VITAL SIGN MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

  • US 20100056886A1
  • Filed: 07/08/2005
  • Published: 03/04/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for monitoring at least one vital sign of a patient, the system comprising:

  • a base unit comprising a wireless interface and at least one interconnection to a data processing system; and

    a portable monitor worn or otherwise carried by a patient, said monitor comprising;

    at least one detector for measuring at least one vital sign of the patient at predetermined intervals;

    a clock for providing a time of measuring said at least one vital sign;

    a processor for pre-processing said at least one measured vital sign according to a predefined program and predetermined configuration settings and stamping said pre-processed vital sign with said time of measuring;

    a memory; and

    a wireless interface for communicating with said base unit wireless interface;

    wherein when said portable monitor is within a wireless communication range of said base unit said pre-processed vital sign is relayed together with said time stamp to said base unit and wherein when said portable monitor is outside of said base unit range each of said pre-processed vital sign and said time stamp are stored in said memory, each of said stored pre-processed vital sign and said time stamp being relayed to said base unit when said monitor re-enters said range of said base unit;

    wherein said base unit relays each of said pre-processed vital sign and said time stamp to said data processing system.

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