Browse Prior Art Database

Medical Advisor Function for Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113251D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Laraman, GR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a medical advisor adapter to function with portable Personal Computers (PCs) through an Input/Output (I/O) slot.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Medical Advisor Function for Personal Computers

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a medical
advisor adapter to function with portable Personal Computers (PCs)
through an Input/Output (I/O) slot.

      The primary purpose of the medical advisor adapter is to enable
an individual to record and display various types of medical
information, such as heart beat, blood pressure, etc.  This can be
done at any location, due to the portable capabilities of the
portable PC.

      The medical advisor adapter enables the PC to function in
accordance with the PC Memory Control International Association
(PCMCIA) standards.  It provides a port, or multiple ports,
interfaced to various types of medical transducers.  The PCMCIA
medical advisor adapter accommodates both analog and digital signals.
If the signal is in analog form, an Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter
provides a conversion to digital format.  The I/O feature stores the
medical variables until they are processed by application software.
The adapter contains its own battery for data retention purposes.

      The Figure shows a block diagram of the PCMCIA adapter as it
interfaces to an I/O bus and PC system.