Development of Non-Intrusive Automated Methods for Evaluation of Physiologic Functions in Severely Traumatized Patients
Annual progress rept. no. 1, 1 May 1971-30 Apr 1972
MEDICAL COLL OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE
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The project is devoted to the development of automated non-invasive methods for monitoring patients with combat-type injuries. The techniques under study include nuclear magnetic resonance NMR blood flow measurement, on-line analysis of EEG and evoked potentials, and impedance measurements. For evaluation of the techniques, a LINC-8 computer-based monitoring system was installed. The system is capable of on-line analysis of EEG and cerebral evoked potentials. An impedance instrument for monitoring tidal volume and cardiac output was designed and fabrication begun. All monitored parameters will be stored on magnetic tape for trend analysis and correlation with standard clinical data such as blood gases, radiographic findings, etc.
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering