Accession Number : AD0775853

Title :   An Evaluation of the Army Flueric CO2-O2 Concentration Monitor-Model I and the Army Heart Monitor-Model IV Developed by the Harry Diamond Laboratories.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF CHEMICAL AND BIO ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Calkins,Jerry M. ; Elgas,Roger E. ; Prust,Randall S. ; Warford,Harry S.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : An engineering and clinical evaluation was conducted on two prototype medical devices. These two devices were the Army Flueric CO2-O2 Concentration Monitor-Model I and the Army Heart Monitor-Model IV. The engineering evaluation was conducted to determine the performance limitations, safety, calibration, and suitable areas for the clinical evaluation. The clinical evaluation was conducted to determine performance and possible areas of utilization. The results of the evaluation of the Flueric CO2-O2 Monitor indicate that adequate continuous physiologic measurements of respiratory gas concentrations can be easily obtained with flueric sensors. The results of the evaluation of the Heart Monitor indicate that this device should be restricted to exclude Type A patients. The major areas for utilization of the device appear to be transport vehicles, intermediate care monitoring, and emergency carts. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Monitors, *Medical equipment, *Bioinstrumentation, Heart, Respiration, Physiology, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE