Multi-mode patient monitor configured to self-configure for a selected or determined mode of operation

  • US 9,161,713 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2012
  • Issued: 10/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A patient monitoring system, comprising:

  • a noninvasive optical sensor configured to detect light attenuated by body tissue of a monitored patient and provide a detector signal indicative of one or more physiological parameters of the monitored patient based at least in part on the detected light;

    a monitor configured to receive the detector signal and configured to operate in a plurality of applications, each of the applications including two or more user-selectable operation parameters separately configurable through a user interface, wherein the monitor is further configured to calculate a measurement output responsive to said detector signal; and

    a single dedicated mechanical actuator configured to select one of the plurality of applications, wherein upon actuation of the single dedicated mechanical actuator, the monitor is automatically configured according to the two or more user-selectable operation parameters associated with the selected one of the plurality of applications, and wherein said automatic configuration of the monitor is not dependent upon the user interface.

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