Browse Prior Art Database

WEARABLE SENSOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129097D
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

This paper discloses a portable device that allows ambulatory monitoring of patients. The device includes sensors for gathering a plurality of physiological signals relevant to heart failure management, circuitry for acquiring, processing and analyzing the sensor signals, a memory arrangement for storing a history of sensor information, a power source, and a communication link capable of transmitting and receiving data via the internet, an implanted cardiac rhythm management device and a plurality of external sensors.

This text was extracted from a Microsoft Word document.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

WEARABLE SENSOR

Heart failure patients frequently require hospitalization due to acute worsening of their respective diseases.  Such hospitalization could be reduced if heart problems that ultimately lead to heart failure or hospitalization are detected early.  There are many devices currently available that assist in the early detection of heart disease.  One such type of device are those that allow for the at home monitoring of a patient’s heart condition.  Such devices have many benefits including reduced hospitalizations, improved functional status, and reduced health care costs.  The present invention provides a portable device that allows ambulatory monitoring of patients.  The device includes sensors for gathering a plurality of physiological signals relevant to heart failure management, circuitry for acquiring, processing and analyzing the sensor signals, a memory arrangement for storing a history of sensor information, a power source, and a communication link capable of transmitting and receiving data via the internet, an implanted cardiac rhythm management device and a plurality of external sensors (housing).  The plurality of physiological signals relevant to heart failure management include signals representative of ECG data, respiration data, physical activity data, heart rate variability (HRV) data, oxygen saturation data, temperature data, skin resistively data, and glucose data.  The housing is configured to allow for adhesive fixation to the skin of a living animal.  The communication link of the device is capable of data exchange with an external memory device via wireless data transmission or data transmission via the internet following the device being connected to a docking station. 

The device is to be used to monitor the status of parameters such as ECG, physical activity data, heart rate variability, respiration, skin resistively, and/or posture. ...