Advanced remote medical monitoring system
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There is a significant demand by physicians for wireless access to continuously acquired physiological patient data. Most patients in intensive care unit require continuous supervised monitoring for extended periods of time. Lots of wires are connected to the patient to collect physiological data streams. The purpose of this project is to design, implement, and test a multi-channel real-time infrared (IR) based physiological data acquisition system. The Advanced Remote Medical Monitoring System is designed to eliminate any wires between the patient and the monitoring system to provide better versatility for the patients and the nurse. The system utilizes Microchip's PIC (Peripheral Interface Controller) Technology that contains an 8-bit multi-channel analog to digital converter and serial communication interface, the Crystal Semiconductor Programmable IR transceiver, an external digital to analog converter, and National Instruments' DAQPad-1200 and LabWindows/CVI for display. After implementing the complete ARMMS design,. the units communicated properly at a distance of approximately 2.4 meters with a horizontal and. vertical radius of 0.305 meters. When the transmission path is obstructed, the ARMMS recovers immediately after the obstruction is removed from the path of transmission. A surgeon at the Scott and White hospital in Temple, Texas sponsored this report.