Accession Number : ADA954881

Title :   Medical Device Evaluation Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,K. D. ; Calkins,J. M.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Model IV of the Army Hear Monitor is an electronic device that monitors the electrocardiogram (ECG); sounds an alarm on diagnosing a high or low heart rate, excess electrical noise, cardiac arrest, or ventricular fibrillation. Because of the successful performance of the monitor, a preliminary redesign of the device was made. One objective of this effort was to determine the feasibility of reducing the size such that it could be utilized as a portable unit in both hospital and field application. Another objective was to investigate the implementation of modern electronic components and circuit design so that the device could be easily produced commercially. due to the limited scope of the project the new design was not fabricated and evaluated.

Descriptors :   ARRHYTHMIA, CARDIAC ARREST, CIRCUITS, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, HEART RATE, HIGH RATE, LOW RATE, MEDICINE, MONITORS, NOISE(ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC), TEST AND EVALUATION, VENTRICLES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE