Accession Number:

AD0770111

Title:

A Computer Based Physiological Temperature Measurement System

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A computer based, multichannel physiological temperature monitoring system is described. Thermistor probes are used as temperature transducers. A constant current thermistor driver converts the resistance of the thermistor probe to a temperature dependent voltage. This voltage is digitized by a multichannel analog to digital converter on command of a small computer. The computer controls the rate of data collection, stores the data, and performs the necessary algebraic manipulations to convert the data to a tabular or graphic temperature display. System operation, including thermistor calibration, data collection, and data reduction is discussed. Flow charts of representative software and schematics of hardware are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE