maximum frequency, the at least one processor configured to; calculate a value of variation in heartbeat interval from a heartbeat signal of a subject, estimate a wakeful-state maximum spectral density of the subject, on the basis of the first correlation and the calculated value of variation, calculate a heartbeat rate from the heartbeat signal, estimate a wakeful-state maximum frequency of the subject, on the basis of the second correlation and the calculated heartbeat rate, and generate wakeful-state data including the estimated wakeful-state maximum spectral density and the estimated wakeful-state maximum frequency.08-02-2012
20090247837System And Method For Diagnosing Sleep Apnea - Various embodiments may provide methods and systems capable of evaluating physiological parameter data. The methods and systems may include monitoring a patient to produce a signal comprising a sequence of numerical values for blood oxygen saturation over a time period. The signal may be analyzed to identify two or more desaturation patterns within the time period, and at least two numerical differences are calculated between the desaturation patterns. A saturation pattern detection index may be calculated using the numerical differences between the desaturation patterns. The saturation pattern detection index may be used to provide an indication of a physiological condition. Other embodiments may provide a medical device that may be used to evaluate physical parameter data according to the techniques described.10-01-2009
20090240117DATA ACQUISITION FOR MODULAR BIOMETRIC MONITORING SYSTEM - A modular system for acquiring biometric data includes a plurality of data acquisition modules configured to sample biometric data from at least one respective input channel at a data acquisition rate. A representation of the sampled biometric data is stored in memory of each of the plurality of data acquisition modules. A central control system is in communication with each of the plurality of data acquisition modules through a bus. The central control system is configured to collect data asynchronously, via the bus, from the memory of the plurality of data acquisition modules according to a relative fullness of the memory of the plurality of data acquisition modules.09-24-2009
20090253968Medical Measuring Device - The invention relates to a measuring device (10-08-2009
20100152545Method and Apparatus For Providing A Haptic Monitoring System Using Multiple Sensors - A method and apparatus providing a haptic monitor system capable of generating haptic cues based on sensed information are disclosed. The haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device is configured to selectively sense an individual's or user vital information via one or more wearable sensors, and subsequently forwards the sensed vital information to the digital processing unit for data processing. Upon receipt of the vital information, the digital processing unit provides a haptic signal in response to the vital information. The haptic generator, subsequently, generates haptic feedback in accordance with the haptic signal.06-17-2010
20090253969REMOTE PRESSURE-RELEASE SYSTEM - A remote pressure-release system includes a health-care massage chair, a medical device, and a remote server. The medical device is disposed on the health-care massage chair, and measures physiological conditions of a user sitting on the health-care massage chair, so as to generate a physiological data and output the physiological data to the server. The server, electrically connected to the medical device, is used for analyzes the physiological data from the medical device, and generates a corresponding device parameter to the health-care massage chair. According to the received device parameter, the health-care massage chair controls the massage unit to provide the user the massage services. With this system, the massage services are provided accurately depending upon the users' physiological conditions, and meanwhile, health-care personnel can analyze the users' current health conditions according to the physiological data to determine whether to start relevant subsequent services to improve the serviceability.10-08-2009
20080319278Sensor - A physiological sensing device comprises, in combination a sensor (12-25-2008
20120035434Control of a lumen traveling device in a body tube tree - Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including storing information regarding portions of the body tube tree and performing an action based on sensed parameters, implemented with a control system located partially or fully on the lumen traveling device. Various actions can be performed by the device for, e.g., medical or therapeutic purposes. Machine-readable media including instructions for performing the methods are also described.02-09-2012
20090264715Sleep and Environment Control Method and System - A sleep system includes sensors capable of gathering sleep data from a person and environmental data during a sleep by the person. A processor executes instructions that analyze this data and control the sleep of the person and the environment surrounding the person. Typically, the instructions are loaded in a memory where they execute to generate an objective measure of sleep quality from the sleep data from the person and gather environmental data during the sleep by the person. Upon execution, the instructions receive a subjective measure of sleep quality from the person after the sleep, create a sleep quality index from the objective measure of sleep quality and subjective measure of sleep quality, correlate the sleep quality index and a current sleep system settings with a historical sleep quality index and corresponding historical sleep system settings. The instructions then may modify the current set of sleep system settings depending on the correlation between the sleep quality index and the historic sleep quality index. These sleep system settings control and potentially change one or more different elements of an environment associated with the sleep system.10-22-2009
20100274103ULTRASOUND COMMUNICATIONS VIA WIRELESS INTERFACE TO PATIENT MONITOR - An ultrasound diagnostic imaging system (10-28-2010
20100274102Processing Physiological Sensor Data Using a Physiological Model Combined with a Probabilistic Processor - A pulse oximeter system comprises a data processor configured to perform a method that combines a sigma point Kalman filter (SPKF) or sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) algorithm with Bayesian statistics and a mathematical model comprising a cardiovascular model and a plethysmography model to remove contaminating noise and artifacts from the pulse oximeter sensor output and measure blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, left-ventricular stroke volume, aortic pressure and systemic pressures.10-28-2010
20100274100Systems and methods for monitoring subjects in potential physiological distress - The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring in real time the physiological status of one or more subjects, especially subject engaged in potentially hazardous or dangerous activities. Systems include wearable items with one or more physiological sensors and a local data unit (LDU) operatively coupled to the sensors. The LDUs digitize and filter sensor data, extract physiological parameters, determine abnormal or not acceptable physiological conditions, and communicate to external monitoring facilities. The external facilities display status and data concerning monitored subjects. In preferred embodiments, communication between the LDUs and the external monitoring facilities dynamically adjusts to the condition of the subjects and to system changes such as subjects and external facilities entering and leaving and/or moving from place to place. The invention also provides program products for performing this invention's methods.10-28-2010
20100160745Detection of Food or Drink Consumption In Order to Control Therapy or Provide Diagnostics - Methods and systems discriminate between food and drink intake, optionally with a single temperature sensor positioned in a patient's stomach. Ingestion events may be detected and the substance ingested is classified as either food or drink based on several characteristics of the intra-gastric temperature signal from before, during, and after ingestion. Multiple ingestion events making up a meal may be detected and classified such that the entire meal can be classified as food only, drink only, or mixed food and drink. Treatments to a patient may be at least partially based upon the detection and classification of ingestion events. A method of preparing an intake classification algorithm using a training set of temperature data is also provided.06-24-2010
20100152550IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND MOBILE WIRELESS MODEM - An electronic implant is designed to detect at least one technical or physiological patient parameter, and has an exhaustible power source. The electronic implant also has an integrated mobile wireless antenna, a low-current mobile wireless modem with a low maximum transmission power, a low-current mobile wireless field-strength-measuring unit, and a control unit connected to the field-strength-measuring unit and to the mobile wireless modem. The control unit triggers access to a mobile wireless network as a function of the transmission power needed for data transmission by the low-current mobile wireless modem, taking into account a mobile wireless field strength value determined by the field-strength-measuring unit, and also taking into account the urgency of the data content to be transmitted. Network access only occurs when the needed transmission power does not exceed a specific maximum value for the particular urgency.06-17-2010
20100185063System and Method for Providing Voice Feedback for Automated Remote Patient Care - A system for providing feedback to an individual patient for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device having a sensor for monitoring physiological measures of an individual patient regularly records a set of measures. A database collects the collected measures set, the identified collected device measures set, and the quality of life measures set into a patient care record for the individual patient. A server periodically receives the identified collected device measures set and the quality of life measures set from the medical device, and analyzes the identified collected device measures set, the quality of life measures set, and the collected device measures sets in the patient care record relative to other collected device measures sets stored in the database to determine a patient status indicator. The server further sends automated feedback to the patient based at least in part on the patient status indicator, wherein the automated feedback includes an interpretation of the patient status indicator and related health care information.07-22-2010
20100185062Portable system and method for monitoring of a heart and other body functions - Portable systems and methods for continuous and discontinuous monitoring of a user's heart activity, for obtaining a complete, up to twelve-lead electrocardiogram reading are disclosed. A plurality of wearable wired or wireless sensors obtain raw electrocardiogram data from the user. The raw electrocardiogram data is transmitted to data storage media, which include computer instructions for converting the raw data to a complete, up to twelve-lead electrocardiogram reading. The computer instructions can compare the electrocardiogram to one or more predetermined threshold parameters and/or medical standards. The results of the comparison, the electrocardiogram, the parameters, the raw data, the user's location, or combinations thereof, can be transmitted to one or more destinations, which can include medical facilities, insurance providers, emergency responders, and/or family physicians or specialists. The system is thereby usable both for transmitting alerts during emergency situations, and for routine monitoring and diagnosis.07-22-2010
20100179394METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING BIO-INFORMATION - A method of displaying bio-information on a screen includes outputting basic bio-information of a plurality of bio-parameters indicating a condition of a patient on one display screen, determining an occurrence of an event related to the plurality of bio-parameters, converting the basic bio-information into detailed bio-information about one of the plurality of bio-parameters based on a result of the determining an occurrence of an event, and outputting the converted detailed bio-information on the one display screen.07-15-2010
20100160746Integrated Mobile Healthcare System for Cardiac Care - A distributed sensor based mobile/remote monitoring system for the management of various types of disease is disclosed. The system is capable of continuously monitoring a variety of parameters relating to the state of various diseases. The parameter monitoring can be continuous, periodic or episodic. A system to manage particular types of diseases can be defined by selecting appropriate parameters for that disease. A cardiac care product, based on the distributed sensor based mobile/remote monitoring system, is also disclosed. The product comprises a distributed sensor system including at least one patch for wirelessly monitoring a physiological parameter; and a biostrip for providing analysis of the blood of a person. The product further includes a mobile device for receiving signals from the distributed sensor system. The mobile device has one mechanism that includes a real-time wireless monitoring of the physiological parameter and a second mechanism that monitors the analysis of the blood.06-24-2010
20100160742TELEMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD - An telemetry system is disclosed herein. The telemetry system includes a sensor configured to obtain cardiac data, a first wireless device configured to store identification data, and a transmitter connected to the sensor. The transmitter includes a second wireless device. The transmitter is configured to directly receive the cardiac data from the sensor, and to implement the second wireless device to receive the identification data from the first wireless device. The telemetry system also includes a receiver wirelessly coupled with the transmitter. The receiver is configured to receive the cardiac data and the identification data from the transmitter. The telemetry system also includes a processor coupled with the receiver. The processor is configured to correlate the cardiac data with the identification data.06-24-2010
20100261983IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TUMORS - Biocompatible sensors configured for implantation include a first body in communication with a plurality of remote sensor bodies to detect physiological parameters in vivo.10-14-2010
20100179393Systems and methods for health screening for vascular disease - An angiography system and method comprising of an imaging system for imaging arteries, a processor for processing image data for at least one artery of a participant and an output comprising the image of the artery, a reference image for the artery and physiological data and indexes of the participant.07-15-2010
20100179390COLLABORATIVE TABLETOP FOR CENTRALIZED MONITORING SYSTEM - In one embodiment, a centralized monitoring system for monitoring at least one patient is described. The centralized monitoring system comprises a processor configured for receiving patient data from a plurality of patient monitoring systems, a collaborative tabletop coupled to the processor, the collaborative tabletop configured to visually convey the patient data, at least one high resolution display configured to display patient data associated with a plurality of patients and an input device coupled to the processor, the input device configured for inputting at least one of textual data, graphical data and image data associated with the patient. The collaborative tabletop comprises a main display surface, an information screen and a reference screen.07-15-2010
20090048496Method And Apparatus For Recording And Presentation Of Physiological Data - The invention relates to a method and device for recording and presentation of physiological parameters, which can include both blood pressure and heart pulse. Information about the heart pulse is derived from a recorded blood pressure signal, whereby the need for e.g. an external ECG measurement device is eliminated. It is likewise a part of the invention that a blood pressure measurement is used for the derivation of data such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and/or baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) values02-19-2009
20100261981INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR ANIMALS - There is disclosed an information system (10-14-2010
20100261979MODULAR PATIENT MONITOR - A modular patient monitor has a docking station configured to accept a handheld monitor. The docking station has standalone patient monitoring functionality with respect to a first set of parameters. At least some of the first parameter set are displayed simultaneously on a full-sized screen integrated with the docking station. The handheld monitor also has standalone patient monitoring functionality with respect to a second set of parameters. At least some of the second set of parameters are displayed simultaneously on a handheld-sized screen integrated with the handheld monitor. The docking station has a port configured to accept the handheld monitor. While the handheld monitor is docket in the port, the docking station functionally combines the first set of parameters and the second set of parameters, and at least some of the combined first and second sets of parameters are displayed simultaneously on the full-sized screen.10-14-2010
20100261980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AN ABNORMAL SITUATION - To improve the power efficiency of a monitoring system, especially for worn devices, the present invention provides a monitoring system (10-14-2010
20100261978NEURAL RESPONSE SYSTEM - A neural response system, including a plurality of filters for each receiving and filtering a plurality of tilt response signals obtained from a person; a segmenter for segmenting the filtered response signals into time segments; and a neural event extractor for performing a neural event extraction process on each of the time segments to obtain and generate biomarker data representing a plurality of biomarkers for each segment.10-14-2010
20100261982METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A CRITICAL SITUATION OF A SUBJECT - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for detecting the critical situation of a subject that comprises measuring a physiological parameter of the subject. The method includes (a) measuring the physiological parameter; (b) calculating a variation rate of the physiological parameter; (c) determining a synthesis variable for the physiological parameter by taking into account both the value of the parameter and the variation rate thereof; and (d) detecting a critical situation from the synthesis variable. Steps (a) to (c) may be implemented for at least two physiological parameters, and the method may further include determining a global decision variable from the different synthesis variables, the critical situation being detected during step (d) from the global decision variable. Embodiments of the invention can be used for improving the detection of accidents or health problems, particularly for the elderly at their places of residence.10-14-2010
20100191072Button Sensor - A hermetically sealed electronic closure device, or button, includes a self-renewing power source, a sensor for measuring a metric, a memory storing information, a data processing circuit for controlling operations of the device, and a transceiver for sending and receiving information. The device is a standard part of a clothing item that is inconspicuous to a wearer of the clothing item.07-29-2010
20100191071Methods and Systems for Diagnosing, Treating, or Tracking Spinal Disorders - A method of patient assessment, treatment, and outcome modeling is disclosed. The method includes obtaining patient characteristic information from a current patient, defining a plurality of therapeutic factors based on the characteristic information of the current patient, and weighting the therapeutic factors. The method also includes accessing at least one database having medical records of prior patients, the medical records including prior patient characteristic information, prior patient treatment plan, and prior patient outcome, comparing the weighted factors of the current patient to the medical records of the prior patients to identify one or more relevant prior patient records, and retrieving at least a portion of the relevant prior patient records, the portion including at least the prior patient treatment plan and the prior patient outcome. The method also includes performing a simulation of at least one of the prior patient treatment plans based on the current patient's characteristic information and selecting a treatment plan for the current patient.07-29-2010
20120143021DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEAL DETECTION FOR INTERFACING WITH AND CONTROLLING AUXILIARY DEVICES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH - The present invention relates to a device, system and method for detecting meal event in a subject and in particular to such a device, system and method for communicating and controlling auxiliary devices and/or systems associated therewith.06-07-2012
20100160743APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING HEALTH INDEX USING ELECTROCONDUCTIVE FIBER - Provided are an apparatus and method for monitoring a health index using an electroconductive fiber. In the apparatus, a bio signal acquiring unit measures a bio signal using an electroconductive fiber which is worn around a part of a user's body and in which a resistance is varied according to a user's body volume or body temperature. A health index acquiring unit analyzes the bio signal to acquire a health index. A health index notifying unit notifies the health index. Accordingly, the health index can be easily monitored without limitations on the user's behavior.06-24-2010
20100217101APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION WITHIN A MAMMAL - A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. The invention is for determining vaginal health and/or fertility status in a female mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements of vaginal and/or cervical fluids or tissue. The invention is suited for taking either in vivo or external measurements. In one aspect, the invention is an apparatus comprising an elongated probe portion and a handle portion. In one embodiment, the circuitry of the apparatus is strategically split between the probe portion and the handle portion to facilitate a plug-and-play type of device. In another embodiment, an elongated probe is provided that has a hermetically sealed internal cavity that houses the circuitry while leaving the temperature sensor and the pH sensor exposed for direct contact with the desired biological fluid. In a further embodiment, an ISFET is used as the pH sensor.08-26-2010
20120197092DRY SENSOR EEG/EMG AND MOTION SENSING SYSTEM FOR SEIZURE DETECTION AND MONITORING - A dry sensor EEG/EMG and motion sensing system for seizure detection and monitoring is disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for seizure detection/monitoring is provided that can measure a user's EEG/EMG and motor activity, automatically detect an epileptic seizure and perform actions, such as triggering an alarm and/or turning off the provoking stimulation. In some embodiments, a system for seizure detection/monitoring is provided that can be used to continuously monitor and store a user's EEG/EMG and motor activity for doctor evaluation. In some embodiments, a system for seizure detection/monitoring is provided that can be mounted directly on a user's head using active dry EEG sensors. In some embodiments, a system for seizure detection/monitoring is provided that can be mounted into/onto a pair of glasses (e.g., 3D glasses), and the user's eyes can be automatically covered by the glasses if a seizure is detected.08-02-2012
20100222652DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR UNIT - The invention relates to a diagnostic sensor unit for the non-invasive detection of at least one physiological parameter of body tissue near the surface of the skin. The diagnostic sensor unit comprises an optical measurement unit (09-02-2010
20100152552USER-BASED HEALTH MONITORING - A user-based monitoring system includes a remote user-based subsystem with at least one display and at least two microprocessor-based units in communication with each other. The microprocessor-based units are selected from a group consisting of a data management unit, a personal computer, a handheld device or a user monitoring device. The subsystem is configured to facilitate collection of user-related data. The system also has at least one central server remotely located from and configured for two-way communication with the user-based subsystem so that it can receive and deliver signal communications to and from the user-based subsystem. the system also has at least one authorized user computer remotely located from, and configured for two-way signal communication with, the central server to receive user-related data collected by a remote user-based subsystem and allow an authorized user to communicate with the central server. The system is suited, amongst others, for monitoring remotely the health of a system user.06-17-2010
20100152548MEASUREMENT DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A user portable measurement device (06-17-2010
20110130636Systems, Methods and Devices for the Rapid Assessment and Deployment of Appropriate Modular Aid Solutions in Response to Disasters. - The invention relates generally to systems, devices and methods for global disaster response, more particularly to the rapid detection, qualified assessment and monitoring of disasters and electronic triage of victims, communication, alert and evacuation systems, provision of suitable modular sensing or medical aid solutions, and their rapid deployment via delivery platforms such as disaster messaging formats and resources on client mobile phone applications or physically via remote operated vehicles (unmanned aerial sea or land systems) or targeted air delivery.06-02-2011
20100217097MEASURING COGNITIVE LOAD - This invention concerns a method for measuring cognitive load of a person in performing a task. In other aspects the invention can be expressed as a computer and as software that are used to perform the method. The computer (08-26-2010
20100228103MULTIFACETED IMPLANTABLE SYNCOPE MONITOR - MISM - A multi-channel implantable syncope monitor that monitors ECG data, myopotential data, EEG data, photoplethysmography (PPG) data, and position sensor data is used to capture physiologic data about a patient who is experiencing a syncopal event. The timing of the events within the simultaneously captured physiologic data can then be used to more accurately determine potential sources of origin of the syncopal event.09-09-2010
20100217100Methods and Apparatus for Measuring Physiological Conditions - A monitoring apparatus includes a housing configured to be attached to an ear of a subject, and a plurality of electrodes supported by the housing. The electrodes are configured to at least partially contact a portion of the body of the subject when the housing is attached to the ear of the subject, and are configured to detect and/or measure at least one neurological and/or cardiopulmonary function of the subject. The housing may include one or more physiological sensors configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject and/or one or more environmental sensors configured to detect and/or measure environmental conditions in a vicinity of the subject.08-26-2010
20100217099Methods and Apparatus for Assessing Physiological Conditions - Monitoring apparatus and methods are provided for assessing a physiological condition of a subject. At least two types of physiological information are detected from a subject via a portable monitoring device associated with the subject, and an assessment of a physiological condition of the subject is made using the at least two types of physiological information, wherein each type of physiological information is individually insufficient to make the physiological condition assessment. Environmental information from a vicinity of a subject also may be detected, and an assessment of a physiological condition of the subject may be made using the environmental information in combination with the physiological information. Exemplary physiological information may include subject heart rate, subject activity level, subject tympanic membrane temperature, and subject breathing rate. Exemplary environmental information may include humidity level information in the vicinity of the subject. An exemplary physiological condition assessment may be subject hydration level.08-26-2010
20100217098Form-Fitted Monitoring Apparatus for Health and Environmental Monitoring - A monitoring apparatus includes a housing that is configured to be attached to a body of a subject. The housing includes a sensor region that is configured to contact a selected area of the body of the subject when the housing is attached to the body of the subject. The sensor region is contoured to matingly engage the selected body area. The apparatus includes at least one physiological sensor that is associated with the sensor region and that detects and/or measures physiological information from the subject and/or at least one environmental sensor associated with the sensor region that is configured to detect and/or measure environmental information. The sensor region contour stabilizes the physiological and/or environmental sensor(s) relative to the selected body area such that subject motion does not impact detection and/or measurement efforts of the sensor(s).08-26-2010
20100217096A HEALTH MONITOR AND A METHOD FOR HEALTH MONITORING - A method for health monitoring and a personal health monitor that includes: a band that comprises at least one biometric sensor; and a data connector adapted to fasten a first end of the band to a second end of the band, and is also adapted to be connected to a reception device such as to provide data to the reception device; wherein the data connector is coupled to the at least one biometric sensor.08-26-2010
20100228102SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE CORRELATION - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a correlation between heart rate and blood pressure in a patient. When a characteristic of the correlation exceeds a threshold, a patient status indicator signal is sent to a monitoring device In some embodiments, the patient status indicator signal indicates a particular medical condition or alerts a care provider to a change in status. In some embodiments, the heart rate signal is used to improve a blood pressure estimate generated by a different signal. In some embodiments, the heart rate, blood pressure and correlation signals are used in a predictive mathematical model to estimate patient status or outcome.09-09-2010
20100240966LIFESTYLE HABIT IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A lifestyle habit improvement supporting apparatus which allows a stage, at which the subject working on lifestyle habit improvement is, to be judged more accurately is provided.09-23-2010
20100240968AUTOMATIC DATE AND TIME ACQUISITION IN BIOMETRIC MONITORS - A biometric monitoring system configured for taking biometric measurements of a patient is described herein. The system can include a biometric measurement unit configured to take one or more biometric measurements and a processor coupled to the biometric measurement unit. The processor can be operable to receive the biometric measurements from the biometric measurement unit. The system can also include a clock that can set timing in the biometric monitoring system and a receiver that can receive atomic clock time information. The atomic clock time information can be used to synchronize the clock.09-23-2010
20090076350Data Collection in a Multi-Sensor Patient Monitor - A system for tracking a patient's physiological status and detecting and predicting negative physiological events, with a detecting system and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, and a wireless communication device coupled to the plurality of sensors, and configured to transfer patient data from the plurality of sensors to a remote monitoring system. The a remote monitoring system coupled to the wireless communication device, wherein during a registration period, the detecting system being activated for a first time and communicating with the remote monitoring system to register the detecting system and activate data logging.03-19-2009
20090076349Adherent Multi-Sensor Device with Implantable Device Communication Capabilities - A system for physiological monitoring and prediction. The system includes a detecting system, one or more medical devices and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient, the adherent device including a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient and a wireless communication device coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to transfer patient data from the plurality of sensors and one or more medical treatment devices to the remote monitoring system. The one or more medical treatment devices are coupled to the wireless communication device to communicate wirelessly with the plurality of sensors, with at least one medical treatment device being an implanted device. The remote monitoring system is coupled to the wireless communication device, wherein the remote monitoring system uses data from the sensors and the one or more medical treatment devices to determine heart failure status and predict impending decompensation of the patient.03-19-2009
20090076347Pattern Recognition System for Classifying the Functional Status of Patients with Chronic Disease - A method employing pattern recognition techniques for identifying the functional status of patients with chronic disease is described. This method describes a process by which sets of cardiopulmonary exercise gas exchange variables are measured during rest, exercise and recovery and stored as unique data sets. The data sets are then analyzed by a series of feature extraction steps, yielding a multi-parametric index (MPI) which reflects the current functional status of a patient. The method also employs a description scheme that provides a graphical image that juxtaposes the measured value of MPI to a reference classification system. An additional description scheme provides a trend plot of MPI values measured on a patient over time to provide feedback to the physician on the efficacy of therapy provided to the patient. The method will enable physicians to gather, view, and track complicated data using well-understood visualization techniques to better understand the consequences of their therapeutic actions.03-19-2009
20090076346Tracking and Security for Adherent Patient Monitor - A heart failure patient management system includes a detecting system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient. The adherent device includes a plurality of sensors to monitor physiological parameters of the patient to determine heart failure status. At least one ID may be coupled to the adherent device that is addressable and unique to each adherent device. A wireless communication device is coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to transfer patient data directly or indirectly from the plurality of sensors to a remote monitoring system. The remote monitoring system is coupled to the wireless communication device. An energy management device may be coupled to the plurality of sensors03-19-2009
20090076345Adherent Device with Multiple Physiological Sensors - An adherent device to monitor a patient comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least four electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Impedance circuitry is coupled to the at least four electrodes to measure a hydration signal of the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry is coupled to at least two of the at least four electrodes to measure an electrocardiogram signal of the patient. An accelerometer can be mechanically coupled to the adhesive patch to generate a signal in response to at least one of an activity or a position of the patient.03-19-2009
20090076343Energy Management for Adherent Patient Monitor - A heart failure patient management system includes a detecting system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient. The adherent device includes a plurality of sensors to monitor physiological parameters of the patient to determine heart failure status. At least one ID may be coupled to the adherent device that is addressable and unique to each adherent device. A wireless communication device is coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to transfer patient data directly or indirectly from the plurality of sensors to a remote monitoring system. The remote monitoring system is coupled to the wireless communication device. An energy management device may be coupled to the plurality of sensors03-19-2009
20090076342Adherent Multi-Sensor Device with Empathic Monitoring - A system and methods are provided for physiological monitoring and prediction. The system includes a detecting system and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes, (i) an adherent device with a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, the adherent device being coupled to the patient's thorax and (ii) a wireless communication device coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to transfer patient data directly or indirectly from the plurality of sensors to a remote monitoring system. The remote monitoring system is coupled to the wireless communication device. Logic resources may be provided at the remote monitoring system to determine the physiological event of the patient.03-19-2009
20090076341Adherent Athletic Monitor - A system is provided for tracking an individual, engaged in extreme physical activity, physiological status and detecting and predicting negative physiological events. A monitoring system is provided that includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor has a sensor output, and a combination of the sensor outputs is used to determine distress of the monitored individual engaged in extreme physical activity. A wireless communication device is coupled to the plurality of sensors and transfers data directly or indirectly from the plurality of sensors to a remote monitoring system. A remote monitoring system is coupled to the wireless communication device and configured to receive the processed data.03-19-2009
20090076339Method and Device for Predicting Abnormal Medical Events and/or Assisting in Diagnosis and/or Monitoring, Particularly in Order to Determine Depth of Anesthesia - The invention relates to the field of technological assistance for anaesthesia and intensive care practitioners, as well as to the field of simple, reliable medical monitoring for managing anaesthesia and/or predicting deleterious medical events. The invention aims to provide a system enabling prevention and anticipation of procedures necessary for patients and/or maintenance of patients in a suitable anaesthetic state for a surgical operation at a given time. For said purpose, the invention provides a method of predicting abnormal medical events and/or assisting in diagnosis and/or monitoring, which is characterised in that it essentially comprises the continuous, real-time detection of a concomitant occurrence of a temporary inefficiency in cardiac baroreceptor reflex and an activation of non-baroreceptor reflex cardiovascular control. The invention also relates to the device used to implement said method.03-19-2009
20090076340Adherent Cardiac Monitor with Advanced Sensing Capabilities - An adherent device comprises an adhesive patch with at least two electrodes and an accelerometer. The accelerometer can be used to determine an orientation of the at least two measurement electrodes on a patient. By determining the orientation of the electrodes of the patch on the patient, physiologic measurements with the at least two electrodes can be adjusted and/or corrected in response to the orientation of the patch on the patient. The adherent patch and/or electrodes can be replaced with a second adherent patch and/or electrodes, and the orientation of the second adherent patch and/or electrodes can be determined with the accelerometer or a second accelerometer. The determined orientation of the second patch and/or electrodes on the patient can be used to correct measurements made with the second adherent patch and/or electrodes.03-19-2009
20100210922IMPLANTABLE SOUND GENERATOR AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF PROCESSES AND CONDITIONS - Implantable sound generator for generating sound from movements and/or forces and/or pressure in the human or animal body, for the detection of physiologic and/or non-physiologic and/or pathologic processes in interaction with an acoustic receiver unit. The sound generator consists of a bio-degradable material and has a miniaturised configuration. The sound generator may be configured in the form of a whistle or a pulse sensor or a chim or ratchet or as sonic thermometer. The sound generator may be used to detect and analyse the pulse and/or the blood flow and/or movements of the cardiac wall and to detect and analyse loaded bones and/or capsular tissue and/or impolants and/or prostheses and/or materials for the osteosynthesis of bones and/or the temperature. The invention moreover relates to a system for detecting and analysing physiologic and/or non-physiologic and/or pathologic processes by means of at least one sound generator and at least one acoustic receiver unit, as well as to a method of detecting and analysing non-physiologic and/or pathologic processes by means of at least one sound generator and at least one acoustic receiver unit.08-19-2010
20100222648DIABETES SMARTPHONE - The present invention is in the field of telemedicine systems and relates in particular to a system of improved operability. More particularly, it relates to a method and system for processing measured values being related to a human body, wherein a property of a human substance i.e. blood, urine, saliva, etc. is measured by a measuring instrument by sensing characteristic changes of a test device, e.g. a test strip as known from glucose measurements, wherein the changes are effected when having contact with the human substance, and wherein one or more electrical quantities, e.g., voltage, current, capacity, are obtained from the measurement. In order to render the calibration of test strips more reliable and comfortable it is proposed to remove most of input/output (I/O) capabilities and program tasks required for calibrating the meter device to respective test strips in use, away from the metering device and using instead the I/O capabilities like large display, explicit function keys and the CPU resources which are already present at the mobile communication device, or, alternatively, being present at a Web Server being connectable to the user system. A further inventional “autoselect” feature, wherein the correct calibrating information is automatically provided via wireless communication at the diabetic user may be exploited and combined with test strips having universal adapters to the electric interface in any proprietary glucose measurement device commercially available in the market. Thus, in emergency situations a valid measurement can be performed with basically non-compliant measuring equipment components of different vendors.09-02-2010
20100324380MOBILE MEDICAL WORKSTATION - A medical workstation is defined by a supporting structure having at least one medical diagnostic instrument disposed thereupon. A first display is further disposed on a first side of the supporting structure and a second display is disposed on a second side of the supporting structure in a manner substantially opposite from the first display. Each of the first and second displays are interconnected to the at least one medical diagnostic instrument to permit at least one of the displays in order to display diagnostic results and are tandemly or independently controllable.12-23-2010
20100152549BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION DETECTION DEVICE - A biological information detection apparatus includes a sensor, a memory unit, and a control unit. The sensor is worn by a subject and continuously detects the biological information of the subject. The memory unit stores biological information detected by the sensor. The control unit takes control so that a predetermined part of the biological information stored in the memory unit is transmitted to a management apparatus on a regular basis. The control unit takes control so that, when the biological information detected by the sensor exceeds a predetermined reference value, the amount of information, which is larger than the amount of information regularly transmitted, is transmitted to the management apparatus.06-17-2010
20120035432MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHODS OF MONITORING A PATIENT WITH RENAL DYSFUNCTION - Embodiments relate to a method of monitoring physiological parameters of a patient with renal dysfunction. The method includes electrically connecting one or more medical device electrodes with a measurement site of a patient, generating one or more first stimulation signals sufficient to provide input physiological parameters specific to the patient, measuring one or more first bioimpedance values from the generated signals, analyzing at least one of the input physiological parameters within the one or more first bioimpedance values and generating a personalized dialysis program. The systems and methods can further provide essentially real-time data of patient undergoing treatment and control of treatment to a patient.02-09-2012
20110112382SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSORS - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring the physiological state of a subject. One or more physiological parameters of a subject may be determined from a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal or signals obtained using at least one PPG sensor. In some embodiments, an electrical physiological signal (EPS) sensor may be located in or near a PPG sensor. A sensor configuration including both PPG sensors and EPS sensors may be advantageously used to detect a PPG signal or signals in combination with one or more EPS signal or signals. To reduce potential interference between an EPS sensor and a PPG sensor, fiber-optic input and output lines may be used to transmit optical signals from light generating circuitry and light detecting circuitry. In some embodiments, the generating and detecting circuitry may be located remotely from one another and may further be located remotely from the EPS sensor, PPG sensor, or both.05-12-2011
20130217977SYSTEM, BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL METHODS, AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND USAGE OF BIOMETRIC, PROXIMITY, AND OTHER SENSORS TO DETECT, RECORD, AND TREAT PERSONS THAT MAY BE OR HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN CERTAIN PHYSICAL INJURIES OR DISABILITIES - Non-invasive brain and body injury and vital sign assessment monitors, as well as methods for providing Internet-enabled care and recovery services for related conditions and injuries are disclosed. The sensors may be enclosed in a head wrap known as a “skull cap”, or they may be worn on other parts of the body such as the wrist or ankle. The Internet-enabled care systems related to injuries are intended to provide a step-by-step process for providing care and recovery services, as well as coordinating all stakeholders through the care and recovery process. Stakeholders include the athlete, parent or guardian for youth sport players, coach, educators or teachers, physician and/or athletic trainers.08-22-2013
20130217980EQUINE WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - An accelerometer senses equine respiratory structural vibrations. The accelerometer includes a sensing surface configured to be attached to one of hair, skin, bone, ligament, cartilage, and other tissue of a horse. The accelerometer is responsive to respiratory structural vibrations of the horse and outputs a signal corresponding to the respiratory structural vibrations.08-22-2013
20100222653PHYSIOLOGICAL EVENT DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods using constant false alarm rate techniques for event detection. One example of an event detection method includes collecting a first distribution of measurements for a first physiological parameter. In another example, the first distribution of measurements includes only non-event measurements. One or more values are determined corresponding to at least a first tail area of the first distribution from at least one measurement of the first physiological parameter toward an end point of the distribution. A threshold is established based on a specified false alarm rate. The one or more values are compared to the threshold. The method includes determining if the measurement is representative of a detected event using the comparison.09-02-2010
20100222647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT OF A BODY TISSUE - The invention provides a system and method for analysis and treatment of a tissue site. The system of the invention includes a probe unit containing one or more tissue sensing and monitoring probes configured to measure one or more parameters indicative of one or more states of the tissue site and one or more tissue treatment probes configured to deliver a treatment to the tissue site. A processor receives signals from the sensing and monitoring probes and determines whether the probe unit is located at the tissue site to be treated. The treatment and monitoring probes are activated in order to monitor the state of the tissue site while the treatment is being delivered to the tissue site. The processor receives signals from the sensing and monitoring probes during delivery of the treatment indicative of the state of the tissue site and determines, as the treatment is being carried out, any one or more of whether the treatment carried out so far is adequate, whether an additional treatment needs to be carried out, and whether the parameters of the treatment or the treatment targets need to be modified.09-02-2010
20100222651DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING ISOMETRIC AND ISOTONIC ACTIVITY OF LUMINAL ORGANS - Devices, systems, and methods for determining isometric and isotonic activity of luminal organs. In an exemplary method for detecting a luminal organ response to mechanical stimulation of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of maintaining a luminal organ at a first internal pressure, increasing the first internal pressure of the luminal organ, and measuring a first organ parameter change in response to the increase in internal pressure. In an exemplary system for detecting a luminal organ response to mechanical stimulation of the present disclosure, the system comprises a first conduit having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therethrough, the distal end sized and shaped to fit within a luminal organ, a pressure transducer, and at least one pressurized vessel capable of introducing a fluid into the lumen of the first conduit, wherein the first conduit, the pressure transducer, and the at least one pressurized vessel are either directly or indirectly coupled to one another so that a pressure of a fluid present within the first conduit can be measured using the pressure transducer.09-02-2010
20100210920WIRELESS MEDICAL MONITORING SYSTEM - An operator-controllable medical monitoring system including at least one medical sensor that is adapted to monitor at least one patient characteristic, a plurality of medical monitors, each including a monitor wireless transceiver and a medical information display and a patient companion assembly including a patient companion assembly wireless transceiver and a medical monitor selector wirelessly operative to initially select one of the plurality of medical monitors and to provide a monitor selection indication which is visually sensible to the operator.08-19-2010
20100210923DEPLOYABLE SENSOR PLATFORM ON THE LEAD SYSTEM OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE - Systems and methods for deploying a sensor assembly onto a cardiac lead are disclosed. The sensor assembly can include a resilient cuff having one or more sensor modules for sensing physiological parameters within the body. The resilient cuff may have a substantially cylindrical shape having an inner diameter that is smaller than an outer diameter of the lead body onto which the cuff is deployed such that the cuff is retained on the lead body by frictional forces. The sensor assembly may be deployed in conjunction with a new lead to be implanted within a chamber of the patient's heart or a body vessel, or may be deployed onto an existing, implanted lead implanted within the patient's body.08-19-2010
20100210924DISPOSABLE OXIMETER DEVICE - A device includes a pliable membrane, a sensor module and a communication module. The pliable membrane includes a semi-rigid structural member. The membrane is configured to conform to a tissue surface. The structural member is configured to retain the membrane in a particular shape corresponding to the tissue surface. The sensor module is coupled to the membrane. The sensor module is configured to generate an electrical signal corresponding to a physiological parameter associated with the tissue surface. The communication module is coupled to the membrane. The communication module is configured to receive the electrical signal and wirelessly communicate data corresponding to the electrical signal with a remote device.08-19-2010
20100210921SCALE-TYPE NONCONSTRAINED HEALTH CONDITION EVALUATING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A scale-type nonconstrained health condition evaluating apparatus includes a load cell sensor for sensing a ballistocardiogram signal and a weight signal from a measured person, an electrocardiogram sensor for sensing an electrocardiogram signal from the measured person, and a signal processor for calculating at least one of the heart rate, normalized stroke volume force, blood pressure and equilibrium sense abnormality of the measured person from the ballistocardiogram, weight and electrocardiogram signals sensed by the load cell sensor and the electrocardiogram sensor.08-19-2010
20090292178SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MONITORING USERS DURING AN INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY - A game system is disclosed and may include an exercise device and at least one sensor that may be configured to be worn by a user of the exercise device during an activity. The system may further include a game console that may be connected to the exercise device and at least one sensor. The game console may include a processor that is operable to monitor one or more vital signs associated with a player during an activity via at least one sensor and to provide feedback to the player at least partially based on the vital signs.11-26-2009
20090036757EXPERT SYSTEM FOR PATIENT MEDICAL INFORMATION ANALYSIS - A plurality of chronic sensors are used to facilitate diagnosis and medical decision making for an individual patient. An expert system evaluates the sensor data, combines the sensor data with stored probability data and provides an output signal for notification or medical intervention.02-05-2009
20100113889CARDIAC RISK STRATIFICATION UTILIZING BAROREFLEX SENSITIVITY MEASUREMENT - A monitoring or therapy system may obtain a baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) measurement via an implantable medical device (IMD). The monitoring or therapy system then may generate a risk stratification indicator based on the BRS measurement. In some examples, the IMD generates the risk stratification indicator, while in other examples, an external computing device, such as a programmer, generates the risk stratification indicator. The monitoring or therapy system also may obtain at least one of a heart rate variability (HRV) measurement and a non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) indicator via the IMD, and may generate the risk stratification indicator based on the BRS measurement and one or both of the HRV measurement and the NSVT indicator. In some examples, the monitoring or therapy system may generate an instruction, indicator, or alert based on the risk stratification indicator. The indicator may indicate that the patient is a candidate for an implantable therapy device.05-06-2010
20110028801CARDIOVASCULAR VESSEL ELASTICITY MONITORING - Elasticity of a cardiovascular vessel of a patient is monitored to provide an indication of whether the patient's health is changing. In some aspects the elasticity of a cardiovascular vessel is determined irrespective of the current blood pressure level of the patient at the time the elasticity is determined. For example, vessel elasticity may be determined based on a defined set of data that maps vessel elasticity with reflectance times for different blood pressure levels. In some implementations, this set of data corresponds to a set of iso-pressure lines.02-03-2011
20120143019System Method and Device for Determining the Risk of Dehydration - A system, device and method of determining the probability of dehydration of a person is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving data of a heart rate of the person; receiving data of a posture of the person; determining that a first posture of the person satisfies first posture criteria for a first predetermined time period; determining a first heart rate for the person during the first predetermined time period; subsequent to determining that the first posture of the person satisfies first posture criteria for a first predetermined time period, determining that a second posture of the person satisfies second posture criteria for at least a second predetermined period; determining a second heart rate for the person during the second predetermined time period; determining a change in heart rate as the second heart rate minus the first average heart rate; determining a first probability of dehydration based, at least in part, on the change in heart rate; and outputting the first probability of dehydration.06-07-2012
20100198022METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING AND PREVENTING PLANTAR ULCERS - A method of detecting a risk of occurrence of a plantar ulcer includes the following steps: monitoring at least the temperature and pressure of the sole of at least one foot; as soon as one of the temperature and pressure parameters exceeds a threshold value, opening a first time window for monitoring the first parameter; if at the end of the first time window the first parameter still exceeds the threshold value, monitoring the second parameter during a second time window; and assigning a coefficient of risk to the event encountered.08-05-2010
20080319281Device for Detecting and Warning of Medical Condition - A portable device detects a medical condition, such as an epileptic seizure. The device is implemented on a wrist band, possibly together with a watch, or in a helmet. The device may use heart rate detection to identify characteristic patterns associated with epileptic seizure. The device optionally combines more than one measurement to eliminate false positives. In the case of epileptic seizures, heart rate related measurements may be combined with body motion related measurements to ensure greater accuracy.12-25-2008
20090318780APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RESPIRATORY AIR TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE INFORMATION - An apparatus or method can be configured to receive information indicative of respiratory air temperature of a subject from a respiratory air temperature piezoelectric film sensor and information indicative of respiratory air pressure of the subject from a respiratory air pressure piezoelectric film sensor, and to simultaneously process the received respiratory air temperature information and the received respiratory air pressure information to produce a first electronic signal output indicative of respiratory air temperature and a second electronic signal output indicative of respiratory air pressure.12-24-2009
20090318781RESPIRATORY AIR TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE SENSOR - An apparatus and method can be configured to detect respiratory air temperature information and respiratory air pressure information from a patient using a first piezoelectric film and a second piezoelectric film, wherein at least a portion of the second piezoelectric film overlaps at least a portion of the first piezoelectric film. In an example, the first and second piezoelectric films can be sized and shaped to be disposed on an upper lip of a subject. In certain examples, the first piezoelectric film can include a non-overlap portion exposed to nasal respiration, and the second piezoelectric film can include a non-overlap portion exposed to oral respiration.12-24-2009
20090318775METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL OUTCOMES - Described herein are methods and systems useful for characterizing clinical outcomes of a subject. Provided herein includes computer-assessed methods, medical information systems, and computer-readable instructions that can aid an end-user in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a clinical outcome.12-24-2009
20090318777APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR VEHICLE - The apparatus detects a mental condition of a user when a conversation content is inputted. The apparatus further collects service information based on a keyword extracted from conversation and a detected mental condition. For example, a user's interest is determined by considering a mental condition, i.e., a user's feeling, when the conversation containing the keyword is held. For example, the apparatus provides information collected based on the keyword which the user expresses a good feeling. As a result, it is possible to collect information reflecting the user's interest and hobby more exactly from a user's conversation in the vehicle. It is possible to provide the apparatus for providing information for vehicles which can respond to a variety of user tastes.12-24-2009
20090112072SYSTEM THAT DISPLAYS BOTH VITAL SIGN INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT ON A COMMON VIDEO MONITOR - A system for monitoring a patient's vital signs that includes: (1) a body-worn sensor unit containing a processor programmed to determine blood pressure information from the monitored vital signs and transmit that information via a wireless transceiver; (2) a monitor; and (3) a video display component. The monitor includes a display device, a wireless transceiver for receiving the blood pressure information, and a processor programmed to format that received information for display and to display a user interface for generating control information for the video display component. The video display component includes a display device, an interface for connecting to the external monitor interface, a computer network interface, a video input interface, and a processor programmed to respond to the control information from the external monitor by selecting whatever one or more of the monitor interface, the computer interface, and the video interface will provide information to be displayed.04-30-2009
20090112071NONINVASIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS USING EXCITATION-SENSOR MODULES AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for qualifying and quantifying excitation-dependent physiological information extracted from wearable sensors in the midst of interference from unwanted sources are provided. An organism is interrogated with at least one excitation energy, energy response signals from two or more distinct physiological regions are sensed, and these signals are processed to generate an extracted signal. The extracted signal is compared with a physiological model to qualify and/or quantify a physiological property. Additionally, important physiological information can be qualified and quantified by comparing the excitation wavelength-dependent response, measured via wearable sensors, with a physiological model.04-30-2009
20080287751APPARATUS FOR DETECTING HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL AND CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION - The invention comprises an apparatus for determining the contextual or physiological status of the individual wearing the apparatus. The apparatus is designed to be consumable or disposable. In most embodiments the invention comprises an adhesive housing. In some embodiments, two different sensors are secured to the housing. The apparatus is in electronic communication with a processing unit that can derive analytical status data by using the data received from the two sensors. In some embodiments, the processing unit is programmed to control other devices, or is programmed to trigger an event. In still other embodiments, the apparatus is in electronic communication with a separate computing device, which may contain the processing unit.11-20-2008
20080281169Ear-Thermometer With Ear Identification - A physiological measurement device (11-13-2008
20100222649REMOTE MEDICAL SERVICING - An engagement is brokered between a consumer and a medical service provider; a request from a patient to consult with a medical service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider is received in a server computer system; an available medical service provider satisfying at least some of the attributes in the set of attributes is identified; a communication channel is provided to establish an electronic, real-time communication between the patient and the medical service provider; a measurement from a sensor configured to measure a physiological parameter of the patient is received over the communication channel.09-02-2010
20110071368Medical Device Interface Customization Systems And Methods - Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to customization of user interfaces for medical devices. According to certain embodiments, patient monitors may include a device body designed to interface with interchangeable and removable faceplates. The faceplates may include input devices for controlling the patient monitor. Further, the properties of the input devices, such as the size, shape, labels, type, and location, may vary between faceplates. Further, in certain embodiments, the faceplates may include a memory for storing preferences associated with the user interface.03-24-2011
20110071369SPOT OR RASH TESTER - A spot or rash tester for meningitis (03-24-2011
20080249376Distributed Patient Monitoring System - A distributed patient monitoring system for visually monitoring patients and patient parameters using portable processing devices in different remote locations includes a monitoring processor. The monitoring processor is responsive to user initiated commands from multiple different portable processing devices in different remote locations and includes an input processor and a data processor. The input processor acquires vital sign parameters and associated video data representative of multiple sequences of video images of corresponding multiple different patients. The data processor processes the vital sign parameters and associated video data to provide processed first video data representing an image sequence including a composite image including a first area showing live video of a selected first patient and a second area presenting vital sign parameters of the selected first patient. The data processor also processes the vital sign parameters and associated video data to provide processed second video data representing an image sequence including a composite image including a first area showing live video of a selected second patient and a second area presenting vital sign parameters of the selected second patient. A communication network has bandwidth sufficient to communicate the processed first video data and second video data to first and second portable processing devices respectively of the multiple different portable processing devices in different remote locations in response to commands received from the first and second portable processing devices respectively.10-09-2008
20090105555NON-INVASIVE MONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT - A system for determining physiological characteristics.04-23-2009
20090105560LIFESTYLE AND EATING ADVISOR BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM MONITORING - A computerized system for scheduling at least one daily activity of a user. One or more sensors are attached to the body of the user which monitor one or more physiological parameters of the body Physiological data is produced representative of the one or more physiological parameters during a time period. A processing unit attached to memory, is programmed for the scheduling of activities based on the physiological data and on previously stored values. The scheduled activities preferably include eating of a meal, exercise or rest of the user. Physiological parameters include skin temperature and/or heart rate. When the scheduled daily activity is eating of a meal, the processing unit is preferably programmed to recommend to the user to eat the meal during a portion of the time period when the skin temperature is rising or when the heart rate is falling.04-23-2009
20100298651CABLE SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SIGNALS FOR DETECTING MOTION AND MEASURING VITAL SIGNS - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20090105559METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING HEART VALVE DAMAGE - A method and device for automatically detecting heart valve damage for four heart valves are proposed. The automatic determination method makes use of three or more heart tone microphones to simultaneously record heart tones of a patient's heart, and then separates the heart tones into four heart tone signals of the aortic valve, the pulmonary valve, the tricuspid valve and the mitral valve of the heart based on the timing characteristics and related techniques. Next, these four heart tone signals are digitally processed into sampling signals. Subsequently, the convolution method is used to process the sampling signals for producing system transfer functions. Finally, the system transfer functions and the reference database are compared to verify and determine damage for the four heart valves. The automatic determination method can judge heart valve damage to enhance the quality and convenience of medical treatment.04-23-2009
20090105557SYSTEM HAVING WIRELESS IMPLANTABLE SENSOR - A system for monitoring a charge-based physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body, and a sensor adapted to be implanted in the living body and an organ therein. The sensor includes sensing elements adapted to sense the charge-based physiological parameter within the organ, and the sensing elements include at least first and second sensing elements that are electrically conductive, aligned, spaced apart and exposed at the exterior of the sensor. The sensor further includes a device for passing an alternating current from the first to the second sensing elements through an ionic solution contacting the sensing elements. The sensor also includes a device for generating a signal corresponding to the impedance of the ionic solution based on the alternating current.04-23-2009
20090036756NEURO-RESPONSE STIMULUS AND STIMULUS ATTRIBUTE RESONANCE ESTIMATOR - A system determines neuro-response stimulus and stimulus attribute resonance. Stimulus material and stimulus material attributes such as communication, concept, experience, message, images, audio, pricing, and packaging are evaluated using neuro-response data collected with mechanisms such as Event Related Potential (ERP), Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding. Neuro-response data is analyzed to determine stimulus and stimulus attribute resonance.02-05-2009
20090054742Apparatus for signal detection, processing and communication - An apparatus for monitoring one or more than one biological parameter is provided. The apparatus comprises two or more than two layers, each layer comprising a flexible substrate, the two or more than two layers comprising two or more than two sensors for sensing the one or more than one biological parameter; a signal conditioning module in communication with one or more than one of the two or more than two sensors; a signal processor in communication with the signal conditioning module and producing a processed signal; a communication module in communication with the signal processor and transmitting the processed signal to a storage module, a display device, a host processing system, or a combination thereof; and a power module to provide power to the two or more than two sensors, the signal conditioning module, the signal processor, and the communication module.02-26-2009
20100312076POP BOX METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING RISK OF PRESSURE RELATED SKIN INJURY AND DETERMINING A RECOMMENDED TREATMENT THEREOF - A system or method for assessing a patient for pressure related skin injury risk and recommended treatment including measuring extrinsic and intrinsic skin pressure of the patient and assigning a rating responsive to the skin pressure measurement, measuring oxygenation of the patient and assigning a rating responsive to the oxygenation measurement, measuring perfusion of the patient and assigning a rating responsive to the perfusion measurement, summing the skin pressure, oxygenation and perfusion ratings to obtain a POP Box score, determining a risk of pressure related skin injury for the patient in response to the POP Box score, and determining or selecting a recommended treatment from among a plurality of recommended treatments for the patient in response to the determined risk of pressure related skin injury.12-09-2010
20100312075Signal Processing Techniques For Aiding The Interpretation Of Respiration Signals - According to embodiments, a respiration signal may be processed to normalize respiratory feature values in order to improve and/or simplify the interpretation and subsequent analysis of the signal. Data indicative of a signal may be received at a sensor and may be used to generate a respiration signal. Signal peaks in the respiration signal may be identified and signal peak thresholds may be determined. The identified signal peaks may be adjusted based on the signal peak threshold values to normalize the respiration signal.12-09-2010
20130137940TEMPERATURE BASED FERTILITY MONITORING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD - A fertility monitoring apparatus measures body temperature and saliva or cervical fluid resistivity. The clinical device includes a sensor, processor and transmitter to wirelessly deliver information to a computerized device such as a smart phone, tablet, or laptop for further analysis and display. The computerized device is programmed with software to receive, analyze, display, and/or transmit the raw or processed information. The programmed computerized device computes fertility information of the user. A central fertility platform includes a programmed computing device, and a database of fertility information from multiple users. Input from user accounts are fed into the platform and stored in the database. Exemplary inputs include the user's age, cycle length, diagnosis of fertility, reproductive health information. The platform both provides feedback to the user and learns from the data collected to improve upon or self-modify calculations using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining approaches.05-30-2013
20090036755ENTITY AND RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENT AND EXTRACTION USING NEURO-RESPONSE MEASUREMENTS - A system performs entity and relationship assessment and extraction using neuro-response data such as central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data. Subjects are exposed to stimulus material and neuro-response data is collected using mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and facial emotion encoding. Data collected is provided to assess and extract entity and relationship formation among individuals, groups, or objects in marketing, advertising, entertainment, and other stimuli.02-05-2009
20110028802METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AND USING LIGHTLY FILTERED PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPH SIGNALS - One or more physiological conditions of a patient can be observed by obtaining a photoplethysmograph (“PPG”) signal from the patient and by only lightly filtering that signal. The light filtering of the PPG may be such as to only remove (for example) high frequency noise from that signal, while leaving in the signal most or all frequency components that are due to physiological events in the patient. In this way, such physiological events can be observed via a visual display of the lightly filtered PPG signal and/or via other signal processing of the lightly filtered PPG signal to automatically extract certain physiological parameters or characteristics from that signal.02-03-2011
20130144130SYSTEM METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING A PERSON'S VITAL SIGNS - Provided is a system, method and device for determining one or more physiological parameters of a person.06-06-2013
20110009711METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEALTH MONITORING - A personal health monitor, including: (a) a physiological data input device operative to gather physiological data; and (b) a multi-purpose personal data accessory, whereas the multi-purpose personal data accessory is adapted to execute health monitoring software such as to enable the multi-purpose personal data accessory to receive the physiological data, process the physiological data to provide processed physiological data and control a long range transmission of the processed physiological data to a remote entity; wherein the physiological data input device controls a transmission of the physiological data to the multi-purpose personal data accessory.01-13-2011
20100331631OXYGEN SATURATION EAR SENSOR DESIGN THAT OPTIMIZES BOTH ATTACHMENT METHOD AND SIGNAL QUALITY - A system is provided that includes an ear sensor and an external device. The ear sensor includes a sensing component with sensors for sensing various physiological parameters. The ear sensor also includes a retaining component configured to retain the ear sensor to the ear of a wearer. As the retaining component retains the ear sensor to the ear, the sensing component may be configured to have an optimal surface contact between the sensors and the ear tissue, such that an improved physiological signal may be obtained. In some embodiments, the improved physiological signal may result in physiological data, which may be displayed and organized in the external device.12-30-2010
20110118562PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SCANNER - An apparatus includes a plurality of portable scanners and docks. The scanners include first and second configurations to provide different functionality. The docks include at least one of floor, a wall, and a table dock. The scanners are selectively mateable to the various docks.05-19-2011
20110009712METHODS AND SYSTEMS THAT MONITOR FOR AN IMPENDING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - Implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, are provided for monitoring for an impending myocardial infarction. A signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume is obtained. Such a signal can be a photoplethysmography signal or an impedance plethysmography signal. For each of a plurality of periods of time, a metric indicative of the areas under the curve of the signal or number of inflections in the signal is determined. An impending myocardial infarction is monitored for based on changes in the metric indicative of the area under the curve of the signal or number of inflections in the signal, and an alert and/or therapy is triggered in response to an impending myocardial infarction being predicted.01-13-2011
20090018409DEVICE FOR DETERMINING RESPIRATORY RATE AND OTHER VITAL SIGNS - A body-worn sensor that measures respiratory rate and other vital signs using an acoustic sensor (e.g., a small-scale sensor). The body-worn sensor features a chest-worn patch sensor that combines both the acoustic sensor and an ECG electrode into a single adhesive patch. To measure blood pressure, the device additionally performs a ‘composite’ PTT-based measurement that features both pressure-dependent and pressure-free measurements. The acoustic sensor measures respiration rate by recording sounds related to the patient's inspiration and expiration. The acoustic sensor is typically placed near the patient's trachea, but can also be placed on the middle right and left side of the chest, and the middle right and left side of the back.01-15-2009
20110034783SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BALANCING POWER CONSUMPTION AND UTILITY OF WIRELESS MEDICAL SENSORS - Systems, methods, and devices for balancing power consumption and utility of medical sensors are provided. For example, a wireless medical sensor device may include a sensor, data processing circuitry, and wireless transmission circuitry. The sensor may be capable of obtaining a raw measurement from a patient, and the data processing circuitry may be capable of sampling the raw measurement to obtain values. Further, the data processing circuitry also may be capable of determining an update interval based at least in part on an update factor associated with a status of the patient, and the wireless transmission circuitry may be capable of wirelessly transmitting one of the values to an external wireless receiver at the update interval.02-10-2011
20110130635Medical self-service - Techniques for medical self-service are provided. A kiosk interacts with a patient to establish a patient identity, acquire medical records for the patient, and acquire one or more medical vital readings for the patient. The kiosk then packages the information in a summary that is electronically provided to medical personnel before a patient is addressed by the medical personnel at a medical facility.06-02-2011
20110040156Aviation physiological health monitoring system and method - The present invention relates to an aircraft cockpit with health monitoring system and method that is designed to enable an occupant (e.g. a pilot) and/or a ground station to monitor the physical condition of the occupant during a flight. The health monitoring system and method comprises a sensor such as a pulse oximetry sensor in predetermined location to an occupant seat (e.g. an aircraft cockpit seat), within the field of reach of a person seated in the seat. The sensor is supported in the predetermined location in a stable manner that provides sufficient reaction to insertion of a finger to enable insertion of a finger in the sensor while the person is in a seated position, and the sensor is in communication with a control box that processes data from the sensor, and presents the data, e.g. at a the multi functional display in an aircraft cockpit. During a flight, a pilot seated in the aircraft cockpit seat will be prompted to insert a finger into the pulse oximetry sensor to produce output at the multi functional display, and the prompts are based on the sensed altitude of the aircraft and the time at that sensed altitude.02-17-2011
20110040158PATIENT MONITORING AND DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - Disclosed is a patient monitoring and drug delivery system and associated methods for use during diagnostic, surgical or other medical procedures. The functionality of the invention enables many time consuming and laborious activities to be minimized or moved to a part in the procedure where time is not as critical. The invention is capable of increasing practice efficiency in patient care facilities through system architecture and design into two separate units. A patient unit receives input signals from patient monitoring connections and outputs the signals to a procedure unit. The procedure unit is operational during the medical procedure and controls the delivery of drugs to the patient.02-17-2011
20110124980METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR EXAMINATION OF PHYSICAL MAGNITUDE IN HUMANS OR ANIMALS IN AN OBJECT FILLED WITH LIQUID OR GAS - The invention relates to a device for examination of a pressure (p) in an intervertebral disc, a body of vertebra or any other part of a disc in a human or animal. The device (05-26-2011
20110245632Medical Diagnosis Using Biometric Sensor Protocols Based on Medical Examination Attributes and Monitored Data - A method comprises obtaining, by a computer, patient information associated with a patient and operator information associated with one or more biometric sensors; determining, by the computer, a protocol for obtaining patient data from the patient based on the patient information and the operator information; obtaining, by the one or more biometric sensors, the patient data from the patient based on the protocol.10-06-2011
20110245631System, Method, and Computer Software Code for Predicting an Acute Hypotensive Episode - A system for determining onset of an acute hypotensive episode, the system includes a plurality of collectors configured to determine heart rate, mean arterial pressure, stroke volume, total peripheral resistance, and/or age of a patient, an estimate model configured to receive data from the collectors, a simulate model configured to receive information from the estimate model to simulate operation of an effector portion and a neural portion of an arterial baroreceptor reflex pathway, and a prediction model configured predict onset of an acute hypotensive episode based on results from the simulate model. A method and a computer software code for determining onset of an acute hypotensive episode are also disclosed.10-06-2011
20110245630Integrated Patient Data Management for Physiological Monitor Devices - A physiological monitor device is programmed to: store a device ID for the device, the device ID being a number that uniquely identifies the device, the device being configured with the device ID by a user; store a location ID for the device, the location ID identifying a location in a medical facility, the device being configured with the location ID by a user; send the device ID and the location ID to a server computer; after the device ID and the location ID are sent to the server computer, receive a list of patients for the location specified by the location ID; and display the list of patients on the device.10-06-2011
20110245628Photoplethysmograph Filtering Using Empirical Mode Decomposition - Present embodiments relate to systems, methods, and devices for decomposing a physiological signal of a patient using empirical mode decomposition (EMD). In one embodiment, the EMD algorithm may involve identifying a frequency component, referred to as an intrinsic mode function, in the physiological signal. The physiological signal may be decomposed into one or more intrinsic mode functions through multiple iterations of the EMD algorithm. Each subsequent mode function may have a different frequency component of the original physiological signal input into the EMD algorithm. In some embodiments, each mode function may be further analyzed and/or processed to determine various physiological data corresponding to blood flow in the patient.10-06-2011
20110245627ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD STORAGE DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - An electronic health record storage device is provided. The device is configured for operation in conjunction with a host device to generate and store health record data about a user. According to one embodiment, the system comprises memory including executable instructions stored in the memory, the executable instructions including an autorun file and operating instructions; one or more sensors configured for engagement by the user; an interface configured for interfacing with a host device; and a controller in operable communication with the memory, the one or more sensors, and the interface, and wherein the controller is configured to execute the executable instructions stored in the memory, the controller further configured to receive power from the host device, retrieve data from the host device, receive health data from the one or more sensors, generate a health record comprising timing data and health data, and store the health record in the memory.10-06-2011
20110245626System for human physical parameters examination - A system for detecting and recording a user's physical parameters, an interactive TV receiver connected to an information network system for receiving physical parameters data detected by the physical parameter scanner and transmitting the data to a rear end server and database through the information network system for enabling a remote user, remote hospital or remote pharmacy to trace patient's physical conditions and to provide the necessary medication services.10-06-2011
20100168531RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE SENSOR DESIGN FOR ENHANCED NONINVASIVE VITAL SIGN MONITORING - A new clip-type ring design for a rapidly-deployable triage sensor is described. The triage sensor is capable of measuring one or more parameters related to a patient's current health state. The device consists of two contoured halves which are designed to wrap around a finger like a ring. At least one of the halves is at least spring-loaded or motorized and is capable of opening or closing to allow for quick attachment to a wide range of finger shapes and sizes. The spring-loaded halves serve as both a means of securing the device to the patient as well as make it possible to measure patient health parameters such as systolic blood pressure, that are standard inputs to conventional triage methodologies. As data are acquired, the ring is able to transmit pertinent information wirelessly to medical responders for evaluation and decision making purposes.07-01-2010
20100168529Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and modifying at least one of an inhalation device-dispensed bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual.07-01-2010
20110124978HEALTH AND FITNESS SYSTEM - The present invention provides a health and fitness system, comprising a means for providing access to the health and fitness application, a means for retrieving data from a health and fitness data source, a means for selectively integrating health and fitness data among multiple health and fitness applications, sensors, and devices, a means for logging health and fitness data, a means for purchasing a health and fitness item from a catalog of items, a means for sharing health and fitness data with a remote computing device, and a means for messaging to and from a smart phone.05-26-2011
20110124982Residual-Based Monitoring of Human Health - Improved human health monitoring is provided in the context of sensor measurements of typical vital signs and other biological parameters, by a system and method using an empirical model of the parameters and disposed to estimate values of the parameters in response to actual measurements. Residuals resulting from the difference between the estimates and actual measurements are analyzed for robust indications of incipient health issues. Residual analysis is both more robust and more sensitive than conventional univariate range checking on vital signs.05-26-2011
20110124979METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING SLEEP - A method of monitoring sleep comprises simultaneously recording a person's electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG), deriving a plurality of parameters from the recorded data, and providing an output indicative of a sleep characteristic based upon an analysis of the parameters. The ECG and PPG may be recorded using an apparatus which is a combination of a Holter monitor and a pulse oximeter, which is wearable in ambulatory manner.05-26-2011
20110087080Detection Device For Vital Signs - The invention relates to a device (04-14-2011
20090221883CALORIC CONSUMPTION MEASURING DEVICE, CALORIC CONSUMPTION MEASURING METHOD, AND CALORIC CONSUMPTION MEASUREMENT PREPARATION PROCESSING METHOD - A caloric consumption measuring device measures a caloric consumption of a user during an activity. The caloric consumption measuring device includes a first personal data creating component, a second personal data creating component, a heart rate input component, and a caloric consumption calculating component. The first personal data creating component sets at least one personal physical condition of the user and creates first personal data based on the set personal physical condition. The second personal data creating component sets at least one environmental condition of the user and creates second personal data based on the environmental condition. The heart rate input component receives data indicative of a detected heart rate. The caloric consumption calculating component calculates the caloric consumption based on the detected heart rate that was received and the first and second personal data created by the first and second personal data creating components.09-03-2009
20100228101WORKFLOW FOR STROKE DIAGNOSIS COMBINING IN-VITRO DIAGNOSIS (IVD) WITH AN IMAGING MODALITY - A method and apparatus for diagnosing and treating stroke is described. A preliminary diagnosis of a stroke and the type of stroke is made based on a patient anamnesis and an in-vitro diagnostic device (IVD), configured to analyze biomarkers in a patient blood sample. In one example, the diagnosis is confirmed using a C-arm X-ray device and, if a hemorrhagic stroke is confirmed, interventional therapy may be performed using the C-arm X-ray device to guide a catheter or other interventional device. Where an ischemic stroke is confirmed, the appropriate thrombolytic therapy may be administered. The IVD device may be located in an emergency vehicle, and the test may be results transmitted to the medical facility while the patient is in transit.09-09-2010
20100198025METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR UNAFFECTED MATERIAL ANALYSE - This invention concerns a method for the unaffected material analyse for detection and analysis of at least one material deviation in a material 08-05-2010
20100198024Vitality meter for health monitoring of anonymous animals in livestock groups - Vitality sensing electronic system and method for monitoring the health of a livestock group, comprising: a vitality sensing unit attached to a sample of individual sentinels in a group of livestock, the unit configured to measure a plurality of physiological and behavioral parameters indicative of the sentinel's health condition, location means configured to locate each of the individual sentinels and a computing and storage unit communicating with the vitality sensing unit adapted to determine the group's health based on the sample of measured parameters.08-05-2010
20110087081PERSONALIZED PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITOR - A personalized physiological monitor utilizes an individual genome sequence along with genetic and medical research databases so as to define a person's genetic predisposition to disease, drug reactions and environmental sensitivities so as to enhance the ability of the monitor to determine the physiological status of the person.04-14-2011
20110087082Method for Monitoring or Treating Nervous System Disorders - A medical device system for comparing a cardiopulmonary signal to a brain signal. In one embodiment of the invention, a medical device system is provided that includes a brain monitoring element, respiratory monitoring element and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a brain signal from the brain monitoring element and a respiratory signal from the respiratory monitoring element. The processor is further configured to compare the brain signal to the respiratory signal. Methods of comparing a brain signal to a cardiopulmonary signal are also provided.04-14-2011
20120245436 HAND-HELD DEVICE FOR ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE MYOGRAPHY - A device for determining muscle condition of a region of tissue. The device comprises an electrical impedance myography (EIM) portable probe bearing an electrode array. The electrode array comprises excitation electrodes used to apply multi-frequency electrical signals to the region of tissue and pickup electrodes that are used to collect electrical signals resulting from the application of the multi-frequency electrical signals to the region of tissue. To improve accuracy and reproducibility of EIM measurements, the electrode array is reconfigurable to select different subsets of excitation and pickup electrodes so that the electrodes are oriented differently with respect to muscle fibers. Additional devices may be associated with the EIM probe to measure such parameters as temperature, moisture content of the region, quality of contact of electrodes of the electrode array with a surface of the region and pressure with which the EEM probe is applied to the region. The EIM measurements may be adjusted based on these parameters. Also, ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography measurements may supplement the ELM measurements for more complete analysis of the muscle condition.09-27-2012
20090048497Dynamically variable filter - A method of processing a signal pertaining to at least one electrical property of an organ of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a physiological condition of the subject, selecting a frequency band, filtering the signal according to the frequency band, and dynamically adapting the frequency band in response to a change in the physiological condition.02-19-2009
20090312612METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING PATIENTS - A method, system and apparatus for monitoring a subject are disclosed. The subject is provided with a plurality of monitoring units including a fixed monitoring unit at a predetermined location and a mobile monitoring unit attached to the subject, wherein the fixed monitoring unit fails to have separate measurement elements attachable to the subject. First physiological data is acquired from the subject through the fixed monitoring unit and second physiological data through the mobile monitoring unit. A least one state index indicative of the state of the subject is produced based on first selected physiological data. The producing includes employing second selected physiological data to enhance the reliability of the at least one state index when both the first physiological data and the second physiological data are available from the subject, wherein the first selected physiological data belongs to one of the first and second physiological data and the second selected physiological data belongs to one of the first and second physiological data and fails to belong to the first selected physiological data.12-17-2009
20090312613NON-INVASIVELY MONITORING BLOOD PARAMETERS - An apparatus for monitoring vital sign parameters in a biological entity is disclosed. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes at least one light source for transmitting light through the biological entity and at least one photodetector for receiving light transmitted through the biological entity. At least one light source and at least one photodetector are configured to be positioned proximate the biological entity in a manner that does not significantly impede blood flow through the biological entity. A signal is generated in response to the transmittance or reflectance of light through the biological entity. The signal corresponds to at least one characteristic of the generally unimpeded blood flow through the biological entity. The apparatus also includes a control system configured to analyze the signal to determine vital sign parameters in the biological entity. A method for monitoring vital sign parameters in a biological entity is also provided.12-17-2009
20090318776PHYSICAL CONDITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A physical condition management system detects during-sleep biomedical information while the driver is sleeping and during-drive biomedical information while the driver drives a vehicle. A during-sleep physical condition information calculating section calculates during-sleep physical condition information from during-drive physical condition information and/or the during-drive biomedical information, and the during-sleep biomedical information. A during-drive physical condition information calculating section calculates the during-drive physical condition information from the during-sleep physical condition information and/or the during-sleep biomedical information, and the during-drive biomedical information. The sleep support operation is controlled according to the during-sleep physical condition information and the drive support operation is controlled according to the during-drive physical condition information. An information transmitting section transmits the during-sleep physical condition information and/or the during-sleep biomedical information to the during-drive physical condition information calculating section, and the during-drive physical condition information and/or the during-drive biomedical information to the during-sleep physical condition information calculating section.12-24-2009
20100016682PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a patient monitoring system (01-21-2010
20100056884THORACIC OR INTRACARDIAC IMPEDANCE DETECTION WITH AUTOMATIC VECTOR SELECTION - This document discusses, among other things, a cardiac function management device or other implantable medical device that includes a test mode and a diagnostic mode. During a test mode, the device cycles through various electrode configurations for collecting thoracic impedance data. At least one figure of merit is calculated from the impedance data for each such electrode configuration. In one example, only non-arrhythmic beats are used for computing the figure of merit. A particular electrode configuration is automatically selected using the figure of merit. During a diagnostic mode, the device collects impedance data using the selected electrode configuration. In one example, the figure of merit includes a ratio of a cardiac stroke amplitude and a respiration amplitude. Other examples of the figure of merit are also described.03-04-2010
20100249539METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN INDICATOR OF AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM STATE - A method and apparatus for determining an indicator of the level of nociception of a subject are disclosed. A parameter indicative of sympathetical activation in a subject is generated. To tackle inter-subject variability and to maintain low measurement delay with the help of reduced computational effort, changes in the parameter are monitored to detect a stable state of the parameter. Upon detection the stable state, a subject-specific scaling transformation intended to transform the parameter to an index on a predetermined index scale is determined. The scaling transformation is made dependent on at least one value detected for the parameter in connection with detection of the stable state. The scaling transformation is then applied to subsequent values of the parameter, thereby to transform the subsequent values to index values indicative of the level of nociception.09-30-2010
20100056880MEDICAL MEASURING DEVICE - The invention relates to a measuring device for non-invasive determination of at least one physiological parameter, comprised of at least one diagnostic sensor unit to generate measuring signals, and comprised of an evaluation unit (03-04-2010
20100063366System And Method For Detecting Ventilatory Instability - Embodiments described herein may include systems and methods for detecting events that may be associated with sleep apnea. Some embodiments are directed to a system and/or method for automated detection of reduction in airflow events using polysomnograph signals, wherein the reduction in airflow events may relate to sleep apnea. The PSG signals may be limited to four signals, including data from an airflow channel, a blood oxygen saturation channel, a chest movement channel, and an abdomen movement channel. Using information from these channels, some embodiments may automatically identify reduction in airflow events.03-11-2010
20100063367VITAL SIGN MONITOR UTILIZING HISTORIC PATIENT DATA - A vital sign monitoring system that can be used with multiple patients and utilizes historic patient data information for the patient to optimize the process of obtaining current vital sign measurements. Each patient is identified with a unique patient identification device that is automatically detected by the vital sign monitor. The vital sign monitor communicates with a medical records database and obtains historic patient data information for the patient identified by the patient identification device. The historic patient data information can be utilized by the vital sign monitor to set alarm limits for the vital sign measurements and automatically control the operation of an NIBP monitor for the specific patient.03-11-2010
20100063368Computational system and method for memory modification - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of memory-dampening agent use and altering an artificial sensory experience to modify at least one effect of the memory-dampening agent.03-11-2010
20090216092SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING EYE RESPONSES TO ACCURATELY DETECT DECEPTION - The present system for analyzing eye responses to automatically detect deception obtains a series of digital image frames from a headset. This system precisely controls the illumination generated by the headset to bias the subject's pupils and automatically and precisely determine the subject's pupil location, size, and responsiveness. These measurements enable the system for analyzing eye responses to automatically detect deception by accurately measuring the subject's involuntary pupillary responses to questions posed by an examiner. These measurements can be used exclusively or in combination with one or more of the standard elements of the polygraph machine to automatically detect deception.08-27-2009
20090216093SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS - A system and method for remotely monitoring an individual, in accordance with some embodiments of the invention. More particularly, one or more physiological functions and/or physical activities of the individual may be monitored. In order to monitor the individual, a range to, and/or a range rate (i.e., velocity) of, one or more points on one or more surfaces of the individual (e.g., skin, clothing, lips, etc.) may be determined over time. Based on the determinations of the range and/or range rate of the points on the surfaces of the individual, the one or more physiological functions and/or physical activities of the individual may be monitored. This may enable the physiological functions and/or physical activities to be monitored remotely from the individual without access or proximity to the individual.08-27-2009
20100056879Method for maintaining homeostasis in a health care setting - A method for maintaining homeostasis for a patient in a health care setting includes the steps of monitoring a physiological parameter and comparing the parameter against an expected parameter range. When it is determined that a difference between the monitored physiological parameter and the expected parameter range presents a patient condition requiring a corrective measure, an alarm warning is presented. The alarm warning has a signature characteristic distinguishing it from other alarm warnings. The alarm warning may be musical and distinguishable based on genre, tempo, loudness, or pitch or, alternatively may be visual. The alarm warning may be adapted to distinguish one patient from other patients. Alternatively, the alarm warning may distinguish differing levels of severity associated with a patient condition of a particular patient or to distinguish between multiple conditions suffered by the same patient.03-04-2010
20100056883USE OF BARCODE MENUS TO CONFIGURE AND SET-UP VITAL SIGNS MONITORS - When configuring multiple patient monitors (03-04-2010
20100056882SENSOR KITS FOR SLEEP DIAGNOSTIC TESTING - System for storing pre-packaged sleep related sensors and facilitating effective, efficient, or error-free usage of the sleep related sensors for sleep diagnostic testing including a thoracic respiratory effort belt, an abdominal effort belt, an oxygen saturation sensor, and a nasal and oral airflow sensor, a receptacle for storing sleep-related sensors, and instruction for using the sleep-related sensors.03-04-2010
20100130835METHODS FOR SCREENING AND TREATING PATIENTS WITH COMPROMISED CARDIOPULMONARY FUNCTION - Methods are described for screening patients suffering from compromised cardiopulmonary function to determine if they will benefit from arteriovenous fistula therapy. Performance of an exercise regimen by the patients both in the presence and absence of supplemental oxygen is measured. Those patients whose performance improves in the presence of supplemental oxygen are considered likely candidates for benefitting from arteriovenous therapy.05-27-2010
20100130834MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSIVENESS OF A SUBJECT - A method and apparatus for measuring the responsiveness of a subject are disclosed. Based on physiological signal data obtained from a subject, two indices of responsiveness are determined for the subject. The first index is indicative of the responsiveness of the subject to unintentional background stimulation affecting the subject, while the second index is indicative of the responsiveness of the subject to intentional stimulation. The determination of the two indices is such that the indices are commensurable to each other, thereby to allow evaluation of the state of the subject based on the relative magnitudes of the indices.05-27-2010
20100069725PATIENT MONITOR INCLUDING MULTI-PARAMETER GRAPHICAL DISPLAY - A patient monitoring system and method are disclosed which provide a caregiver with more easily identifiable indications of the state of multiple physiological parameters in order to give the caregiver an indication of the patient's overall wellness in an efficient manner. Multiple physiological parameter sets are plotted on a graph, along with an indication of each parameter set's normal range. An overlapping area for all set's normal ranges provides an indication of an ideal patient state. In an embodiment, alerts are generated based on parameters distance from normal readings.03-18-2010
20100069724Computational system and method for memory modification - Systems and methods are described relating to monitoring at least one physiologic response of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one physiologic response of the individual, and modifying at least one of a memory-dampening agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one physiologic response of the individual.03-18-2010
20110152634Measuring Human Biological Fluid Levels - This disclosure describes measuring and analyzing a biological fluid level using a telecommunications device. Measuring the biological fluid level includes initiating a measurement and analysis application to activate measuring and analyzing the biological fluid level. The telecommunications device transmits a first signal to activate a measurement device placed on a human body. Once the biological fluid level is measured, the telecommunications device detects a second signal. Upon detecting the second signal, the biological fluid level is received and compared against a baseline range as predetermined by a user. Next, the measured biological fluid level and a symbol illustrating conditions of the level are presented on a user interface of the display of the telecommunications device.06-23-2011
20130158365DIGITAL MANOMETRY FINGER-MOUNTABLE SENSOR DEVICE - A probe system includes a finger-mountable housing having a distal end and a proximal receptacle end. The proximal receptacle end defines an opening to receive a finger. The probe system also includes a probe assembly disposed on or within the finger-mountable housing and having at least a first sensor. The first sensor is positioned to measure a physical characteristic of a first tissue when the finger-mountable housing and probe assembly are inserted in a rectum of the patient.06-20-2013
20110077474METHOD, ARRANGEMENT AND APPARATUS FOR ASSESSING FLUID BALANCE STATUS OF A SUBJECT - A method, arrangement and apparatus for assessing fluid balance status of a subject are disclosed. At least one physiological parameter responsive to blood volume changes in the subject is determined and a predetermined change in the ventilation of the subject is produced. The response that the predetermined change of ventilation causes in at least one of the at least one physiological parameter is then determined, thereby to obtain at least one measure of change. The fluid balance status of the subject may be assessed based on the at least one measure of change. The subject is typically connected to a ventilator and the predetermined change is produced by controlling the ventilator.03-31-2011
20110082351REPRESENTING MEASUREMENT INFORMATION DURING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE - Various embodiments herein provide for representing measurement information during a medical procedure. Pose information is determined for one or more sensors. Measurements for the one or more sensors are then determined. The measurements can include measurements (e.g., temperature, radiation levels, etc.) of the sensors themselves as well as estimated measurements for other parts of the medical scene determined based on the sensors. After receiving the measurements, the measurements may be displayed relative to the rest of the procedure in a rendered 3D scene so that the doctor may be able to see measurements for various parts of the medical scene. Other embodiments herein provide for reducing the number of trackers needed to track and display a medical procedure based on a 3D model of the scene.04-07-2011
20110082350ASSESSING A DEGREE OF VASCULAR BLOCKAGE OR RISK OF ISCHEMIA - A system and method for determining a patient's degree of cardiac vascular blockage or, equivalently, a patient's risk of cardiac ischemia, based on the time interval between the onset of exercise activity and the onset of an episode of cardiac ischemia. In one embodiment, an implantable cardiac device may obtain an EGM and possibly other measures of patient physiologic activity. These measures are used to determine when the patient has initiated exercise activity. Analysis of the EGM then detects an elevated or depressed ST segment, which typically indicates an episode of cardiac ischemia. The time interval between the onset of exercise and the onset of ischemia is a metric reflecting the patient's degree of vascular blockage or, equivalently, the patient's risk of ischemia. Other metrics may be derived, such as a substantially workload-level invariant measure determined as the product of the exercise workload level and the ischemia onset time interval.04-07-2011
20100121159Devices and Methods for Monitoring Core Temperature and an Intraperitoneal Parameter - Methods and apparatus for monitoring core temperature of a patient receiving intraperitoneal hypothermia or hyperthermia are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is placing a monitoring device having a sensor into a non-intraperitoneal cavity of a patient. The non-intraperitoneal cavity can be a urethra, a rectum, an anal sphincter, a stomach, an esophagus, the peripheral vasculature, or a vagina, for example. Another feature is sensing core temperature of the patient with the sensor.05-13-2010
20110077475Systems and methods for health screening for vascular disease - An angiography system and method comprising of an imaging system for imaging arteries, a processor for processing image data for at least one artery of a participant and an output comprising the image of the artery, a reference image for the artery and physiological data and indexes of the participant.03-31-2011
20110077473PATIENT SENSOR INTERCOMMUNICATION CIRCUITRY FOR A MEDICAL MONITOR - Systems, methods, and devices for intercommunication between a medical sensor and an electronic patient monitor are provided. For example, one embodiment of a system for communicably coupling a medical sensor to an electronic patient monitor may include a sensor-side communication connector and a monitor-side communication connector. The sensor-side communication connector may be capable of receiving a raw physiological measurement signal from the medical sensor, and the monitor-side communication connector may be capable of providing a digital physiological measurement signal based at least in part on the raw physiological measurement signal to the electronic patient monitor via a data link.03-31-2011
20120149994METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION BASED ON OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - A system and method for processing a cuff pressure waveform to determine the blood pressure of a patient. The processing unit of the NIBP monitoring system receives status signals from one or more physiological parameter monitors. The physiological parameter monitors each include an operating algorithm that causes the physiological parameter monitor to generate a status signal indicating whether artifacts are present that prevent the determination of the physiological parameter. When the processing unit receives the monitoring signal from the physiological parameter monitor indicating the presence of artifacts, the processing unit adjusts the operation of the NIBP monitor. The adjustment of the NIBP monitor may be to delay the beginning of the NIBP determination cycle until artifacts are no longer present from the physiological parameter monitor or to control the cuff pressure in such a manner as to keep the patient safe and comfortable until the artifacts are no longer present.06-14-2012
20110071370PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTER - A sensor interface is configured to receive a sensor signal. A transmitter generates a transmit signal. A receiver receives the signal corresponding to the transmit signal. Further, a monitor interface is configured to communicate a waveform to the monitor so that measurements derived by the monitor from the waveform are generally equivalent to measurements derivable from the sensor signal.03-24-2011
20100168530MEASUREMENT APPARATUS - A method for determining biological indicators, the method including, in a processing system causing at least one radiation attenuation measurement to be performed and determining at least one first biological indicator using determined radiation attenuation. In addition to this, method includes causing at least one impedance measurement to be performed and determining at least one second biological indicator using a determined impedance measurement.07-01-2010
20100113888HEART FAILURE DECOMPENSATION DETERMINATION - Heart failure decompensation is detected by sensing at least one physiological signal. Values of at least two different heart failure variables are derived using one or more physiological signals and a threshold for the first heart failure variable is adjusted in response to the value of the second heart failure variable. The value of the first heart failure variable is compared to first threshold for detecting a heart failure condition.05-06-2010
20110213221Method for Detecting Body Parameters - A method for detecting biometric parameters includes the steps of performing a bone graft procedure on at least one vertebra of a spine, providing at least one biometric sensor at the at least one vertebra, the sensor measuring at least one parameter selected from the group consisting of pressure, tension, shear, relative position, and vascular flow in an adjacent surrounding, and measuring the at least one biometric parameter at the vertebra with the sensor.09-01-2011
20110213219Multiple Biomarker Panels to Stratify Disease Severity and Monitor Treatment of Depression - Materials and Methods for stratifying disease severity and for monitoring major depressive disorder are provided.09-01-2011
20110213218Patient healthcare monitoring/maintenance system - An independently operable interactive health care monitoring and control system for the patient-responsive treatment and reporting from a home-based patient with respect to a health care provider treatment facility, the system comprising a patient or system activated “body-condition” test unit configured for personal recognition and interactive telecommunication with the health care provider treatment facility; and a patient-personalized, screen displayed, patient-respected computer generated avatar figure, to prompt and guide proper patient evaluation, reporting, behavior, behavior modification and treatment.09-01-2011
20110213215Spontaneous Breathing Trial Manager - This disclosure describes systems and methods for conducting and terminating spontaneous breathing trials on patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The disclosure describes a novel spontaneous breathing trial manager for a medical ventilator with rapid initiation and continuous monitoring of a patient's tolerance of the spontaneous breathing trial and displaying of that tolerance as a function of time, which provides for bedside adjustment of the spontaneous breathing trial parameters and automatic termination of a spontaneous breathing trial based on a time interval expiration or poor patient tolerance of the SBT.09-01-2011
20110178375REMOTE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING - A system for remote physiological monitoring comprises a communication device and a patch. The patch is configured to be removably securable to a body of a biological organism and further configured to monitor a physiological parameter of a biological organism. The communication device is configured to receive communications from the patch. The communication device is further configured to transmit communications to a remote location.07-21-2011
20100056878Indirectly coupled personal monitor for obtaining at least one physiological parameter of a subject - A method of determining the health status of a subject includes indirectly coupling a personal monitor to at least a portion of a body of the subject, the person monitor including at least one inertial sensor integrated with a mobile telephonic device. The method further includes obtaining data representative of at least one physiological parameter of the subject, and determining the health status based on the data.03-04-2010
20120203080PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY APPARATUS - A photoplethysmography apparatus is provided. The photoplethysmography includes a plurality of light-emitting units spaced apart from each other and configured to emit light to a measurement part, a light-receiving unit disposed in the center of the light-emitting units and configured to detect transmitted or reflected light from the measurement part by the light-emitting units, a signal pre-processing unit configured to amplify and filter a measurement signal of the light-receiving unit, and a signal processing unit configured to extract a heart rate of a target person using an output signal of the pre-processing unit. The light-emitting units and the light-receiving unit provide a plurality of optical paths, and the light-receiving unit detects spatially averaged reflected or transmitted light at the measurement part.08-09-2012
20120203077Wearable Vital Signs Monitor - A method and monitor for monitoring vital signs. In one embodiment, the vital signs monitor includes a housing sized and shaped for fitting adjacent the ear of a wearer and an electronic module for measuring vital signs. The electronic module for measuring vital signs is located within the housing and includes a plurality of vital signs sensing modules in communication with a processor. The plurality of sensing modules includes at least two of the modules selected from the group of a ballistocardiographic (BCG) module, a photoplethysmographic (PPG) module, an accelerometer module, a temperature measurement module, and an electrocardiographic (ECG) module. In one embodiment, the processor calculates additional vital signs in response to signals from the plurality of vital signs sensing modules.08-09-2012
20100036209Circulatory monitoring systems and methods - Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.02-11-2010
20110152635Motivational Profiling for Behavioral Change Technologies: A State-Trait Approach - An electronic system for health based behavior modification may receive real time data to assess behavioral state changes. The real time data may be used as an input to a database that matches states and trait-based typologies to determine motivational profiles. A rules database may be used to develop recommended motivational coaching changes based on the real time inputs.06-23-2011
20120203078Wireless Patient Monitoring System - A patient monitoring system for monitoring vital signs, comprises: one or more sensors, wherein the sensors measure vital signs; a monitor station; and one or more portable monitoring devices, wherein monitored data based on the measured vital signs is wirelessly transmitted from the sensors to the monitor station, wherein the monitor station issues one or more alarms to certain ones of the portable monitoring devices as a function of the monitored data, and wherein a portion of the monitored data that pertains to the alarms is wirelessly transmitted to the certain ones of the portable monitoring devices and displayed by the certain ones of the portable monitoring devices.08-09-2012
20120203081PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed. This information is then used to support a variety of useful methods, such as clinical trials, marketing studies, biofeedback, entertainment, and others.08-09-2012
20090149721System for Monitoring, Analyzing and Auto-feedback of Health Conditions - The invention provides a system for monitoring, analyzing and auto-feedback of health conditions. The system can analyze the conditions of a user by monitoring the distribution of fat, muscle activities, and changes of poses. The system can further suggest or instructs the user to do suitable exercise and adjust to correct poses or behaviors, to reduce the accumulation of fat and to avoid the withering of muscles. The system can also analyze the psychological conditions to provide better assistance of health. Furthermore, the system includes a sensor, a near-end monitoring center, and a distal-end monitoring center. The sensor can detect the physical and psychological conditions of the user, and transfer related information to the near-end monitoring center, which can monitor, analyze, and display the conditions and either send feedback or provide instructions to the user. Additionally, the user can interact with the distal-end monitoring center via the near-end monitoring center.06-11-2009
20120277546METHOD AND DEVICE TO MONITOR PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - A medical monitoring device for monitoring electrical signals from the body of a subject is described. The medical monitoring device monitors electrical signals originating from a cardiac cycle of the subject and associates each cardiac cycle with a time index. The medical monitoring device applies a forward computational procedure to generate a risk score indicative of hyperkalemia, hypokalemia or arrhythmia of the subject. The medical monitoring device can adjust the forward computational procedure based upon clinical data obtained from the subject.11-01-2012
20120277549ADHERENT DEVICE FOR SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING - An adherent device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient with an adherent patch, for example breathable tape, coupled to at least four electrodes. The device comprises impedance circuitry coupled to the at least four electrodes and configured to measure respiration of the patient to detect sleep apnea and/or hypopnea. The impedance circuitry may be used to measure hydration of the patient. An accelerometer can be mechanically coupled to the adherent patch such that the accelerometer can be coupled to and move with the skin of the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry to generate an electrocardiogram signal may be coupled to at least two of the at least four electrodes to detect the sleep apnea and/or hypopnea.11-01-2012
20080312516Living body information detection and display method - A living body information display apparatus, together with a sleeping posture and position detection apparatus, is used to correctly and suitably capture an abnormal condition in a living body while the living body is sleeping/lying on a bed or on the apparatus. Living body information and sleeping posture/position are captured by pressure sensors placed under a sleeper. The living body information includes, for example, respiratory information, body movement information, and sleeping posture. The information of the sleeper is represented in color-coded time chart, in writing and in a rough image based on the sensor signals. By using this apparatus, a user can readily understands the position, posture and respiratory information of the sleeper.12-18-2008
20090118597Neural Signal Processing - A method of monitoring neural signal activity with an implantable monitoring device implanted in a living subject includes amplifying a neural signal having a signal bandwidth of at least 1000 Hz. The method also includes processing the amplified neural signal to produce a reduced-bandwidth derivative neural signal representative of gross activity of the neural signal, and wirelessly transmitting the derivative neural signal from the implantable monitoring device for receipt by a receiver external of the living subject.05-07-2009
20080294021System and Method for the Management or Control of Cardiovascular Related Diseases, Such as Hypertension - A system and a method for the management or control of cardiovascular related diseases, in particular of hypertension, basically comprises a blood pressure measuring device and means for determining an activity status of the autonomic nervous system. In particular, this status is determined on the basis of heart rate variability or on the basis of a composition ratio of granulocytes and lymphocytes in leukocytes of the individual.11-27-2008
20080242956METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING AUTONOMIC-NERVOUS INDEX AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - A detection-rate calculating unit calculates a detection rate representing a ratio of number of interval data representing a time interval of one cycle of a waveform of at least one of a pulse and a heart rate, generated within a predetermined reference time to a sum of the number of the interval data and number of error data representing a content of an error occurred while the interval data is generated. When the detection rate is larger than the first threshold, an index calculating unit calculates an autonomic-nervous index representing an autonomic-nervous activity state, based on the interval data generated within the reference time.10-02-2008
20110257489BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATORY RATE - The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer) measures at least one motion signal (e.g. an ACC waveform) describing movement of a portion of the patient's body to which it is attached. The processing system receives the IP and motion signals, and processes them to determine, respectfully, frequency-domain IP and motion spectra. Both spectra are then collectively processed to remove motion components from the IP spectrum and determine RR. For example, during the processing, an algorithm determines motion frequency components from the frequency-domain motion spectrum, and then using a digital filter removes these, or parameters calculated therefrom, from the IP spectrum.10-20-2011
20120277548ANAESTHESIA AND CONSCIOUSNESS DEPTH MONITORING SYSTEM - Methods and systems incorporating non-linear dynamic (NLD) analysis such as entropy or other complexity analysis monitoring continuous or evoked signals from a biological subject are presented, where such a system comprises of processing steps including: a) the combination of a biological signal evoked as a result of patient stimulation presented to a biological subject and a non-linear analysis method capable of capturing temporal changes in signal order or regularity; b) any combination of processed evoked or continuous central nervous or peripheral physiological mechanisms b) a means to generate a measure indicative of a patient's level of anaesthesia and consciousness depth (A&CD), sedation or sleep/wake state. Methods and systems incorporating a NLD analysis means to improve the discrimination between different signals origins including any combination of: a) central nervous system (CNS), b) peripheral control or nervous system (PNS), c) autonomic control or nervous system (ANS), d) arousals, and e) artifacts.11-01-2012
20120302842System for Sleep Stage Determination Using Frontal Electrodes - The described embodiments relate generally to methods, systems and devices for sleep stage determination using frontal electrodes. Certain embodiments relate to a system for sleep stage determination comprising a sensing unit and a processing unit. The sensing unit is positioned over a forehead area of a patient and has first, second and third electrodes for positioning at locations on or adjacent the forehead area for detecting electrical potentials of a human head. The processing unit is coupled to the sensing unit for receiving biological signals corresponding to the detected electrical potentials and processing the biological signals to determine a sleep stage of the patient. The processing of the biological signals is based on a plurality of rules.11-29-2012
20120302843HEALTH MANAGEMENT SUPPORT DEVICE, HEALTH MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM - A health management support system includes: a unit that receives two or more types of physical information measured by a user along with measurement time data; an analyzing unit for analyzing the relationship between the received two or more types of physical information in accordance with a predetermined rule; an advice generating unit that generates advice based on a result of the analysis; and an advice output unit that outputs the generated advice. The analyzing unit has a knowledge file that stores the predetermined rule, and an engine unit for executing the analysis. The advice generating unit generates the advice for notifying the user of a goal achievement level by analyzing the two or more types of physical information measured in a first predetermined period.11-29-2012
20120302841BIOMETRIC HEALTHCARE DATA SYSTEM - A biometric healthcare data system has biometric data collection stations and a network management system. Each station has several biometric data measurement devices including a bioelectrical impedance analysis system. Each station has a gateway that connects to the devices and that connects the station through the internet to the network management system. The network management system has a communications manager that tracks the stations, a content manager that provides content to the stations and a data manager that retrieves and stores data from the data collection stations.11-29-2012
20120203079Wireless, Implantable Electro-Encephalography System - An electro-encephalography system includes an internal device for implantation below a scalp and above a skull of a patient, and an external device to be worn or carried outside the patient's body. The internal device includes a first electrode for receiving neurological signals originating from the patient's brain and a second electrode for receiving artifacts originating from sources other than the patient's brain. The external device includes a processing unit for receiving data from the internal device, mitigating the effects of the artifacts, and determining a neurological state of the patient. A therapy device is included to provide a therapy to the patient based on the patient's neurological state.08-09-2012
20130197318PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE OR WEARABLE DEVICE INTERFACE SIMULATOR AND METHOD OF USE - A physiological measurement device or wearable device simulator includes a frame and a plurality of surfaces distributed within the frame. For each surface, a surface actuator links the surface of the frame. At least one of: i) force or position imparted by the surface on a physiological feature of a subject by the surface actuator; and ii) the force imparted by the physiological feature of the subject on the surface, can be employed to modulate the positions of the surfaces relative to each other independently of the forces imparted by or on those surfaces, thereby measuring the physiological feature of the subject or simulating a wearable device interface.08-01-2013
20080214906Patient Monitoring Help Video System and Method - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a patient monitoring help screen system and method. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention include a patient monitoring device with an integral help screen system including display of video. The help screen system may provide context-sensitive help, such that the help screen accessed by a help key may relate to a specific display context.09-04-2008
20080214903Methods and Systems for Physiological and Psycho-Physiological Monitoring and Uses Thereof - The invention provides a system and method for monitoring one or more physiological parameters of a user. The system of the invention includes one or more wearable sensor modules sensing the one or more physiological parameters. One or more transmitters wirelessly transmit signals indicative of values of the one or more physiological parameters to a mobile monitor. The mobile monitor includes a processor processing the signals received from the transmitter in real time using expert knowledge. A device provides one or more indications of results of the processing. The invention also provides wearable mobile sensors for use in the system of the invention. The method of the invention includes obtaining values of the physiological parameters of the user from one or more wearable sensor modules. Signals indicative of values of the one or more physiological parameters are wirelessly transmitted to a mobile monitor. The signals are processed in real time using expert knowledge, and one or more indications of results of the processing are provided to the mobile unit.09-04-2008
20080214904Apparatus To Measure The Instantaneous Patients' Acuity Value - In a patient monitoring system (09-04-2008
20080255432Patient Monitor with User-Defined Monitored Parameters - In a medical monitoring system (10-16-2008
20080255431Early Detection and Warning of Harmful Agents - A method of detecting the presence of harmful agents in the environment is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a plurality of portable agent detectors, placing the detectors on vectors in the environment, connecting the detectors over a communication network, and, upon detection of an agent by a first detector, signaling detectors identified as being nearby to carry out corresponding agent detection tests, thereby to confirm or localize an initial agent detection.10-16-2008
20090105556MEASUREMENT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - A system includes an optical sensor and a signal processing module. The optical sensor is configured to be positioned on an area of skin of a patient. The optical sensor includes a light source for illuminating a capillary bed in the area of skin and a photodetector. The photodetector is configured to receive an optical signal from the capillary bed resulting from the illumination and to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal, the optical signal characterizing a fluctuation in a level of blood in the capillary bed. The signal processing module is configured to process the electric signal using a nonstationary frequency estimation method to obtain a processed signal related to at least one of a heart rate and a respiration rate of the patient. Another aspect relates to obtaining a quantity related to the blood pressure of the patient in addition to or instead of obtaining a processed signal related to at least one of the heart rate and the respiration rate of the patient.04-23-2009
20110054272Method And System For Monitoring Physiological And Athletic Performance Characteristics Of A Subject - The present invention is directed to systems and methods for monitoring characteristics of a subject. A system according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a sensor subsystem including at least one respiratory sensor disposed proximate to the subject and configured to detect a respiratory characteristic of the subject, wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to generate and transmit at least one respiratory signal representing the respiratory characteristic, and at least one physiological sensor disposed proximate to the subject and configured to detect a physiological characteristic of the subject, wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to generate and transmit at least one physiological signal representing the physiological characteristic, and a processor subsystem in communication with the sensor subsystem, the processor subsystem being configured to receive at least one of the at least one respiratory signal and the at least one physiological signal.03-03-2011
20110054271Noninvasive Method And System For Monitoring Physiological Characteristics - Monitoring systems for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, including (i) a wearable monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of a subject's torso, and (ii) a magnetometer system that is embedded in the monitoring garment, the magnetometer system including at least paired first transmission and receiver magnetometers and paired second transmission and receiver magnetometers, the magnetometer system being responsive to changes in distance between the paired magnetometers.03-03-2011
20110021885SUBDURAL ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR - A subdural electro-optical sensor system may include a substrate to which is attached an array of electrodes, light emitters, and light detectors. The sensor system may be sufficiently thin, flexible, sterile and biocompatible to be positioned subdurally.01-27-2011
20110021886Device and Method for Reducing the Heat Loss of Infants - A device and method for reducing heat loss of a infant is provided. In one embodiment, the device includes a head portion having a face aperture, a middle portion connected to said head portion and having a belly aperture, wherein said belly aperture is positioned substantially above an umbilical cord of an infant disposed in the device, said middle portion having a closeable opening extending from said face aperture to said belly aperture, and a lower portion connected to said middle portion and having a leg compartment.01-27-2011
20100004516Method and System for Monitoring Physiological Status - A method for monitoring physiological status is applied to a laptop to form a monitoring system. A sensor is disposed on the laptop adjacent to a keyboard of the laptop. The sensor is provided for sensing user's physiological signal and a detection circuit is utilized for converting the physiological signal into a numerical value. Detection software is installed to the laptop and executed for comparing the numerical value with a pre-determined threshold value range and output the numerical value and a comparison result. An alert is issued when the numerical value falls outside the threshold value range.01-07-2010
20110257490METHOD OF EVALUATING CONSTIPATION USING AN INGESTIBLE CAPSULE - A method for diagnosing constipation comprising the steps of providing an ingestible capsule (10-20-2011
20100292545INTERACTIVE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROFILER METHOD AND SYSTEM - An efficient, objective, flexible and easily deployable system for conducting evaluations of mental and physiological state and recommending individualized treatment to improve said state is described. The method and system are based on commensurate measurement of mental functions, levels of stress and anxiety, and/or biologically active molecules such as neurotransmitters, immune markers including cytokines and hormones. The method and system are designed to assess an individual's cognitive function and the underlying physiology in order to delineate various disease processes, injuries, drug states, training stages, fatigue levels, stress levels, aging processes, predict susceptibility to stress and/or sleep deprivation, identify aptitude for training and/or characterize effects of any experimental conditions. The system and method may be used in recommending individualized treatment protocols, as well as to guide the treatment process by assessing the efficacy of such therapies in the clinical trials process.11-18-2010
20110118567Method for Detecting Body Parameters - A method for detecting biometric parameters includes the steps of performing a bone graft procedure on a bone, providing a biometric sensor at the bone, and measuring a biometric parameter at the bone with the sensor. The sensor is capable of measuring parameters in an adjacent surrounding including pressure, tension, shear, relative position, and vascular flow. Data relating to the biometric parameter is transmitted to an external source and the data are analyzed to evaluate a biometric condition of the bone. A set of the sensors can be placed on the bone.05-19-2011
20110118564BLOOD VESSEL CHARACTERISTICS MEASURING APPARATUS AND BLOOD VESSEL CHARACTERISTICS MEASURING METHOD - The blood vessel characteristics measuring apparatus 05-19-2011
20110118566Method for Detecting Body Parameters - A method for detecting biometric parameters includes the steps of performing a bone graft procedure on a knee, providing a biometric sensor at the knee, and measuring a biometric parameter at the knee with the sensor. The sensor is capable of measuring parameters in an adjacent surrounding including pressure, tension, shear, relative position, and vascular flow. Data relating to the biometric parameter is transmitted to an external source and the data are analyzed to evaluate a biometric condition of the knee. A set of the sensors can be placed on the knee.05-19-2011
20110118565Method for Detecting Body Parameters - A method for detecting biometric parameters includes the steps of performing a bone graft procedure on a hip, providing a biometric sensor at the hip, and measuring a biometric parameter at the hip with the sensor. The sensor is capable of measuring parameters in an adjacent surrounding including pressure, tension, shear, relative position, and vascular flow. Data relating to the biometric parameter is transmitted to an external source and the data are analyzed to evaluate a biometric condition of the hip. A set of the sensors can be placed on the hip.05-19-2011
20110118563Portable multi-Parameter physiological monitoring and recording device - A portable multi-parameter physiological monitoring and recording device includes multiple sensors, multiple detection channel units, a multiplexer, a clock generator, a controller, an analog switch, a recording unit and a storage unit. The sensors are attached on the body of a person for sensing physiological parameter signals. The detection channel units amplify the received physiological parameter signals. The multiplexer captures the amplified physiological parameter signals. The clock generator generates clock signals in the audio-frequency range. The controller controls the multiplexer to capture the amplified physiological parameter signals based on the clock signals generated by the clock generator. The analog switch outputs the amplified physiological parameter signals as an audio signal. The recording unit records the audio signals as an audio file. The storage unit stores the audio file.05-19-2011
20110118561REMOTE CONTROL FOR A MEDICAL MONITORING DEVICE - A physiological monitoring system, according to embodiments of the disclosure, can independently control multiple displays to provide displays of measured physiological parameters than can differ from each other in format and/or selected parameters. Individual display monitors can be customized to display the parameters of interest to a particular medical professional more prominently. In order to facilitate controlling multiple displays, a controller in communication with the physiological monitoring system can be attached or positioned near a user of a display. The controller can remotely change the display output from the physiological monitoring system. The controller can be attached to a particular display and control the corresponding output for that display. Typically, commands from the controller affect only the display output for the particular display and not the display output for other displays.05-19-2011
20110118560Device, system, and method for targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory medicaments to a mammalian subject - A device, a system, or a method is described for treating a disease or a condition of one or more joints of articulating bone in a mammalian subject. The device provides one or more medicaments to one or more joints of the mammalian subject. A device is described that includes an enclosure including one or more sensors, a controller, and one or more applicators configured to surround one or more joints of articulating bone of a mammalian subject, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to detect one or more physiological conditions of the one or more joints of the mammalian subject, and the controller, configured to communicate with the one or more sensors, is configured to activate the one or more applicators, and wherein the one or more applicators are configured to inject one or more medicaments to one or more joint tissues of the mammalian subject.05-19-2011
20100305414METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION OF USER - A method of transmitting biological information includes selecting a transmission mode from a plurality of transmission modes and transmitting biological information of a user to an external device using the selected transmission mode. Each of the transmission modes transmits different quantities of data to the external device based on a state of the biological information of the user.12-02-2010
20100305411Control of operating characteristics of devices relevant to distance of visual fixation using input from respiratory system and/or from eyelid function - Determination of distance of visual fixation using input from respiratory system and/or from eyelid function, for the purpose of controlling applications including the focus of image capture and viewing devices.12-02-2010
20100305413SENSING APPARATUS - A process for preparing a tube for insertion into the human or animal body, said process comprising: (a) providing a hollow tube comprising a first material and a second material, the first material being in the form of a coil or a tubular mesh, and the second material coating the first material in order to form a continuous substantially impermeable outer wall of the hollow tube; (b) selectively removing a portion of said second material in order to generate at least one opening in a region of the outer wall, while retaining the first material in said region.12-02-2010
20100179392METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR NON-INVASIVELY DETERMINING PULMONARY CHARACTERISTICS BY MEASURING BREATH GAS AND BLOOD GAS - A method for non-invasively determining pulmonary characteristics by measuring breath gas and blood gas and a display apparatus for the same, and for estimating major physiological characteristics, such as respiratory characteristics of lungs-pulmonary circulation system, cardiac functional characteristics, structural characteristics of lungs, etc. by applying primary measurement parameters obtained from ventilation gas and blood during breathing; and a display apparatus useful for the same.07-15-2010
20100179391SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A WIRELESS SENSOR PROXY WITH FEEDBACK CONTROL - Systems and methods may be provided for wirelessly monitoring physiological vital signs. The systems and methods may include transmitting, from a local replication system via a wireless communications link, one or more stimulus signals to a remote signal acquisition subsystem that may be in communication with at least one remote sensor, where, responsive to the one or more stimulus signals, the at least one remote sensor is operable to generate one or more interrogation signals applied to a physiological system under test, where the at least one remote sensor may detect one or more response signal, where the one or more response signals may include a detected physiological system response to the one or more interrogation signals. The systems and methods may further include receiving, at the local replication system via the wireless communication link, the one or more response signals detected by the at least one remote sensor and transmitted from the remote signal acquisition subsystem, and where the one or more received response signals may be utilized as part of a feedback loop for controlling any subsequently transmitted stimulus signals.07-15-2010
20100179396RAPID METHOD FOR ANALYZING BIO-SIGNAL INSTANTANEOUSLY BY PHASE SPACE COMPLEXITY DIFFERENCE AND ITS DEVICE - The present invention relates to a method for analyzing bio-signal instantaneously by Chaotic Phase Space Difference (CPSD) operation and its measure analyze device. This method includes time-delay procedure and rebuilt phase space matrix to calculate complexity of phase space matrix and diagnose the bio-signal. This method can also be used as an analyze method in portable device or 24 h ECG recorder which is a fast and convenient measure analyze device.07-15-2010
20100179389BIOMETRIC MONITOR WITH ELECTRONICS DISPOSED ON OR IN A NECK COLLAR - A highly portable biometric monitor is disclosed. At least one remote sensor member (07-15-2010
20100179395IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ADAPTIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING AND ARTIFACT CANCELLATION - A medical device includes multiple sensors used to acquire sensor signals grouped into multiple sets to obtain multiple multi-dimensional signals. Principal component analysis of the multi-dimensional signals is performed to compute principal components of variation of the multi-dimensional signals. Features extracted from the principal components are used in detecting physiological events.07-15-2010
20100168533SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING A QUANTITATIVE MEASURE REFLECTING THE SEVERITY OF A MEDICAL CONDITION - This invention relates to a method and a system for generating a quantitative measure reflecting the severity of a medical condition. A receiver unit receives biosignal data collected from a population of patients having varying degrees of the medical condition. A processor uses the biosignal data for determining reference feature values for each respective patient within the population, where the determining being made in accordance to a pre-defined set of reference features. The processor then assigns each respective patient within the population of patients with a reference feature vector having as vector elements the reference feature values associated with the patient. The processor also uses the reference feature vectors of the patients as input in determining combinations of features describing the variance in the data, where the size of the combinations is an indicator for the severity of the medical condition. This invention further relates to a method and a system for using the quantitative measure for determining a success indicator for a probe compound by implementing the quantitative measure, where a receiver unit receives biosignal data collected from a test subject posterior to administering the probe compound to the test subject, and a processor determines an analogous feature vector as determined for the population of patients. Finally, the processor determines the scalar product between the feature vector determined for the test subject and the combinations of features describing the variance in the data. This scalar product is the success indicator telling how successful the probe compound is.07-01-2010
20100168528IDENTIFYING THE LEVEL OF FETAL RISK DURING LABOR - A method for identifying the level of fetal risk during labor comprises monitoring at least each of the concurrent clinical parameters of (a) FHR, (b) baseline FHR variability, (c) FHR accelerations, (d) FHR decelerations, and (e) maternal uterine activity, to determine whether each parameter independently exhibits at least one non-reassuring characteristic, and indicating a present level of risk to the fetus corresponding to the number of the concurrent clinical parameters (a) through (e) that are simultaneously, independently non-reassuring. An apparatus for implementing the method comprises at least one computer operative to receive input signals indicative of at least FHR and maternal uterine activity in a patient. The computer is operative to determine from the FHR baseline FHR variability, FHR accelerations, and FHR decelerations, to determine when any one or more of the parameters (a) through (e) each exhibit at least one non-reassuring characteristic, and to determine a present level of risk to the fetus corresponding to the number of the parameters (a) through (e) that are simultaneously, independently non-reassuring. At least one output operatively connected to the at least one computer indicates the determined present level of risk to the fetus.07-01-2010
20090171170Medical Monitoring With Portable Electronic Device System And Method - In an embodiment, a system is provided that includes a sensor configured to monitor a physiological parameter of the patient. The sensor is further configured to communicate with a portable electronic device configured to communicate over a wireless network. A method of operation of a sensor is provided that includes receiving data from a sensor configured to sense a physiological parameter and determining the physiological parameter from the data. A method of operation of a portable electronic device is also provided.07-02-2009
20090171169MONITORING NETWORK SYSTEM - A monitoring network system includes: a plurality of monitoring apparatuses; and a remote monitoring apparatus, connected to the plurality of monitoring apparatuses. At least one of the monitoring apparatuses is configured to acquire biological signals from a patient and includes: a first holder, configured to hold a first ID; and a transmitter, configured to transmit the biological signal to the remote monitoring apparatus. The remote monitoring apparatus includes: a second holder, configured to hold a second ID and association information for associating a screen area in a display with the second ID; a detector, configured to detect the at least one of the monitoring apparatuses, when the first ID is identical with the second ID; a receiver, configured to receive the biological signal from the at least one of the plurality of monitoring apparatuses detected by the detector; and a display controller, configured to display the biological signal on the screen area in the display based on the association information.07-02-2009
20090171168Systems and Method for Recording Clinical Manifestations of a Seizure - A method of comparing a patient's neurological data to data that is indicative of the patient's clinical manifestation of a seizure. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of monitoring neurological data from a patient indicative of the patient's propensity for having a seizure; automatically recording clinical manifestation data from the patient that may be indicative of the occurrence of a clinical seizure; and analyzing the automatically recorded clinical manifestation data and the monitored neurological data to determine if one of the clinical manifestation data and the neurological data indicates the occurrence of a seizure while the other does not. Systems are described including a monitoring device having a communication assembly for receiving neurological data transmitted external to a patient from a transmitter implanted in a patient; a processor that processes the neurological data to estimate the patient's brain state; and an assembly for automatically recording clinical manifestation data in response to a brain state estimate by the processor.07-02-2009
20090171166OXIMETER WITH LOCATION AWARENESS - According to embodiments, systems and methods are provided for determining the location of a medical device. A system may include a plurality of wireless communication devices configured to receive signals from a medical device and a location server configured to receive information from the plurality of wireless communication devices and determine the location of the device within a specified range. A method of operation may include receiving a plurality of signals corresponding to a medical device from a plurality of wireless communication devices and determining the location of the medical device from the plurality of signals. A sensor and monitor configured to transmit location information to one or more wireless communication devices are also provided.07-02-2009
20090171167System And Method For Monitor Alarm Management - Embodiments disclosed herein may include a method and system for determining patient-specific alarm thresholds for monitoring the patient's physiological parameters. For example, in an embodiment, the patient's age, weight, height, diagnosis, medications and/or other factors may affect his or her normal heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and/or other physiological parameters. Accordingly, in an embodiment, information specific to or generally applicable to the patient may be supplied to a monitoring system to enable determination of the appropriate maximum and minimum thresholds. In an embodiment, if the patient exceeds one of the personalized thresholds, the monitoring system may alert a caregiver that there is a problem.07-02-2009
20110172505CARDIOVASCULAR ANALYZER - The present invention relates to a cardiovascular diagnostic system which enables early detection of cardiovascular diseases and defines their causes. Unlike known electrocardiographs, the cardiovascular diagnosis system can further measure elastic coefficient of blood vessels (the degree of arteriosclerosis), blood vessel compliance, blood flow, and blood flow resistance and velocity in blood vessel branches of the right and left coronary arteries. The elastic coefficient shows organic changes to blood vessels. The compliance shows organic and functional changes of blood vessels simultaneously. The blood flow shows blood flow resistance.07-14-2011
20100121158Physiologically Modulated Visual Entrainment Device - A device comprised of one component that emits pulsing light patterns across the entire human visual field and a second component that monitors physiological activity and regulates the first component. The device is composed of glasses with dense light array emitting sources across the entire visual field of both eyes. This array may emit any of the possible combinations and permutations from the domains of (but not limited to), wave frequency, intensity, color, coherence, phase and type including sinusoidal, square, or saw tooth waves. By driving these possible combinations, different areas of the brain can be stimulated. Since various areas of the brain control CNS (Central Nervous System) functions, the secondary CNS monitoring component can be coupled with these various brain regions to enhance response to training. The data that the device detectors collect will provide recommendations for natural and pharmaceutical agents to enhance the function of the device.05-13-2010
20100121157WIRELESS SENSOR RESIDENT ANNOTATIONS - A high percentage of preventable medical errors occur due to poor communication during the period when patient care is handed from one caregiver to another. Electronic annotations from patient specific body sensor networks are created and classified according to the caregiver and the urgency of the annotation to ensure that no information goes unnoticed during the transfer of care. Sensors (05-13-2010
20110137138Patient Management Device, System And Method - A portable apparatus for managing a plurality of events related to a patient and for recording and storing input data related to said events is disclosed. The portable apparatus comprises a man machine user interface; a timer unit; a control unit, arranged to provide an invitation to the patient as an instruction via the interface to perform a motion exercise, upon a trigger from the timer unit or upon a patient self initiation. In an embodiment the apparatus comprises a sensor to record measurements related to said motion exercise. Further, a storage unit is arranged to retrievably store patient input data and said measurements. This enables diagnosing a degree of a neurological disease or an effect of a medication on said neurological disease.06-09-2011
20110137136METHOD OF IDENTIFYING WHEN A PATIENT UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS IS AT INCREASED RISK OF DEATH - The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's clinical or biochemical parameters, including systolic blood pressure, serum albumin concentration level, body weight, body temperature, serum bicarbonate concentration level, serum potassium concentration level, serum calcium concentration level, hemoglobin concentration level, serum phosphorus concentration level, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, equilibrated normalized protein catabolic rate (enPCR), equilibrated fractional clearance of total body water by dialysis and residual kidney function (eKdrt/V), EPO resistance index, transferrin saturation index, serum ferritin concentration level, serum creatinine concentration level, platelet count, Aspartat-Aminotransferase level, and Alanin-Aminotransferase level at periodic hemodialysis treatments, and identifying a patient as having an increased risk for death if the patient has a significant change in the rate of change of at least one of the patient's clinical or biochemical parameters. The invention is also directed to a method of identifying an increased mortality risk factor for a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatment. The method includes analyzing data of deceased patients that were previously undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments by performing a longitudinal analysis backwards in time of changes in a clinical or biochemical parameter the patients, and identifying a significant change in the rate of decline or the rate of increase in a clinical or biochemical parameter before death of the patients.06-09-2011
20110137135Context Aware Physiological Monitoring - To make home patient care more successful, a machine may enable context aware physiological monitoring at home. For example, in one embodiment, the machine only allows the physiological monitor measurements to be made when the patient has proven that the patient has not undergone strenuous activity in a period preceding the measurement. That activity may skew the measurement and make the measurement unreliable. Without the machine information, the clinician may be unaware of the physical activity because the patient is not present in his or her office and could misdiagnose or misprescribe based on incorrect information.06-09-2011
20110137134METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADMINISTERING AN ANAESTHETIC - A method and system for objectively scoring intra-operative pain during general anaesthesia based on the patient's mean arterial pressure and heart rate. The index is used for closed-loop control of the intra-operative analgesia through adjustment of the drug infusion level according to fuzzy logic. It is further displayed along with other components of anaesthesia and important patient data on a monitoring display for presentation to medical staff.06-09-2011
20110178376SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING - A system includes a local patient monitor and a plurality of remote patient monitors. The local patient monitor may display a plurality of physiological parameters for a local patient. The local patient monitor may further display a remote monitoring interface with the local patient's physiological parameters. The remote monitoring interface may include a plurality of status icons respectively representing the plurality of remote patient monitors. In one embodiment, the local patient monitor receives alarm information from a first remote patient monitor indicating that one or more physiological parameters for a remote patient are outside of a determined range. The alarm information may include, for example, location information for the remote patient and an alarm condition indicated by the one or more physiological parameters. The local patient monitor may display the alarm information within the remote monitoring interface.07-21-2011
20120209085APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING INTRACORPOREAL FLUID ACCUMULATION - A fluid management system for the treatment of ascites, pleural effusion or pericardial effusion is provided including an implantable device including a pump, control circuitry, battery and transceiver; a charging and communication system configured to periodically charge the battery and communicate with the implantable device to retrieve performance data; and monitoring and control software, suitable for use with conventional personal computers, for configuring and controlling operation of the implantable device and charging and communication system. The implantable device includes a number of features that provide automated movement of fluid to the bladder with reduced risk of clogging, with no patient involvement other than occasional recharging of the battery of the implantable device. The monitoring and control software is available only to the treating physician, such that the physician interacts with the implantable device via the charging and communication system.08-16-2012
20120209089SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING DYSPHAGIA - Dysphagia of a subject (08-16-2012
20110190596ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE APPARATUS - An apparatus for monitoring EMG signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface. Conductive ink electrodes are formed on the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube. The conductive ink electrodes are configured to receive the EMG signals from the laryngeal muscles when the endotracheal tube is placed in a trachea of the patient. At least one conductor is coupled to the conductive ink electrodes and is configured to carry the EMG signals received by the conductive ink electrodes to a processing apparatus.08-04-2011
20090203972APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNS - An apparatus, system, and method monitors the motion, breathing, heart rate and sleep state of subjects, e.g., humans, in a convenient, non-invasive/non-contact, and low-cost fashion. More particularly, the motion, breathing, and heart rate signals are obtained through processing applied to a raw signal obtained in a non-contact fashion, typically using a radio-frequency sensor. Periods of sleep disturbed respiration, or central apnea can be detected through analysis of the respiratory signal. The mean heart rate, and derived information, such as the presence of cardiac arrhythmias can be determined from the cardiac signal. Motion estimates can be used to recognize disturbed sleep and periodic limb movements. The sleep state may be determined by applying a classifier model to the resulting streams of respiratory, cardiac and motion data. A means for display of the sleep state, respiratory, cardiac, and movement status may also be provided.08-13-2009
20120071730Adaptive Processing of Ambulatory Electrocardiogram Signals - Disclosed are methods and systems for adaptive processing of ambulatory electrocardiogram signals. In one embodiment, the method comprises acquiring a plurality of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals and transforming the ECG signals to a component space, thereby producing a set of components representing the ECG signals in the component space. The method further includes evaluating the set of components, adaptively selecting from the set of components a subset of components, and processing the subset of components to identify at least one property of the ECG signals. In some embodiments, the method further includes acquiring non-ECG signals, and adaptively selecting the subset of components comprises adaptively selecting the subset of components based on at least the non-ECG signals.03-22-2012
20120071729Medical Ventilator With Integrated Oximeter Data - This disclosure describes systems and methods for managing the ventilation of a patient being ventilated by a medical ventilator. The disclosure describes a novel approach of displaying ventilator information integrated with oximeter information. The disclosure further describes a novel approach of alarming based on the integration of ventilator information with oximeter information.03-22-2012
20100191073SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CHEMOTHERAPY-ASSOCIATED ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS - A system adapted to monitor adverse drug reactions in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy which comprises a patient-based data terminal 07-29-2010
20090209829APPARATUS FOR DETECTING DRIVER'S MENTAL STATE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MENTAL STATE - The reliability of detection of a driver's mental state in a vehicle in a driving state is enhanced without impairing operation stability of driving action of the vehicle.08-20-2009
20090203970SLEEP APNEA TEST SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND SLEEP APNEA TEST EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME - This relates to a sleep apnea test sensor assembly (08-13-2009
20110190602METHOD FOR MEASURING BLOOD OXYGEN AT A FINGER AND FINGER-CLIPPED OXIMETER - The present invention provides a method for measuring blood oxygen at a finger, comprising the following steps: 08-04-2011
20110190601System for Determining the Left-Ventricular Ejection Time TLVE of a Heart of a Subject - In order to reliably determine the left-ventricular ejection time T08-04-2011
20110190600COMBINED PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A combined physiological sensor and methods for detecting one or more physiological characteristics of a subject are provided. The combined sensor (e.g., a forehead sensor) may be used to detect and/or calculate at least one of a pulse blood oxygen saturation level, a regional blood oxygen saturation level, a respiration rate, blood pressure, an electrical physiological signal (EPS), a pulse transit time (PTT), body temperature associated with the subject, a depth of consciousness (DOC) measurement, any other suitable physiological parameter, and any suitable combination thereof. The combined sensor may include a variety of individual sensors, such as electrodes, optical detectors, optical emitters, temperature sensors, and/or other suitable sensors. The sensors may be advantageously positioned in accordance with a number of different geometries. The combined sensor may also be coupled to a monitoring device, which may receive and/or process one or more output signals from the individual sensors to display information about the medical condition of the subject. In addition, several techniques may be employed to prevent or limit interference between the individual sensors and their associated input and/or output signals.08-04-2011
20110190599System And Method For Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Based On Results Of Multiple Approaches To Sleep Apnea Identification - Various embodiments may provide methods and systems capable of evaluating physiological parameter data. The methods and systems may include a receiver capable of collecting a signal representative of a physiological status of a patient, a plurality of data analysis components, wherein each of the plurality of data analysis components is capable of generating a metric based on the signal, and an arbitrator communicatively coupled to each of the plurality of data analysis components and capable of generating a single metric from the metrics generated by the plurality of data analysis components.08-04-2011
20110190598Health Data Dynamics, Its Sources and Linkage with Genetic/Molecular Tests - Method and system for the analysis and source localization of the dynamical patterns in medical and health data, and linking such dynamical patterns with the individual's genetic and/or molecular data. The invention makes use of optimally positioned sensors (sensor arrays) providing input data for signal processing, time-series analysis, pattern recognition and mathematical modeling to facilitate dynamical tracking of systemic arterial pressure without a pressure cuff, local vascular activity, electrocardiographic (ECG), respiratory, physical, muscular, gastrointestinal and neural activity, temperature and other physiological/health data. The invention also facilitates separation of local signals (such as local aneurisms or local vascular activity) from non-local, central or systemic patterns (e.g. systemic blood pressure). In addition, the invention improves identification of dynamical patterns associated with a specific genotype/disorder for screening, personalized risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment control. The system can be implemented in a specialized processor, such as an ambulatory blood pressure monitor, Electrocardiograph, Holter monitor located outside subject's body or implanted inside the body, mobile/cell phone or Smart Phone/Personal Digital Assistant, computer or computer network (the Internet), including wireless or mobile network. The system can be also linked to the electronic health/medical records and other databases.08-04-2011
20110190597INTERVERTEBRAL DISC ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention pertains to an analysis device for measuring physical, chemical and/or biological parameters in an intervertebral disc. It comprises a probe adapted to be inserted in the intervertebral disc; the probe including at its distal end at least three different sensors. The intervertebral disc analysis system and method is useful for measuring physical, chemical and/or biochemical parameters in the intervertebral disc, the data generated by these sensors providing an effigy of the physiological status of the intervertebral disc. The invention further pertains to a method for obtaining physical, chemical and/or biological data of the intervertebral disc, the data being useful for matters in relation to diseases of the intervertebral disc, in particularly for diagnostics and therapies of diseases of the intervertebral disc.08-04-2011
20110190595NETWORK SUPPORTING INTRAVAGINAL MONITORING DEVICE - The invention generally relates to intravaginal monitoring devices, supporting networks, web services, billing services, modes of operation of the devices and networks, and processing of data harvested by an intravaginal device and communication to the network. Methods, systems and networks for advertising are provided herein.08-04-2011
20110152638CARDIOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD USING AUTOMATED RECOGNITION OF HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS AND WAVEFORM ATTRIBUTES - A cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes is provided. The cardiography system and method includes at least one sensor, a knowledge base and a processing device. The at least one sensor provides a waveform signal and a hemodynamic parameter input. The knowledge base includes data corresponding to various disease states. The processing device receives the waveform signal and hemodynamic parameter input from the sensor, identifies waveform attributes on the waveform signal, measures the waveform attributes, accesses the knowledge base, cross-references the waveform attributes and the hemodynamic parameters with data in the knowledge base, and outputs a suggested likelihood of a particular disease state. The knowledge base optionally includes goal-directed therapies associated with particular disease states for providing suggested goal-directed therapies based on the cross-referencing of the waveform attributes and the hemodynamic parameters with the knowledge base.06-23-2011
20110152637PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR AND DATA COLLECTION UNIT - A physical activity data collection unit includes one or more infrared sensors configured to provide an output indicative of a pulse rate of a user of the physical activity data collection unit, at least one temperature sensor configured to provide an output indicative of at least a body temperature of the user, and at least one accelerometer configured to provide an output indicative of movements of the user. The physical activity data collection unit can also include a microcontroller configured to determine a pulse rate, a body temperature, and movement characteristics of the user of the data collection unit based on outputs from the one or more infrared sensors, the at least one temperature sensor, and the at least one accelerometer; determine a physical exertion level of the user based on one or more of the pulse rate, the body temperature, or the movement characteristics of the user; and store, in a memory, data indicative of the physical exertion level during a time period during which the physical exertion level exceeds a predetermined threshold.06-23-2011
20110201904Electro diagnostic functional assessment unit (EFA-2) - An electro diagnostic functional assessment unit (EFA-2) that diagnoses age of and treats soft tissue injuries. The EFA-2 utilizes sensor(s) including EMG, Range of Motion, FCE, pinch and grip, and allows for monitoring of muscles and muscle groups to ascertain compliance, pain and function. The EFA-2 also monitors disc pathology and determines whether a person requires surgery or conservative care and, the age of the disc. Additionally, the EFA-2 monitors EEK activity and NCV, as well as invasive EMG that monitors nerve damage. Previously, with NCV the temperature and the position of electrodes would effect readings and produce false positive or false negative readings. The EFA-2 eliminates these problems by incorporating temperature sensor(s) and electrode placement sensor(s). The EFA-2 also provides direct treatment by means of ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Thus, the EFA-2 allows diagnosis any treatment by means of a single unit.08-18-2011
20100030036Method and System for Monitoring the Condition of Livestock - A method and system for monitoring the condition of livestock comprises a plurality of sensors (02-04-2010
20100030034Apparatus and Method for Detecting Cardiac Events - A method and system which includes a minimally invasive, implantable device with a sensor configured for collecting electrical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor configured for collecting mechanical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor for collecting optical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor for collecting biochemical data associated with cardiac performance, and a processor for deriving cardiac conditions and actuating an alarm upon identifying a cardiac event.02-04-2010
20100022851MEASUREMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS OF PHYSIOLOGY SIGNALS - A measurement processing apparatus is disclosed for processing plurality of physiology signals. The measurement processing apparatus includes a multiplex device, an analog-to-digital conversion module and a control signal generator. The multiplex device generates a multiplex signal composed of the physiology signals with output sequence controlled by a first control signal. Furthermore, the multiplex device dispenses each physiology signal with one corresponding multiplex density based on the first control signal. The analog-to-digital conversion module converts the multiplex signal into a digital multiplex signal based on at least one adjustable bias voltage under control of a second control signal. The control signal generator generates the first control signal based on the feature values of the physiology signals. Also, the control signal generator generates the second control signal based on the voltage swing ranges of the physiology signals. The second control signal is synchronized with the first control signal.01-28-2010
20100022850TRANSDUCER ARRAY FOR SENSING PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - A physiologic parameter transducer array for a subject support includes at least one transducer configured for placement between the subject support and a subject being supported by the subject support. The at least one transducer senses an event indicative of a physiologic parameter of the subject that corresponds to the event. A signal processing device, in electrical communication with the at least one transducer, generates a signal indicative of the physiologic parameter. An identification component stores a unique identifier of the subject. The unique identifier associates the generated signal with the subject. A display component displays indicia indicative of the event.01-28-2010
20110218409Device and method for measuring sleep apneas - A device is implemented as a functional patch, for measuring sleep apneas, which device includes: an acoustic sensor for measuring respiration and snoring noises; an optical sensor for measuring a saturation of oxygen in the blood of a human; and an adhesive patch which carries the acoustic sensor and the optical sensor. Analysis of the measuring signals and display of the sleep apneas are alternately performed in the functional patch or in an external unit, to which the data are transmitted wirelessly.09-08-2011
20100016684ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING REJECTION IN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS - The current invention relates to an implantable device, system, method, and computer readable medium comprising computer executable components for detection of rejection of a cardiac allograft. Acute rejection and chronic rejection are the leading cause of death in heart transplant recipients post transplant. The current invention seeks to address this problem by providing methods, devices, systems and computer readable media comprising computer executable components to monitor the efficacy of immunosuppressant therapy and evaluate the degree of rejection in a cardiac allograft. To provide this functionality, an implantable device comprises sensors which measure physiologic parameters at specified intervals after the transplant procedure. These measured parameters are subsequently compared with baseline parameter data to detect rejection of the cardiac allograft.01-21-2010
20100016681Apparatus and Methods for Monitoring Physiological Functions - A plurality of sensors are embedded in a form fitting garment similar to exercise togs such that the sensors are held in contact with or close proximity to the body. The sensors are connected via a plurality wires to an electronics module which is unintrusive being literally in its ultimate configuration the size of a credit card. A range of thickness, from 6 mm (6 credit cards) down to 1 mm or less, is possible for the module inclusive of a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. The electronics module can be easily removed for garment maintenance (laundering).01-21-2010
20100016680Signal Processing Systems and Methods for Analyzing Multiparameter Spaces to Determine Physiological States - The present disclosure relates to signal processing systems and methods, and more particularly, to systems and methods for analyzing multiparameter spaces to determine changes in a physiological state. In embodiments, a first signal and a second signal may be obtained, from which a first plurality of values of a physiological parameter may be determined. At least one of the signals also may be used to generate a scalogram derived at least in part from the signal. A second plurality of values may be determined based at least in part on a feature in the scalogram. The first and second plurality of values may then be associated, and a physiological state may be analyzed using the associated first and second values. In an embodiment, the signals may be PPG signals and the associated first and second values may include a parameter scatter plot that may permit a user to determine changes in a patient's ventilation state over time.01-21-2010
20090099424Patient Monitoring - A hemodynamic monitor and corresponding method for determining the requirement for, and if required the nature or extent of, and for monitoring the response to, an intervention by a carer for a subject in order to improve the hydration level and hemodynamic status of the subject during a period or periods of hemodynamic instability includes, firstly, a processor. The processor incorporates software arranged to continuously analyse and process a blood pressure or arterial volume/plethysmographic signal obtained from the subject in order to derive a plurality of complementary parameters throughout the monitoring of the subject. The monitor also incorporates display means displaying images representing the derived plurality of complementary parameters. The images include at least one image representing graphically at least one stress related hemodynamic parameter plotted against time to provide an immediate indication of a change in hemodynamic status and thus the requirement for an intervention. The images also include at least one image representing graphically at least one fluid responsiveness parameter plotted against time to provide an indication of the hydration level and associated ventricular pre load status of the subject to determine the nature or extent of the intervention if required. The images may also include at least one image representing graphically at least one response related parameter compared to the value of the parameter at the point of the intervention to provide an indication of the desired and/or actual response of the subject to an intervention. Trend and acute changes displays may be combined. Specific parameters providing information on the quality of the left ventricle and right heart/venous return/preload may also be derived and displayed.04-16-2009
20090076344Multi-Sensor Patient Monitor to Detect Impending Cardiac Decompensation - Systems and methods of detecting an impending cardiac decompensation of a patient measure at least two of an electrocardiogram signal of the patient, a hydration signal of the patient, a respiration signal of the patient or an activity signal of the patient. The at least two of the electrocardiogram signal, the hydration signal, the respiration signal or the activity signal are combined with an algorithm to detect the impending cardiac decompensation.03-19-2009
20100191076DAYTIME/NIGHTTIME RESPIRATION RATE MONITORING - A device and method can monitor or trend a patient's respiration rate measurements according to the time of day. The device, which may be implantable or external, collects and classifies respiration rate measurements over time. The trended information about particular classes of respiration rate measurements is then communicated to a remote external device, which in turn provides an indication of heart failure decompensation. Examples of classes of respiration rate measurements include a daily maximum respiration rate value, a daily minimum respiration rate value, a daily maximum respiration rate variability value, a daily minimum respiration rate variability value, and a daily central respiration rate value. These respiration rate measurements can be further classified into daytime or nighttime respiration rate measurements.07-29-2010
20080306356Vascular status monitoring system - A system including an adjustable strap having at least one sensor for monitoring a physical condition of a patient. The strap bears measurement indicia so that a clinician can establish baseline perimetral measurements of a patient's appendage and later account for changes in swelling that may be attributable to inflammation or edema. The system further includes a user-interactive unit for receiving, storing and processing patient information from the at least one sensor. In addition, the system desirably includes standardized forms for documenting a patient's physical health as a function of his/her sensed physical condition.12-11-2008
20090247836Medical System and Method for Serving Users with a Chronic Disease or Health State - A system and method collects medical data from a patient and transmits the data to a backend system. The data is analyzed and a feedback message is generated and transmitted to at least the patient.10-01-2009
20110152636PORTABLE DEVICE FOR CALCULATING CONSUMED CALORIES - A portable device for measuring a consumed calories includes: a respiration measurement device measuring an amount of air inhaled into a user's nose to acquire and output a respiration signal; a plurality of movement detection devices acquiring and outputting acceleration signals reflecting (or indicating) the magnitude and direction of a movement of each part of the user's body; and a controller recognizing the amount of a user's movements and movement patterns by analyzing the acceleration signal, recognizing an intensity of an exercise by analyzing the respiration signal, and calculating a consumed calories in consideration of the amount of the user's movements, the movement patterns, and the intensity of exercise. A user's consumed calories can be precisely calculated by recognizing the user's movement and even the user's respiration rate.06-23-2011
20110306846SYSTEMS APPROACH TO DISEASE STATE AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT - Methods, systems, and apparatus for assessing a state of an epilepsy disease or a comorbidity thereof 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 an epilepsy disease or a body system of the patient 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
20110306851MAPPING SYMPATHETIC NERVE DISTRIBUTION FOR RENAL ABLATION AND CATHETERS FOR SAME - This invention provides methods for mapping and ablating renal nerves to treat disease caused by systemic renal nerve hyperactivity, e.g. hypertension, heart failure, renal failure and diabetes. Also provided are catheters for performing the mapping and ablating functions.12-15-2011
20110306847IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ANALYSIS OF NEURONAL ACTIVITY - Techniques for combining electrochemical measurements of the brain or spinal cord by voltammetry together with a scan such as magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy, e.g. fMRI. The techniques use particular microelectrodes, such as carbon fibre or carbon paste electrodes which do not affect the magnetic resonance measurements. The techniques allow the correlation of voltammetry and magnetic resonance measurements which in turn allows one to be used for substitution of the other in appropriate circumstances and also allows the translation of results in animal models to the human model.12-15-2011
20110306848WOUND HEALING CHAMBER - A wound healing chamber is disclosed, which includes: a fixing plate with a first opening, wherein suturing holes are circularly formed around a peripheral section of the first opening, and the fixing plate is fixed on an object through the suturing holes; and a detachable cap mounted on the fixing plate, wherein the cap corresponds to the first opening, and the first opening is open or closed by the detachable cap.12-15-2011
20110306850Sleep quality data collection and evaluation - A sleep quality assessment approach involves collecting data based on detected physiological or non-physiological patient conditions. At least one of detecting patient conditions and collecting data is performed using an implantable device. Sleep quality may be evaluated using the collected data by an implantable or patient-external sleep quality processor. One approach to sleep quality evaluation involves computing one or more summary metrics based on occurrences of movement disorders or breathing disorders during sleep.12-15-2011
20110306849Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis and Cirrhosis - This invention relates to method of diagnosing the presence and/or severity of a liver pathology and/or of monitoring the effectiveness of a curative treatment against a liver pathology in an individual, leading to a score, comprising the combination, of at least one blood test and of at least one data issued from a physical method of diagnosing liver fibrosis, said data being selected from the group consisting of medical imaging data and clinical measurements, said combination being performed through a mathematical function. This invention also relates to a method wherein the combination through a mathematical function, of at least one blood test and of at least one data issued from a physical method of diagnosing liver fibrosis, is performed at least twice and the at least two resulting scores are combined in an algorithm based on the diagnostic reliable intervals.12-15-2011
20120041278USER WEARABLE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A user wearable portable communication device and a method for collecting and transmitting a plurality of physiological parameters to a remote monitoring center are disclosed. The portable communication device includes a provision for enabling the user to establish a video conference, a fall detection module in conjunction with an accelerometer recognizes a placement of the portable communication device, a home automation module for enabling the user to remotely operate multiple electronic devices, an acknowledgment acceptance module for receiving the acknowledgment, a physiological data collecting module communicatively coupled to a fetal doppler module for monitoring and transmitting the physiological parameters associated with a child, multiple preprogrammed contact numbers for enabling the user to establish a communication, a subscriber identity module for enabling the user establish a communication and data transmission between the portable communication device and the remote monitoring center.02-16-2012
20120041279DEVICES AND METHODS FOR RESPIRATORY VARIATION MONITORING BY MEASUREMENT OF RESPIRATORY VOLUMES, MOTION AND VARIABILITY - This invention is directed to devices and methods for assessing a patient. The devices have at least one impedance measuring element functionally connected to a programmable element, programmed to analyze an impedance measurement, and to provide an assessment of at least one respiratory parameter of the patient. Preferably the device includes electronics which aid in calibration, signal acquisition, conditioning, and filtering.02-16-2012
20110028803METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF THE CONCENTRATION OF A SUBSTANCE IN A BODY FLUID - The present invention relates generally to the field of measuring glucose levels in a body fluid of a subject, in particular to non-invasive measuring of blood glucose in blood of a subject. A device is disclosed comprising an electrically conducting probe comprising a plurality of electrodes adapted for measuring electrical impedance of the tissue of a subject, typically skin, a sensing device adapted for sensing at least one concentration of an ion in the tissue, typically acidity (pH), wherein said electrically conducting probe and said sensing device are adapted to obtain said electrical impedance of the tissue and said concentration of an ion in the tissue simultaneously. The device further comprises a blood glucose determining unit adapted for determining an estimate, typically a concentration, of blood glucose based on said electrical impedance of the tissue and said concentration of an ion in the tissue. Further, a device is disclosed comprising an electrically conducting probe comprising a plurality of electrodes adapted for measuring electrical impedance of the tissue of a subject, typically the skin, wherein at least one of said plurality of electrodes is adapted to, when being in voltage mode, sense a signal representative of a concentration of an ion in the tissue, typically acidity (pH), wherein said electrically conducting probe is adapted to simultaneously obtain said impedance of the tissue and said concentration of an ion in the tissue, the device also comprising a blood glucose determining unit adapted for determining an estimate, typically a concentration, of blood glucose based on said electrical impedance of the tissue and said concentration of an ion in the tissue. Furthermore, methods for non-invasive determination of an estimate of blood glucose in blood of a subject are disclosed.02-03-2011
20100168532SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING BRAIN ACTIVITY - A device for measuring intracortical brain activity of a subject is provided. The device includes a support member configured for intracranial insertion in the subject. The device comprises a plurality of electrodes are positioned in an electrode region of the support member, which is configured to traverse the cerebral cortex of the subject when the support member is inserted intracranially in the subject. In certain embodiments, the device further comprises drainage region positioned on the support member such that two or more electrodes in the electrode region contact the cerebral cortex of the subject when the drainage region of the support member is in fluid contact with cerebrospinal fluid in the brain ventricle of the subject. In certain embodiments, the device further comprises a detector or probe for monitoring an additional brain parameter.07-01-2010
20120041281FETAL MONITORING DEVICE AND METHODS - Described herein are fetal and/or maternal monitoring devices, systems and methods using UWB medical radar. These devices and systems may include a UWB sensor providing high-resolution and reliable simultaneous monitoring of multiple indicators of fetal and/or maternal health, such as fetal heart rate, fetal heart rate variability, fetal respiration, fetal gross body movement, maternal contractions, maternal heart rate, maternal respiration, and other derivative parameters during virtually all stages of pregnancy and during delivery. The sensor allows novel collection of physiological data using a single sensor or multiple sensors to develop individual and aggregate normal motion indices for use in determining when departure from normal motion index is indicative of fetal or maternal distress.02-16-2012
20120041276All in one medical monitor - The present invention provides a portable medical monitoring device designed for personal use to measure a variety of physical parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oximetry (SpO2), and blood sugar (glucose) level. The device is attached to a belt or arm band that is secured around an individual when the device is being used and is equipped with a display screen, test select switches, an optical module and a processing module that analyzes data generated by the optical module.02-16-2012
20100280333Medical Vital Sign Indication Tool, System and Method - A vital sign evaluation tool (11-04-2010
20120041280APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BODY INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for determining a user's body information in a mobile terminal includes determining whether a user touch is detected on a touch panel, which incorporates a Bio Micro Electric Mechanical System (MEMS) technology, and if so, determining the user's body information which in turn is transmitted to an upper node. Body information analysis results are received from the upper node and displayed subsequently. As a result, a mobile user has an advantage of managing his or her health via on line using a touch panel of a mobile terminal without visiting a hospital separately.02-16-2012
20120041277SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING NEAR-TERM PATIENT TRAJECTORIES - A system and method for predicting near term measurements of a patient includes a stream processor configured to summarize raw measurements from patients into signatures and construct optimal prediction models based on previously obtained signatures. A similar patient tracker is configured to monitor similar patient information for a query patient. The similar patient information is determined based on a similarity between the query patient and signatures of other patients. A model analyzer is configured to employ retrofitted optimal prediction models from similar patients to predict near term measurements of the query patient.02-16-2012
20100298662SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DATA COLLECTION OF TWENTY-FOUR HOUR ULTRAFILTRATION AND OTHER PATIENT PARAMETERS USING WIRED OR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY - A dialysis system includes: a dialysis machine for performing a first dialysis session on a patient at a first time of a day; a remote exchange device for performing a second dialysis session on the patient at a second time of the day, the remote exchange device configured to record an amount of ultrafiltration (“UF”) that is removed from the patient over the second dialysis session; and a communication link between the dialysis machine and the remote exchange device, wherein the dialysis machine is configured to receive the recorded amount UF removed from the remote exchange device via the communication link and determine a total amount of UF removed from the patient over the first and second sessions.11-25-2010
20080281168Vital Signs Monitor - A multi-parametric vital signs monitoring device configured for use as an ambulatory and a bedside monitor wherein the device can be patient-wearable and is battery powered. The monitoring device can be used with a charging cradle to provide power to the device in lieu of the battery as a power source for bedside applications, in which the cradle further serves as an intermediary device to enable a data link with a PC or other peripheral device. The monitoring device can include a wireless radio to enable bi-directional transfer of patient-related data to a separate remote station.11-13-2008
20120271122Medical Sensor Kit for Combination with a Chair to Enable Measurement of Diagnostic Information - A medical examination chair kit includes a group of sensors including electrodes in finger-tip sensors, various other types of sensors incorporated in covers attachable or placeable on a chair and load cells on an adjustable grid supporting the chair, all of which provide data which is partially processed in a transmission pocket mounted on the chair.10-25-2012
20100125183SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING FUNCTIONALITY OF REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING DEVICE - A system for monitoring vital signs of an individual functions in accordance with a predetermined monitoring profile. The profile can be automatically revised by a management system in accordance with vital signs data, monitor operational information and manual inputs from a care provider to form a revised profile. The revised profile can be can be approved and then transferred to the monitoring system.05-20-2010
20120209083METHOD OF LOCATING AN INGESTED CAPSULE - A method of determining the location of an ingested capsule comprising the steps of providing an ingestible capsule having a pH sensor and a pressure sensor, having a subject ingest the capsule, recording pH measurements from the pH sensor as a function of time as the capsule moves through at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject, recording pressure measurements from the pressure sensor as a function of time as the capsule moves through at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of the subject, deriving a frequency of contractions pressure pattern as a function of time and the pressure measurements, and identifying an appreciable variation in the frequency pressure pattern in substantially the same time period as an appreciable variation in the pH to determine the capsule's location at a first position in the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.08-16-2012
20120209084RESPIRATORY EVENT ALERT SYSTEM - A respiratory monitoring system can include an acoustic respiratory sensor that obtains acoustic information from a patient and one or more processors in communication with the acoustic respiratory sensor. Such processors can receive a respiratory rate value derived from the acoustic information. This respiratory rate value can reflect an averaged set of respiratory rate values over a period of time. The one or more processors can also receive an indication of a respiratory abnormality that occurred during the same time period. Further, the one or more processors can output the averaged respiratory rate value together with a respiratory event indicator reflecting the respiratory abnormality.08-16-2012
20100331632WIRELESS POLYSOMNOGRAPHY SYSTEM - A distributed wireless polysomnography (PSG) system is provided. The system includes plural wireless physiological signal acquiring devices and a base station, in which the base station is wirelessly and bi-directionally communicates with the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices. During PSG examination, the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices are worn by a patient and the base station is connected to a remote computer device via a network. Then, each of the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices acquires physiological signals through at least a sensing element connected thereto and/or built therein, and the acquired physiological signals are wirelessly transmitted, in real time, to the base station and then to, via the network, the remote computer device, so as to achieve a real time monitoring of the patient's physiological signals during sleep. Moreover, the base station is capable of executing at least one of configuring the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices, controlling the operations of the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices, displaying the physiological signals acquired by and transmitted from the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices, and indicating the statuses of the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices during the operations.12-30-2010
20120046528SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - A system for detecting and treating congestive heart failure includes an implantable module, such as a pacemaker, and a patient advisory module. The system is configured to measure thoracic impedance and to provide the patient with instructions in order to improve the accuracy of the thoracic impedance measurement as well as treating symptoms of congestive heart failure.02-23-2012
20120004519Motion Cancellation of Optical Input Signals for Physiological Pulse Measurement - A pulse rate sensor that includes an accelerometer for measuring periodic motion and a piezo sensor for detecting erratic motion is capable of more accurately determining pulse rate by accounting for these types of motion. The pulse rate sensor in accordance with the present invention diminishes pulse rate signal degradation due to erratic motion through a combination of algorithms that control signal boosting, waveform refinement and signal noise suppression.01-05-2012
20120004518TECHNIQUES FOR COMPENSATING MOVEMENT OF A TREATMENT TARGET IN A PATIENT - One embodiment includes a method of predicting a position of a target site inside a body using surrogates is provided. The method includes transforming surrogate measurements and target positions into different representations by applying an operator, establishing a special relationship between the transformed surrogate measurements and the transformed target positions, and continuously predicting the target position from the transformed surrogate measurements and the established special relationship.01-05-2012
20120004515MULTI-CHANNEL SENSING METHODS IN IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTOR DEFIBRILLATORS - An implantable medical device uses an implantable sensor for acquiring a physiological signal that is received by a digital signal processor. The digital signal processor is a multi-channel signal processor including a first signal processing channel having a first sensitivity for sensing the physiological signal and a second signal processing channel having a second sensitivity different than the first sensitivity for sensing the physiological signal.01-05-2012
20120004516SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA RECEIVED FROM MULTIPLE SENSOR MODULES IN A PATIENT MONITOR SYSTEM - A patient monitor system synchronizes patient data acquired by a plurality of sensor modules. Patient data from the sensor modules are synchronized by transmitting, from a patient monitor host, a start message that each newly connected sensor module uses to determine when to begin transmitting patient data to the patient monitor host. At a predetermined count interval, the patient monitor host also broadcasts an incrementing sequence count value to each of the connected sensor modules. The sensor modules use the sequence count values and the start message to determine when the patient monitor host expects each sensor module to transmit data packets. Each data packet sent by the sensor modules includes a sequence count value that the patient monitor host uses to align the various waveforms for display.01-05-2012
20120004517BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR AND PULSE OXIMETER SYSTEM FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH - An integrated blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter system includes a blood flow occlusion member configured to selectively occlude blood flow through an appendage of the animal (e.g., the neck or tail); a sensor coupled to the blood flow occlusion member detecting a degree of operation thereof; Light sources coupled to the tail closer to the distal end of the tail than the tail blood flow occlusion member, and selectively directing light of two different wavelengths into the appendage; a light receiver coupled to the appendage and selectively receiving a signal associated with light directed into the appendage from the light sources; and a controller configured to selectively determine blood pressure parameters from the data and pulse oximeter parameters from the data.01-05-2012
20120209086APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING BLOOD FLOW WITHIN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT - A blood flow measurement system for measuring blood flow within the gastrointestinal tract is provided including a catheter, a processor, and measurement software. The catheter has an expandable member disposed near its distal end and an optical sensor disposed adjacent to the expandable member. The optical sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of blood flow within the gastrointestinal tract. The processor is configured to control the optical sensor, to receive the signal, and to transmit the signal to the measurement software for measuring blood flow.08-16-2012
20120209088CONTINUOUS NON-INTERFERING HEALTH MONITORING AND ALERT SYSTEM - A seamless and preferably substantially continuous health monitoring system, designed for use by a healthy living being but also suitable for non-healthy living being, the system including a control module, a communication unit and one or more sensors. The sensors can be in-vivo nano-sensors, micro-sensors, subcutaneous, wearable or implanted sensors. The control unit includes an analysis subsystem having a processing unit and an alerting unit. Each of the sensors is configured to detect a predetermined physiological or chemical parameter of the living being. The communication unit is facilitated to transmit the detected parameters to the analysis subsystem. The processor analyzes the detected parameters to thereby determine if the health state of the monitored living being is abnormal. When at least one detected parameter or the health state is determined to be abnormal, the alerting unit is operatively activated to alert a predetermined alert receiving entity.08-16-2012
20120209087Non-Contact Vital Sign Sensing System and Sensing Method Using the Same - A non-contact vital sign sensing system including a vital sign sensing module and at least one body movement interference cancellation module is provided. The vital sign sensing module and the at least one body movement interference cancellation module are under a self-injection locking (SIL) mode. The vital sign sensing module senses an isotropic vital sign of a body. A mutual injection locking (MIL) mode is achieved between the vital sign sensing module and the at least one body movement interference cancellation module to sense the anisotropic body movement signal and to cancel the body movement interference.08-16-2012
20100121160REMOTE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION - Instrumented orthoses with more sophisticated structures provide for coordinated support and rehabilitation of complex joints and multiple injured joints. Improved instrumented orthoses can include hinges that can rotate in multiple different planes. Particularly preferred embodiments include a shoulder brace with a hand hold and a lower extremities brace. Preferably, a control unit monitors the output Of transducers used to instrument the brace. A patient can be prompted by the control unit for the performance of a variety of different monitored exercises.05-13-2010
20110009713Rhythmic percussion exercise garment with electronic interface and method of conducting an exercise program - Hands-free exercise device combining: weights; an electronic vital signs monitoring device with interactive capabilities and a controllable interface with an electronic or instrumental percussive music source, adapted to be worn about the user's body resulting in new method of conducting an exercise program. User varies weight to adjust muscle load during a range of motion. Simultaneously, sound is movement activated: depending on placement, user learns to exercise de-conditioned muscle groups by learning how to produce sound. During exercise, device monitors/records user's vital signs to objectively determine exertion level in real time, and calculate long term progress. Device can automatically adjust tempo, challenging user to respond with concordant change in exercise pace so that actual exertion level will increase or decrease to desired levels. Device can respond to exertion, notifying user when a threshold of exertion is reached by switching the type of instrumental sound, providing indicative audible cue.01-13-2011
20100137693METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PATIENT CARE - Methods and apparatus for patient care detect a current medical condition of a patient receiving medical treatment, e.g., by sensing blood pressure, heart rate, weight, glucose level, hemoglobin level, and/or blood potassium level (all by way of example) and transmit information regarding that medical condition to a digital data processing system disposed remotely from the medical treatment apparatus. The medical treatment apparatus can be, for example, one for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, and the medical condition can be sensed by sensors coupled to or otherwise utilized in connection with such apparatus.06-03-2010
20080269572MULTIPURPOSE HOST SYSTEM FOR INVASIVE CARDIOVASCULAR DIAGNOSTIC MEASUREMENT ACQUISITION INCLUDING AN ENHANCED DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURED GRAPHICAL DISPLAY - The present invention provides a multipurpose host system for processing and displaying invasive cardiovascular diagnostic measurement data. The system includes a an external input signal bus interface. The bus interface receives data arising from cardiovascular diagnostic measurement sensors. Measurement processing components receive data from particular sensor types. Based on the received data, the processing components render diagnostic measurement parameter values. A multi-mode graphical user interface includes display components corresponding to data received from particular sensor types. The user interface provides recommended action prompts that guide a user through a series of actions.10-30-2008
20090030292CARDIOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD USING AUTOMATED RECOGNITION OF HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS AND WAVEFORM ATTRIBUTES - A cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes is provided. The cardiography system and method includes at least one sensor, a knowledge base and a processing device. The at least one sensor provides a waveform signal and a hemodynamic parameter input. The knowledge base includes data corresponding to various disease states. The processing device receives the waveform signal and hemodynamic parameter input from the sensor, identifies waveform attributes on the waveform signal, measures the waveform attributes, accesses the knowledge base, cross-references the waveform attributes and the hemodynamic parameters with data in the knowledge base, and outputs a suggested likelihood of a particular disease state. The knowledge base optionally includes goal-directed therapies associated with particular disease states for providing suggested goal-directed therapies based on the cross-referencing of the waveform attributes and the hemodynamic parameters with the knowledge base.01-29-2009
20120010479METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A TISSUE - Example embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for determining the temperature distribution in a tissue to be ablated and/or in a body tissue of a patient containing the tissue to be ablated. The method includes determining at least one item of information relating to a blood flow associated with at least one of in the tissue to be ablated and in the body tissue containing the tissue to be ablated, such that the item of information originates from a perfusion measurement of at least one of the tissue to be ablated and the body tissue containing the tissue to be ablated. The method includes determining the temperature distribution in the tissue to be ablated and/or in the body tissue containing the tissue to be ablated taking into account the at least one item of information relating to the blood flow.01-12-2012
20120010478Analyzing Physiological State for Fitness Exercise - A method, apparatus, and a computer program for monitoring a fitness exercise are described. A plurality of heart-rate variability values and a plurality of exertion parameter values are measured during an exercise measured. The heart rate variability values correlate with the exertion parameter values through a human physiological mechanism, and the exertion parameter values characterize the physical exertion of the exercise. A mathematical correspondence is then constructed from the plurality of measured heart rate variability values and associated exertion parameter values. The mathematical correspondence describes correlation between the heart rate variability values and the exertion parameter values and the user's physiological state during the exercise. Then, the physical exertion of the exercise is monitored by applying the mathematical correspondence.01-12-2012
20120010477CONCENTRATION DETERMINATION APPARATUS, PROBE, CONCENTRATION DETERMINATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A concentration determination apparatus may determine a concentration of a target component in an arbitrary layer of an observed object including a plurality of light scattering medium layers. The concentration determination apparatus may include an irradiation unit, light scattering medium layer selection unit, a light receiving unit, a light intensity acquisition unit, an optical absorption coefficient calculation unit, and a concentration calculation unit.01-12-2012
20120010476MEDICAL IMPLANT WITH SAFETY FEATURE - A medical implant and system comprising a safety feature for reducing the likelihood of damage caused to a user of the implant system by exposure of body tissue and fluids to electrical energy from a power source of the implant. In one aspect, the medical implant comprises a disconnect switch which, upon actuation in response to an event, isolates the power source to prevent exposure to the user. In another aspect, there is provided a hermaticity failure sensor which, upon detection of a rupture in a hermetic casing of the medical implant, generates a detection signal.01-12-2012
20120010475INTEGRATED DISPLAY AND CONTROL FOR MULTIPLE MODALITIES - A system and method of managing an integrated laboratory for diagnosing and treating a patient is described. The system is divided into a laboratory room and a cockpit control room. The cockpit control room has a plurality of workstations for display and control of the laboratory equipment, so that two operators may cooperate in operating the equipment without conflict. All of the needed data is displayed to each operator in a single display where the display area is divided by a predetermined selectable grid pattern. The equipment in the laboratory room and the cockpit control room connected by electrically isolated paths. A backup workstation is provided, where at least the essential laboratory equipment is connected using an independent electrically isolated path.01-12-2012
20120010474METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATED INTERPRETATION OF MEASUREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO STIMULI - The invention relates to a system and a method for analysing with a temporal resolution below 160 milliseconds at least one response of a test person to at least one input stimulus. At least one input stimulus is provided to the test person and data representing the test person's response to this provided at least one input stimulus is obtained. From these data, at least one induced response pattern is determined in an automatic manner and at least one induced response pattern is identified. Optionally, the response pattern is interpreted and at least one induced response indicator is identified. The identified at least one induced response pattern and/or and at least one induced response indicator are synchronized to the presented at least one input stimulus. The synchronized at least one input stimulus and the determined at least one response pattern and/or at least one response indicator are presented in the same display and/or stored on the same means for storing. A database unit allowing the at least one input stimulus and/or the identified at least one induced response pattern to be stored and/or retrieved and/or compared to input stimuli and/or identified induced response patterns from analyses performed on the same test person and/or other test persons. The means for automatically determining comprises means for automatically analyzing the obtained data to identify at least one induced response pattern, or at least one feature thereof.01-12-2012
20120116182Feedback Systems and Methods to Enhance Obstructive and Other Obesity Treatments, Optionally Using Multiple Sensors - Feedback systems and methods enhance obstructive and other obesity treatments by presenting feedback regarding patients' actual eating. An ingestion restricting implant body can be deployed along the gastrointestinal tract. In some embodiments, ingestion alters the implant body, which, in turn, generates signals. The generated signals can be used to inhibit unhealthy ingestion by the patient. In other embodiments, the implant body can be altered by signals so as to selectable change the restriction imposed on the gastrointestinal tract, optionally in response to ingestion events, an eating schedule, or the like. The implant body may comprise a gastric band. Sensor signals may be processed to identify ingestion and/or characterize ingestion material, and the results may be displayed on a screen for a patient or coach to view.05-10-2012
20120116181BLOOD PROTEIN MARKERS IN METHODS AND APPARATUSES TO AID DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING - The present invention relates to methods, kits, apparatuses, and systems for diagnosing and/or screening for sleep apnea. More specifically, the present invention comprises assaying for markers indicative of sleep apnea.05-10-2012
20110166429Integrated Colligation Evaluating Device for Human Body Enginery Indexes - An integrated colligation evaluating device for human body enginery indexes and the working method thereof. The device includes an equipment case (07-07-2011
20110166430SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING SEIZURE ACTIVITY - The present invention provides systems and methods for ambulatory, long term monitoring of a physiological signal from a patient. At least a portion of the systems of the present invention may be implanted within the patient in a minimally invasive manner. In preferred embodiments, brain activity signals are sampled from the patient and are transmitted to a handheld patient communication device for further processing.07-07-2011
20120065480STRESS MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A stress monitoring method includes the steps of acquiring a plurality of individual readings of at least one physiologic data parameter over a period of time, storing the plurality of individual readings, determining the average of at least a portion of the plurality of individual readings, and comparing at least one individual reading to the average to identify any differences between the average and the at least one individual reading.03-15-2012
20120065478INTERACTIVE BIOSENSING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses an interactive biosensing device and a method thereof. The interactive biosensing device is arranged on a living body and comprises a physiological detection module detecting physiological signals of the living body; a physical sensation module triggering at least one physical device according to control instructions; a first wireless transmission module receiving control instructions or sends out physiological signals; a storage module storing physiological signals and control instructions; a video module capturing images of the living body; a control module processing physiological signals and control instructions and controlling operations of the video module; and a display unit presenting the images captured by the video module.03-15-2012
20120065481Navigation System for Cardiac Therapies - An image guided catheter navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of the patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the catheter in the region of the patient. The controller superimposes an icon representing the catheter onto the images generated from the imaging device based upon the location of the catheter. The display displays the image of the region with the catheter superimposed onto the image at the current location of the catheter.03-15-2012
20120065479ULTRASOUND PATCH - A wearable patch is provided for use on the body which preferably comprises an ultrasound sensor array, a transmission system coupled to the ultrasound sensor array adapted to provide signal information for ultrasound transmission into the body, and a receiver system coupled to the ultrasound sensor array adapted to receive signal information from the reflected ultrasound signal received from the body. A control circuitry is coupled to the transmission system and the receiver system. The patch is preferably provided with a wireless communication system to permit external control and or communication. Applications range from diagnostics and monitoring, to rehabilitation and wound healing.03-15-2012
20120016209FETAL ECG MONITORING - A method for fetal monitoring includes acquiring electrical signals from a set of electrodes, for example, a set of surface electrodes applied to a maternal abdominal region. The electrical signals are analyzed, including by performing a morphological analysis of fetal electrocardiogram signals. A clinical indicator is then determined from a result of performing the morphological analysis.01-19-2012
20110034784Medical Sensor Kit for Combination with a Chair to Enable Measurement of Diagnostic Information - A medical examination chair kit includes a group of sensors including electrodes in finger-tip sensors, various other types of sensors incorporated in covers attachable or placeable on a chair and load cells on an adjustable grid supporting the chair, all of which provide data which is partially processed in a transmission pocket mounted on the chair.02-10-2011
20090088611METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTINUOUS AND MOBILE MEASUREMENT OF VARIOUS BIO-PARAMETERS IN THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL - A method and a device for the continuous, mobile non-invasive and aesthetically unobtrusive measurement of important vital parameters, in particular body(core)temperature, arterial oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiration rate (by pulse oximetry), blood pressure, ECG, and substance concentrations in blood or tissue. The measuring site and the position of the sensor components is the (proximal) auditory canal, whereby there results an unobtrusive sensor technology suitable for a stable monitoring in everyday life i.e. even unaffected by motion. The sensor system includes a small evaluation unit and electronics for signal processing and e.g. means for wireless transmission to a mobile phone. Thus physiological parameters become available for long term diagnostics, for outpatients, for monitoring during rehabilitation, or for monitoring the health status in everyday life, while doing sports and during training, for an increase of the safety of individuals or of people with dangerous occupations or risky hobbies.04-02-2009
20120310053MEDICAL INSTALLATION, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MEDICAL APPARATUS THEREIN - In a method to control a medical apparatus of an installation having: a contact device for a patient, at least one electrical potential sensor that can be coupled to the body of said patient is integrated into the contact device. A signal evaluation device is provided with measurement signals generated with the electrical potential sensor for evaluation. The medical apparatus is connected with the signal evaluation device, and measurement signals that relate to the breathing and/or cardiac activity of the patient are acquired with the at least one electrical potential sensor coupled to the body of said patient upon contact of the patient with the contact device. Trigger signals are generated with the signal evaluation device based on the measurement signals that relate to the breathing cycle and/or the cardiac cycle of the patient. Operation of the medical apparatus is controlled based on the trigger signals.12-06-2012
20120022340DETECTING SLEEP TO EVALUATE THERAPY - A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the patient is asleep based on the parameters. In some embodiments, the processor determines plurality of sleep metric values, each of which indicates a probability of the patient being asleep, based on each of a plurality of physiological parameters. The processor may average or otherwise combine the plurality of sleep metric values to provide an overall sleep metric value that is compared to a threshold value in order to determine whether the patient is asleep. In addition, an electroencephalogram signal may be used to identify sleep states of the patient.01-26-2012
20120310052SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF AN ACCESS NEEDLE IN A SUBJECT - Systems and methods for epicardial electrophysiology and other procedures are provided in which the location of an access needle may be inferred according to the detection of different pressure frequencies in separate organs, or different locations, in the body of a subject. Methods may include inserting a needle including a first sensor into a body of a subject, and receiving pressure frequency information from the first sensor. A second sensor may be used to provide cardiac waveform information of the subject. A current location of the needle may be distinguished from another location based on an algorithm including the pressure frequency information and the cardiac waveform information.12-06-2012
20120310051Systems And Methods For Signal Rephasing Using The Wavelet Transform - Methods and systems are disclosed for defining a physiological parameter. A first physiological signal is transformed into in a complex transform space, the transformed signal having a magnitude and a phase. The transformed signal is rotated by altering its phase. The rotated signal is inverted, and the inverted signal is aligned in phase with a second physiological signal. The aligned inverted signal and the second physiological signal are combined to form a combined signal indicative of the physiological parameter.12-06-2012
20120022339PULSE DETECTION APPARATUS, SOFTWARE, AND METHODS USING PATIENT PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Using these features, the medical device determines whether a cardiac pulse is present in the patient. The medical device may also be configured to report whether the patient is in a VF, VT, asystole, or PEA condition, in addition to being in a pulseless condition, and prompt different therapies, such as chest compressions, rescue breathing, defibrillation, and PEA-specific electrotherapy, depending on the analysis of the physiological signals. Auto-capture of a cardiac pulse using pacing stimuli is further provided.01-26-2012
20120022337MHC-less cells - The present disclosure relates to compositions, methods, systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products thereof that relate to biological cells for delivery of at least one therapeutic agent to a biological tissue or subject.01-26-2012
20100152546Monitoring Sleep Stages to Determine Optimal Arousal Times and to Alert an Individual to Negative States of Wakefulness - A system and method for monitoring sleep stages to determine optimal arousal times and to alert an individual to negative states of wakefulness. In an embodiment, a device receives pressure data from at least one pressure sensor, where the pressure sensor is associated with furniture used for an individual to sleep. The device uses the pressure data to determine a sleep stage for the individual. The sleep stage is used to determine whether it is an optimal arousal time for the individual. The device sends an indication to not wake the individual if it is not the optimal arousal time for the individual. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-17-2010
20100191075Progressively Personalized Decision-Support Menu for Controlling Diabetes - A method for more effective control and treatment of diabetes is described, based on providing patients readily accessible and real-time analysis and recommendations based on their individual blood glucose levels and other biometric parameters, particularly blood chemistry, diet and exercise. The system includes the ability to track individual blood glucose and wellness responses to changes in insulin dosage and frequency, diet and exercise levels, and to personalize responses and recommendations, all in real time, and on a portable device which can be carried by the patient.07-29-2010
20120059230WEARABLE BODY MONITOR TO PROVIDE INDICATORS OF AN INDIVIDUAL - The invention is a system for detecting, monitoring, and reporting an individual's physiological or contextual status. The system works deriving a physiological or contextual status parameter of an individual using the system. The derivation utilizes two sensed parameters of the individual. The system is able to present the derived parameter in relation to any other sensed parameters, entered information, life activities data, or other derived data.03-08-2012
20120059229DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING MILD PERCEPTUAL IMPAIRMENT - A device and method for measuring mild perceptual impairment of a human subject, in which a stimulus having at least one parameter is applied to the human subject. The human subject produces a response to the stimulus indicative of a perception by the human subject of the at least one parameter of the stimulus. The response of the human subject is then processed in view of determining if the human subject suffers from mild perceptual impairment.03-08-2012
20120157797DETECTING HEART FAILURE BY MONITORING THE TIME SEQENCE OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES - Systems and methods for detecting heart failure by monitoring the time-sequence of physiological changes of a subject using a state machine circuit configured to receive information about physiological characteristics of the subject is described. The current state transitions between a first and a second state in response to a first transition trigger. The current state transitions between the second and first states in response to at least one of the expiration of a first timer or ceasing of the first transition trigger. The current state transitions between the second and third states in response to a second transition trigger. The current state transitions between the third and second states in response to at least one of expiration of a second timer or ceasing of the second transition trigger.06-21-2012
20120157795Patient Emergency Response System - An improved emergency response system is provided. The system includes a patient or subscriber location database having a schedule of patient or subscriber activities. In one implementation, an emergency services server detects when the patient or subscriber is having a possible medical event as indicated by medical physiologic data transmitted from a wireless communication device proximate the patient. A third party such as a technologist and/or doctor diagnoses the patient and determines whether treatment is required. If treatment is required, a phone located remotely from the patient is used to call an emergency services first responder from a public safety access point in the patient's location. The remotely located phone has an automatic location identification database record that is updated based on the patient's current location as indicate by the patient location database. The address information in the patient location database includes street number, building number, floor and room number information, if applicable, to ensure that first responders are directed to the patient's specific location. Other implementations of the emergency response system are also described, including natural disasters, home security, and travel applications.06-21-2012
20090326340Patient Monitor Alarm System And Method - Provided herein is a patient monitoring alarm escalation system and method, according to embodiments, which may include a medical device configured to measure physiological data received via a patient monitor configured to initiate an alarm in response to predefined measurements of the physiological data. The medical device is configured to communicate with a medical station and escalate an alarm if an alarm acknowledgement mechanism at the medical station is not activated.12-31-2009
20120157798PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSE TO POSTURE - An implantable or other ambulatory medical apparatus comprises a posture sensing circuit, a physiologic sensing circuit that senses a time varying physiologic signal, and a processor circuit. The processor circuit includes a posture calculation circuit and a measurement circuit. The posture calculation circuit determines a posture of the subject using posture data obtained using the posture signal and determines when the posture of the subject is steady state. The measurement circuit derives a physiologic measurement using physiologic data extracted from the physiologic signal during at least one time period when posture is determined to be steady state and provides the physiologic measurement to at least one of a user and a process in association with the determined steady state posture.06-21-2012
20120157793MEDICATION INTAKE ANALYZER - An example method for medication intake analysis and reporting. The method includes obtaining a medication order including identification of a medication and a property associated with the medication, where the medication order is associated with a patient. The method includes obtaining a value representing a characteristic of a physical state of the patient, where the value is measured by a sensor in contact with the patient. The method includes determining whether the patient has taken the medication associated with the medication order based on a comparison of the value representing a characteristic of the physical state of the patient. The method includes reporting whether the patient has taken the medication associated with the medication order via a user interface.06-21-2012
20120071734Biosensor Device - A biosensor that includes a light transmissive electrocardiographic electrode and a light transmissive insulating film that detect an electrical signal relating to an electrocardiographic signal through capacitive coupling that are disposed above light emitting elements and a light receiving element that detect an optical detection signal relating to a photo-plethysmographic signal. When a user brings a finger into contact with a contact surface of the light transmissive insulating film, the electrical signal relating to the electrocardiographic signal is detected by the light transmissive electrocardiographic electrode. At the same time, reflected light emitted from the light emitting elements after being reflected from the user's finger are received by the light receiving element to detect an optical detection signal corresponding to the received reflected lights so that biological information is generated based on both the electrocardiographic signal and a photo-plethysmographic signal.03-22-2012
20110092782MULTIFUNCTIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEASURING VITAL DATA, PROVIDED WITH A CENTRALISED DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - The invention relates to multifunctional equipment intended for measuring the vital data of a user, such as weight, height, body fat index and blood pressure. For this purpose, the equipment includes a platform for supporting the user, a device for emitting an ultrasonic beam and a receiver for receiving the reflected beam, a device for measuring blood pressure, a keyboard and screens for providing help and displaying the results, as well as payment means. The equipment also includes a digital fingerprint reader intended for the unequivocal identification of a user, together with an internal data processing device provided with inlet/outlet ports for connecting same to a computer associated with the equipment or to a remote computer forming a central database which can be accessed both from the first computer associated with the equipment and from other external computers over the Internet.04-21-2011
20110092781ENERGETIC MODULATION OF NERVES - In some examples, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some examples, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some examples, bioactive agents or devices activated by the energy sources are delivered to the region of interest and the energy is enhanced by such agents or the agents are enhanced by the energy sources.04-21-2011
20110092780BIOSENSOR MODULE WITH AUTOMATIC POWER ON CAPABILITY - A biosensor is described which can obtain physiological and accelerometer data from an individual. The biosensor may collect electrodermal activity, accelerometer readings, skin temperature, and other information. Most of the biosensor may be powered off when it is not attached to a person. Based on electrodermal activity the biosensor may automatically turn on when the biosensor comes in contact with an individual. The biosensor may rapidly power up once placed on a person even being fully functional within one second of being attached.04-21-2011
20110092779Wearable Health Monitoring System - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to remotely monitoring the health of an individual. The individual wears a health monitoring device, with an attached strap, capable of sensing characteristics of the individual. These characteristics may include voice level and tone, movements, blood pressure, temperature, etc. The device allows individuals to constantly monitor their health without having to physically visit a doctor or other health care professional. Wireless communication, for instance with an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) set-top box, allows measurements to be made and evaluated by a ‘computerized’ healthcare service provider. For a more accurate evaluation, measurements are sent over the INTERNET to a service. The device communicates with services in order to diagnose the individual based upon the characteristics.04-21-2011
20120157799USING DEVICE BASED SENSORS TO CLASSIFY EVENTS AND GENERATE ALERTS - The present subject matter includes apparatus, methods and device-readable media for using impedance and heart sounds to classify events and alerts. An apparatus can include a processor circuit configured to receive a physiological indication, classify the indication, and generate a multi-dimensional heart failure decompensation status indication. A method can include obtaining a physiological indication, classifying the indication and generating a multi-dimensional heart failure decompensation status indication. A device-readable medium can include instructions that, when performed by the device can obtain a physiological indication, classify the indication, and generate a multi-dimensional heart failure decompensation status alert.06-21-2012
20120157794SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN AIRFLOW SYSTEM - Methods, apparatus, and systems for an airflow system, wherein the positive applied pressure is maintained at an approximately constant level over a variety of conditions. In one embodiment, a laminar flow is maintained by a foam housing and configuration. The use low air volume is enabled by using a closed system, wherein feedback information from the system is used to control the speed of an impeller. In one embodiment, moisture recirculation and recycling is applied to extract moisture from exhalation and inject the moisture back into the inhalation portion of the breathing cycle.06-21-2012
20120157792CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STATUS EVALUATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A cardiovascular health status evaluation system includes a sensing unit and a computing unit. The sensing unit is for measuring impulses of the cardiovascular circulation of a user. The computing unit is for calculating a standard deviation and an average of time intervals between the impulses in a unit time, and based on a change of a ratio between the standard deviation and average, evaluating the cardiovascular health status of the user. The evaluation index of the aforementioned system includes a personalized parameter (the average), thereby enabling a personalized comparison. A cardiovascular health status evaluation method is also disclosed herein.06-21-2012
20120157791ADAPTIVE TIME DOMAIN FILTERING FOR IMPROVED BLOOD PRESSURE ESTIMATION - A system and method for processing a cuff pressure waveform to determine the blood pressure of a patient. A heart rate monitor acquires the patient's heart rate. Based upon the acquired heart rate, the system selects filtering parameters for processing the cuff pressure waveform received from the patient. The filtering parameters include a high pass cutoff frequency and a low pass cutoff frequency that are determined based upon the heart rate of the patient. The low pass cutoff frequency is based upon a harmonic frequency of the heart rate while the high pass cutoff frequency is based upon the fundamental frequency of the heart rate. The high pass and low pass cutoff frequencies are used to select filtering coefficients. The high pass and low pass cutoff frequencies are selected based upon the heart rate of the patient such that the filtering adapts based on the heart rate of the patient.06-21-2012
20120071732METRICS AND ALGORITHMS FOR INTERPRETATION OF MUSCULAR USE - A muscle assessment method utilizing a computing system, surface electromyometry (sEMG) sensors, and other sensors to gather data for one or more subjects engaged in an activity through operably coupling the one or more sensors to the computing system, and directing a computing system to select one or more muscle assessment protocols related to a number of different metrics. For a user subject engaged in a physical activity, assessing muscle condition, the muscle activity, and statistically related averages provide information to the user and about muscle and whole body fitness.03-22-2012
20120071731SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING - Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring a sensor module mounted in a sensor platform, wherein the sensor platform includes an adhesive side and a pocket, wherein the pocket is designed to receive the sensor module, to facilitate sensing by the sensor module of physiological attributes, and to allow insertion and removal of the sensor device from the pocket.03-22-2012
20090018405Exercise load measuring device - There is provided an exercise load measuring device that can measure states of metabolism during exercise. The exercise load measuring device includes: a hemoglobin detecting portion 01-15-2009
20090281397Device and method for measuring vaginal and perivaginal physiological signals, particularly blood flow and the perivaginal muscles - The measuring device according to the present invention includes a cylindrical probe (11-12-2009
20120157796SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MONITORING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF A GROUP OF INFANTS - A system for monitoring the physiological conditions of a plurality of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The system includes a plurality of microenvironments, a plurality of environmental sensors to detect a first environmental condition in the microenvironments, and a plurality of external environmental sensors to detect a second environmental condition in the NICU. The system also includes a central processor that compares signals from the environmental sensors to signals from the external environmental sensors and determines a correlation between the first environmental condition and the second environmental condition. A method of monitoring the conditions of a plurality of infants is also disclosed.06-21-2012
20100331630MACHINE, MANUFACTURE, AND PROCESS FOR ANALYZING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISPOSABLE DIAPER WEAR WITH SLEEP AND/OR DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS - A machine or system, article of manufacture or computer program product, or process for facilitating the analysis of the effect of diaper wear on sleep and/or developmental indicators including verifying a test diaper was secured on at least one of a first plurality of subjects; monitoring the subject for sleep initiation data; evaluating the sleep of the subject based upon sleep evaluation data.12-30-2010
20110066009BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR - The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system features: i) a connecting portion connected to multiple electrodes worn by the patient; ii) a differential amplifier that receives electrical signals from each electrode and process them to generate an analog ECG waveform; iii) an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog ECG waveform into a digital ECG waveform; and iv) a transceiver that transmits a digital data stream representing the digital ECG waveform (or information calculated from the waveform) through the cable and to the processing system. Different ECG systems, typically featuring three, five, or twelve electrodes, can be interchanged with one another.03-17-2011
20110066005MUTLI PURPOSE CRITERIA BASED ADAPTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM - A system and method include a computer implemented training framework that adapts its behavior to different types of training goals. The system utilizes a measured neuro-physiological state of a student to provide at least one of self regulation feedback and training environment feedback to optimize a learning experience for one or more different types of scenarios.03-17-2011
20110066011Method and apparatus for recording and presentation of physiological data - The invention relates to a method and device for recording and presentation of physiological parameters, which can include both blood pressure and heart pulse. Information about the heart pulse is derived from a recorded blood pressure signal, whereby the need for e.g. an external ECG measurement device is eliminated. It is likewise a part of the invention that a blood pressure measurement is used for the derivation of data such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and/or baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) values.03-17-2011
20110066008BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE - The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance pneumography signal; ii) an ECG sensor featuring at least two electrodes and an ECG processing circuit configured to measure an ECG signal; and iii) a PPG sensor featuring a light source, photodetector, and PPG processing circuit configured to measure a PPG signal. Each of these sensors measures a time-dependent signal which is sensitive to respiratory rate and, during operation, is processed to determine an initial respiratory rate value. An adaptive digital filter is determined from the initial respiratory rate. The system features a second sensor (e.g. a digital 3-axis accelerometer) that attaches to the patient's torso and measures an ACC signal indicating movement of the chest or abdomen that is also sensitive to respiratory rate. This second signal is processed with the adaptive filter to determine a final value for respiratory rate.03-17-2011
20110066010BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR - The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system features: i) a connecting portion connected to multiple electrodes worn by the patient; ii) a differential amplifier that receives electrical signals from each electrode and process them to generate an analog ECG waveform; iii) an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog ECG waveform into a digital ECG waveform; and iv) a transceiver that transmits a digital data stream representing the digital ECG waveform (or information calculated from the waveform) through the cable and to the processing system. Different ECG systems, typically featuring three, five, or twelve electrodes, can be interchanged with one another.03-17-2011
20110066007BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE - The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance pneumography signal; ii) an ECG sensor featuring at least two electrodes and an ECG processing circuit configured to measure an ECG signal; and iii) a PPG sensor featuring a light source, photodetector, and PPG processing circuit configured to measure a PPG signal. Each of these sensors measures a time-dependent signal which is sensitive to respiratory rate and, during operation, is processed to determine an initial respiratory rate value. An adaptive digital filter is determined from the initial respiratory rate. The system features a second sensor (e.g. a digital 3-axis accelerometer) that attaches to the patient's torso and measures an ACC signal indicating movement of the chest or abdomen that is also sensitive to respiratory rate. This second signal is processed with the adaptive filter to determine a final value for respiratory rate.03-17-2011
20110066006SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VITAL SIGNS DURING HEMODIALYSIS - The invention provides a system for continuously monitoring a patient during hemodialysis. The system includes a hemodialysis machine for performing the hemodialysis process that features a controller, a pump, a dialyzer filter, a lumen, and an interface to a body-worn monitor. A patient attaches to the dialysis machine through the lumen, and wears a body-worn monitor for continuously measuring blood pressure. The monitor includes an optical system for measuring an optical waveform, an electrical system for measuring an electrical waveform, and a processing component for determining a transit time between the optical and electrical waveforms and then calculating a blood pressure value from the transit time. The body-worn monitor features an interface (e.g. a wired serial interface, or a wireless interface) to transmit the blood pressure value to the controller within the hemodialysis machine. The controller is configured to receive the blood pressure value, analyze it, and in response adjust the dialysis process.03-17-2011
20120179005NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR MEASURING CHANGES IN BODY POSITION AND RESPIRATION - A method and system of simultaneously monitoring body position and respiration of a subject are provided. The end-expiratory value of an axial dimension of a distance Xi between a first location and a second location is monitored for the subject orientation, and is then assigned a body position for the subject orientation during a calibration maneuver in which the subject is asked to assume various body positions. The transient voltage spikes in Xi voltage are measured to determine when the subject orientation changes. Following the subject orientation change, the stable end-expiratory voltage is determined to define a new body position. The new body position is outputted to a data output interface communicating with varied output devices.07-12-2012
20110184252Life support and microclimate integrated system and process - The present invention of one embodiment includes a combined microclimate, thermal management, life-support system for care of patient and system for measurement of vital signs. The system of one embodiment, provides active external heating and simultaneously provides active internal heating.07-28-2011
20110184255PORTABLE BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL MEASUREMENT / TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A portable biological signal measurement/transmission system includes: a body unit; and at least one biological signal processing unit detachably connected to the body unit, and including a signal processor which processes a biological signal, the biological signal processing unit including a first transmitter which transmits the biological signal to the body unit when the biological signal processing unit is connected to the body unit.07-28-2011
20110184254DETECTION OF INTRAAMNIOTIC INFECTION - The present invention concerns the identification of biomarkers and groups or combinations of biomarkers that can be used for non-invasive diagnosis of intra-amniotic infection, and diagnostic assays using such biomarkers.07-28-2011
20110184253Life support and microclimate integrated system and process with internal and external active heating - The present invention of one embodiment includes a combined microclimate, thermal management, life-support system for care of patient and system for measurement of vital signs. The system of one embodiment, provides active external heating and simultaneously provides active internal heating.07-28-2011
20110105861Physiological Monitoring Garment - The present invention is directed to systems and methods for monitoring characteristics of a subject. A system according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a sensor subsystem including at least one respiratory sensor disposed proximate to the subject and configured to detect a respiratory characteristic of the subject, wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to generate and transmit at least one respiratory signal representing the respiratory characteristic, and at least one physiological sensor disposed proximate to the subject and configured to detect a physiological characteristic of the subject, wherein the sensor subsystem is configured to generate and transmit at least one physiological signal representing the physiological characteristic, and a processor subsystem in communication with the sensor subsystem, the processor subsystem being configured to receive at least one of the at least one respiratory signal and the at least one physiological signal.05-05-2011
20110105860DETECTING WORSENING HEART FAILURE - A method comprises monitoring a heart rate, a respiration rate and an activity level of a patient, comparing the monitored heart rate, respiration rate and activity level to a predetermined threshold zone which is a function of heart rate, respiration rate and activity level, determining the patient is experiencing worsening heart failure when the monitored heart rate, respiration rate and activity level are outside the predetermined threshold zone; and after determining the patient is experiencing worsening heart failure when the monitored heart rate, respiration rate and activity level are outside the predetermined threshold zone, issuing an alert to indicate that the patient is experiencing worsening heart failure.05-05-2011
20110105859Adaptive Performance Trainer - Techniques for accelerating training through optimization of the psychophysiological state of the trainee are provided. These techniques include an adaptive performance training system configured to acquire, analyzed, display, and translate data that reflects the psychophysiological state of the user, including the electrical activity of the brain (EEG), the heart (EKG), the musculature (EMG), respiration and other parameters that characterize the state of the user in real-time. The system includes a plurality of feedback mechanisms for providing visual, auditory, and/or tactile feedback based on the current psychophysiological state of the user and for facilitating moving the user toward a goal psychophysiological state for performing a particular task and for optimizing performance of that task.05-05-2011
20110105858METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR CHANGE IN INSPIRATORY EFFORT USING INTRATHORACIC BLOOD PRESSURE WAVEFORM MORPHOLOGY - An implantable medical device and associated method detect obstructed inspiration by monitoring an blood pressure signal. A respiration signal is monitored and a phase of respiratory inspiration is detected from the respiration signal. A trend in the pressure signal is measured during the inspiration phase. Obstructed inspiration for the inspiration phase is detected in response to the measured the trend.05-05-2011
20100094103AUTOMATED TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR SLEEP - Automated behavioral methods and systems for treating Insomnia that use passive means for determining wake/sleep states.04-15-2010
20100094102MULTI-SENSOR STRATEGY FOR HEART FAILURE PATIENT MANAGEMENT - An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produces an indication of occurrence of one or more detected physiological change events, and a heart failure (HF) detection module. The HF detection module determines, using a first rule, whether the detected physiological change event is indicative of a change in HF status of a subject, determines whether to override the first rule HF determination using a second rules, and declares whether the change in HF status occurred according to the first and second rules.04-15-2010
20120123223ACUTE CARE TREATMENT SYSTEMS DASHBOARD - A medical system according to embodiments of the present invention includes at least one sensor configured to monitor physiological status of a patient and to generate sensor data based on the physiological status, a user interface device, a processor communicably coupled to the user interface device, the processor configured to: present via the user interface device an array of two or more possible input elements, the input elements each comprising a class of patients or a diagnosis and treatment pathway; receive a selected input element based on a user selection among the two or more possible input elements; acquire the sensor data and process the sensor data to generate physiological data; and present via the user interface screen the physiological data according to a template that is customized for the selected input element.05-17-2012
20120123226METHOD FOR OPERATING A MONITORING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for operating a monitoring system for monitoring physiological data of a patient. For saving power, motion activity data of the patient is obtained and the measurement of physiological data of the patient is initiated, if the motion activity is non-zero and below a selected threshold.05-17-2012
20120123225Mouth Guard for Detecting and Monitoring Bite Pressures - An intra-oral pressure monitoring system is provided. The system is beneficial for measuring or monitoring teeth clinching or grinding during sleep. The system includes a generally horseshoe-shaped, elastomeric mouth piece. The mouth piece is dimensioned to reside between the upper and lower teeth of a patient. The mouth piece has a two or more fluid-containing cells embedded therein. The cells are configured to receive pressure applied by the teeth of a patient. The system is able to monitor bite pressures during a patient's sleep or time of resting. A method for monitoring bite pressures of a patient during sleep is also provided.05-17-2012
20090131765METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING PULMONARY ARTERY CIRCULATION INFORMATION - Minimally invasive systems and methods are described for measuring pulmonary circulation information from the pulmonary arteries. A transbronchial Doppler ultrasound catheter is advanced through the airways and in the vicinity of the pulmonary artery. Doppler ultrasound energy is sent through the airway wall and across the pulmonary artery to obtain velocity information of blood flowing through the artery. The velocity information is used to compute pulmonary circulation information including but not limited to flowrate.05-21-2009
20090131764Systems and Methods Providing En Mass Collection and Centralized Processing of Physiological Responses from Viewers - Embodiments described herein enable “in situ” sensing, which collects and analyzes physiological responses from a large group of viewers/audiences who watch a same media instance together at a single venue. Each of the group of viewers is fitted with physiological sensors with communication capabilities to communicate with a signal collection device at or near the venue. The signal collection device collects the physiological data of the viewers from the sensors, and transmits the physiological data to a processing module at another location via a network for storage and further analysis.05-21-2009
20090131763Method for improving in-home patient monitoring - The invention is a method to improve in-home care for patients who require supplemental oxygen. Built around an intelligent portable oxygen concentrator which can acquire and store patient data and make the data available over the internet, the method allows a physician to access the data over the internet in sufficient detail to justify billing Medicare or other insurance providers, thus incentivising the physician to monitor the patient more often. The data system provider receives a fee for data access thus making the process profitable enough to be sustainable.05-21-2009
20090131762Medical Device Synchronization System for use in Cardiac & Other Patient Monitoring - A system provides synchronization between different medical signal (e.g., EKG and ICEG signal) acquisition and processing devices. A system synchronizes multiple different patient medical parameter processing devices, using a master clock generator. The master clock generator is adaptively programmable to provide synchronization clocks having frequencies compatible with multiple different medical devices for acquiring patient medical parameter data and for synchronization of processing of medical parameter data concurrently acquired from a single particular patient. The master clock generator is programmed by dividing a clock signal to provide a desired clock frequency in response to received frequency selection command data. An output interface provides synchronization clocks to the multiple different medical devices for acquiring patient medical parameter data and providing synchronized output patient medical parameter data from the different medical devices for presentation to a user in synchronized format on a display. An input interface receives the command data for determining clock division and generating the desired clock frequency.05-21-2009
20090131760Morphograms In Different Time Scales For Robust Trend Analysis In Intensive/Critical Care Unit Patients - A patient monitoring system that simultaneously analyzes physiological signals from at least one patient monitoring device (05-21-2009
20090131759LIFE SIGN DETECTION AND HEALTH STATE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM - A wearable platform embodied in a belt or patch provides physiological monitoring of soldiers during field operations or trauma victims at accident sites and makes health state assessments. The platform includes sensors for heart rate, body motion, respiration rate and intensity, and temperature and further contains a microprocessor and short range transmitter. An analog circuit running an algorithm obtains the R-wave period from the EKG signal and produces electrical pulses with the period between pulses corresponding to the R-wave period. A rule based processing engine having an evaluation algorithm is capable of making a medical evaluation of subject condition and determines a confidence level for the evaluation. The rules are subject to variation depending upon the subject population. The information is communicated wirelessly to a local hub for relay to a remote monitor.05-21-2009
20090131766METHOD FOR MONITORING A PATIENT AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD - The invention concerns a method for monitoring a patient suffering, for example, from a nervous disease such as epilepsy, characterized in that it consists at least in the following steps: recording continuously video images of the patient in a buffer, determining the occurrence of a seizure of the patient at a time t05-21-2009
20120123222BIOMEDICAL DEVCIE CAPABLE OF USING AN EARPHONE AND MICROPHONE PLUG TO TRANSMIT DATA AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - The present invention relates to a biomedical device capable of using an earphone and microphone plug to transmit data and a method for transmitting data, wherein the biomedical device comprises: a measuring unit, a micro-control unit, an earphone and microphone plug, a switch unit, a level shift unit, an amplifying unit, and a power management unit. By way of inserting the earphone and microphone plug into an earphone and microphone jack of a portable electronic device, the biomedical device is able to transmit data to the portable electronic device without passing the certification of the transmission format defined by a potable electronic device vender in advance. Moreover, through the method, a user can input biomedical data into the portable electronic device, so as to record and trace the daily biomedical data thereof; in addition, the biomedical data can be uploaded to a Cloud Database via the portable electronic device for a telemedicine management.05-17-2012
20110124981Method for Detecting Body Parameters - A method for detecting biometric parameters includes the steps of performing a bone graft procedure on a joint, providing a biometric sensor at the joint, and measuring a biometric parameter at the joint with the sensor. The sensor is capable of measuring parameters in an adjacent surrounding including pressure, tension, shear, relative position, and vascular flow. Data relating to the biometric parameter is transmitted to an external source and the data are analyzed to evaluate a biometric condition of the joint. A set of the sensors can be placed on the joint.05-26-2011
20120232361BARIATRIC INSTRUMENT OR ACCESSORY WITH SENSORS - A bariatric instrument or accessory with sensors 09-13-2012
20120232359NONINVASIVE MULTI-PARAMETER PATIENT MONITOR - Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more of pulse rate, plethysmograph data, perfusion quality, signal confidence, and values of blood constituents in body tissue, including for example, arterial carbon monoxide saturation (“HbCO”), methemoglobin saturation (“HbMet”), total hemoglobin (“Hbt”), arterial oxygen saturation (“SpO09-13-2012
20120165623Relational Thermorespirometer Spot Vitals Monitor - A vitals monitor [06-28-2012
20120165624SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - The present invention involves a method and an apparatus for analyzing measured signals, including the determination of a measurement of oxygen saturation and respiration rate in the measured signals during a calculation of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient. Use of this invention is described in particular detail with respect to oximetry-based measurements but extends to other types of measurements.06-28-2012
20120165621SYSTEM CONFIGURATION FOR MONITORING SYSTEMS - A physical configuration of cables connecting a monitoring apparatus to a human patient, where said patient and his immediate surroundings define a potentially infectious contaminated zone. The configuration provides for the monitor and main trunk cable to lie outside of the contamination zone, and one or more serial cables connect to the trunk cable and enter the contamination zone to provide contact with the patient. This physical configuration prevents contamination of the monitor and trunk cable, so they may be reused on successive patients, while lightweight and inexpensive serial cables contacting the patient and his contamination zone may be disposable. Examples of monitoring various physiological variables are provided to exemplify the universal concept of such physical configuration. Adaptation for wireless transmission is also described.06-28-2012
20120316404INTEGRATED MULTI-RAIL IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging system includes a plurality of elongated rails, a scanhead assembly, and a small animal mount assembly. The scanhead assembly is mounted to be moveable in a linear bidirectional manner along a longitudinal axis of the first rail. The small-animal mount assembly is mounted to be moveable in a linear bidirectional manner along a longitudinal axis of the second rail. The second rail is mounted relative to the first rail so the longitudinal axis of the second rail is at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the first rail. The imaging system may also comprise a needle injection assembly that is mounted to be moveable in a linear bi-directional manner along the longitudinal axis of the third rail. The third rail is mounted such that a longitudinal axis of the third rail is substantially coaxial to the longitudinal axis of the first rail.12-13-2012
20120130205Method and Apparatus For Maintaining and Monitoring Sleep Quality During Therapeutic Treatments - The present invention monitors and interprets physiological signals and spontaneous breathing events to detect the onset of arousal. Once the onset of arousal is determined, the present invention determines adjustments that are needed in the operation of a therapeutic device to avoid or minimize arousals. In one embodiment, the present invention includes one or more sensors which detect a patient's physiological parameters, a controller which monitors and determines the onset of arousal based on the physiological variables received from the sensor, and a therapeutic treatment device which is controlled by the controller. The sensor can be a combination of one or more devices which are able to monitor a physiological parameter that is used by the present invention to determine the onset of arousal or the onset of a sleep disorder. The sensors can be integrated into one unit or may operate independent of the others.05-24-2012
20120130202Diagnosis and Monitoring of Musculoskeletal Pathologies - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from accelerometers or kinesthetic sensors affixed to a person's body, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is engaged in various activities, and determining the current musculoskeletal pathology grade of the person.05-24-2012
20120130201Diagnosis and Monitoring of Dyspnea - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from respiration sensors, accelerometers, or pulse oximeters monitoring a person's body, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is engaged in various activities, and determining the current dyspnea grade of the person.05-24-2012
20120130200SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED INFANT ASSESSMENT - A system for automatically assessing an infant includes a computer. The computer is configured to assess an infant's appearance and generate an appearance score based on the appearance assessment, assess the infant's pulse and generate a pulse score based on the pulse assessment, assess the infant's reaction to a stimulus and generate a grimace score based on the assessment of the infant's reaction to the stimulus, assess the infant's activity, and generate an activity score based on the activity assessment, and assess the infant's respiration and generate a respiration score based on the respiration assessment. The computer is also configured to generate a composite infant assessment based on the appearance score, the pulse score, the grimace score, the activity score and the respiration score.05-24-2012
20120220837Multipurpose Host System for Invasive Cardiovascular Diagnostic Measurement Acquisition and Display - A multifunctional invasive cardiovascular diagnostic measurement host is disclosed that interfaces a variety of sensor devices, such as guide wire-mounted pressure sensors, flow sensors, temperature sensors, etc, and provides a multi-mode graphical user interface providing a plurality of displays in accordance with the various types of sensors and measurements rendered by the sensors.08-30-2012
20120220836Multipurpose Host System for Invasive Cardiovascular Diagnostic Measurement Acquisition and Display - A multifunctional invasive cardiovascular diagnostic measurement host is disclosed that interfaces a variety of sensor devices, such as guide wire-mounted pressure sensors, flow sensors, temperature sensors, etc, and provides a multi-mode graphical user interface providing a plurality of displays in accordance with the various types of sensors and measurements rendered by the sensors.08-30-2012
20120220835WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to wireless medical monitoring. In particular, some preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable compact body sensor capable of wireless data transmission to a mobile internet platform. The body sensor includes a plurality of sensors including, for example, a temperature sensor, a heart rate sensor, a respiratory rate sensor, an impedance sensor, an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor, and a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor. The physiological data collected by the body sensor can be sent to or accessed by a physician or health care provider.08-30-2012
20120220834STRAP BASED PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MONITORING SYSTEM HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT/S COVERING CASE WITH LOOP/S AND SENSOR BASES WITH LOOP/S - Present innovation describes a physiological information monitoring strap capable of monitoring at least one physiological information parameter such as ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature or respiration information. The system comprises of casing for the electronics with loop holes for the strap to be connected to the casing. Also the system is consists of sensor bases with loop holes so that the strap to be connected to the sensor bases. The electrical communications between the sensors of the sensor bases and the electrical circuits in the casing is done via wires or cables.08-30-2012
20120130204SELF-CONTAINED PATIENT MONITOR - A device for continuous, uninterrupted patient monitoring includes a portable, self-contained Patient Worn Hub (PWH) device. The PWH is a compact, lightweight patient monitoring device designed to remain with the patient for the duration of care. Parameter measurement devices connect to the PWH. Third party parameter measurement devices connect to the PWH via the use of a connection assembly that translates the information provided by the third party device to the protocol embedded within the PWH. The PWH is able to communicate with a bedside monitor via wired cables or wirelessly. Measured values are shown on external displays and/or on an optional integrated PWH touchscreen display. The PWH includes internal memory for storage of patient data and trends. The PWH optionally includes a docking station for providing operating and battery charging power. The PWH is assigned to each patient and will remain with that patient across multiple departments throughout the care process, thus eliminating the need for re-cabling patients.05-24-2012
20100240967BELT WITH HEALTH MANAGEMENT FUNCTION - A belt with a health management function includes a health information extraction module extracting health related information from various biomedical signals, a buckle housing the health information extraction module, and a strap connected to an end of the buckle. The health information extraction module includes a sensor module detecting various biomedical signals, and a process/extraction unit digitally processing the detected biomedical signals and extracting the health related information from the processed digital signals.09-23-2010
20090318782Object Condition Sensing - Embodiments are described for multi-sensor systems for real-time embedded monitoring of object senses and mixed-mode object conditions. In one or more embodiments, various sensors can separately provide disparate analog signals representing different measurable attributes regarding a sensed object. For example, sensors may separately sense temperature, pressure, or other biometric values. In some embodiments and according to specified rule sets or other qualifying parameters, a digital signal can be generated by a processor and/or controller to indicate one or more conditions of the sensed object according to sensor input values. Additionally or alternatively, a multi-sensor scheme may be coupled to a digital network and/or coupled thereto for simulation and/or communication applications.12-24-2009
20090177050INTEGRATED MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS - An image acquisition system operable to obtain an image of at least a portion of a body, includes an imaging system including at least one energy sensor to measure energy from the body, an image creating system adapted to create an image based at least in part from a signal from the at least one energy sensor, an image display in operative connection with the image creating system and a user interface in operative connection with the image creating system. The image acquisition system further includes a fluid injector system including at least one source of a first fluid, a pressurizing system in operative connection with the source of the first fluid, and a user interface in operative connection with the pressurizing system. The imaging system and the injector system are operatively integrated in at least two of the following and/or other aspects: physical connection, data input via at least one common user interface, displaying of information via at least one common display, electrical connection to at least one common power conditioning system, receipt of common data from at least one patient physiological sensor, at least one common communication port to at least one information system, and a common control system (including any common portion of a control system).07-09-2009
20120316406WEARABLE DEVICE AND PLATFORM FOR SENSORY INPUT - Techniques for a wearable device and platform for sensory input are described, including a sensor coupled to the wearable device, the sensor capable of sensing a sensory input, a processor configured to transform the sensory input to data, the data being processed by an application configured to determine an activity being performed and to generate information associated with the activity being performed while the wearable device is worn, the activity being determined using a motion matcher configured to generate a motion profile associated with the activity, the motion profile configured to be accessed and modified when the activity is performed again, and a communications facility coupled to the wearable device and configured to transfer the data between the wearable device and another device, the data being configured to be presented on a user interface on the wearable device during the performance of the activity.12-13-2012
20120215076PRODUCT, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION AND POSTURE - An article for detecting physiological function and posture status is disclosed. The article touches body directly or indirectly; wherein at least a group of non-posture physiological sensors are configured on this object and at least a switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are coupled with or touch this object; the switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are configured on a different or the same object with the physiological sensors, or divided into two parts that contact each other while external force applied; the non-posture physiological sensors sense the physiological function and posture status of the user.08-23-2012
20120215075CORPSMAN/MEDIC MEDICAL ASSISTANT SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention is a corpsman/medic medical assistant system that includes a portable transmit/receive pack, sensor leads for first and second physiological sensor subsystems and a corpsman/medic medical assistant control unit that includes a wireless transceiver. The portable transmit/receive pack has a sealed housing that includes the first and second physiological sensor subsystems, at least one processor running at least one algorithm, a wireless transceiver, and memory with a front panel that includes a display, at least one event key, a treatment button for recording treatment data, a timer, an observation button for recording observation data, and a plurality of physiological trend indicators. The algorithm determines a current physiological trend status of the patient based on the plurality of physiological measurements, and the transmit/receive pack links to the control unit by the wireless transceiver and receives the current physiological trend status of the patient.08-23-2012
20120215074ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE WITH SENSORS - The present invention provides an endotracheal tube comprising one or more sensors. n some embodiments, one or more sensors are positioned in the interior of the cuff. Sensors ay be used to detect any physiological parameter.08-23-2012
20100204552APPARATUS FOR MONITORING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - An apparatus for monitoring biological information is provided. The apparatus includes a detection part configured to detect a signal indicative of the biological information of a subject and a judging part configured to judge the biological information to identify an attribute of the biological information. The apparatus further includes a storage part configured to store the attribute of the biological information together with a time that the attribute is stored and a producing part configured to produce a signal to display the attribute in a chart defined by a first axis representing a cyclic time series and a second axis representing a time series within a cycle of the cyclic time series.08-12-2010
20100204551Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Infections in Implantable Devices - At least one embodiment is directed to a system (08-12-2010
20100204550APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MONITORING - An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a person suffering from a chronic medical condition predicts and assesses physiological changes which could affect the care of that subject. Examples of such chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes. Monitoring includes measurements of respiratory movements, which can then be analyzed for evidence of changes in respiratory rate, or for events such as hypoponeas, apneas and periodic breathing. Monitoring may be augmented by the measurement of nocturnal heart rate in conjunction with respiratory monitoring. Additional physiological measurements can also be taken such as subjective symptom data, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and various molecular markers. Embodiments for detection of respiratory patterns and heart rate are disclosed, together with exemplar implementations of decision processes based on these measurements.08-12-2010
20120283527RESPIRATION MONITORING FOR HEART FAILURE USING IMPLANTABLE DEVICE - An implantable respiration monitor can be used to detect disordered breathing or periodic breathing events that can be categorized, such as according to one or more of sleep, exercise, and resting awake states. The categorized frequency of such events can be compared to independently specifiable thresholds, such as to trigger an alert or responsive therapy, or to display one or more trends. The information can also be combined with detection of one or more other congestive heart failure (CHF) symptoms to generate a CHF status indicator or to trigger an alarm or responsive therapy or to display one or more trends. The alert can notify the patient or a caregiver, such as via remote monitoring. The sleep state information can be further categorized according to central sleep apnea (CSA) or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) events.11-08-2012
20110178377CONTACTLESS 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.07-21-2011
20120136223MULTIPLE SENSOR ASSEMBLIES AND CABLES IN A SINGLE SENSOR BODY - A multisystem sensor is disclosed that includes a first sensor subsystem and a second sensor subsystem. The multisystem sensor includes a sensor body having both sensor subsystems. The first sensor subsystem may monitor a first physiological characteristic and the second sensor subsystem may monitor a second physiological characteristic. The sensor body may include an isolating portion configured to isolate the first sensor subsystem and the second sensor subsystem. The sensor body and/or isolating portion may include refractive components and/or filters to prevent interference between sensor subsystems.05-31-2012
20120136224Combining Predictive Capabilities of Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with Electrocardiogram (ECG) to Predict Hemorrhagic Shock - A real-time decision-support system predicts hemorrhagic shock of a patient by analysis of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals and transcranial Doppler (TCD) signals from the patient. These signals are subject to signal decomposition using Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) to sets of wavelet coefficients and selecting significant signal features. Machine learning is applied to the significant features to evaluate and classify hypovolemia severity based on the input ECG and TCD signals from the patient. The classification of blood loss severity is displayed in real-time. An extension of the decision-support system integrates Arterial Blood Pressure (ABP) signals and thoracic electrical bio-impedance (DZT) signals with the ECG and TCD signals from the patient to evaluate severity of hypovolemia.05-31-2012
20100152553METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDER BY IMPLANTABLE DEVICE - Methods and apparatus for detection and treatment of respiratory disorders using implanted devices are described. In one form, afferent nerves are electrically or electro-mechanically stimulated to increase the tone of upper airway muscles. Detection of respiratory disorders is carried out using electrodes implanted in sub-pectoral regions. Open and closed airway apneas are distinguished using a combination of acoustic detectors and electrical transducers06-17-2010
20100174153METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM FOR EVALUATING LIFE STYLES - Disclosed herein is a life-style evaluation method including the steps of acquiring information on a form of a living habit prescribing a life style, obtaining a virtual biological-clock rhythm curve by reflecting the information in a reference biological clock rhythm curve on a basis of the degree of an effect given by the form of the living habit on a biological-clock rhythm curve, and setting an indicator of the life style on a basis of the virtual biological-clock rhythm curve.07-08-2010
20100174154Therapy Control Based on Cardiopulmonary Status - Methods and systems provide an approach to therapy control based on assessment of a patient's cardiopulmonary status. Conditions sensed via sensors of an external respiratory therapy device are used to assess a patient's cardiopulmonary status. The respiratory therapy device sensors may be utilized alone or in combination with other sensors to determine cardiopulmonary status of a patient. Therapy delivered to the patient is controlled based on the cardiopulmonary status assessment. For example, therapy delivered to the patient may be initiated, terminated, and/or modified based on the assessed cardiopulmonary status of the patient. Cardiopulmonary status assessment, therapy control, or both, are performed by an implantable device.07-08-2010
20100174152PREDICTING NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA - A multi-variable statistical predictive leading-indicator approach is employed for identifying newborns at risk of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia and for determining to administer interventions to at-risk newborns. In embodiments, a multi-variable logistic regression statistical model capable of calculating a probability of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia is generated. Using an input data set for a newborn and the multi-variable logistic regression statistical model, a probability of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia is determined for the newborn and presented to a clinician.07-08-2010
20100174155COLLECTING SLEEP QUALITY INFORMATION VIA A MEDICAL DEVICE - At least one of a medical device, such as an implantable medical device, and a programming device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which values may be determined. In some embodiments, determined sleep quality metric values are associated with a current therapy parameter set. In some embodiments, a programming device presents sleep quality information to a user based on determined sleep quality metric values. A clinician, for example, may use the sleep quality information presented by the programming device to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy delivered to the patient by the medical device, to adjust the therapy delivered by the medical device, or to prescribe a therapy not delivered by the medical device in order to improve the quality of the patient's sleep.07-08-2010
20130172689Emergency Medical Diagnosis and Communications Device - A portable emergency medical device capable of communicating with a remote location preferably as a cellular telephone that can measure one or more human vital parameters such as pulse rate, body temperature, skin moisture, blood pressure, ECG or blood chemistry and can receive symptoms from a user either by voice recognition or by keypad and can provide an expert medical diagnosis. The device can store a complete medical history for one or more users and can use an expert system to make the diagnosis. The device can make an emergency medical call either on command or automatically requesting help and optionally supplying medical information and/or GPS location information.07-04-2013
20120253141METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PASSIVE PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPH SENSING - Systems and methods are provided for passive photoplethysmograph sensing. A patient monitoring system may provide active sensing, passive sensing, or both. In some cases, a patient monitor may determine whether to provide passive or active sensing. Passive photoplethysmograph sensing may be used to determine physiological information such as pulse rate, respiration rate, or other information. Passive photoplethysmograph sensing may allow for reduced power consumption relative to active sensing.10-04-2012
20120253140Systems And Methods For Autonomic Nervous System Monitoring - Methods and systems are disclosed for determining physiological information about a patient's autonomic nervous system based on at least one physiological signal measured from the patient and at least one known characteristic of a patient's respiration. Respiration protocol may be provided to guide characteristics of the patient's respiration. The physiological signal measured from the patient may be transformed using a wavelet transform to create a transformed signal, and a scalogram may be generated based at least in part on the transformed signal. A metric that may indicate information about the patient's autonomic nervous system may be determined from the scalogram and the known characteristic of the patient's respiration.10-04-2012
20120172680METHOD FOR SYMPATHETIC REBALANCING OF PATIENT - A method and device for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, such as cardiac, metabolic, or pulmonary disease involving chemoreceptor hyperactivity and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system.07-05-2012
20120083672VITALIMETRICS-BASED METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH/LIFESTYLE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT - This invention provides methods and devices for vitalimetrics-guided health/lifestyle and improvement.04-05-2012
20120083675MEASURING AFFECTIVE DATA FOR WEB-ENABLED APPLICATIONS - Mental state information is collected as a person interacts with a rendering such as a website or video. The mental state information is collected through video capture or capture of sensor information. The sensor information can be of electrodermal activity, accelerometer readings, skin temperature, or other characteristics. The mental state information is uploaded to a server and aggregated with other people's information so that collective mental states are associated with the rendering. The aggregated mental state information is displayed through a visual representation such as an avatar.04-05-2012
20120083673DEPTH OF CONSCIOUSNESS MONITOR INCLUDING OXIMETER - The present disclosure relates to a sensor for monitoring the depth of consciousness of a patient. The sensor includes a plurality of light sources, light detectors, and in some embodiments, electrodes. In an embodiment, the sensor includes reusable and disposable portions.04-05-2012
20120083671BIOLOGICAL EXERCISE INFORMATION DISPLAY PROCESSING DEVICE AND BIOLOGICAL EXERCISE INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A biological exercise information display processing device includes: a biological information obtaining part for obtaining biological information regarding a test subject; an exercise information obtaining part for obtaining exercise information regarding the test subject; a diet information obtaining part for obtaining diet information for the test subject; a display character obtaining part for obtaining a display character for the test subject; a display part for performing image display; and a control part for determining an expression or action of the display character based on the biological information, the exercise information, and the diet information; and for performing a control so that an image display is performed on the display part according to the expression or action of the display character that has been determined.04-05-2012
20120083670Method And Device For Monitoring The Risks For Sudden Infant Death Syndrom And For Positional Plagiocephaly - A portable monitoring device for monitoring of the short term, mid term and long term risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and to estimate the risk of onset of positional plagiocephaly. The monitoring device acquires one or more signals associated to the typical breath and positioning patterns of an infant through a tri-axial accelerometer, and registers the data in electronic format, where statistical analysis of the signal and pattern recognition are performed in real time by a processing unit. The device monitors the breath activity of an infant in various conditions, alerting a caregiver when a potentially dangerous situation is detected. The monitoring is attached to the clothes of the infant. Statistical analysis of the registered data is performed for quantifying the long term SIDS risk, the risk of plagiocephaly and for optimizing the functional parameters of the monitoring device.04-05-2012
20120172684HEART RATE MONITOR - A heart rate monitor includes a user system adjacent to a user's skin in communication with a remote processing system. The user system includes a user processor, a user memory coupled to the user processor, a clock signal generator coupled to the processor, a sensing system coupled to the processor for measuring at least a user heart rate, a user transceiver coupled to the processor, a user interface coupled to the processor, and a user antenna coupled to the transceiver. A user battery is coupled to the user processor, the user memory, the clock signal generator, the sensing system, and the user transceiver. The remote processing system includes a remote processor, a remote memory coupled to the remote processor, a remote transceiver coupled to the remote processor, and a remote antenna coupled to the remote transceiver.07-05-2012
20120172677SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND PROCESSING BIOMETRIC DATA - Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the user, and a processor for acquiring and processing temperature and pressure data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of blood oxygen saturation level, proper placement of the dental appliance, ambient air temperature, light levels and respiration rate.07-05-2012
20120172679SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND PROCESSING BIOMETRIC DATA - Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a pulse oximeter for measuring user oxygen saturation level, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the user and a processor for acquiring and processing oxygen saturation and pressure data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of ambient air temperature, light levels, respiration rate and environmental hazards.07-05-2012
20120172683SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS MEASURING, RECORDING AND MONITORING OF THE SPLANCHNIC TISSUE PERFUSION AND THE PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGICAL DEAD SPACE, AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a new system for measuring, recording and monitoring the splanchnic tissue perfusion and the pulmonary physiological dead space in an automated way, both continuously and intermittently, and in real time, which is easy to manage and generates information easy to interpret. Said system comprises at least four measuring devices of medical parameters, connected to a device receiving, converting, storing, integrating, processing, and allowing the management and display of the data recorded in the measurements and the parameters estimated by the same. For this purpose, said device comprises a specific computer program of estimation of parameters related to the measurement of the splanchnic tissue perfusion and the pulmonary physiological dead space, from the data derived from the measuring devices. Likewise, the present invention is related to the use of a device for measuring, recording and monitoring of the splanchnic tissue perfusion and the pulmonary physiological dead space.07-05-2012
20120215077SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF BOVINE DISEASES USING AUSCULTATION ANALYSIS - A system and method are provided for diagnosis of animal respiratory diseases using auscultation techniques. Animal lung sounds are recorded and digitized. Lung sounds are obtained by an electronic digital stethoscope or a wireless audio digital recording unit. The sounds are stored as digital data, and one or more algorithms are applied to the data for producing an output to the user indicative of the health of the animal. The acoustic characteristics of the sound are compared with baseline data in the algorithms. One embodiment includes a digital stethoscope with an integral display. Another embodiment provides a system for gathering information about an animal to include not only auscultation data, but also information from other field devices such as temperature probes or weigh scales. The combined information can be analyzed by system software to generate detailed information to a user to include a diagnosis and recommended treatment options.08-23-2012
20120226112PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed. This information is then used to support a variety of useful methods, such as clinical trials, marketing studies, biofeedback, entertainment, and others.09-06-2012
20120316405Portable Vital Statistics Monitoring and Medication Dispensing System - A portable vital statistics monitoring and medication dispensing system that provides personal healthcare management and daily prescription routines. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination incorporates a medication dispenser, a blood testing system, a pill cutting module operated by the control unit, and other vital sign monitoring into a portable wireless device with customizable features. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination has the capability of notifying the user of the correct times to take medication and automatically dispensing the accurate prescription dosage. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination communicates the patient information using an onboard display, transmits the information to a local or distributed network, or prints/embosses/etches the information onto patient information cards, wristbands, or other information sheets.12-13-2012
20120316407SONOGRAPHER FATIGUE MONITORING - Quantitative measurement of parameters pertaining to scan technique, such as applied force and transducer angulation, is used to identify ultrasound users at increased risk for injury. Usage patterns known to increase risk of injury can also be used to identify poor scanning techniques during a scan and provide in-scan feedback to an ultrasound user to change scanning behavior. Data regarding scan technique can be aggregated to determine the risk of injury to an individual ultrasound machine operator. This data may be used by ultrasound machine operators and ultrasound managers to prevent injury by pre-emptively correcting scan technique associated with injury.12-13-2012
20100049011Mapping Catheter as Well as Mapping Catheter Apparatus and Associated Method - The invention relates to a mapping catheter for determination of data of an area of an organ embodied as a flat surface, especially of the heart, to be presented graphically, with at least one thermosensor essentially aligned in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the mapping catheter for determination of temperature-related data which is arranged at a tip of the mapping catheter being provided in the distal area of the mapping catheter for introduction into the organ.02-25-2010
20100049010METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AT THE WRIST - A wrist-mounted device for measuring at least one physiological parameter of a subject. The present invention enables such a measurement to preferably be transformed into clinically useful information about the subject. Such information may then optionally be sent to medical personnel, for example at a contact and/or monitoring center, through a gateway device. The gateway device preferably communicates with the wrist-mounted device of the present invention through a wireless communication channel.02-25-2010
20100049009APPARATUS AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CAPTURING OR EVALUATING MEDICAL DATA ON BOARD A MEANS OF TRANSPORT - An apparatus for capturing and/or evaluating medical data on board a means of transport, and a system including the apparatus. The apparatus includes at least one interface configured to capture or input medical data and a device configured to transmit medical data, audio data, or video data from the apparatus to or from a ground station situated outside the means of transport via data transmission means. The apparatus has a first and second mode of operation for transmitting data to or from the ground station. The first mode of operation is designed to use a first bandwidth sufficient for video transmission on the data transmission means. The second mode of operation is designed to use a second bandwidth narrower than the first bandwidth or a discontinuous data transmission mode on the data transmission means.02-25-2010
20100049008Method and apparatus for assessing sleep quality - Systems and/or methods for assessing the sleep quality of a patient in a sleep session are provided. Data is collected from the patient and/or physician including, for example, sleep session data in the form of one or more physiological parameters of the patient indicative of the patient's sleep quality during the sleep session, a subjective evaluation of sleep quality, etc.; patient profile data; etc. A sleep quality index algorithm, which optionally may be an adaptive algorithm, is applied, taking into account some or all of the collected data. Sleep quality data may be presented to at least the patient, and it may be displayed in any suitable format (e.g., a format useful for the patient to be appraised on the progress of the treatment, a format useful for a sleep clinician to monitor progress and/or assess the effectiveness of differing treatment regimens, etc).02-25-2010
20100049007Integrated physiological sensor apparatus and system - A physiological sensor apparatus, system and method for determining a physiological characteristic, comprising providing at least one physiological sensor that is adapted to measure at least one physiological characteristic at a target measurement site on a subject's body, heating an extended tissue region on the subject's body, whereby blood perfusion of the tissue region is enhanced, and measuring at least one physiological characteristic at the target measurement site with the physiological sensor during or within a predetermined period after heating the extended tissue region. In one embodiment, the sensor system includes at least one temperature algorithm that is adapted to adjust the heat applied to the extended tissue region based on the body's response to the heat stimuli.02-25-2010
20100049006MEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS SENSORS - A wireless medical signal processing system for health monitoring is disclosed which achieves high wireless link reliability/security, low power dissipation, compactness, low cost and supports a variety of sensors for various physiological parameters. The system includes a medical signal processor which communicates with a wireless distributed sensor system as its peripheral for detecting physiological parameters of the person and for providing signals indicative thereof. The medical signal processor wirelessly receives the signals from the distributed wireless sensor system in a multiplexed fashion and processes the signals to provide an indication of the health of the person. The indication of health could relate to a disease state, general health or fitness level of a person. The system also includes a mobile device for receiving the indication of the health of the person to allow for a diagnosis or treatment of the person.02-25-2010
20100280335PATIENT STATE DETECTION BASED ON SUPERVISED MACHINE LEARNING BASED ALGORITHM - A patient state is detected with at least one classification boundary generated by a supervised machine learning technique, such as a support vector machine. In some examples, the patient state detection is used to at least one of control the delivery of therapy to a patient, to generate a patient notification, to initiate data recording, or to evaluate a patient condition. In addition, an evaluation metric can be determined based on a feature vector, which is determined based on characteristics of a patient parameter signal, and the classification boundary. Example evaluation metrics can be based on a distance between at least one feature vector and the classification boundary and/or a trajectory of a plurality of feature vectors relative to the classification boundary over time.11-04-2010
20120179004Medical monitoring network - A network for monitoring bodily functions of a patient is disclosed. The network comprises at least two distinct network nodes that can be connected to a body of the patient. At least two of the network nodes can have at least one medical function, such as, for example, a diagnostic function and/or a medication function. The network nodes can communicate directly with one another via the body of the patient and can interchange data and/or commands.07-12-2012
20100298667LIVING BODY INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND BLOOD-PRESSURE METER - A living body information detection circuit including a light-emitting element for irradiating a part of a living body with irradiating light. The living body information detection circuit further including a light-receiving element for receiving scattered light of the irradiating light scattered in the part of the living body to detect a pulse waveform. The living body information detection circuit also including a light shielding structure for limiting an angle of light entering the light-receiving element in front of the light-receiving element.11-25-2010
20100298666LIVING BODY INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND BLOOD-PRESSURE METER - A living body information collecting system includes a portable terminal and a living body information collecting apparatus. The living body information collecting apparatus includes a sensing part for collecting living body information from an external auditory meatus. The living body information collecting apparatus further includes a drive control part for drive-controlling the sensing part and processing a signal from the sensing part. The living body information collecting apparatus also includes a transmission part for transmitting information processed by the drive control part. The portable terminal includes a terminal receive part for receive-processing information from the transmission part. The portable terminal also includes a display part for displaying information from the terminal receive part.11-25-2010
20100298665LIVING BODY INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND BLOOD-PRESSURE METER - A living body information detection apparatus including a pair of arms opposed to each other. The apparatus including a spindle for connecting between the arms of the pair at each end of the arms. The apparatus further including a distance variable mechanism, provided in the spindle, for adjusting an interval between the other ends of the pair of arms. The apparatus also including a detection part, for detecting living body information, attached to the other end of at least one arm of the pair of arms on a side opposed to another arm.11-25-2010
20100298664SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH RESOLUTION WIRELESS FULL DISCLOSURE ECG EPISODE MONITORING AND ANALYSIS - High resolution full disclosure ECG data is transferred from a body sensor device to a handheld device via a wireless protocol. The handheld device transfers the full disclosure ECG data via a cellular network to a data center for analysis. A monitoring center communicating with the data center facilitates technician and physician review and interactions.11-25-2010
20100298663SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF IRREGULAR METABOLIC FUNCTION - A system and method for detecting and treating irregular metabolic function. The systems and methods generally include an implantable medical device that measures various physiological parameters. Such physiological parameters generally provide an indication of the patient's metabolic rate, respiratory rate, and activity level. For example, the medical device may measure the patient's relative movement, or may measure the patient's oxygen consumption. These measures are then recorded, and the recorded data is used to determine the normal relationship between metabolic rate and other physiological parameters for that patient. The baseline relationship is then used to determine if the patient experiences an increase or decrease in metabolic rate that is not explained by changes in other physiological parameters. Further testing, and treatment if necessary, can be performed if the physiological parameters indicate irregular metabolic function.11-25-2010
20100298660BODY-WORN DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM FOR ALARMS/ALERTS BASED ON VITAL SIGNS AND MOTION; ALSO DESCRIBES SPECIFIC MONITORS THAT INCLUDE BARCODE SCANNER AND DIFFERENT USER INTERFACES FOR NURSE, PATIENT, ETC. - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20100298659BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT'S BP, HR, SPO2, RR, TEMPERATURE, AND MOTION; ALSO DESCRIBES SPECIFIC MONITORS FOR APNEA, ASY, VTAC, VFIB, AND 'BED SORE' INDEX - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20100298658GRAPHICAL 'MAPPING SYSTEM' FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT'S VITAL SIGNS, MOTION, AND LOCATION - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20100298657METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT USING A BODY-WORN DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM FOR ALARMS/ALERTS - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20100298656ALARM SYSTEM THAT PROCESSES BOTH MOTION AND VITAL SIGNS USING SPECIFIC HEURISTIC RULES AND THRESHOLDS - The invention provides a body-worn 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). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A software framework generates alarms/alerts based on threshold values that are either preset or determined in real time. The framework additionally includes a series of ‘heuristic’ rules that take the patient's activity state and motion into account, and process the vital signs accordingly. These rules, for example, indicate that a walking patient is likely breathing and has a regular heart rate, even if their motion-corrupted vital signs suggest otherwise.11-25-2010
20100298655METHOD FOR MEASURING PATIENT POSTURE AND VITAL SIGNS - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20100298654BLOOD PRESSURE-MONITORING SYSTEM WITH ALARM/ALERT SYSTEM THAT ACCOUNTS FOR PATIENT MOTION - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20100298653METHOD FOR MEASURING PATIENT MOTION, ACTIVITY LEVEL, AND POSTURE ALONG WITH PTT-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20100298652SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING A PTT-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT USING ARM HEIGHT - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20100298650VITAL SIGN MONITORING SYSTEM FEATURING 3 ACCELEROMETERS - The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative of one or more contractile properties of the patient's heart; and (ii) at least three motion-detecting sensors positioned on the forearm, upper arm, and a body location other than the forearm or upper arm of the patient. Each motion-detecting sensor generates at least one time-dependent motion waveform indicative of motion of the location on the patient's body to which it is affixed. A processing component, typically worn on the patient's body and featuring a microprocessor, receives the time-dependent waveforms generated by the different sensors and processes them to determine: (i) a pulse transit time calculated using a time difference between features in two separate time-dependent waveforms, (ii) a blood pressure value calculated from the time difference, and (iii) a motion parameter calculated from at least one motion waveform.11-25-2010
20120179008Vigilance Monitoring System - The present invention pertains to a system and method of monitoring the alertness or wakefulness of a driver. The monitored parameters include cardiac, respiratory and movement parameters. Sensors are located in various locations of the driver side section to detect the vigilance of a driver. These sensors include pressure sensors embedded in the seat and pedals, and a head band for monitoring EEG, EMG and EOG signals.07-12-2012
20120179009TUBE FOR INSPECTING INTERNAL ORGANS OF A BODY - An inspection tube (07-12-2012
20120179007SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOSED-LOOP PATIENT-ADAPTIVE HEMODYNAMIC MANAGEMENT - A system and method for patient-adaptive hemodynamic management is described. One embodiment includes a system for hemodynamic management including transfusion, volume resuscitation with intravenous fluids, and medications, utilizing monitored hemodynamic parameters including the described dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness, and including an intelligent algorithm capable of adaptation of the function of the device to specific patients.07-12-2012
20100274105Body Cavity Physiological Measurement Device - Provided herein is a self-contained physiological measuring device adapted for disposition within a patient body cavity, primarily the vagina, for an extended period of time (e.g., 6-48 hours or more). While disposed within the body cavity, the device periodically measures one or more physiological parameters. In addition to measuring such physiological parameters, the device is operative to store such measurements to memory for subsequent download/processing upon removal of the device from the body cavity and/or upon wireless interrogation.10-28-2010
20100274104INFANT/CHILD MONITOR - A monitoring device including a plurality of sensors, each sensor configured to measure one of a plurality of vital sign parameters and a plurality of environmental parameters. The monitoring device further including a memory configured to store at least a programmable upper limit and a programmable lower limit for each of the measured parameters, a central processing unit configured to process the measured parameters and compare each measured parameter against its respective programmable upper limit and programmable lower limit, and at least one communications module configured to transmit and receive data. Further, the monitoring device being configured to automatically transmit an alert when one measured parameter is outside a range defined by its respective programmable upper limit and programmable lower limit. Optionally, the device includes various communications interfaces, including cellular, Internet, conventional telephone. Other optional features include an emergency dialer, positioning technology such as GPS, a microphone, and a speaker.10-28-2010
20100274101WIRELESS MONITORING BIO-DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM - A MEMS wireless monitoring bio-diagnosis system includes an implantable biosensor system chip, a surface transmitter and an external monitor center. The implantable biosensor system chip contains a biosensor for a cardio-vascular indicator and a wireless transmitter to deliver detected bio-signal data. With the MEMS wireless monitoring bio-diagnosis system, the bio-signal data can be monitored effectively and transmitted to a remote medical unit.10-28-2010
20120179006NON-INVASIVE INTRAVASCULAR VOLUME INDEX MONITOR - A non-invasive electronic patient monitor tracks one or more physiological parameters of a patient, such as intravascular volume index (IVI), extravascular volume index (EVI), total hemoglobin (SpHb), impedance, and/or weight. The patient monitor determines if one or more of the physiological parameters are within a predetermined range. The patient monitor activates an alarm if one or more of the physiological parameters are outside the predetermined range and indicates a patient can be experiencing edema and/or heart failure, or sepsis.07-12-2012
20100160744BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL SENSOR APPARATUS, WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK, AND USER INTERFACE SYSTEM USING BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL SENSOR APPARATUS - A biological signal sensor apparatus worn on a user's body includes: a sensor unit for sensing physical states or movements of a user to generate biological signal data; a wireless communications unit for performing wireless data communications with a wireless sensor network to transmit the biological signal data; a sensor network protocol processing unit for processing protocols for end-to-end communications between the wireless communications unit and the wireless sensor network and for performing a mobility support procedure for the biological signal sensor apparatus; a processor for controlling the wireless data communications, the end-to-end communications, and the mobility support procedure to allow the biological signal sensor apparatus to serve as a mobile wireless sensor node; and a connection unit for connecting the sensor unit and the processor. The biological signal sensor apparatus serves as a mobile wireless sensor node in the wireless sensor network.06-24-2010
20100016685BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPHIC SENSOR SYSTEM WITH A SENSOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPHIC DETECTION OF BODY MOVEMENTS - Sensor arrangement, comprising at least one ballistocardiographic sensor for detecting body movements of a subject and at least one noise sensor for detecting vibration, method of ballistocardiographic detection of body movements, ballistocardiographic sensor system and uses of the sensor arrangement. It is suggested to pickup an external noise signal using an inertia sensor that is vibration isolated from a subject under ballistocardiographic examination.01-21-2010
20120123224Real-Time Evaluation of CPR Performance - A computer-implemented method for providing summary information for lifesaving activities is disclosed. The method involves sensing one or more activities that are repeatedly and cyclically performed on a victim by a rescuer; identifying a cyclical timing interval over which performance is to be analyzed for a integer number of cycles of the one or more activities, and gathering data from the sensing of the one or more activities during the time interval; generating, from analysis of the one or more activities, summary data that condenses data sensed for the one or more activities into a summary of the one or more activities; and providing, for display to a user, a visual summary of the performance of the one or more activities over the identified time interval.05-17-2012
20090099425INTEGRATED TAIL MOUNTED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR AND PULSE OXIMETER SYSTEM FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH - An integrated tail mounted blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter system includes a tail blood flow occlusion member configured to selectively occlude blood flow through the tail; a sensor coupled to the tail blood flow occlusion member detecting a degree of operation thereof; Light sources coupled to the tail closer to the distal end of the tail than the tail blood flow occlusion member, and selectively directing light of two different wavelengths into the tail; a light receiver coupled to the tail and selectively receiving a signal associated with light directed into the tail from the light sources; and a controller configured to selectively determine blood pressure parameters from the data and pulse oximeter parameters from the data.04-16-2009
20100010322METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A CEREBROVASCULAR AUTOREGULATION STATE OF A PATIENT - A method of diagnosing cerebrovascular autoregulation in a patient includes measuring blood pressure of the patient, measuring, non-invasively, venous oxygen content of the patient's brain substantially simultaneously with the measuring blood pressure, correlating the blood pressure and the venous oxygen content measurements in a time domain, and determining a cerebrovascular autoregulation state of the patient based on the correlating the blood pressure and the venous oxygen content measurements.01-14-2010
20100010321MEDICAL SYSTEM WHICH INCLUDES A BACKPACK POUCH - A medical system includes a folding backpack pouch adapted to be carried by a person, a patient monitoring module, and a laptop computer adapted to display a physiological parameter measured by the patient monitoring module. The patient monitoring module and the laptop computer are held by corresponding first and second panels of the pouch.01-14-2010
20110105862DEVICE FOR ACQUIRING AND PROCESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA OF AN ANIMAL OR OF A HUMAN IN THE COURSE OF A PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ACTIVITY - The invention relates to a system allowing the acquisition and processing of data representative of the physical or mental activity and/or of the physiological state of human or animal individuals. This system includes, for each individual, a unique individual electronic box encasing several sensors capable of measuring physical and/or biological quantities related to the physical and/or biological activity of the wearer of the box and of returning information. Each electronic box moreover is provided with an interface for radio communication with a device allowing the management of the data gathered from the individual boxes and management.05-05-2011
20090069646ADAPTOR FOR COLLECTING EXPIRATORY INFORMATION AND BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - An adaptor is adapted to be attached on a face of the subject to collect expiration gas of the subject. An airway case is formed with a chamber, and adapted to be coupled with a carbon dioxide sensor so that carbon dioxide in the expiration gas flowing through the chamber is detected by the carbon dioxide sensor. Nasal tubes are adapted to be inserted into nostrils of the subject when the adaptor is attached on the face of the subject. The nasal tubes are adapted to lead nasal expiration gas of the subject to the chamber. A mouth guide is adapted to lead oral expiration gas of the subject to the chamber when the adaptor is attached on the face of the subject. A branch tube is communicating with the nasal tubes and adapted to lead pressure generated by the nasal expiration gas to an external pressure sensor.03-12-2009
20120253142MONITORING, PREDICTING AND TREATING CLINICAL EPISODES - Apparatus and methods are described including a motion sensor (10-04-2012
20120226113COMPUTERIZED INJURY MANAGEMENT PROCESS - A method for aiding a physician in examining, diagnosing and treating an injured patient has the steps of creating a computer database that converts a selected injured body part to a sorted group of one or more preliminary diagnoses with examination protocols for each preliminary diagnosis; conducting recommended examination protocols and inputting examination results to the computer database to narrow diagnosis to most likely diagnosis; selecting a recommended diagnosis; creating a computer database of treatment protocols for every computer generated injury diagnosis, the treatment protocols having usage data and outcome data; selecting a treatment protocol; initiating treatment; and inputting treatment outcome results back into the computer database for statistical inclusion into the computer database.09-06-2012
20120226114APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING CALORIC EXPENDITURE USING POSTURE - Systems and methods for estimating caloric expenditure. The systems can include a physiological sensor to measure a patient's physical activity, and a posture sensor to measure the patient's posture. An estimated caloric expenditure can be calculated based on data from the physiological sensor and the posture sensor. For example, the estimated caloric expenditure can be calculated at least in part based on the posture data. For example, the estimated caloric expenditure can be validated based on the posture data.09-06-2012
20120226111PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING METHODS - Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed. This information is then used to support a variety of useful methods, such as clinical trials, marketing studies, biofeedback, entertainment, and others.09-06-2012
20120226110Multiple Sensor Input for Structure Identification - A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.09-06-2012
20120226109Pulmonary Embolism Diagnostic Methods and Associated Devices and Systems - Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least in part, by blockages of one or more of the patient's internal pulmonary veins. In some instances, stenoses or other flow limiting structures or lesions in the patient's affected veins are identified. Further, in some instances the nature of such lesions and whether there is a significant disruption of blood pressure, or both, is ascertained. In some embodiments, methods and devices for applying one or more therapies to the blockages in the patient's pulmonary veins are provided.09-06-2012
20120226108DETECTING, ASSESSING AND MANAGING EXTREME EPILEPTIC EVENTS - Methods and apparatus for identifying an extreme epileptic state/event in a patient are provided. One method includes determining at least one of an autonomic index, a neurologic index, a metabolic index, an endocrine index, or a tissue stress index, where at least one determined index is based upon body data. The method also includes identifying a seizure event based upon the at least one determined index and determining at least one seizure severity index (SSI) value indicative of the severity of the seizure event. The method further includes comparing the determined at least one SSI value to at least one reference value and identifying an occurrence of an extreme seizure event, based upon the comparison of the determined SSI value to the at least one reference value. A non-transitory, computer readable program storage device is also provided. Another method for identifying an extreme seizure event in a patient includes determining at least one of an autonomic index, a neurologic index, a metabolic index, an endocrine index, or a tissue stress index, the indices being based upon body data. The method also includes identifying at least two seizure events based upon the at least one determined index and determining at least one seizure severity index (SSI) value related to at least one of the at least two seizure events. The method further calls for determining at least one inter-seizure interval (ISI) value related to the at least two seizure events and identifying an occurrence of a state of status epilepticus in the patient, based upon the determined SSI value and the determined ISI value.09-06-2012
20120259182METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING PEAK FROM BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - A peak detecting method is provided. The peak detecting method includes receiving a biological signal that represents an electrical characteristic difference between electrodes attached to a patient, receiving an activity signal that represents an amount of activity of the patient from an activity sensor detecting activity of the patient, detecting at least one of a plurality of peaks in the input biological signal on the basis of the activity signal, and outputting information regarding the detected peak.10-11-2012
20120190940SENSORED PROSTHETIC COMPONENT AND METHOD - A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component includes electronic circuitry and sensors to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The prosthetic component comprises a first structure having at least one support surface, a second structure having at least one feature configured to couple to bone. The electronic circuitry and sensors are hermetically sealed within the prosthetic component. Sensors can be used to monitor synovial fluid in proximity to the joint to determine joint health. The prosthetic component can include a temperature sensor or a pH sensor. The temperature or pH of the synovial fluid can be correlated to a variety of joint conditions. Measurements over time can be analyzed for trends. The temperature or pH can be calibrated for the patient. For example, calibration can be for temperature or pH of a patient healthy joint. The measurements are compared against this patient reference.07-26-2012
20120190938SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DIAGNOSING ACID REFLUX USING INVOLUNTARY REFLEX COUGH TEST - A system and method diagnoses acid reflux. A nasogatric/orogastric (Ng/Og) device is inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach of a patient. The Ng/Og device includes a pressure sensor configured to measure intra-abdominal pressure and a plurality of pH sensors positioned along the Ng/Og device. An involuntary reflex cough epoch is induced within the patient. The intra-abdominal pressure and elevation of reflux along the Ng/Og device is measured. A subsequent step determines the functional status of the gastric valve based on the measured intra-abdominal pressure and the elevational reflux along the catheter created by the increased intra-abdominal pressure that occurs during the involuntary reflex cough epoch.07-26-2012
20090024008METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR SIMPLIFYING A DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF A MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENT - The invention relates to a method for acquiring several changing values and representing the acquired values on a monitoring screen, as well as to a device with a screen in order, on this, to represent changing values acquired during ventilation of the patient. The device comprises means for acquiring at least three changing values of different origin, and means for representing the values, which permit the acquired values to be qualitatively represented on the screen together in a single graphic element. This graphic element has a pictorial representation of a lung shape. The invention is characterised in that the means for representing the values are designed such that a volume change of the ventilated lung which is detected within each breath, is represented in an animated manner by way of size change of the lung shape corresponding to this corresponding volume change.01-22-2009
20090018407Computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application unrelated to user-health testing; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application unrelated to user-health testing to at least one user-health test function set; accepting brain activity measurement data proximate to the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application unrelated to user-health testing; and selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the at least one user-health test function set and the brain activity measurement data.01-15-2009
20120259184BLOOD GLUCOSE MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A blood glucose measuring system comprising: a computer mouse that transmits data to an associated computer; a LED display residing on the computer mouse; a blood glucose strip receiver residing on the computer mouse; a blood glucose measurement mechanism; and software residing on the associated computer which receives blood glucose data, where the software stores the data onto a database within the associated computer. In one exemplary embodiment, the mouse may include two actuation pads and Bluetooth technology to transmit data from the mouse to the associated computer. The LED display provided on the mouse displays the glucose results measured by the measurement means. The software residing on the associated computer tabulates the blood glucose measurements and stores the data in a predetermined format.10-11-2012
20110124977SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERPRETING A USERS PYSCHOLOGICAL STATE FROM SENSED BIOMETRIC INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATING THAT STATE TO A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE - The present invention is a mood sensing and communicating system and method that includes a biometric sensor configured to sense biometric information from a person. A mood interpretive system is supported on a computing device or on a remote server. The mood interpretive system is in communication with the biometric sensor and is configured to assign a psychological or emotional mood state with the sensed biometric information. A communication system is supported on the computing device and is configured to communicate the assigned psychological mood state across an Internet to a web-site for positing on a web page. The method includes sensing biometric information from a user with a biometric sensor, associating a psychological mood state with the sensed biometric information with a mood interpretive module, and communicating the assigned psychological mood state to a web-site supported on a server across an Internet.05-26-2011
20120232358UMBILICAL PROBE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS - An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover, the automated system may also provide a real time record of the infant's physiological parameters and resuscitation treatment performed by a healthcare team.09-13-2012
20120232356UMBILICAL PROBE SYSTEM - An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover, the automated system may also provide a real time record of the infant's physiological parameters and resuscitation treatment performed by a healthcare team.09-13-2012
20120232357UMBILICAL PROBE SYSTEM - An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover, the automated system may also provide a real time record of the infant's physiological parameters and resuscitation treatment performed by a healthcare team.09-13-2012
20120232360FITNESS TEST SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a fitness test system for determining a fitness test result indicative of a user's fitness, for a plurality of components of physical fitness such as endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, and body composition. The fitness test system comprises a computing module (09-13-2012
20120265029REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM - A data collection system collects and stores physiological data from an ambulatory patient at a high resolution and/or a high data rate (“more detailed data”) and sends a low-resolution and/or downsampled version of the data (“less detailed data”) to a remote server via a wireless network. The server automatically analyzes the less detailed data to detect an anomaly, such as an arrhythmia. A two-tiered analysis scheme is used, where the first tier is more sensitive and less specific than the second tier. If the more sensitive analysis detects or suspects the anomaly, the server signals the data collector to send more detailed data that corresponds to a time period associated with the anomaly. The more specific second tier analyses the more detailed data to verify the anomaly. The server may also store the received data and make it available to a user, such as via a graphical or tabular display.10-18-2012
20120265027ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - An ultrasound diagnostic system includes a portable ultrasound diagnostic device and an extended docking device to which the portable ultrasound diagnostic device is detachably mounted, wherein at least one of probes and channels are extended when the portable ultrasound diagnostic device is mounted to the extended docking device. Also, the ultrasound diagnostic system may further include an indoor ultrasound diagnostic device including a portable docking part, and the portable ultrasound diagnostic device may include a cart-based docking part and be connected to the indoor ultrasound diagnostic device. The ultrasound diagnostic system may enhance portability of the portable ultrasound diagnostic device and simultaneously achieves superior ultrasound diagnostic performance and quality also in the portable ultrasound diagnostic device through extension of the probes, signal channels, diagnostic items, or diagnostic performance, as occasion demands.10-18-2012
20120265028SENSOR, CIRCUITRY, AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE MONITORING - An intracranial pressure monitoring device includes a housing defining a first internal chamber, a plurality of strain gauges disposed on an inner surface of a diaphragm defined by a wall of the first internal chamber, a device for generating orientation signals, and circuitry coupled to the plurality of strain gauges and to the device. The circuitry is configured to generate intracranial pressure data from signals received from the plurality of strain gauges, generate orientation data based on the orientation signals received from the device, and store the intracranial pressure data and the orientation data in a computer readable storage such that the intracranial pressure data and orientation data are associated with each other.10-18-2012
20080300471PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER SYSTEM - A physiological parameter system has one or more parameter inputs responsive to one or more physiological sensors. The physiological parameter system may also have quality indicators relating to confidence in the parameter inputs. A processor is adapted to combine the parameter inputs, quality indicators and predetermined limits for the parameters inputs and quality indicators so as to generate alarm outputs or control outputs or both.12-04-2008
20080300470COLLECTING ACTIVITY DATA FOR EVALUATION OF PATIENT INCONTINENCE - Systems and methods for determining whether an involuntary voiding event was attributable to stress or urge incontinence include determining an activity level of a patient that coincides with the occurrence of the involuntary voiding event or the activity level within a certain time range of the involuntary voiding event. Patient activity data may be collected via a signal that varies as a function of patient activity. The signal may be generated with one or more sensors that detect motion, such as an accelerometer or a piezoelectric crystal, and/or one or more sensors that monitor a physiological parameter of the patient that varies as a function of patient activity, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, electrocardiogram morphology, respiration rate, respiratory volume, core temperature, muscular activity level or subcutaneous temperature of the patient.12-04-2008
20110004075VASCULAR PRESSURE SENSOR WITH ELECTROCARDIOGRAM ELECTRODES - Devices, systems, and methods for sensing cardiac electrical activity and blood pressure within a blood vessel are disclosed. A vascular sensor includes a fixation element configured to secure the vascular sensor within a blood vessel, a sensor module housing coupled to the fixation element, a pressure sensor disposed within an interior portion of the housing and configured to sense blood pressure within the vessel, and a number of electrocardiogram sensing electrodes exposed to tissue and blood within the blood vessel and configured to sense cardiac electrical data within the blood vessel. A controller module processes the sensed cardiac electrical data and blood pressure data and stores the data within a memory unit and/or transmits the data to a communicating device in wireless communication with the vascular sensor.01-06-2011
20120265031Method and Apparatus for Detecting False Hypoglycemic Conditions - Embodiments of the present disclosure include detecting a concurrent occurrence of a decrease in monitored analyte level and a corresponding decrease in monitored on-skin temperature, confirming a presence of an impending hypoglycemic condition, and asserting a notification corresponding to the confirmed impending hypoglycemic condition. Devices, methods, systems and kits incorporating the same are also provided.10-18-2012
20120265030DEVICES, SYSTEMS, KITS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF OBESITY - Methods, systems and kits are disclosed for devices suitable for use in the treatment of obesity in patients, either human or animal. The devices comprise an inflatable balloon having a proximal end and a distal end, the inflatable balloon further comprising an interior chamber adapted and configured to receive a filling material; a port in communication with the interior chamber of the inflatable balloon. The inflatable balloon can further be adapted and configured to achieve a deployment shape at least partially conformable to an interior dimensional shape of a stomach of the patient and further wherein the inflatable balloon is adapted and configured to have a distal diameter less than or equal to a proximal diameter.10-18-2012
20120265032OVULATING SENSING AND ANALYZING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system for measuring an oral temperature of a female subject during an ovulation cycle of the female subject for assisting the female subject in determining the next ovulation cycle for fertility and/or birth-control and includes a method and apparatus for predicting a commencement of a new ovulation cycle in a female subject including measuring and communicating the data to a remote computing platform by daily measuring the oral temperatures and calculating an average oral temperature for an ovulation cycle. The daily oral temperature measurements and/or average oral temperatures are also available on external databases and may be used for comparing and checking the current temperature measurements. Different sensors are available for other purposes.10-18-2012
20110046452WIRELESS DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGIC PARAMETERS - A system for monitoring blood pressure and other physiologic parameters is provided. The system is designed such that it can be delivered to the patient with ease and minimal invasion. The system contains at least one self contained implantable sensing device consisting of a sensor, an electrical circuit for signal conditioning and magnetic telemetry, a biocompatible outer surface and seal, an anchoring method, and an external readout device. The implant is small in size so that it may be delivered to the desired location and implanted using a catheter, although direct surgical implantation is also possible. The circuit, sensor, and antenna for telemetry are packaged together and sealed hermetically to the biologic environment. The larger readout unit remains outside the body but proximal to the implant for minimizing communication distance.02-24-2011
20090018404Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy Testing Utilizing an Implantable Medical Device - A test system and method for cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy that incorporates an implanted medical device. One aspect of the invention relates to a system for performing cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) testing in a diabetic patient having an implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a plurality of implantable physiological sensors and that is configured to transmit a wireless signal corresponding to a sensed physiological activity and to receive wireless signals. The system further includes one or more non-implantable physiological sensors, where the non-implantable physiological sensors are each configured to transmit a signal corresponding to a sensed physiological parameter, and a monitor device having a patient interface. The monitor device is configured to interface with a patient, including directing the patient to answer health related questions and use one or more of the non-implantable physiological sensors. The monitor device is also configured to receive signals, including signals from the IMD and the non-implantable physiological sensors. The system is configured to provide an indication of the presence or progression of CAN.01-15-2009
20100191074DISTRIBUTED MULTI-CHANNEL PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING AND ANALYZING SYSTEM - A distributed multi-channel physiological monitoring and analyzing system including an assembly of plural biosignal collecting units and a processing unit is provided. The plural biosignal collecting units are implemented to acquire multiple physiological signals from an user. Each biosignal collecting unit includes at least a sensor/electrode for acquiring at least one channel of physiological signal, a processor for data processing, a wireless module for data transmission and communication, a memory for storing the acquired physiological signals, and a real-time clock module for providing a time base to sample the physiological signal and providing time axis information of the physiological signal. Moreover, the processing unit includes a wireless module for receiving physiological signals from the biosignal collecting units for on-line monitoring. Furthermore, a time matching operation is performed by aligning the time axis information among the processing unit and plural biosignal collecting units, and one single set of time-correlated physiological data is formed based on the acquired multiple physiological signals and the result of the time matching operation for further analysis.07-29-2010
20120323089MULTIFUNCTION FEEDING TUBE - A medical device comprises: a feeding tube (12-20-2012
20120271121Integrated Biometric Sensing and Display Device - A biometric device configured to be attached to a portion of a body of a user measures biometric data of the user. The device includes an optical emitter, a wavelength filter, an optical sensor and a processor, for sending a light to the body of a user, receiving light received from the user, filtering and processing it to measure biometric data of the user, including for example, heart rate and blood flow rate. In addition, the biometric device may include other sensors, such as a galvanic skin response sensor, an ambient temperature sensor, skin temperature, motion sensor, etc., to enable the biometric device to measure arousal or conductivity changing events, ambient temperature, user temperature and motion associated with the user. Additionally, information from each sensor may be used to further filter noise in one or more signals received by the sensors to provide biometric data to the user.10-25-2012
20120323088BIO-MEDICAL UNIT HAVING STORAGE LOCATION INFORMATION - A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module, a processing module, memory, and a transceiver. The power harvesting module converts an electromagnetic signal into a supply voltage, which powers the processing module, the memory, and the transceiver. The processing module communicates, via the transceiver, with an external device regarding a medical matter to obtain storage location information regarding the medical matter, wherein the storage location information indicates where data associated with the medical matter is at least partially stored. The processing module then aggregates the storage location information with patient data storage location information to produce updated patient data storage location information, wherein the patient data storage location information contains storage location information regarding previous medical matters associated with the host body. The memory stores the patient data storage location information and the updated patient data storage location information.12-20-2012
20120323087AFFECTIVE WELL-BEING SUPERVISION SYSTEM AND METHOD - System and method capable of reducing the effects of negative emotional states by performing physiological measurements of a user with wearable sensors (12-20-2012
20120323086ALARM SENSITIVITY CONTROL FOR PATIENT MONITORS - Physical monitoring systems are disclosed which may allow for alarm sensitivity adjustment. A user may indicate an alarm sensitivity of a patient monitoring system to a physiological parameter, signal metric, operating condition metric, or other parameter or metric. The patient monitoring system may configure one or more alarm settings based on the indicated alarm sensitivity. Low sensitivity may reduce the probable occurrence or severity of alarm activations, while high sensitivity may increase the probable occurrence or severity of alarm activations.12-20-2012
20110213220MEDICAL GUIDE WIRE ASSEMBLY - Medical guide wire assembly comprising a guide wire having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one physiology parameter sensor, and that the proximal end of the guide-wire is provided with an elongated connector part, having connection electrodes, for insertion into a connector housing provided with an elongated tubing adapted to achieve electrical and mechanical connection to the elongated connector part, the connector housing is in its turn electrically or wirelessly connectable to a physiology monitor. The guide wire is provided with a core wire running essentially along the entire guide wire. A sensor signal processing circuitry is arranged in connection with the physiological sensor and is adapted to generate a processed sensor signal in response of a sensed parameter. The sensor signal processing circuitry comprises a modulation unit arranged to modulate the processed sensor signal and to generate a modulated sensor signal. The assembly comprises exactly two micro-cables that are connected to the sensor signal processing circuitry, the micro-cables run along the guide wire and are connected to the connection electrodes of the connector part, wherein one of the core wire and the two micro-cables are actively used when transferring the processed and modulated sensor signal to the connector housing.09-01-2011
20110213217ENERGY OPTIMIZED SENSING TECHNIQUES - The present disclosure describes an energy efficient wireless medical sensor that may be capable of optimizing battery life and increasing component life by selectively using only a subset of the sensors and sensor functionality included in the wireless medical sensor at any one time. One or more update factors may be used by the wireless sensor or an external patient monitor to derive a data collection modality, data collection rates, and update interval. The data collection modality, data collection rates, and update interval may be used to selectively gather sensing data in a manner that is more energy efficient.09-01-2011
20100228104CEREBRAL VASCULAR REACTIVITY MONITORING - A monitoring device may include logic to receive arterial blood pressure data associated with a patient and receive tissue hemoglobin data associated with the patient. The logic may also calculate a linear correlation between the arterial blood pressure data and the tissue hemoglobin data. The correlation may be used to assess vascular reactivity.09-09-2010
20110224508BODY-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
20110224507BODY-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
20110237907TREATMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS - The present invention relates to the identification of compounds and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for treating subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. The invention also provides methods of preparing the provided compounds.09-29-2011
20110237906SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRAPHICAL DISPLAY OF MEDICAL INFORMATION - In one embodiment, an apparatus for graphical display of medical information is provided. The apparatus comprises a memory configured to store medical information indicative of multiple categories, each category of medical information representing information about plurality of physiological variables, a processing system configured to determine a data value for at least one physiological variable in each of the category of medical information and further configured for generating a color code using the data values and a display system for displaying a color coded image comprising multiple sections, each section displaying color codes associated with a single physiological variable.09-29-2011
20120130203Inductively-Powered Ring-Based Sensor - In particular embodiments, a system includes a sensor affixable to a person's body, where the sensor can wirelessly receive power from a power source and wirelessly transmit sensor information to a receiver.05-24-2012
20100234701MEDICAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT - The invention relates to a medical measuring device having an impedance measurement unit (09-16-2010
20100234697SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A SUBJECT - Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring a subject using a monitoring patch that may include electroencephalography apparatus, electromyography apparatus, and electrooculography apparatus.09-16-2010
20100234700WIRELESS MONITORING APPARATUS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE PATIENT RESCUE DURING MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS - A Wireless Monitoring Apparatus is used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED) system for patient rescue in mass-casualty incidents. The rescuer applies the device on each patient. The wireless monitoring apparatus automatically analyzes the patient's heart rhythm and communicates with the AED system. The AED system is therefore is able to display information with regard to each patient, notifies the rescuer on actions to take and can deliver defibrillation therapy if needed.09-16-2010
20100234699PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING EXERCISE MOTIONS OF A PERSON - The present invention relates to a process and a system for monitoring exercise motions of a person. The process comprises monitoring a first sensor signal from the person. While the first sensor signal does not deviate from a first sensor signal template by more than a pre-determined amount, signals from further sensors from the person are monitored, compared to templates processing and the comparison result is evaluated. If unit sensor signals deviate from the templates by more than a pre-determined value this is communicated to the person.09-16-2010
20100234698PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD - An intravascular sensor delivery device for measuring a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be used to measure the pressure gradient across a stenotic lesion or heart valve. For example, such a device may be used to measure fractional flow reserve (FFR) across a stenotic lesion in order to assess the severity of the lesion. The sensor delivery device has a distal sleeve configured to pass or slide over a standard medical guidewire. Some distance back from the sensor and distal sleeve, the device separates from the guidewire to permit independent control of the sensor delivery device and the guidewire. The sensor delivery device can be sized to pass over different sizes of guidewires to enable usage in coronary and peripheral arteries, for example. The sensing mechanism (sensor) can be a fiber optic pressure sensor, such as a MEMS-based Fabry-Perot fiber optic pressure sensor, for example, or could employ some other technology, e.g., MEMS capacitive or piezoresistive sensor.09-16-2010
20120277545PROBABILISTIC BIOMEDICAL PARAMETER ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREFOR - A probabilistic digital signal processor for medical function is described. Initial probability distribution functions are input to a dynamic state-space model, which operates on state and/or model probability distribution functions to generate a prior probability distribution function, which is input to a probabilistic updater. The probabilistic updater integrates sensor data with the prior to generate a posterior probability distribution function passed to a probabilistic sampler, which estimates one or more parameters using the posterior, which is output or re-sampled in an iterative algorithm. For example, the probabilistic processor operates using a physical model on data from a medical meter, where the medical meter uses a first physical parameter, such as blood oxygen saturation levels from a pulse oximeter, to generate a second physical parameter not output by the medical meter, such as a heart stroke volume, a cardiac output flow rate, and/or a blood pressure.11-01-2012
20120088987GENERAL-PURPOSE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION - A general-purpose, low-cost system provides comprehensive physiological data collection, with extensive data object oriented programmability and configurability for a variety of medical as well as other analog data collection applications. In a preferred embodiment, programmable input signal acquisition and processing circuits are used so that virtually any analog and/or medical signal can be digitized from a common point of contact to a plurality of sensors. A general-purpose data routing and encapsulation architecture supports input tagging and standardized routing through modem packet switch networks, including the Internet; from one of multiple points of origin or patients, to one or multiple points of data analysis for physician review. The preferred architecture further supports multiple-site data buffering for redundancy and reliability, and real-time data collection, routing, and viewing (or slower than real-time processes when communications infrastructure is slower than the data collection rate). Routing and viewing stations allow for the insertion of automated analysis routines to aid in data encoding, analysis, viewing, and diagnosis.04-12-2012
20120088986Physiological Measuring System Comprising a Garment in the Form of a Sleeve or Glove and Sensing Apparatus Incorporated in the Garment - A measuring system for measuring electrocardiogram signals comprises a diagnostic garment with ECG electrodes that may assume the form of a sleeve or glove. A disposable version of the glove can be inflated. By using an inflatable glove, the contour of the body is automatically matched by the contour of the glove. Samples from the ECG electrodes positioned on a diagnostic garment are compensated so that the samples better approximate samples from ECG electrodes that are positioned at classical locations. Also, samples from ECG electrodes are compensated to reduce signal noise resulting from positioning the ECG electrodes on the diagnostic garment.04-12-2012
20120088985METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEASURING AND COMMUNICATING PAIN AND DISTRESS LEVEL - Systems and methods are described for communicating the distress or pain experienced by an infant or a non-communicative patient. The systems and methods can provide an objective quantification of pain and/or distress in conjunction with, e.g., various distressing procedures commonly found in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). The systems may include a processor in communication with a distress level input device and a display configured to provide a representation of a pain or distress score calculated in the processor. The processor may include executable code to translate data from the distress level input into the distress score.04-12-2012
20120088984MEGNETIC ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR PATIENT MONITORS - The present disclosure relates to an electrical connector for providing signal isolation between various components of a physiological monitoring system. In an embodiment, the electrical connector is placed between a sensor and associated monitoring system and includes a physical barrier and inductive components.04-12-2012
20120088983IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An implantable medical device (IMD) is provided. The IMD includes a medical procedure performing unit configured to perform a medical procedure inside a body of a user, a code generating unit configured to detect a motion state of the user, and to generate a motion code that represents a user's intention based on the detected motion state, and a control unit configured to control the medical procedure of the medical procedure performing unit based on the generated motion code.04-12-2012
20120330112PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - A patient monitoring system includes an inflatable cuff, a gas reservoir containing a compressed gas, and a sensor. When the inflatable cuff is coupled to a wearer, the gas reservoir supplies gas to the inflatable cuff to inflate the inflatable cuff via gas pathways. As the inflatable cuff inflates, a patient monitor can receive blood pressure data from the sensor and use the blood pressure data to determine the blood pressure of the wearer. The patient monitor can also receive blood pressure data during deflation of the inflatable cuff to determine the blood pressure of the wearer.12-27-2012
20120330111MASK FOR USE WITH A PATIENT UNDERGOING A SEDATED ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURE - A face mask (12-27-2012
20120330110CONCENTRATION DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND CONCENTRATION DETERMINATION METHOD - A first temperature sensor is formed in a first measurement area so that a measurement surface thereof is exposed to an inner surface of a liquid tank (a storage body). The first temperature sensor can detect a temperature of liquid injected into the liquid tank. Further, a first input part is formed in the first measurement area so that an output surface thereof is exposed to the inner surface of the liquid tank.12-27-2012
20120330114SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING AN OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF DYSPNEA - A computer-implemented method for assessing a level of dyspnea in a patient is provided. The method includes measuring physical activity of the patient over a period of time with an activity monitor to gather physical activity data; measuring respiration rate of the patient over the period of time with a respiration rate sensor to gather respiration rate data; administering a questionnaire to gather clinical information of the patient; and executing, on one or more computer processors, one or more computer program modules to determine a dyspnea value for the patient based on the respiration rate data, the physical activity data, and the clinical information of the patient. The dyspnea value is representative of the level of dyspnea in the patient.12-27-2012
20120330113BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS - Disclosed is a biological information detection apparatus capable of restricting influence of external noise signals and suffering less detection omission and detection errors of biological signals. The biological information detection apparatus includes a plurality of detection units disposed on a support supporting a living body and configured to output signals corresponding to vibrations, a first extraction unit for extracting a signal in a first predetermined frequency range corresponding to a biological signal from the signal outputted from each detection unit, a second extraction unit for extracting a signal in a second predetermined frequency range as an external noise component from the signal outputted from each detection unit, a calculation unit for calculating an intensity value ratio between the signal in the first predetermined frequency range and the signal in the second predetermined frequency range, and a selection unit for selecting one or more from the plurality of detection units based on result of comparison between/among the intensity value ratios calculated by the calculation unit for the signals outputted from the respective detection units.12-27-2012
20120330109HEALTH MONITORING APPLIANCE - A heart monitoring system for a patient includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless network; a wearable appliance having a wireless transceiver to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes; and an analyzer to determine vital signs, the analyzer coupled to the wireless transceiver to receive patient data over the wireless network.12-27-2012
20110319726WITHIN-PATIENT ALGORITHM TO PREDICT HEART FAILURE DECOMPENSATION - This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for predicting heart failure decompensation using within-patient diagnostics. A method comprises detecting an alert status of each of one or more sensors; calculating an alert score by combining the detected alerts; and calculating a composite alert score, the composite alert score being indicative of a physiological condition and comprising a combination of two or more alert scores.12-29-2011
20110319725INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing system includes: a physical measurement apparatus measuring the body of a user and radio-transmitting measurement data and an information processing apparatus receiving the measurement data radio-transmitted from the physical measurement apparatus, displaying information on the measurement data of the user on a screen, and displaying a notice prompting the user to conduct measurement when no measurement data is received by a predetermined time for measurement.12-29-2011
20120289794Continuous Monitoring of Stress Using a Stress Profile Created by Renal Doppler Sonography - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from one or more of a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, a mood sensor, or an accelerometer monitoring a person, accessing a stress model, analyzing the data streams with respect to the stress model, and determining based on the analysis a current stress index of the person.11-15-2012
20120289788Triggering User Queries Based on Sensor Inputs - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing one or more physiological data streams, analyzing each physiological data stream in reference to a set of control parameters, and, if a data stream deviates from its control parameters, then transmitting a query to a mood sensor or a behavioral sensor.11-15-2012
20120289790Continuous Monitoring of Stress Using Self-Reported Psychological or Behavioral Data - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from a mood sensor and one or more of a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, or an accelerometer monitoring a person, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is stressed and unstressed, analyzing the data sets, and determining a current stress index of the person based on the analysis.11-15-2012
20120289789Continuous Monitoring of Stress Using Environmental Data - In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing data streams from an environmental sensor, and one or more of a mood sensor, a heart-rate monitor, a blood-pressure monitor, a pulse oximeter, or an accelerometer monitoring a person, analyzing data sets collected from the person when the person is exposed to various environmental states, and determining a current stress index of the person based on the analysis.11-15-2012
20120136222Methods And Systems For Monitoring A Ventilator Patient With A Capnograph - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring the ventilation of a patient being ventilated by a medical ventilator. The disclosure describes a novel approach of displaying integrated ventilator information with capnography data. The disclosure further describes a novel approach for removing cardiogenic artifacts.05-31-2012
20100174151MODULAR EXPANDABLE MULTIFUNCTION MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION OF ACTUATORS FOR AESTHETIC AND/OR REHABILITATIVE TREATMENTS - Modular expandable multifunction machine with automatic recognition of actuators for aesthetic and/or rehabilitative treatments. Object of the present invention is a modular, expandable machine, multifunction for the aesthetic and/or rehabilitative treatment that thanks to his own subsystem firmware, with the realization of complex architectures to the inside of the single cards and to the logical present software on board machine (so that to allow the interchange of information on the bus of system and the corrected operation), is in a position to executing multiple treatments simply connecting the appropriate applicator for the specific treatment.07-08-2010
20100168527Multiuse, multipurpose, detachable, wrap-around, velcro secured seat belt attachment (EZE-FLAP) - One embodiment of a seat belt attachment (07-01-2010
20130012791Portable Device Holder - A portable device holder apparatus and system is provided where the portable device holder comprises a device gripper and a glove unit to hold and support a portable device.01-10-2013
20130012786Chair Pad System and Associated, Computer Medium and Computer-Implemented Methods for Monitoring and Improving Health and Productivity of Employees - Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods for sensing health characteristics of a user using a chair pad including a set of health sensors integrated therewith and including temperature sensors, body position sensors, and body fat sensors. A method for sensing health characteristics of a user including receiving, from the temperature sensors, temperature data corresponding to a sensed body temperature of the user, receiving, from the body position sensors, body position data corresponding to a sensed body position of the user, receiving, from the body fat sensors, body fat data corresponding to a sensed body fat of the user, and transmitting, to a computer workstation, health data corresponding to the temperature data, the body position data, and the body fat data for use in determining the body temperature, the body position, and the body fat of the user.01-10-2013
20130012790Systems, Computer Medium and Computer-Implemented Methods for Monitoring and Improving Health and Productivity of Employees - Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods to monitor the health of an employee. A method for monitoring the health of an employee while the employee is located in an employee workstation including collecting, from a plurality of biometric and biomechanical sensors disposed throughout an employee workstation, health data indicative of biometric and biomechanical characteristics of the employee. The plurality of biometric and biomechanical sensors adapted to sense biometric and biomechanical characteristics of the employee and output corresponding health data indicative of the biometric and biomechanical characteristics of the employee. The method including determining an employee health profile based at least in part on the collected health data, generating a health plan for the employee based at least in part on the health profile, and displaying health content including the employee health profile and the health plan for the employee.01-10-2013
20130012788Systems, Computer Medium and Computer-Implemented Methods for Monitoring and Improving Biometric Health of Employees - Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods for monitoring the health of an employee while the employee is located in an employee workstation. A method for monitoring the health of an employee including collecting, from a plurality of biometric sensors disposed throughout an employee workstation, biometric health data indicative of biometric characteristics of the employee. The method including determining an employee biometric health profile including biometric health characteristics, biometric health conditions and/or biometric health risks for the employee based at least in part on the collected biometric health data. The method including generating a health plan for the employee based at least in part on the biometric health profile, and displaying the employee biometric health profile and the health plan to the employee.01-10-2013
20130012785METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING CONTINUOUS DATA ACQUISITION ACROSS MULTIPLE STAGES OF CARE - A data acquisition device for providing continuous data acquisition across a plurality of stages of care through a plurality of functioning modes is disclosed. The data acquisition device includes two inputs coupled to an instrumentation amplifier, wherein each input provides an input signal to the instrumentation amplifier, a mode selection module coupled to the instrumentation amplifier, operable to select either an AC mode or one of a plurality of DC modes for processing the input signals, wherein the mode is determined based at least in part on analyzing at least one of a plurality of parameters associated with a plurality of stages of care, and a data collection module operable to process the received signals using the selected mode.01-10-2013
20130012789Systems, Computer Medium and Computer-Implemented Methods for Monitoring and Improving Biomechanical Health of Employees - Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods for monitoring the health of an employee while the employee is located in an employee workstation. A method including collecting, from a plurality of biomechanical sensors disposed throughout the employee workstation, biomechanical health data indicative of biomechanical characteristics of the employee, determining an employee biomechanical health profile based at least in part on the collected biomechanical health data. The employee biomechanical health profile including biomechanical health characteristics, biomechanical health conditions and/or biomechanical health risks for the employee. The method including generating a health plan for the employee based at least in part on the biomechanical health profile, and displaying the employee biomechanical health profile and the health plan to the employee.01-10-2013
20130012787Floor Mat System and Associated, Computer Medium and Computer-Implemented Methods for Monitoring and Improving Health and Productivity of Employees - Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods for sensing health characteristics of a user using a floor mat including a set of health sensors integrated therewith. The set of health sensors including temperature sensors, body position sensors, and body fat sensors. A method including receiving, from the temperature sensors, temperature data corresponding to a sensed body temperature of the user, receiving, from the body position sensors, body position data corresponding to a sensed body position of the user, receiving, from the body fat sensors, body fat data corresponding to a sensed body fat of the user, and transmitting, to a computer workstation, health data corresponding to the temperature data, the body position data, and the body fat data for use in determining the body temperature, the body position, and the body fat of the user.01-10-2013
20090024004Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Body Temperature, Respiration, Heart Sound, Swallowing, and Medical Inquiring - The invention provides a method as well as a device for the monitoring of body temperature, respiration, heart sound, swallowing, and offering medical inquiries. It comprises a sensor, a monitoring device, and medical devices. Installing proper sensors on the user's body and making the users wear necessary medical devices. The sensors attached to the user's body will be sensing the physical conditions and send the data collected to the monitoring device for security and protection. It can also allow the user or the medical personnel conduct two-way inquiries or treatment through displaying device, or the monitoring device can control the medical devices and assist the treatment. Furthermore, the data can be transferred to the medical system in the distant end and the user's data and be updated immediately and reduce errors happened in keying in the data. Doctors will be able to proceed with medical treatment according to the data and prevent abrupt accidents in patients as well as further protecting the security of the user.01-22-2009
20120149998MEASUREMENT OF PATIENT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - A method of determining one or more physiological parameter of a patient by providing a plurality of implantable electrodes proximate a blood vessel of the patient, applying a measurement signal through the plurality of electrodes, the measurement signal having a known parameter, obtaining a resultant signal through the plurality of electrodes, the resultant signal having a resultant parameter, calculating vascular impedance based on the measurement signal and the resultant signal, and calculating a physiological parameter based on the vascular impedance. In some embodiments, the physiological parameter is utilized to modify a therapy signal controlling therapy delivered to the patient.06-14-2012
20120149997SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - The present invention involves a method and an apparatus for analyzing measured signals, including the determination of a measurement of oxygen saturation and respiration rate in the measured signals during a calculation of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient. Use of this invention is described in particular detail with respect to oximetry-based measurements.06-14-2012
20120149996Method and apparatus for providing derived glucose information utilizing physiological and/or contextual parameters - Systems and methods for non-invasively determining parameters related to blood glucose are disclosed. Embodiments are disclosed wherein a wearable sensor device comprises non-invasive sensors generating various sensed data which is then utilized to determine a glucose-related parameter.06-14-2012
20120149995METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOBRONCHIAL DIAGNOSTICS - Methods and systems for targeting, accessing and diagnosing diseased lung compartments are disclosed. The method comprises introducing a diagnostic catheter with an occluding member at its distal end into a lung segment via an assisted ventilation device; inflating the occluding member to isolate the lung segment; and performing a diagnostic procedure with the catheter while the patient is ventilated. The proximal end of the diagnostic catheter is configured to be attached to a console. The method may also comprise introducing the diagnostic catheter into the lung segment; inflating the occluding member to isolate the lung segment; and monitoring blood oxygen saturation. The method may further comprise introducing the diagnostic catheter into the lung segment; determining tidal flow volume in the lung segment; determining total lung capacity of the patient; and determining a flow rank value based on the tidal flow volume of the lung segment and the total lung capacity.06-14-2012
20130018234Decongestive Therapy Titration for Heart Failure Patients using Implantable Sensor - Assessing decongestive therapy delivered to a heart failure patient involves use of an implantable sensor configured to sense a physiologic parameter indicative of the patient's diuresis status and a processor coupled to the implantable sensor. The sensor may comprise a thoracic fluid sensor, a heart sounds sensor, a cardiac chamber or arterial pressure sensor, a respiration sensor, or a blood chemistry sensor, for example. The processor is configured to determine if a target level of patient diuresis has been achieved based on a relationship between the sensed physiologic parameter and a threshold developed for the patient, and to produce an output in response to determining that the target level of patient diuresis has been achieved. The processor may be disposed in an implantable housing, in a patient-external housing, or in a network server system.01-17-2013
20130018233IMPLANTABLE TISSUE PERFUSION SENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A medical device for sensing cardiac events that includes a plurality of light sources capable of emitting light at a plurality of wavelengths, and a detector to detect the emitted light. A processor determines a plurality of light measurements in response to the emitted light detected by the detector, updates, for each of the plurality of wavelengths, a first normalization coefficient and a second normalization coefficient in response to the detected emitted light, and adjusts the determined plurality of light measurements in response to the first normalization coefficient and the second normalization coefficient.01-17-2013
20110152633EEG MONITOR OF FETAL HEALTH - A method for predicting health compromise in a fetus comprises acquiring one or more EEG signals and a fetal heart rate (FHR) signal from the surface of the head of a fetus; and determining the spectral edge frequency (SEF) of the one or more EEG signals. A repetitive temporal correlation between the FHR signal and the SEF of the one or more EEG signals is indicative of fetal health compromise. A system for detecting the correlation between FHR signal and the SEF of the one or more EEG signals and predicting fetal health compromise is also described.06-23-2011
20110160551METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MORPHOLOGY-BASED ARRHYTHMIA CLASSIFICATION USING CARDIAC AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - A tachyarrhythmia detection and classification system classifies tachyarrhythmias based on an analysis of morphological features of a cardiac signal enhanced by using one or more physiological parameters indicative of hemodynamic stability and/or activity level. The tachyarrhythmia detection and classification system computes a measure of similarity between an arrhythmic waveform of the cardiac signal, a template waveform for that cardiac signal, such as a correlation coefficient representative of the correlation between morphological features of the arrhythmic waveform and morphological features of the template waveform. A detected tachyarrhythmia episode is classified by comparing the measure of similarity to a threshold that is dynamically adjusted using the one or more physiological parameters.06-30-2011
20110160550METHOD FOR TAGGING CONDITION INFORMATION AND MULTIMEDIA APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method for tagging condition information and a multimedia apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes measuring condition information of a user who is enjoying content, and tagging the content with the measured condition information. Accordingly, the user's condition information for each content is checked and the user's condition information is adjusted using the condition information tagged onto the contents.06-30-2011
20110160549METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR USING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FOR MONITORING A TISSUE OF A USER - A wearable monitoring apparatus for monitoring at least one biological parameter of an internal tissue of an ambulatory user. Said wearable monitoring apparatus comprises at least one transducer configured for delivering electromagnetic (EM) radiation to said internal tissue and intercepting a reflection of said EM radiation said reform in a plurality of transmission sessions during at least 24 hours, a processing unit configured for analyzing respective said reflection and identifying a change in said at least one biological parameter accordingly, a reporting unit configured for generating a report according to said change, and a housing for containing said at least one transducer, said reporting unit, and said processing unit, said housing being configured for being disposed on said body of said ambulatory user.06-30-2011
20110160548APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS USING ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS - A system for monitoring a physiological parameter comprises a substrate, a pair of drive electrodes, a pair of detection electrodes, and an RFID apparatus. The substrate is arranged to be removably securable to a biological organism. At least the pair of drive electrodes or the pair of detection electrodes is secured to the substrate. The RFID apparatus is arranged to be in electrical communication with at least the pair of drive electrodes or the pair of detection electrodes. Methods of using the device are also provided.06-30-2011
20110160547WIRELESS TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - A wireless transmission device for physiological information is carried personally by a user and is attached on skin to measure the user's physiological condition by touching the skin. Related physiological signals are continuously and automatically transmitted to other monitoring device through an automatic wireless transmission unit in the wireless transmission device. Therefore, the user's physical condition can be monitored at any time and the related physiological information can be provided to a medical facility or other monitoring facility for understanding and tracking.06-30-2011
20130023738MOBILE PHONE FOR HEALTH INSPECTION AND METHOD USING SAME - A mobile phone includes a temperature detection system, a vibration detection system, memory, a processor, and a touch display. The temperature detection system detects a body temperature of an user. The vibration detection system detects a pulse rate of the user. The memory is configured for storing a predetermined temperature range and a predetermined pulse rate range. The processor receives and compares the body temperature of the user with the predetermined temperature range, receives and compares the pulse rate of the user with the predetermined pulse rate range to generate comparing results. The processor generates a warning message according to the comparing results. The touch display is connected to the processor for receiving and displaying the warning message.01-24-2013
20130023740DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - An implantable device includes a posture sensor and a physiological signal sensor. The posture sensor supplies at least one first sensor output signal indicating body posture and/or changes therein. The physiological signal sensor supplies at least one second sensor output signal indicative of at least one physiological parameter such as blood pressure, intracardiac impedance, stroke volume, heart sounds, heart rate, and/or biochemical measurements (e.g., oxygen concentration). An evaluation unit processes the first and second sensor output signals and determines one or more variables that describe the dynamic behavior of the second sensor output signal in response to a change in body posture indicated by the first sensor output signal.01-24-2013
20130023739SYSTEM METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING AN AUTOMATED FITNESS TEST - Provided are a system, method and device for determining one or more physiological parameters of a person.01-24-2013
20130023741Integrated Portable Medical Diagnostic System - A portable integrated self-contained rechargeable with AC-DC direct current battery system mounted within an instrument case for housing a foldable keyboard, a display and plurality of medical test and treatment modules. It optionally includes a suitable DC to AC inverter to supply AC power. The system includes at least one USB port for adding external test and treatment modules on ad hoc basis. It also includes full duplex data and information input, processing output and communications interface to and from sensors, transducers, networks and other data/information generation or consumption modules, devices and subsystems. It is also known by its three trademark names “Hospital-in-a-Box”, RK Ruskat (Stylized) and SCOMET.01-24-2013
20080255433OPTOACOUSTIC MONITORING OF MULTIPLE PARAMETERS - An optoacoustic technique for absolute, accurate, continuous, and real-time measurement of a variety of important diagnostic variables is disclosed, where the variables include: (1) noninvasive measurements of circulating blood volume (BV) and cardiac output (CO); (2) calculation from the measured variables of cardiac index (CI) and systemic oxygen delivery (DO10-16-2008
20080249378System for Monitoring a Number of Different Parameters of a Patient in a Bed - In order to provide a simple and reliable monitoring technique for a number of different parameters of a patient in a bed (10-09-2008
20080249377Medical Apparatus - A medical apparatus (10-09-2008
20080242955RELIABILITY IN DETERMINATION OF CLINICAL STATE OF A SUBJECT - The invention relates to the determination of a diagnostic index indicative of the clinical state, especially nociceptive state, of a subject. In order to improve the quality of the determination process, desired input signals derived from the subject are monitored and the quality of the process is improved based on the monitoring. This is implemented by increasing user awareness of the reliability of the index or by controlling the measurement set-up. Quality information indicative of the reliability of the current index values may be produced based on the input signals. The quality information may then be employed to give an indication of the current reliability of the index and a warning if the reliability of the diagnostic index becomes compromised.10-02-2008
20080234556METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING RESPIRATORY ACTIVITIES USING SENSOR IN LYMPHATIC SYSTEM - A respiratory monitoring system includes an implantable lymphatic sensor configured to be placed in a lymphatic vessel, such as the thoracic duct or a vessel branching from the thoracic duct, near the diaphragm. The implantable lymphatic sensor senses a signal indicative of respiratory activities. Examples of the signal include a diaphragmatic activity signal indicative of movement of the diaphragm and a transthoracic impedance signal indicative of pulmonary volume. In one embodiment, the respiratory monitoring system is incorporated into a cardiac rhythm management system that controls cardiac therapy delivery using the signal sensed by the implantable lymphatic sensor.09-25-2008
20080228046HEALTH CARE SUPPORT SYSTEM - The present invention provides a health care support system that can give appropriate advice depending on a situation.09-18-2008
20080228045Multiprotocol Wireless Medical Monitors and Systems - A wireless medical monitoring system and medical monitoring devices adapted to communicate using a plurality of wireless protocols and networks. For each transmission of data, a wireless protocol or network is selected based on the properties of the available protocols and networks and the nature of the data that is to be transmitted. Thus, the medical system and devices can move seamlessly from one context and location to another. The medical devices may also include additional features, such as detection of improperly positioned or disconnected sensors and auditory and/or visual prompting of the patient to correct the problem. In some embodiments, the medical monitoring devices may comprise body area networks of individual sensors communicating and cooperating with one another wirelessly.09-18-2008
20130172691HEALTH MONITORING APPLIANCE - A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless network; a wearable body sensor having a wireless transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes.07-04-2013
20130172692BLOOD GLUCOSE MEASUREMENT METHOD USING BLOOD GLUCOSE METER HAVING STEP COUNTER FUNCTION - The present invention provides a blood glucose measurement method using a blood glucose meter having a step counter function. In the blood glucose measurement method, a blood glucose level is measured in blood glucose measurement mode. The measured blood glucose level is configured in a form of data, the data is stored in a control unit, and the measured blood glucose level is displayed on a display unit under control of the control unit. Current mode is switched to step counting operation mode. The number of steps taken by a user is counted in the step counting operation mode and a count result is displayed on the display unit.07-04-2013
20130172688DIABETES MANAGEMENT APPLICATION FOR MOBILE PHONE - A mobile device for managing diabetes care of a patent is disclosed. The device has a data entry interface configured to receive glucose measures for the patient and store the glucose measures in a patient log residing on the device. The device has a selection module that operates to selectively analyze the glucose measure in the patient log and select a given structural collection procedure from a plurality of standardized collection procedures.07-04-2013
20130178721VIVO DETERMINATION OF ACIDITY LEVELS - A bolus for use in a ruminant animal's reticulum includes a cavity (07-11-2013
20130178717DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A FERTILE PHASE OF A WOMAN BY ASCERTAINING A CO2 PARTIAL PRESSURE IN A RESPIRATORY GAS OF THE WOMAN - The invention relates to a device (07-11-2013
20130178718HEALTH MONITORING APPLIANCE - A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring vital signs.07-11-2013
20130178719METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MEASURE ECG AND RESPIRATION - A method for monitoring the respiration rate of a patient includes attaching a plurality of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes and a pressure sensor to a patient, producing a first respiration signal based on variations detected in signals provided by the ECG electrodes attached to the patient, and producing a second respiration signal based on pressure variations detected in the pressure sensor secured to the patient. The method also includes selecting at least one of the first respiration signal and the second respiration signal based on respective signal qualities and producing a respiration rate from the selected signal. The method also includes providing indicia of the respiration rate. The method may also include displaying ECG signals with the indicia of the respiration rate.07-11-2013
20130178720DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR ESTIMATING BIORHYTHM - Provided is a biorhythm estimation device including a reference rhythm curve storage unit configured to store a reference rhythm curve that is created as a biorhythm curve representing a property of intra-day fluctuation of an indicator value of biological information based on experimental subject samples, a biological information measurement unit configured to noninvasively measure the biological information of an experimental subject, an indicator value calculation unit configured to calculate the indicator value from a measurement value of the biological information, an experimental-subject rhythm curve creation unit configured to fit the reference rhythm curve to the indicator value of the experimental subject to create an experimental-subject rhythm curve whose target is the experimental subject, an experimental-subject rhythm curve storage unit configured to store the experimental-subject rhythm curve, and a biorhythm estimation unit configured to apply the indicator value to the experimental-subject rhythm curve to estimate biorhythm of the experimental subject.07-11-2013
20080221404MULTIFUNCTION HEALTH APPARATUS - The present invention provides a multifunction health device, which comprises a meter and a platform. The meter has two electrodes arranged separately at its two sides or both arranged at its one side, and the meter has another electrode arranged in its bottom. The platform has four electrodes arranged in its top face, and a pressure sensor arranged in its inside. With or without some parts assisting, the single use of the meter can function as an ECG detector, a TENS machine, a thermometer, and a first sphygmomanometer. Connecting with the platform, the meter and the platform can function as an ECG detector, a weight scale, and a body composition estimator. Further, the meter can alternatively connect with a chassis thus functioning as a second sphygmomanometer, a stethoscope, a glucose meter, or a pulse oximeter.09-11-2008
20080221403Reconfigurable Garment Definition and Production Method - Computer-aided design and manufacture software and hardware automate garment and fashion definition and production. Configurable garment includes ornamental element, pattern display, and personal identifier and wireless sensor electronics.09-11-2008
20080221402INTEGRATED PATIENT DIAGNOSTIC AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A small integrated diagnostic and identification system is disclosed that solves several problems associated with current sensory systems. The diagnostic and identification system comprises a bracelet with an identification mechanism that is difficult to remove and has a lock. Further, the diagnostic and identification bracelet comprises a microprocessor which communicates with various physiologic sensors wherein said physiological sensors are substantially within said bracelet. Alternatively some of the sensors may be mounted outside the bracelet and means are provided for communicating data from the outside mounted sensors to the bracelet. The physiologic sensors either routinely, automatically monitor an individual's physiology or monitor the physiology based on a user request. The resulting physiology data from each sensor is combined via a single output and displayed on a display device. The present invention may be integrated with a record management system to share and store an individual's records.09-11-2008
20080221401IDENTIFICATION OF EMOTIONAL STATES USING PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES - The invention provides a method for automatically identifying emotional states of a person in real-time based on physiological responses by exposing a person to a stimulus, measuring the person's physiological response to the stimulus, and comparing the measured physiological response to a known baseline physiological. The deviation of the measured physiological response from the baseline physiological response is determinative of the emotional state.09-11-2008
20080221400METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING AND RANKING AN "ENGAGEMENT" RESPONSE TO AUDIOVISUAL OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA, PRODUCTS, OR ACTIVITIES USING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - A system and method for calculating an engagement value by quantifying an amount that a user is acting without thinking considering brainwaves and a heart rate can be used to compare media based on an individual or a group of individuals. Events of the media can be contrasted and compared by the engagement value as well. Statistical measurements may be taken to improve media.09-11-2008
20080221399MONITOR FOR MEASURING VITAL SIGNS AND RENDERING VIDEO IMAGES - The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a sensor component that attaches to the patient and features an optical sensor and an electrical sensor that measure, respectively a first and second signal: and 2) a control component. The control component features: 1) an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the first signal and second signal into, respectively, a first digital signal and a second digital signal; 2) a CPU configured to operate an algorithm that generates a blood pressure value by processing with an algorithm the first digital signal and second digital signal; 3) a display element; 4) a graphical user interface generated by computer code operating on the CPU and configured to render on the display element the blood pressure value; and 5) a software component that renders video images on the display element. To capture video and audio information, the device further includes both a digital camera and a microphone.09-11-2008
20080221398Apparatus and Method for Monitoring and/or Load Applied to a Mammal - Apparatus is disclosed for monitoring strain and/or load applied to the body of a vertebral mammal. The apparatus includes means (09-11-2008
20080221397Defibrillator Patient Monitoring Pod - A patient parameter monitoring pod in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more the following features: (a) portable housing containing a power supply, (b) a patient parameter module connectable to a patient via lead cables to collect patient data, the patient data including at least one vital sign, (c) a transceiver adapted to wirelessly transmit the patient data to a defibrillator, (d) a data port adapted to supply the patient data via a direct electrical connection to the defibrillator, and (e) a carrying handle extending from the housing proximate a patient lead cable port that permits connection of the lead cables to the pod, the carrying handle positioned to protect the patient lead cable port and the patient lead cables attached to the port from direct impact.09-11-2008
20090124867METHOD AND DEVICE TO ADMINISTER ANESTHETIC AND OR VOSACTIVE AGENTS ACCORDING TO NON-INVASIVELY MONITORED CARDIAC AND OR NEUROLOGICAL PARAMETERS - A method of and a device for non-invasively measuring the neurological depressed state and the hemodynamic state of a human patient and involving steps and units of non-invasively measuring EEG, cardiac cycle period, electrical-mechanical interval, mean arterial pressure, and ejection interval and converting the EEG into a neurological index as well as converting the measured electrical-mechanical interval, mean arterial pressure and ejection interval into the cardiac parameters such as Preload, Afterload and Contractility, which are the common cardiac parameters used by an anesthesiologist. A general anesthetic is administered based upon the converted neurological index. A vasoactive agent is independently administered based upon the converted cardiac parameters as necessary in order to restore cardiovascular homeostasis in the patient. The converted neurological and hemodynamic state of a patient are displayed on a screen as an index value and a three-dimensional vector with each of its three coordinates respectively representing Preload, Afterload and Contractility. Therefore, a medical practitioner looks at the screen and quickly obtains the important and necessary information.05-14-2009
20080214905System and Method for Preventing Hypoglycaemia in a Human Type 1 Diabetic Patient During Physical Activity - A method for estimating the amount of carbohydrates needed by a DP-1 during a specific session of physical activity, comprises the following steps: defining of working constants and standard parameters; introducing of patient and therapy specific parameters, calculating of patient specific reference curves for a percentage carbohydrates consumption (% CHO); scheduling a training session; estimating the amount of carbohydrates (CHO) to be eaten before said physical activity; updating in real time the residual carbohydrates still available during said physical activity; and estimating the amount of carbohydrates to be restored after said physical activity.09-04-2008
20080214902Apparatus and Method for Objectively Determining Human Response to Media - An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes a media analysis apparatus and method in which human mental response to media is objectively determined.09-04-2008
20080214901Wearable Wireless Device for Monitoring, Analyzing and Communicating Physiological Status - A wearable compact, lightweight, noninvasive, wearable “unified” device or system (09-04-2008
20130172690APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION AND DELIVERY OF A MEDICINAL DOSE - An apparatus is disclosed as part of a system for tracking and confirming delivery of a medicinal dose to a user. The apparatus includes a detector. The detector is secured to and communicatively coupled to the user and is capable of detecting a current flow through the user's body. The current flow is produced when the user makes contact with the apparatus. The apparatus includes at least two contact areas connected to a power source where a circuit and, hence, a current path is completed through the user's body as the user makes contact with the apparatus. The current flow is detected by the detector, which is coupled to the user. Also disclosed is an apparatus for tracking and confirming delivery of a medicinal dose to a user where the apparatus includes an acoustic detector. Upon loading the dose into a chamber an acoustic vibration is generated. The vibration is detected and correlated with a current flow that is produced when the user makes contact with the apparatus. The combined event of vibration detection and current flow detection confirms that the dose is loaded and the user is in contact with the apparatus and ready to receive the dose.07-04-2013
20130172693DIAGNOSING SYSTEM FOR CONSCIOUSNESS LEVEL MEASUREMENT AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a system and method for measuring behavioral change in human consciousness that is based on a personal code that allows diagnosis and determining the required method of treatment or decision. In particularly, the system is used for identifying the strengths and diagnostic discovery by objective feedback or response based on the patient's (i.e. subject) energy field, and not only by the subjectivity feedback arising due to the type of person the subject is. The system detects the subject's level of consciousness. The system can be used to identify the root elements of the subject's personality, so that through a short test could a therapist, the subject himself or even an organization that uses the system to receive results that will aid them to decide objectively or recommend them, of an efficient way of acting or operating.07-04-2013
20110270049Method and Apparatus for Remote Detection and Monitoring of Functional Chronotropic Incompetence - Methods and apparatus to determine the presence of and track functional chronotropic incompetence (hereinafter “CI”) in an in-home setting under conditions of daily living. The functional CI of the patient may be determined with one or more of a profile of measured patient heart rates, a measured maximum patient heart rate, or a peak of the heart rate profile, such as the peak of a heart rate distribution profile. The functional CI of the patient may be determined with the measured heart rate profile, in which the measured heart rate profile may correspond to heart rates substantially less than the maximum heart rate of the patient, such that the heart rate can be safely measured when the patient is remote from a health care provider. The functional CI of the patient may be determined based a peak of the remotely measured heart rate profile, for example a peak corresponding to the mode of the heart rate distribution profile. For example, the relative amounts of the profile of heart rates above the peak and heart rates below the peak can be compared to determine the CI. The peak of the heart rate profile of the remote heart rate data may be used to determine the heart rate reserve and functional CI of the patient. The changes in HR can be measured and correlated to one or more sensor parameters such as activity to determine CI of the patient.11-03-2011
20130137939Medical Diagnostic System - An integrated portable medical diagnostic system (PMDS) provides easy and convenient access to one or more medical instruments for healthcare practitioners. The PMDS is utilized in an outpatient workflow in which the practitioner generally remains stationary, while patients rotate to and from the practitioner over the course of a medical examination or procedure. The PMDS includes a body including a plurality of compartments, a first compartment defines a first receptacle for a blood pressure monitor, a second compartment adjacent the first compartment defines a second receptacle for an otoscope and an ophthalmoscope, and a third compartment adjacent the second compartment defines a third receptacle for a thermometer.05-30-2013
20130137942BODY FAT MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A body fat measurement device includes a trunk area dimension measurement unit in which is provided a trunk area dimension detection unit for detecting a dimension of a measurement subject's trunk area. The trunk area dimension measurement unit has a frame shape that can be disposed surrounding the measurement subject's trunk area, and includes a base portion whose position relative to the trunk area does not change in a state where the trunk area dimension measurement unit is disposed surrounding the trunk area, and a mobile portion that is attached in a movable state to the base portion and whose position relative to the trunk area can change in a state where the trunk area dimension measurement unit is disposed surrounding the trunk area. The trunk area dimension detection unit includes at least a non-contact range sensor provided in the mobile portion.05-30-2013
20130137938SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING DIFFERENTIAL PULSE TRANSIT TIME FROM THE PHASE DIFFERENCE OF TWO ANALOG PLETHYSMOGRAPHS - Systems and methods are provided for patient monitors which apply phase detection operations to analog signals to identify differential pulse transit time (DPTT). Photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals measured at two sensor sites may be processed by a phase detection system to identify phase information that allows the calculation of a DPTT. The phase detection system may process analog PPG signals in the analog domain to determine phase information. In some embodiments, the phase detection system may process optical oximetry sensor signals to determine phase information using, for example, interferometric methods.05-30-2013
20130096395METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERSONALIZED PHYSIOLOGIC PARAMETERS - Methods and apparatus combine patient measurement data with demographic or physiological data of the patient to determine an output that can be used to diagnose and treat the patient. A customized output can be determined based the demographics of the patient, physiological data of the patient, and data of a population of patients. In another aspect, patient measurement data is used to predict an impending cardiac event, such as acute decompensated heart failure. At least one personalized value is determined for the patient, and a patient event prediction output is generated based at least in part on the personalized value and the measurement data. For example, bioimpedance data may be used to establish a baseline impedance specific to the patient, and the patient event prediction output generated based in part on the relationship of ongoing impedance measurements to the baseline impedance. Multivariate prediction models may enhance prediction accuracy.04-18-2013
20130096394SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - A method of evaluating an electrophysiological signal is disclosed. A mathematical reconstruction over at least one cycle of the electrophysiological signal is used to identify an abnormal substrate. A non-transitory computer readable medium is also disclosed. The nontransitory computer readable medium has stored thereon instructions for identifying a pathological substrate from a mathematical reconstruction of an electrophysiological signal, which, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to perform steps comprising using a mathematical reconstruction over many cycles of the electrophysiological signal to identify a pathological state. A system for evaluating an electrophysiological signal includes a processor configured to identify a pathological condition from a mathematical reconstruction of the electrophysiological signal. The system also includes a data input coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with the electrophysiological signal. The system further includes a user interface coupled to either the processor or the data input.04-18-2013
20130096393APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR EVENT DETECTION USING PROBABILISTIC MEASURES - Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining probabilistic measures of seizure activity (PMSA) values based on a plurality of seizure detection algorithms and/or body signals used as inputs by the seizure detection algorithms. Use of the PMSA values to detect seizure activity based on a consensus of the algorithms and/or body signals, and/or warn, log, administer a therapy, or assess the efficacy of a therapy.04-18-2013
20130096391SEIZURE DETECTION METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS USING A SHORT TERM AVERAGE/LONG TERM AVERAGE ALGORITHM - Methods for detecting a seizure, by use of a short term average/long term average (STA/LTA) algorithm applied to body data. A non-transitive, computer-readable storage device for storing data that when executed by a processor, perform such a method.04-18-2013
20130096392SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE FOR NORMALIZATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF TISSUE IMAGES - In medical imaging, a fiducial marker facilitates tissue image correlation that allows for image analysis, normalization and correction of the optical exposure and spectral and spatial distribution in order to compensate for the surface reflections, sub surface tissue interactions and spatial orientation of the excitation and imaging axes to the subject tissue. Using a cross comparison, clinicians can model tissue image data in different forms in order to reference and compare data from various spectral components and or from different images. This may enhance human interpretation between images including the variations between images even when the spectral, spatial and optical conditions or the image resolution or sensitivity are compromised. Such may be used to assess cosmetic, moisturizing, therapeutic materials and treatments.04-18-2013
20130096397SENSITIVITY EVALUATION SYSTEM, SENSITIVITY EVALUATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a sensitivity evaluation system for estimating sensitivity of a subject from bio-information with high accuracy, including: an acquisition unit to acquire as biological data, a reaction of a sympathetic nervous system and a reaction of a parasympathetic nervous system; a biological data analysis unit to judge from the obtained biological data, a candidate group of sensitivity factors that the subject has; a positive/negative analysis unit to judge from information obtained from the subject, whether an inner state of the subject is pleasant or unpleasant; and a comprehensive evaluation unit to integrat analysis results of the biological data analysis unit and the positive/negative analysis unit to estimate the sensitivity comprehensively.04-18-2013
20130096396DEVICE FOR MONITORING AND/OR IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF PHYSICAL TRAINING - A device for monitoring the efficiency of physical training in a human or animal includes a millimeter wave generator that generates millimeter wave radiation and a millimeter wave antenna that emits millimeter waves generated by the millimeter wave generator in a predetermined direction. The device includes a coupling element that couples the millimeter wave antenna to the millimeter wave generator and that transmits the millimeter wave radiation to the millimeter wave antenna. The device also includes a reference element that intermittently receives millimeter wave radiation from the millimeter wave antenna and a detector that detects millimeter wave radiation and produces a first data stream. The device further includes a processing unit that receives the first data stream and generates a signal indicating development of a body lactate level over time and an output device indicating the development of the body lactate level over time, to a user.04-18-2013
20130102856NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF FETAL OR MATERNAL ILLNESS - The invention provides a non-invasive method for diagnosing a biological condition in a pregnant female, or fetus therein, by measuring fetal electrical activity using a plurality of contact elements. Each contact element is configured for attachment to an external skin surface and includes a plurality of electrodes configured in a unique pattern. The measured fetal electrical activity is compared to one or more references to determine a biological condition in the pregnant female, the fetus, or both.04-25-2013
20130102857NON-INVASIVE FETAL MONITORING - A non-invasive fetal monitoring system includes a plurality of contact elements, each of the contact elements comprising a plurality of electrodes configured in a unique pattern. The plurality of contact elements are configured for attachment to an external skin surface of a pregnant female for detecting fetal and/or maternal electrical activity.04-25-2013
20130102859SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SYMPTOMS OF HYPOGLYCEMIA - An improved system and method for detecting a hypoglycemic event of a diabetic individual is provided. The system of the invention includes at least three sensors for monitoring the respective physiological parameter selected from the following list: heart rate, motorial activity, respiring rate, vasoconstriction, temperature of the skin and galvanic resistance of the skin of the user. The system automatically alerts the user and/or a member of medical care personnel in a case that at least three different symptoms of a hypoglycemic event, each of which associated with a respective physiological parameter, simultaneously occur. According to the method of the present invention basal levels and basal rates of changes of the respective physiological parameters are generated and repeatedly updated. These basal levels and/or rates provides for detecting changes that go beyond predefined limits for determining a symptom of a hypoglycemic event which is associated with the respective physiological parameter.04-25-2013
20130102858IMPLANTABLE SENSOR DEVICE AND SYSTEM - The implantable medical device for measuring pressure is disclosed. The implantable medical device is connectable to a medical lead and comprises an outer sheath and a helically shaped needle arranged at the outer sheath. A pressure sensing body having a distal part is movably arranged in the outer sheath. The pressure sensing body is arranged such that the distal part is located within the outer sheath in an initial state of the pressure sensing body, wherein the pressure sensing body is arranged to be advanced from the initial state to protrude from the outer sheath and such that it is at least partially surrounded by the helically shaped needle; and a pressure sensor arranged at or adjacent to the distal part of the pressure sensing body for sensing pressure.04-25-2013
20130102855BODE INDEX MEASUREMENT - A computer-implemented system and method for determining a BODE index value for a patient is provided. The method includes using a Body Mass Index (BMI) measuring device to obtain BMI data. An airway obstruction measuring device measures airway obstruction of the patient to obtain airway obstruction data. A respiration rate sensor measures a respiration rate of the patient and to obtain respiration rate data. An activity monitor measures physical activity of the patient and to obtain physical activity data. A processor executes a computer program module to determine the BODE index value for the patient based on the Body Mass Index data, the airway obstruction data, the respiration rate data, and the physical activity data.04-25-2013
20130123585PORTABLE BRAINWAVE MEASURING AND CONTROLLING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a portable brainwave measuring method, which measures a weak brainwave signal detected from a human scalp through a noninvasive method to measure a degree of concentration through an analysis and process of the detected brainwave signal, and a control method enabled for short distance control of an electronic device or remote monitoring through the internet, by using the brainwave signal. An acceleration sensor is put on the head of a user, and a brainwave detecting means put on the head of a user to detect a brainwave and the acceleration sensor that outputs an acceleration value of three axes including XYZ axes as a signal of predetermined data are used to detect movement of the head, to thereby control the direction and speed of a brainwave-related device. In more detail, after a signal outputted from the brainwave detecting means is converted into a wireless signal and transmitted, a value of the wireless signal is inputted to a receiving unit of a display device and is expressed numerically. By setting the value inputted to the display device, a portable brainwave measuring device provides accurate device control. A control system is characterized in that a signal according to the slope direction of the head is detected and analyzed, and then numerically expressed by using 6 brainwave signals such as a delta wave (δ), theta wave (θ), alpha wave (α), SMR wave, beta wave (β) and gamma wave (σ), which are measured through the portable brainwave measuring device and the acceleration sensor put on the head. A wireless system, including a short distance wireless module for transmitting/receiving the wireless signal, includes a wireless receiving module, a signal analyzing unit, and a control output unit. Additionally, the wireless system is connected to a PC or controls a short/long distance external device.05-16-2013
20130131463BODY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A device includes a body weight obtainment unit for obtaining measurement data; a storage unit for storing the measurement data; a target calculation unit that, based on the measurement data in, calculates a target diurnal fluctuation amount including a body weight fluctuation amount during sleep and a body weight diurnal target increase/decrease amount; and a computation unit that, based on the target diurnal fluctuation amount, calculates a target value to serve as a target when measuring a pre-sleep body weight value at a second timing before the measurement subject sleeps relative to a post-waking body weight value that is measured at a first timing after the measurement subject wakes. The target calculation unit calculates the diurnal target increase/decrease amount based on the measurement data in the storage unit so that the diurnal target increase/decrease amount is within a predetermined increase/decrease percentage range of the post-waking body weight value.05-23-2013
20130131465BIOMEASUREMENT DEVICE, BIOMEASUREMENT METHOD, CONTROL PROGRAM FOR A BIOMEASUREMENT DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH SAID CONTROL PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON - An analysis device (05-23-2013
20130131466TOOL FOR SCREENING FOR A DEFECT, SUCH AS PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE - A screening tool includes: a compression body for engaging with a portion of a limb of the patient to be compressed; a compression element for compressing the contact surface against the portion of the patient's limb to be compressed; a measurement element for structurally and functionally engaging with a portion of the limb to be examined, as well as generating, via the optical detection of one or more component(s) of the blood, a measurement signal that is characteristic of an arterial pulse in the portion of the limb to be examined during a measurement phase. The compression element generates a measurement pressure substantially equal to a threshold pressure value during the entire measurement phase, and the screening tool also includes: a calculation element for transmitting a negative signal when the arterial pulse is greater than a threshold diagnostic value, and a positive signal it is lower than the threshold value.05-23-2013
20130131464SYSTEM FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF SLEEP QUALITY IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN - Systems and methods for assessment of sleep quality in adults and children are provided. These techniques include an apparatus worn above the forehead containing the circuitry for collecting and storing physiological signals. The apparatus integrates with a sensor strip and a nasal mask to obtain the physiological signals for the user. The form factor of this apparatus is comfortable, easy to self-apply, and results in less data artifacts than conventional techniques for capturing physiological data for analyzing sleep quality. Neuro-respiratory signals are analyzed using means to extract more accurate definitions of the frequency and severity of sleep discontinuity, sleep disordered breathing and patterns of sleep architecture. Biological biomarkers and questionnaire responses can also be compared to a database of healthy and chronically diseased patients to provide a more accurate differential diagnosis and to help determine the appropriate disease management recommendations.05-23-2013
20130131460PHYSILOGICAL SIGNAL COLLECTION APPARATUS AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME - A physiological signal collection electrode comprises a signal collection pad having a skin contact portion, a signal output pad and an elongate bridging portion interconnecting the signal collection pad and the signal output pad. The signal collection pad, the signal output portion and the bridging portion are integrally moulded of a flexible, conductive and resilient material. The width of the bridging portion is substantially smaller than that of the skin contact portion. A narrowed bridging portion operates to concentrate collected physiological signals collected by the skin contact portion before the signals are output to the signal output pad. An elongate bridging portion reduces skin covering area for better wearer comfort as well as providing better resiliency to the electrode when the bridging portion is extended.05-23-2013
20130131461ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM ELECTRODE UNIT FOR SMALL ANIMALS AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING THE SAME - The electroencephalogram electrode unit for small animals includes a base that covers the scalp or brain surface of a small animal and has a plurality of through holes and a plurality of electrodes. Each of the plurality of electrodes is inserted into each of the plurality of through holes, and each of the plurality of electrodes is equipped with an insulating tube, an electrode section disposed within the tube, an extraction conducting wire that is connected to the electrode section and extracts the EEG signal to outside, and a paste that is filled within the tube. The tube is installed in the through hole in a manner of standing upright from the scalp or brain surface, and the electrode section is formed in the form of a wire and is disposed, in a manner of standing upright from the scalp or brain surface, within the paste filled within the tube.05-23-2013
20130131462DEVICE FOR MODULAR ANALYSIS - The device is provided with at least one analysis apparatus for analyzing at least one biological parameter of a living being. The analysis apparatus has at least one data input for recording measured data of at least one sensor. The sensor measures at least one biological parameter of the living being. The analysis apparatus also has at least one output apparatus for an analysis result. The analysis apparatus has a control unit and a program memory. The program memory stores a plurality of program modules, which can be activated by the control unit according to an externally specifiable control instruction alternatively or in partial or complete combination with each other in such a way that the activated program modules provide the data for the selected analysis result.05-23-2013
20130144131TEXTILE-BASED PRINTABLE ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSING - Techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing textile-based screen-printed amperometric or potentiometric sensors. The chemical sensor can include carbon based electrodes to detect at least one of NADH, hydrogen peroxide, potassium ferrocyanide, TNT or DNT, in liquid or vapor phase. In one application, underwater presence of chemicals such as heavy metals and explosives is detected using the textile-based sensors.06-06-2013
20090036754SELF-CALIBRATING PRESSURE SENSOR - The invention has as its object a self-calibrating device for measuring intracorporeal pressure, comprising: 02-05-2009
20100280338EAR-WORN BIOFEEDBACK DEVICE - An ear-worn biofeedback device is provided including an ear-worn structure for mounting on at least an ear of the user, at least a housing attached to the ear-worn structure, at least a sensor/electrode, for acquiring biosignals, and a circuit system accommodated in the housing. The circuit system includes an analog/digital converter for receiving and digitizing biosignals acquired by the sensor/electrode, a processor, a battery, for providing power, and a sound module, disposed around the ear, wherein during the biofeedback process, the digitized biosignals are analyzed, and when a preset condition is matched, the processor notifies the user by driving the sound module to generate audio signals for being received by the ear.11-04-2010
20090318778NON-INVASIVE MONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT - A system for determining physiological characteristics.12-24-2009
20080208015SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME HEALTH FEEDBACK ON A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL, CONTEXTUAL AND SELF-MONITORED INDICATORS OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH STATES - A system, apparatus and method for real-time health feedback on a mobile device based on physiological, contextual and self-monitored indicators of mental and physical health states. An embodiment of an apparatus is capable of receiving data relating to the physical or mental health states of a user from an input device and passive sensing. The apparatus is further capable of providing a mobile intervention via an output device and capable of measuring the effectiveness of the mobile intervention in improving the physical or mental health states and generating self-awareness. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-28-2008
20080208014SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLICITING DIRECTLY-COLLECTED NORMALIZED VOICE FEEDBACK FOR USE IN AUTOMATED PATIENT CARE - A system and method for transacting an automated patient communications session is described. A patent health condition is monitored by regularly collecting physiological measures through an implantable medical device. A patient communications session is activated through a patient communications interface including, an implantable microphone and an implantable speaker in response to a patient-provided activation code. An identification of the patient is authenticated based on pre-defined uniquely identifying patient characteristics. Spoken patient information is received through the implantable microphone and verbal system information is played through the implantable speaker. The patient communications session is terminated by closing the patient communications interface. The physiological measures and the spoken patient information are sent.08-28-2008
20080208011Method and System for Monitoring Oxygenation Levels of a Compartment for Detecting Conditions of a Compartment Syndrome - A method and system for continually monitoring oxygenation levels in real-time in compartments of an animal limb, such as in a human leg or a human thigh or a forearm, can be used to assist in the diagnosis of a compartment syndrome. The method and system can include one or more near infrared compartment sensors in which each sensor can be provided with a compartment alignment mechanism and a central scan depth marker so that each sensor may be precisely positioned over a compartment of a living organism. The method and system can include a device for displaying oxygenation levels corresponding to respective compartment sensors that are measuring oxygenation levels of a compartment of interest. The method and system can also monitor the relationship between blood pressure and oxygenation levels and activate alarms based on predetermined conditions relating to the oxygenation levels or blood pressure or both.08-28-2008
20110218410REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The remote patient management system comprises: a computing device with a processor, a home infrastructure device comprising a patient display, a healthcare professional display, and a computer readable storage medium. The computer readable storage medium contains instructions that cause the processor to perform a method of displaying images on the patient display during a teleconsultation. The method comprises the steps of: accessing a patient record from a patient record database, creating a patient profile using the patient record, identifying a consultation aim using the patient profile, determining a list of topics using the consultation aim, creating a teleconsultation outline using the list of topics, selecting a set of images using the list of topics, displaying the teleconsultation outline on the healthcare professional display during the teleconsultation, and displaying the images on the patient display during the teleconsultation.09-08-2011
20110218408MEDICAL SYSTEM WITH IDENTIFICATION PATCH - A medical system that includes an identification patch having a memory that stores identification information associated with the patch. A monitoring device to be used with the identification patch interrogates the patch to obtain the identification information stored within the memory of the patch. The monitoring device determines whether the identification information is valid and, if so, measures values representing one or more parameters of the patient. If the identification information is not valid, monitoring device does not measure values representing the one or more parameters of the patient.09-08-2011
20130158368SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING BODY WEIGHT AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS INCLUDING ITERATIVE AND PERSONALIZED PLANNING, INTERVENTION AND REPORTING CAPABILITY - A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.06-20-2013
20130158367SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING BODY WEIGHT AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS INCLUDING ITERATIVE AND PERSONALIZED PLANNING, INTERVENTION AND REPORTING CAPABILITY - A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.06-20-2013
20130158366HANDHELD DEVICE FOR FETAL HEALTH MONITORING AND METHOD THEREOF - A handheld device for fetal health monitoring is provided. The device comprises at least one sensor configured to detect fetal movement, and an ultrasound transducer unit configured to record a heartbeat sound of the fetus. The device further comprises a storage unit connectable to the at least one sensor and the ultrasound transducer unit and configured to store the detected fetal movement along with a timestamp and the heartbeat sound of the fetus in the form of digital information.06-20-2013
20080200776PATIENT CONNECTION FOR THE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION OF A PATIENT - A breathing gas-carrying patient connection (08-21-2008
20080200775Maneuver-based plethysmographic pulse variation detection system and method - The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for monitoring patient data. An exemplary method comprises obtaining plethysmographic pulse variation data that corresponds to a variation in a plethysmographic pulse of a patient, searching the plethysmographic pulse variation data for an indication of a reduction of venous return in response to a maneuver on or by the patient, and generating an output if the indication of the reduction of venous return is detected.08-21-2008
20080200774Wearable Mini-size Intelligent Healthcare System - A system and method for the wearable mini-size intelligent healthcare system, comprising one or multiple vital signal sensors, activity sensors, a real-time detection and analyzing module for continuous health monitoring, adjustable user setting mode with the adaptive optimization, data-collecting capability to record important health information, smart audio outputs of audio beep and speech advice to the user through audio path and audio interface, preset and user confirmable alarm conditions via wireless communications network to the appropriate individual for prompt and necessary assistance. The system uses noninvasive monitoring technology for continuous, painless and bloodless health state monitoring. The system also works through the short range RF link with carry-on PDA or cell phone for displaying health information, making urgent contact to support center, doctor or individual, or for information transmission with a healthcare center.08-21-2008
20080200773Catheter and Portable Data Managing Device - An assembly of a catheter and a portable data managing device is disclosed. The catheter includes a tubular body with a distal end portion to be introduced into the body of a person and a proximal end portion, including at its distal end portion at least one sensing member and at least one connecting device extending to the proximal end portion for connecting the sensing member to the data managing device. The data managing device includes a control and processing device for controlling the at least one sensing member and processing signals generated thereby.08-21-2008
20110213222Communication Error Alerting in an Epilepsy Monitoring System - Systems and methods for monitoring neurological signals in a patient are provided. The system includes: an implantable sensor adapted to collect neurological signals; an implantable assembly configured to sample the neurological signals collected by the sensor; and a rechargeable communication device external to the patient's body, said communication device configured to wirelessly communicate with the implantable assembly and to transmit a communication error alert to a caregiver advisory device in the event of a communication error between the implantable assembly and the communication device.09-01-2011
20110213216ADAPTIVE WIRELESS BODY NETWORKS - Systems, methods, and devices for obtaining physiological measurements of a patient using an adaptive body network are provided. In one example, a wireless medical sensor may include physiological sensor circuitry, wireless transceiver circuitry, and control circuitry. The physiological sensor circuitry may be capable of obtaining a physiological measurement of a patient. The wireless transceiver circuitry may be capable of joining a wireless web that includes at least one other wireless medical sensor, through which the wireless transceiver circuitry may communicate the physiological measurement to an external device. The control circuitry may be capable of determining a data update rate at which to operate the physiological sensor or the wireless transceiver circuitry, or a combination thereof, based at least in part on a status of the patient.09-01-2011
20110213214MECHANICALLY DEPLOYABLE TRACHEAL TUBE SENSOR - Various embodiments of a tracheal tube having a mechanically deployable sensor are provided. Certain embodiments of the tracheal tube may be capable of mechanically deploying the sensor during intubation to sense one or more indicators of blood flow characteristics, such as a level of blood gases and/or blood analytes, in the respiratory tract. The mechanically deployable sensor may be configured to abut the tracheal mucosa of a patient or not contact the tracheal wall at all during deployment. The sensor may be further adapted to remain in a recess disposed in the tracheal tube prior to deployment and exit the recess when acquiring measurements.09-01-2011
20110224506BODY-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
20110224504Automated Probe Placement Device - A probe includes a handle and an elongated shaft with proximal and distal ends. The elongated shaft includes a plurality of axial holding tube projections to house a corresponding plurality of measurement probes. The probe further includes an actuation system to operably engage each of the plurality of measurement probes to permit selective actuation thereof. Each of the plurality of measurement probes is capable of being advanced distally relative to the handle in response to the actuation thereof. The plurality of measurement probes measure one or more parameters selected from a group consisting of temperature, physiological pressure, conductivity, aquametry, pH level, and oxygen level.09-15-2011
20110224502METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - An apparatus and method for performing multiple measurements and diagnoses simultaneously, in terms of body function, have a data processing element, a data acquisition module connected to the processing element, an optional treatment output module connected to the processing element, a user control module connected to the processing element, optionally a user display system connected to the processing element, and wherein the data acquisition module sends a plurality of measurement data simultaneously, in terms of body functions, to the data processing element. The processing element provides a plurality of outputs which can be made available to the user or combined in the diagnostic module. This in turn using a treatment algorithm in the treatment module can affect the patient through a feedback mechanism. In response thereto, the data processing element generates treatment information needed by the treatment output module. In one embodiment, the data acquisition module sends multiple different measurement data relating to a single disease to the data processing element. The method and apparatus can also monitor and diagnose treatment of a disease by simultaneously, in terms of body functions, measure, using a single data acquisition module, multiple parameters relating to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease; and in response to said measured parameters, determine the diagnosis or treatment of the disease; effecting a treatment regimen based on the determined diagnosis or treatment; and in response to further measurements of the parameters, determining an effectiveness of the treatment, and modifying, as necessary, the treatment regimen.09-15-2011
20100286492HEALTH BOOTH - A health booth (11-11-2010
20100286491BIOMEDICAL SENSOR DEVICE - A biomedical sensor device includes a light source, a probe array, and a photo detector. The light source is configured for emitting infrared radiation. The probe array is contacted to a user's skin to detect an electric wave signal transmitted through the probe array from the skin. The probe array includes a substrate and a plurality of probes mounted on the substrate, wherein the substrate and the probes are non-opaque so that the infrared radiation may be transmitted through the probe array into the skin. The photo detector is configured to detect an infrared signal by measuring the infrared radiation absorption by the skin.11-11-2010
20100286490INTERACTIVE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM USING SPEECH RECOGNITION - Systems, methods and techniques are described for monitoring a subject. The subject's safety, health and wellbeing can be monitoring using a system that receives input indicating the subject's status. The system can verbally interact with the subject to obtain information on the subject's status. The words used by the subject or the quality of the subject's response can be used to decide whether to contact emergency services to assist the subject.11-11-2010
20110245629PATIENT DATA DISPLAY - The temporal correlation between a bioelectrical brain signal of a patient and patient motion data, such as a signal indicative of patient motion or a patient posture indicator, is displayed by a display device. In some examples, the patient posture indicator comprises a graphical representation of at least a portion of a body of the patient. In some examples, the temporal correlation between a bioelectrical brain signal, a signal indicative of patient motion, and a signal indicative of cardiac activity of the patient is displayed by the display device.10-06-2011
20110251469WIRELESS NANOTECHNOLOGY BASED SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSIS OF NEUROLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS - A wireless system for neurological and physiological monitoring of a patient. The system includes a patient monitoring unit having a headcap and a belt. The headcap includes a wireless communication module, an antenna, and an amplifier. The headcap further includes at least one of a biopotential electrode, a temperature sensor, a rotation sensor, an accelerometer, and an airflow sensor. The belt includes a respiration sensor comprising a carbon nanotube-based strain sensor. The system also includes a base receiver-server unit including a wireless receiving unit, a data storage unit, and a network communications unit. The system also includes a client monitoring unit which includes a processor, a network communications unit operably coupled to the processor, and a storage medium operably coupled to the processor, wherein the storage medium includes program instructions executable by the processor for receiving and processing data from the patient monitoring unit.10-13-2011
20110275910METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A RESPIRATORY SIGNAL - A method of analyzing a plethysmograph signal is disclosed. The method comprises: extracting from the signal a plurality of features, thereby constructing a feature space. The method further comprises employing a path selection procedure to the feature space for determining at least one sequence of respiration frequencies and reconstructing a respiratory signal using the sequence.11-10-2011
20110275909CEREBROVASCULAR ANALYZER - The present invention relates to a cerebrovascular analysis system which enables early diagnosis of various incurable cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral thrombosis by measuring an elastic coefficient, blood vessel compliance, blood flow resistance, and blood flow in each cerebrovascular branch. The measurement is achieved by biomechanically analyzing blood vessels in the brain using an electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, electroencephalogram, pulse wave, and ultrasonic doppler signal as basic data in order to measure biomechanical properties and blood flow properties of blood vessels in the brain for the diagnosis of cerebrovascular diseases.11-10-2011
20110275908METHOD FOR ANALYSING MEDICAL DATA - A method for analysing medical data in view of a specific clinical question, the method including the steps of a) providing one or several medical datasets having data acquired by means of one or several diagnostic modalities from one patient; b) providing a clinical question to be answered by the medical dataset(s); c) selecting one or several evaluation methods which are generally suitable for returning relevant information with regard to the clinical question; and d) automatically analysing the medical dataset(s) with regard to their suitability to be used for the one or several evaluation methods and calculating corresponding quality factors for each pair of medical dataset and evaluation method.11-10-2011
20110275907Electronic Health Journal - A system for creating an electronic health journal comprising: at least one sensor configured to monitor an objective physiological parameter of a user and generate signals indicative of the monitored objective physiological parameter; a mobile electronic device comprising: input means for entering information relating to a subjective physiological condition of the user; an internal memory device configured to store the information relating to the subjective physiological condition of the user and the signals indicative of the monitored objective physiological parameter as a data log; and a transmitter; a local base station; and a remote data store, wherein the local base station is configured to automatically receive the data log from the mobile electronic device upon the mobile electronic device coming into communication proximity with the local base station and wherein the local base station is configured to transmit the data log to the remote data store.11-10-2011
20110275906PORTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - A portable medical device has a medical measuring apparatus and an elastic mounting portion. The medical measuring apparatus has a body. The body has a mounting mechanism. The elastic mounting portion is arched, adapted to be mounted around a subject's wrist or arm and has two edges and an attaching mechanism. The two edges are opposite to each other and define a gap for placement of the subject's wrist or arm. The attaching mechanism detachably engages the mounting mechanism of the body of the medical measuring apparatus. Thus the portable medical device is convenient for daily use and for carrying on a subject by simply mounting around the subject's wrist or arm by the elastic mounting portion.11-10-2011
20120277547SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TESTING THE GASTRIC VALVE AND URETHRAL SPHINCTER - A system and method tests the gastric valve and urethral sphincter in a patient. A contrast agent is administered into the esophagus of a patient followed by inducing an involuntary reflex cough epoch within the patient to isolate the gastric valve from the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and isolate the external urethral sphincter from the internal urethral sphincter. An imaging sensor detects the flow of the contrast agent during the involuntary reflex cough epoch and determines whether stomach reflux occurred indicative of a malfunctioning gastric valve. A determination is made if urine leakage occurs indicative of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).11-01-2012
20130150684System and Method for Detecting, Recording, and Treating Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury - A system and method for detecting information related to traumatic brain injury is presented, comprising a skull cap, adapted to be worn by an individual, and a sensor array coupled to the skull cap. The sensor array comprises one or more multi-axial accelerometers, adapted to measure linear, rotational, and/or angular forces, one or more gyroscopes, and a sensor array computer, coupled to the accelerometers and gyroscopes, including a processor for receiving data from the accelerometers and gyroscopes pertaining to the individual's vital, and a memory for storing data. The sensor array computer is adapted to compare the data to historical data for the individual to determine if a traumatic brain injury has occurred, wherein the historical data includes information relating to the frequency of injuries to the individual's head over a given time period, and to calculate acceleration from linear forces. The headgear preferably comprises a plurality of layers.06-13-2013
20120259183TRANSIENT SENSOR RESPONSE TO POSTURE AS A MEASURE OF PATIENT STATUS - Patient posture information can be received, such as to indicate a change in patient posture by at least a threshold amount. A transient response signal indicative of a change in a physiological parameter can be received at multiple instances near a change in patient posture. Waveform morphology features can be extracted from a transient response signal and used to provide an indication of a cardiac status, such as a heart failure status.10-11-2012
20100317934HEALTH MONITORING DEVICE AND HUMAN ELECTRIC SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - A health monitoring device is provided and includes a detecting unit for detecting a first electric signal from a human body and a processing unit for performing the following steps: receiving the first electric signal; performing wavelet transform on the first electric signal, to filter frequency bands thereof which include undesired noises, and then perform a reverse wavelet transform to obtain a second electric signal; combining frequency bands of the first electric signal which include primary characteristics and then perform a reverse wavelet transform on the combined frequency bands to obtain a fourth electric signal; and comparing the fourth electric signal with a plurality of electric signal patterns of a database to determine whether the fourth electric signal is an electric signal for healthiness.12-16-2010
20100317933MEDICAL SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to some embodiments, there is provided a medical monitoring device that includes one or more sensors, wherein a sensor is adapted to sense a parameter of a patient and computator adapted to receive an output of at least one sensor and to compute a condition-index-value directly related to a condition of the patient.12-16-2010
20100317932RESPIRATORY FUNCTION MEASURING APPARATUS - A respiratory function measuring apparatus includes: a first sensor configured to detect an invasive blood pressure; a second sensor configured to measure frequency of at least one of a heart beat and a respiration; and a controller configured to extract a respiratory function signal from the invasive blood pressure detected by the first sensor, by using at least one of the frequency measured by the second sensor and a harmonic of the frequency.12-16-2010
20100317931Method, Device and Computer Program Product for Monitoring a Subject - A method, device, and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a subject is disclosed. A first plurality of physiological signals are acquired from the subject and a second plurality of signal parameters are determined based on the first plurality of physiological signals. Relevant signal information is selected from among the signal information produced and at least one screen page is displayed at a time, thereby to make at least part of the signal information visible to a user. The signal information visible to the user on the at least one screen page may then be revised based on the selection and without user interaction, thereby to accelerate clinical decision-making and to diminish the possibility of undetected changes in the state of the subject.12-16-2010
20120283526Method and a System for the Prediction of Epileptic Seizures - The invention relates to a system and a method for the prediction of epileptic seizures by continuous measurement of at least one signal on the body of a user. A sensor unit measures the heart rate continuously and is connected to a processor unit. The processor unit comprises a verification unit, which stores those measurements that comprise verifiable heartbeats or heart rates in a database. An analysis unit in the processor analyzes the verified measurements to determine whether a preictal phase is present or not. The processor comprises a summation unit, which continuously determines the value of an indication signal on the basis of the signal from the analysis unit. The signal indicates the probability of an imminent epileptic seizure. The value of the indication signal may be determined on the basis of at least two values of the signal from the analysis unit. An alarm unit connected to the processor unit generates one or more alarms, if the indication signal exceeds one or more alarm levels.11-08-2012
20120283525BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A biological information processing device, including: a measuring unit that measures the pulse rate of a test subject; a detector that detects a body motion of the test subject; a computation unit that computes an intensity of exercise performed by the test subject using a result of detection by the detector; a first estimation unit that estimates an estimated pulse rate using the exercise intensity computed by the computation unit; and a controller that controls so that the pulse rate from a result of the measurement is displayed in an instance in which measurement by the measuring unit is possible, and the estimated pulse rate estimated by the first estimation unit is displayed in an instance in which measurement by the measuring unit is not possible.11-08-2012
20120283524PEDIATRIC MONITOR SENSOR STEADY GAME - A monitoring device for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a finger clip sensor connected to a monitor. An accelerometer in the finger clip sensor detects patient motion or movement that may interfere with monitoring. In response, the monitor displays a message alerting the patient to stop moving or a game in which the objective requires the patient to hold his or her finger still. The device can delay measurement until the patient is still enough and remains still long enough for a clear measurement.11-08-2012
20130158370SPONTANEOUS BREATHING TRIAL MANAGER - This disclosure describes systems and methods for conducting and terminating spontaneous breathing trials on patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The disclosure describes a novel spontaneous breathing trial manager for a medical ventilator with rapid initiation and continuous monitoring of a patient's tolerance of the spontaneous breathing trial and displaying of that tolerance as a function of time, which provides for bedside adjustment of the spontaneous breathing trial parameters and automatic termination of a spontaneous breathing trial based on a time interval expiration or poor patient tolerance of the SBT.06-20-2013
20130158364Device Embodied to Measure Vital Parameters of a Patient - A measuring device includes a plurality of measuring modules and a control module. The plurality of measuring modules is configured to measure vital parameters of a patient, with at least two measuring modules of the plurality of measuring modules being configured to measure different vital parameters. The control module is configured to evaluate the measured vital parameters and/or to carry out calculations based on the measured vital parameters.06-20-2013
20130158362METHODS FOR TREATING HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA WITH STANNSOPORFIN - Some embodiments relate to methods of treating hyperbilirubinemia comprising administrating a therapeutic amount of a metalloporphyrin to an infant. Administration may occur when the infant's measured total serum bilirubin levels are at or below about the level suggested by the AAP nomogram for initiating phototherapy, when the infant's measured total serum bilirubin levels are at about the level suggested for initiating phototherapy in an infant, or when the infant's measured total serum bilirubin levels are at about the level suggested for initiating phototherapy. Administration may occur without regard to the total serum bilirubin level of the infant. In some embodiments, administration of the metalloporphyrin does not cause QT prolongation.06-20-2013
20130158363INTEGRATED, HAND-HELD APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR ACQUIRING DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC INFORMATION FROM A PATIENT AT THE BEDSIDE OR AT SOME OTHER PATIENT LOCATION - An integrated, hand-held apparatus for acquiring diagnostic and prognostic information from a patient at the bedside or at some other patient location, the apparatus including a wand with a microphone for acquiring sound information from the patient and an ultrasound emitter/receiver for acquiring image data from the patient, a base unit including a speaker for presenting sound information to a user and a display for presenting image information to a user, and transferring the sound information acquired by the microphone and the image information acquired by the ultrasound emitter/receiver from the wand to the base unit.06-20-2013
20130184540PORTABLE DEVICE FOR MONITORING AND REPORTING OF MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR THE EVIDENCE -BASED MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE - An integrated tele-health system/device for monitoring and reporting medical information for the evidence-based management of patients with chronic respiratory disease. The device includes a central unit which measures and collects information related to the state of health of the patient, and is provided with elements for wireless or cable transmission of the collected data using a microprocessor based system with a touch screen display, USB communication port and Bluetooth. The device further includes: a removable sensor for the measurement of respiratory air flow and volume, a removable pulse oximetry sensor and a motion sensor. Stored data can be then delivered through landline, broadband, wireless and cell-phone technology to be received by a web server and can then be accessed by medical staff. Being completely portable, the device is provided with a battery of known type, which can be substituted by the user or can be rechargeable.07-18-2013
20130184539Sensor Arrangement for Detecting Muscle Activity for the Control of Technical Equipment - A sensor arrangement for detecting muscle activity for the control of technical equipment. When in use the arrangement covers a region of the skin surface of a user, to provide a signal indicative of muscle activity in a limited region for subsequent processing. The arrangement has at least one double-differential myoelectric sensor, together with at least one near-infrared sensor. These are for simultaneous or time-delayed derivation of (a) myoelectric activity and (b) the value of a parameter of the blood (for example the blood oxygen content or the relative quantity of haemoglobin) respectively, in the muscle, the muscles or the tissue under the arrangement.07-18-2013
20130184538METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SWALLOWING IMPAIRMENT DETECTION - Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for swallowing impairment detection, whereby cervical accelerometry and nasal airflow data is acquired as a candidate executes one or more swallowing events. Upon feature extraction and classification, vibrational and airflow data acquired in respect of each swallowing event is classified as indicative of one of normal or possibly impaired swallowing. Computer-readable media comprising statements and instructions for implementation by a processing device are also described in facilitating swallowing impairment detection respective to candidate swallowing events.07-18-2013
20130123584DEVICES 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.05-16-2013
20080249375Arrangement and Method for Evaluating Operational Effectiveness of Implantable Medical Electrode Leads for Different Lead Placements - In a method and an arrangement for evaluating operational effectiveness of an implantable medical device for different lead placements associated with the medical device, a measuring unit records signals that are characteristic of cardiac activity at respectively different lead positions, and these signals are stored. A processor accesses the stored signals and, from the stored signals, determines a measure of cardiac activity at each of the lead positions. The recorded signals may be intracardiac ECG signals, surface ECG signals, heart sound signals obtained from a microphone, or impedance signals. The lead position at which the best hemodynamic behavior of the heart is identified from the analysis of the stored signals, and is determined as being the optimum site for placement of the electrode leads.10-09-2008
20110295082Transformation of Medical Status Data into Executable Programs - A transformer system receives medical status data generated by a monitoring device. The medical status data represents one or more physiological characteristics of a patient. In response to receiving the medical status data, the transformer system applies a transformation to the medical status data. A script file results from the transformation of the medical status data. The transformation is specified by an Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) document. The transformer system then executes the script file. When the transformer system executes the script file, the transformer system can perform various actions. For example, the transformer system can generate result data and provide the result data to one or more other systems.12-01-2011
20110313261WEARABLE AMBULATORY DATA RECORDER - A wearable ambulatory data recorder that senses physiological parameters of a patient, and stores physiological parameter data for later retrieval, as well as techniques for using such a wearable ambulatory data recorder, are described. The data recorder includes one or more sensors located on or within a housing. The data recorder may include an adhesive layer for attachment to a patient. In some embodiments, the housing may be within a patch, e.g., bandage, which includes the adhesive layer. The housing may be waterproof. Features of the data recorder such as size, waterproofness, and inclusion of an adhesive may allow the data recorder to be unobtrusively worn by a patient during a variety of daily activities. The data recorder may be for single use and thereafter disposable.12-22-2011
20110313260DIAPER-TYPE VITAL SIGN MEASURING APPARATUS - Provided is a vital sign measuring apparatus capable of measuring vital signs such as a temperature of a human body, breathing, acceleration, oxygen saturation, voice, etc. to analyze and display a health index. The diaper-type vital sign measuring apparatus includes a vital sign measuring part for detecting variation in abdominal circumference according to breathing of a wearer to measure a vital sign of the breathing of the wearer, a vital sign analysis part for analyzing the vital sign measured by the vital sign measuring part to calculate a health index of the wearer, and a display part for displaying the health index calculated by the vital sign analysis part.12-22-2011
20130190576BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A blood pressure and pulse measurement device includes a cuff including a first air bladder, a pressure sensor, a pressing member, a pulse wave sensor, and an operation unit. When measurement of the blood pressure is instructed by the operation unit, the first air bladder of the cuff is inflated to increase inner pressure to a sufficient level such that the blood pressure of the patient can be measured by the pressure sensor and then deflated. When measurement of the blood pressure is not instructed by the operation unit, air of the first air bladder of the cuff is released such that the measurement location of the patient is not substantially pressed by the first air bladder, and the measurement location of the patient is pressed by the pressing member with sufficient pressure such that pulse of the patient can be detected by the pulse wave sensor.07-25-2013
20130190577SENSOR DEVICE FOR ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY IMAGING, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY IMAGING INSTRUMENT AND ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY METHOD - A sensor device for EIT imaging comprises an electrode array for measuring an impedance distribution, with at least one sensor for determining spatial orientation of the electrode array coupled to the electrode array. An EIT imaging instrument is connectable to a sensor for determining spatial orientation of a test person, and optionally in addition connectable to a sensor for gathering information on electrical and/or acoustic activity and/or a sensor for gathering information on dilation. A computing device is connected or integrated for adjusting impedance data based on spatial data, which spatial data describe the spatial orientation of a test subject. An EIT imaging method for measuring an impedance distribution and adjusting said measured impedance distribution comprises measuring impedance distribution by using an impedance distribution measuring device comprising an electrode array, and transforming the measured impedance distribution into EIT images.07-25-2013
20110319724METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-INVASIVE, INTERNAL HEMORRHAGE DETECTION - Methods and systems for detecting internal hemorrhaging in a person are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, one method includes the steps of measuring physiological conditions associated with the person and processing the measured physiological conditions using a probabilistic network to determine if the person has internal hemorrhaging. The method also includes the steps of determining the severity of any internal hemorrhaging by determining the amount of blood lost by the person and classifying this loss as non-specific, mild, moderate, and severe. The physiological measurements include an electrocardiogram, a photoplethysmogram, and oxygen saturation, respiratory, skin temperature, and blood pressure measurements. The probabilistic network included with one system determines whether there is internal hemorrhaging based on a number of factors including a physiological model, medical personnel inputs, transfer function, statistical, and spectral information, short and long term trends, and previous hemorrhage decisions.12-29-2011
20120022341Two-Wrist Data Gathering System - Sensing is carried out from locations at considerable remove from the stomach. Cooperating sensor electronics are placed at each of two wrists of the patient. The potential discomfort and inconvenience of an abdominal patch are reduced or eliminated. And alternative power sources become available.01-26-2012
20120029322PROCESSING A BIO-PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for processing at least one bio-physiological signal of a sleeping object, such as a brain wave signal or electroencephalography (EEG) signal, an electro-oculogram (EOG) signal, or an electro-myogram (EMG) signal. The signal is captured by at least one sensor, which may be included in a pliable device such as a pillow or headgear. A processing unit (02-02-2012
20120029321AIRWAY ADJUNCT RESUSCITATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the present invention encompass systems and methods for administering intrathoracic pressure and cooling treatments to patients suffering from or at risk of developing heart failure, cardiac arrest, sepsis, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, polytrauma, head disease, elevated hepatic or portal vein pressures, bleeding during abdominal, head and neck surgery, or insufficient circulation during open heart surgery.02-02-2012
20120029320SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS - Systems and methods are provided for patient monitors which apply different sets of signal processing operations to signals to identify multiple fiducials in physiological signals. PPG signals measured at two sensor sites may be processed with a first set of processing operations and analyzed to identify fiducials that allow the calculation of a diastolic DPTT. These PPG signals may then be processed with a different set of processing operations and the results analyzed to identify fiducials that allow the calculation of a systolic DPTT.02-02-2012
20120029319Polysomnography method with remote administration - A method wherein Type I (i.e., attended) polysomnography may be conducted at a distance from a patient by combining Internet-enabled remote access technologies, audioconferencing, and/or videoconferencing. The study is “virtually” attended by a polysomnography professional at a site removed from the patient whereby the polysomnography professional is able to control the equipment at the patient site and administer multiple Type I, virtually attended polysomnography studies.02-02-2012
20120029318SPONTANEOUS EXERCISE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SYSTEM - Disclosed is a spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram system, adapted to synchronously record and analyze a user to obtain a spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram. The system comprises a electrocardiogram device and a analyzing computer. The electrocardiogram device comprises: an electrocardiogram sensor and a 3-dimensional acceleration sensor for detecting the user's electrocardiogram signals and acceleration signals, respectively. Upon the analyzing computer receives the information from the electrocardiogram device, an indicator of physical activity (PA) or new physical activity (NPA) can be determined. After the heart rate of electrocardiogram and heart rate variability being matched and analyzed, the user's spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram can be established.02-02-2012
20120029317Methods For Validating Patient Identity - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring a patient on a ventilator-oximeter system. The disclosure describes a novel approach determining if the oximeter and the ventilator are attached to the same patient and if not providing a warning.02-02-2012
20120029316SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SAVING BATTERY POWER IN A PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - A vital-signs patch for a patient monitoring system is disclosed. The patch consists of a housing that is configured to be worn on the skin of a patient. The housing contains a radio, one or more sensor interfaces, a processor, and a battery. The processor can selectably turn portions of the processor off and on and selectably turn power off and on to at least a portion of the sensor interfaces and radio. The processor includes a timer that, each time the timer times out, will turn all the parts of the processor on and start a new timing period. When the processor receives a signal, the processor will turn off power to at least a portion of the processor and at least a portion of the sensor interfaces.02-02-2012
20120029315SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSERVING BATTERY POWER IN A PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM - A vital-signs patch in a patient monitoring system is disclosed. The patch includes a housing configured to be attached to the skin of a patient, the housing containing a radio that can selectably transmit and receive on more than one frequency and a processor. The processor configures the radio to transmit and receive on a determined frequency based at least in part on the level of noise detected on the frequencies.02-02-2012
20120029314SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING FALSE ALARMS ASSOCIATED WITH VITAL-SIGNS MONITORING - Systems and methods of reducing false alarms associated with a vital-sign monitor are disclosed. One or more data samples of a vital sign of a patient are generated at a first sampling rate in a normal mode of operation. Whether the one or more data samples satisfy an alert condition is determined. An alert mode of operation is entered into if the alert condition is satisfied. One or more additional data samples of the vital sign are generated at a second sampling rate higher than the first sampling rate in the alert mode.02-02-2012
20120029313SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING VITAL-SIGNS MONITOR PATCHES - Systems and methods of tracking vital-sign monitor patches are disclosed. At least one of a new wireless communication link and loss of an existing wireless communication link between a vital-sign monitor patch and a bridge in the monitoring network is identified. A database comprising information indicative of wireless communication links between vital-sign monitor patches and bridges in the monitoring network is accessed. The information in the database is updated to indicate the new wireless communication link or the loss of the existing wireless communication link.02-02-2012
20120029312SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION TRACKING OF PATIENTS IN A VITAL-SIGNS MONITOR SYSTEM - Systems and methods of tracking a patient within a facility via a vital-signs patch attached to the patient are disclosed. A first signal is received from a bridge, the first signal comprising information indicative of a vital-signs patch attached to a patient. The patient is identified based at least in part on the information. Location of the patient is determined based on a known location of the bridge within the facility.02-02-2012
20120029311SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND FORWARDING DATA FROM A VITAL-SIGNS MONITOR - A vital-signs patch for a patient monitoring system that includes a housing containing a sensor that makes physiological measurements of a patient, a transmitter, a receiver, a memory, and a processor. The processor periodically takes a measurement from the sensor, converts the measurement to a data record, and stores the data record in the memory. Upon receipt of a signal from another device, the processor retrieves at least a portion of the data record, converts the retrieved portion of the data record to a vital-sign signal, and causes the transmitter to transmit the vital-sign signal to the other device.02-02-2012
20120029310TEMPERATURE PROBE SUITABLE FOR AXILLARY READING - Systems and methods of monitoring the axillary temperature of a person are disclosed. A portion of a temperature probe is provided within the axilla of the person. The temperature probe includes a wiring portion and a body connection portion and a sensing portion between the wiring and body connection portions. The sensing portion comprises a temperature sensing element. The wiring portion is coupled to a monitoring device and comprises a conductor having a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to the temperature sensing element, and the second end connected to the monitoring device. At least a portion of the body connection portion is attached to a second body portion of the person, such that the sensing portion is retained within the axilla.02-02-2012
20120029309VITAL-SIGNS PATCH HAVING A STRAIN RELIEF - A vital-signs monitor patch containing at least two electrodes, a circuit assembly, and a patch body having a chamber in which the circuit assembly is housed. The patch body also contains at least one flexible portion adjacent to the circuit assembly chamber, with at least one electrode attached to the flexible portion. The electrodes are configured for attaching the patch to the skin of a patient.02-02-2012
20120029308SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING BODY TEMPERATURE OF A PERSON - Systems and methods of monitoring body temperature of a person disclosed. A signal generated by a temperature probe is received, the signal responsive to a change in body temperature of a person to whom the temperature probe is attached. A new temperature reading is generated based on the signal. The new temperature reading is accepted or rejected based on the determination.02-02-2012
20120029307VITAL-SIGNS MONITOR WITH SPACED ELECTRODES - A vital-signs monitoring patch is disclosed. The patch includes at least two electrodes and a circuit assembly that periodically takes at least one measurement from the electrodes. The patch is a unitized device that contains the circuit assembly with the electrodes on the underside of the patch. The patch is attached to a patient with the electrodes in electrical contact with the patient's skin. The segments of the patch that connect the electrodes to the circuit assembly are flexible which reduces the noise induced in the measurement by stress on the contact between the electrodes and the patient.02-02-2012
20120029306VITAL-SIGNS MONITOR WITH ENCAPSULATION ARRANGEMENT - A vital-signs monitoring device is disclosed. The vital-signs monitor includes a sensor that measures a physiological parameter of a patient, a circuit assembly containing vital-signs monitoring circuitry that analyzes the sensor measurements to generate vital sign signals, and a housing. The housing is designed to be worn by a patient and encapsulates the circuit assembly such that moisture and particulate matter is prevented from reaching the circuit assembly through the housing.02-02-2012
20120029305Polysomnography method with remote administration - A method wherein Type I (i.e., attended) polysomnography may be conducted at a distance from a patient by combining Internet-enabled remote access technologies, audioconferencing, and/or videoconferencing. The study is “virtually” attended by a polysomnography professional at a site removed from the patient whereby the polysomnography professional is able to control the equipment at the patient site and administer multiple Type I, virtually attended polysomnography studies.02-02-2012
20130197322PATIENT MONITORING APPLIANCE - A wireless system for a person includes a wearable appliance monitoring one or more body parameters; a plurality of wireless nodes in communication with the wearable appliance; and a remote computer coupled to the wireless nodes to provide information to an authorized remote user.08-01-2013
20130197319Flexible Electrode for Detecting Changes in Temperature, Humidity, and Sodium Ion Concentration in Sweat - The present invention includes a flexible sensor suitable for contact with skin comprising: a nanocomposite; and a top layer; where the sensor provides in-situ detection in sweat or other aqueous body fluids at the skin surface of at least one physiological parameter selected from the group consisting of a physiological salt component, temperature, moisture, humidity, or combinations thereof. The present invention further includes a method of fabricating a flexible sensor suitable for contact with skin comprising: electrospinning at least one polyamide-producing monomer to form a non-conductive polyamide substrate; attaching at least one plurality of conductive nanoscale attachments, wherein the nanoscale attachments are selected from nanotubes, nanoparticles, or combinations thereof, to form an intermediate layer; and functionalizing the intermediate layer to form a top layer.08-01-2013
20130197320ULTRASONIC DIGITAL COMMUNICATION OF BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS - Medical sensing devices and systems that transmit digital data from a first device via an ultrasonic digital modem to a receiver such as a smartphone. Methods of transmitting digital biological data by ultrasound are also described.08-01-2013
20130197321NEURAL MONITORING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING UPPER AIRWAY DISORDERS - Methods and systems for monitoring, preventing and/or treating upper airway disorders such as apnea, dysphagia, reflux and/or snoring are described. The methods and systems monitor the upper airway disorders by processing one or more neural signals obtained from one or more upper airway afferents. Upper airway disorders are prevented and/or treated by delivering one or more stimulations to one or more reflex-related afferents, efferents, muscles, and sensory receptors to manipulate the threshold and/or trigger an upper airway reflex including, but not limited to a swallow reflex and/or a negative-pressure reflex.08-01-2013
20120035435ELECTROCARDIOGRAM MONITOR - A device is provided for sensing an electrocardiogram signal of a patient. The device includes a substrate and a plurality of electrodes mounted to the substrate. The plurality of electrodes are configured to sense an electrocardiogram signal of a patient when the plurality of electrodes are placed in contact with the patient. The device may include a strap configured to wrap around a portion of the patient wherein the substrate mounts to the strap. The device further may include a respiration sensor mounted to the strap.02-09-2012
20120035433Examination and imaging of brain cognitive functions - A system for examining biological tissue of a subject includes a wireless optical probe, electronics and a processor. The wireless optical probe includes a light source connected to receive signals from a wireless receiver, and a light detector coupled to provide data to a wireless transmitter constructed to transfer data wirelessly. The wireless optical probe is powered by a battery. The light source is constructed and arranged to introduce optical radiation in the visible to infra-red range into the examined biological tissue of a subject, and the light detector is constructed and arranged to detect radiation that has migrated in the examined biological tissue of the subject. The electronics is constructed and arranged to communicate wirelessly with the optical probe, to store the transferred data, and to create optical data. The processor is constructed and arranged to evaluate the optical data. The system may also provide brain stimulation and evaluate the detected radiation to determine a brain cognitive function of the subject. One embodiment of the system can detect a brain disorder. Another embodiment of the system can detect “deceit.” In addition to the optical module, the system may include other optional modules such as an EEG module, an MEG module, a thermography module, a respiratory module, a skin conductivity module, and a blood pressure module.02-09-2012
20130204099MEDICAL SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to some embodiments, there is provided a medical monitoring device that includes one or more sensors, wherein a sensor is adapted to sense a parameter of a patient and computator adapted to receive an output of at least one sensor and to compute a condition-index-value directly related to a condition of the patient.08-08-2013
20130204100WIRELESS ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PATIENT MONITORING VIA ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY - A system including a plurality of wireless sensors for monitoring one or more parameters of a subject is provided. The wireless sensors can be attachable to or implantable in the subject and form a network. The sensors can include a sensing component configured to detect a signal corresponding to at least one condition of the subject. The sensors further can include a communication component configured to wirelessly transmit the detected signal to at least another of the plurality of wireless sensors, and wirelessly receive a signal transmitted from at least one of the remaining sensors in the network.08-08-2013
20130204098PATIENT SUPPORTING DEVICE, TREATMENT APPARATUS WITH A PATIENT SUPPORTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AND/OR REGULATING A MEDICAL TREATMENT DEVICE - The subject matter is a patient supporting device for supporting a patient during a medical treatment, in particular a dialysis treatment, and a treatment apparatus with such a patient supporting device, and a corresponding method for controlling and/or regulating a medical treatment device, in particular a dialysis device, using such a patient supporting device.08-08-2013
20130204097METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A LOCATION FOR NERVE STIMULATION - A system and method for identifying a stimulation location on a nerve is disclosed. The system includes an image-based navigation interface used to facilitate advancing a stimulation element within a patient body toward a target nerve stimulation site. Using the system one determines, separately for each potential target nerve stimulation site, a neuromuscular response of muscles produced upon applying a stimulation signal at the respective separate potential target stimulation sites. The image-based navigation interface is configured to display a graphic identification of which muscles were activated for each respective potential target nerve stimulation site upon applying the stimulation signal.08-08-2013
20130204096Medical Device with a Deflectable Shaft Section and Tension Control - A catheter comprises an elongated shaft having a proximal shaft section and a shapeable shaft section distal to the proximal section, an inner lumen extending within the proximal and shapeable shaft sections; a shaping member slidably disposed within the inner lumen and extends into the shapeable shaft section; a shape memory member adjacent to the shaping member in the inner lumen of the shapeable shaft section, wherein the shaping member and the shape memory member are coupled by a coupling coil; and a handle having an operating lever, wherein the handle receives the proximal shaft section and the shaping member for operating the shapeable shaft section.08-08-2013
20130096398MONITORING 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.04-18-2013
20120083676FETAL ECG MONITORING - A method for fetal monitoring includes acquiring electrical signals from a set of electrodes, for example, a set of surface electrodes applied to a maternal abdominal region. The electrical signals are analyzed, including by performing a morphological analysis of fetal electrocardiogram signals. A clinical indicator is then determined from a result of performing the morphological analysis.04-05-2012
20120083674BAND AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT - The band is provided with a first band member and a second band member attached to an instrument main body, and a linking member. Each of the band members is provided with an expanding section that expands along a band extension direction, the expanding section having pliability, and having first slits having a pair of slits lying along the width direction and a slit lying along the band extension direction, and a pair of second slits lying along the width direction to communicate with the outside of the expanding section. A linking member is provided with a fixed member; a sliding member capable of sliding along the band extension direction of the first band member and provided with a linking section (projecting rod) for linking with the second band member; and an urging member for urging the sliding member in the opposite direction from the band extension direction.04-05-2012
20120095304System and Method for Determining a Patient Clinical Status - A system and method for displaying a patient clinical status. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor measuring a respective patient parameter; a processor in communication with each of the plurality of sensors, and a display in communication with the processor. The processor receives the patient parameters and generates a patient clinical status in response to the trends of a plurality of patient parameters.04-19-2012
20120095302USING TV AS HEALTH MONITOR - A TV can receive user health information from a health monitoring sensor and enable a user to view a user interface on the TV responsive to current and/or historical user health information received by the health monitoring sensor. The TV may also communicate through the Internet with a user's health care provider to send user health information to the health care provider.04-19-2012
20130211209ENERGY AWARE SENSOR MANAGEMENT FOR WEARABLE MEDICAL SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION - In some aspects, the invention provides compositions and methods for inhibiting viral infection. In some aspects, the invention provides compositions and methods useful for identifying antiviral compounds.08-15-2013
20130211205IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE ORIENTATION CHANGE DETECTION - A medical device including a housing, multiple sensing elements positioned along the housing for use in sensing a physiological signal, and an accelerometer is configured to detect a change in device orientation relative to patient anatomy. The device measures a first accelerometer signal corresponding to a first orientation of the housing with respect to a patient position. The device detects a second orientation of the housing different than the first orientation in response to a comparison between the first accelerometer signal and a next accelerometer signal.08-15-2013
20130211206Patient Treatment and Monitoring Systems and Methods with Cause Inferencing - The invention provides a health care delivery system comprising a plurality of health care delivery devices (e.g., via the Internet, etc.), which can disposed in treatment centers ranging from patient homes to commercial health care facilities such as hospitals, dialysis centers and so forth. Reporting functionality can, instead of or in addition to identifying (and reporting on) discrepancies in the raw and/or analyzed data from the delivery devices, infer (and report) on possible causes of those discrepancies and, in some aspects of the invention, remedy those causes, thereby, providing automated operations support for the treatment centers.08-15-2013
20130211207METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING RESPIRATORY GASES DURING ANESTHESIA - An e-nose device employing chemiresistive sensors with a thin nanoparticle film allows to perform a fast and accurate analysis of respiratory gases during anesthesia in real-time over the entire breathing cycle. A combinatorial selection of nanoparticles and organic linker molecules in the nanoparticle film allows to achieve a high selectivity, which is particularly suitable for detecting a change of anesthetics or analgesics over time.08-15-2013
20130211208SMART MATERIALS, DRY TEXTILE SENSORS, AND ELECTRONICS INTEGRATION IN CLOTHING, BED SHEETS, AND PILLOW CASES FOR NEUROLOGICAL, CARDIAC AND/OR PULMONARY MONITORING - Sensors mounted on a textile include at least one of electrically conductive textile electrodes; single or multiple optically coupled infrared and red emitter and photodiode or photo transistor; and thin film or Resistive Temperature Detector (RTD). Textile electrodes, electrical connections, and electrical functionalization use at least one of nanoparticles, nanostructures, and mesostructures. Conductive thread, for electrical connections, may include a fiber core made from conductive materials such as but not limited to metals, alloys, and graphine structures, and a sheath of insulating materials such as but not limited to nylon, polyester, and cotton.08-15-2013
20130211210EMERGENCY PEDIATRIC ECG LEAD SET WITH INTEGRATED INSTRUCTIONS - A cardiac electrotherapy device is described having an electrode lead set (08-15-2013