Physiological monitor and associated computation, display and communication unit

  • US 6,790,178 B1
  • Filed: 09/25/2000
  • Issued: 09/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for monitoring a physiological condition of the subject, comprising:

  • a monitor adapted to measure the physiological condition of the subject, wherein the monitor comprises an EKG and heart sound monitor, the monitor comprising a housing having two or more electrodes disposed thereon and a microphone disposed thereon;

    a handheld unit including a display, a memory, a microprocessor and means for operator control of the handheld unit;

    a two part separable connector, one of the parts fixed to the monitor and the other part fixed to the handheld unit, the two parts being operative, when interconnected, to physically join the monitor and the handheld unit in a rigid manner and being operative to transfer electrical signals from the monitor to the handheld unit for processing by the microprocessor and display of the processed signals on the display of the handheld unit, wherein the electrical signals are correlated with the physiological condition of the subject, so as to provide real time monitoring of the physiological condition; and

    application software supported in the memory of the handheld unit operable to communicate with the monitor and to process electrical signals from the monitor for display.

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