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PARAMETER INDICATOR THROUGH VOICE CALL IN A BUBBLE CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241707D
Publication Date: 2015-May-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

The disclosure proposes a voice indicator system and a method for indicating parameters through a voice call in the CPAP system. The voice indicator system includes a parameter voice indicator sub-system. Each voice indicator sub-system is incorporated in an electronic blender and an electronic flow control meter. When a user sets parameters, such as, air blending ratio and flow values for the CPAP system, the voice indicator sub-system reads data values of the set parameters. The data values of the set parameters are periodically informed to the clinicians by the voice indicator sub-system.

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PARAMETER INDICATOR THROUGH VOICE CALL IN A BUBBLE CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) SYSTEM

BACKGROUND

 

The present disclosure relates generally to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system and more particularly to a technique for indicating parameters through a voice call in the CPAP system.

Generally, in a bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system, a warm and humid air (or oxygen mixture) is supplied continuously to a baby (or a neonate) at a pressure above atmospheric pressure level.  The two terms “bubble CPAP system” and the “CPAP system” are same and can be interchangeably used within this draft.  Such a mild pressure keeps airway track open in the baby and, therefore, the baby is able to breathe spontaneously on its own. Further some parameters of the CPAP system, such as air blending ratio and flow rate are manually set by clinicians.  However, such parameters may not be correctly set due to human errors.  Consequently, unintended therapy is provided to the baby that causes adverse effect on the baby.  

A conventional technique employs a visual indicator for setting the parameters for the CPAP system. However, there are chances that the clinicians are unable to properly set the parameters periodically. In case the parameters are set wrong unintentionally, the clinician may not correct the parameters.

It would be desirable to have an effective technique for indicating the parameters through a voice call in the CPAP system.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING

Figure 1 is a block diagram that depicts a proposed system and a method for indicating parameters through a voice call in the CPAP system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The disclosure proposes a voice indicator system and a method for indicating parameters through a voi...