Systems and methods for utilizing identification devices in a wearable medical therapy device

  • US 10,155,118 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2014
  • Issued: 12/18/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wearable medical device configured to be worn by an ambulatory patient, comprising:

  • a defibrillator configured to deliver therapeutic shocks to the ambulatory patient;

    at least one sensor operatively connected to the defibrillator and configured to be worn by the ambulatory patient and monitor at least one physiological signal of the ambulatory patient;

    one or more therapy pads operatively connected to the defibrillator and configured to administer the therapeutic shocks to the ambulatory patient;

    a garment worn by the ambulatory patient and configured to support the at least one sensor and the one or more therapy pads;

    at least one first identification device associated with the wearable medical device and configured to have device information read therefrom and written thereto; and

    at least one controller operatively connected to the at least one sensor and the at least one identification device and configured to at least one of retrieve the device information from the at least one identification device and write the device information to the at least one identification device,wherein the at least one first identification device is configured to be;

    interrogated by at least one device positioned externally from the wearable medical device to obtain the device information from the at least one first identification device and write the device information to at least one second identification device; and

    provided with a command by the at least one device positioned externally from the wearable medical device to cause the at least one controller to enter into a test mode when the command is read from the at least one first identification device; and

    wherein the device information comprises at least one of patient parameters of the ambulatory patient wearing the wearable medical device, and self-test mode configuration.

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