Methods and Systems for semi-automatic adjustment of medical monitoring and treatment.

  • US 20080061961A1
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Published: 03/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A medical alert system including:

  • a sensor adapted to detect a medically relevant signal from a patient;

    an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the sensor for digitizing an analog electrical signal corresponding to the medically relevant signal, thereby producing a digital signal;

    an alert module configured to provide an alert signal;

    a programmable memory for storing a plurality of responsive operations associated with different alert types;

    a user input subsystem for obtaining user input;

    a processor coupled to the analog to digital converter, the alert module, the user input subsystem, and the programmable memory, the processor configured to;

    (i) detect the occurrence of an alert event by analyzing the digital signal;

    (ii) determine the type of the alert event;

    (iii) send an alert request to the alert module upon detecting the occurrence of the alert event, thereby causing the alert module to generate an alert signal related to a characteristic of the event;

    (iv) determine whether the input has been received by the user input subsystem within a specified amount of time after sending the alert request, and if such input has not been received within the specified amount of time, select and perform one of the plurality of responsive operations corresponding to the type of alert;

    wherein the sensor, the analog to digital converter, the alert module, the programmable memory, the user input subsystem and the processor are disposed so that medical alert system functions when the patient is ambulatory.

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