Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor

  • US 20030135099A1
  • Filed: 01/24/2003
  • Published: 07/17/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A sensor comprising:

  • a connector adapted to electrically communicate with a physiological measurement instrument;

    a breakable conductor that transitions from a continuity state to a discontinuity state as the result of sensor wear; and

    an isolation and communications element (ICE) having an instrument port and an electrically isolated loop port, said instrument port in communications with said connector and said loop port in communications with said breakable conductor.

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