Patent Number: 6,254,551

Title: Apparatus for monitoring a mechanically transmitted signal based on the organs or vital functions and for processing the results

Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring a mechanically transmitted signal based on the organs or vital functions and for processing the results, the apparatus comprising a measuring sensor arrangement (10) comprising one or more measuring sensors (1) and signal processing means (2; 2, 3, 4) for processing the sensor signal(s), transmission means (5; 5a, 5b) for transmitting the signal generated by the sensor arrangement (10), a data collecting device (6) for receiving and storing the signal transmitted by the transmission means, means (7) for processing the signal stored by the data collecting device (6) and a display or output device (8) for presenting the results. In accordance with the invention the measuring sensor arrangement (10 ) is arranged to produce the signal spectra based on a plurality of vital functions as a single composite signal spectrum, and the means (7) for processing the information stored by the data collecting device (6) comprise processing software for dividing the signal spectrum generated by the measuring sensor arrangement into a plurality of partial spectra of different physiological origins.

Inventors: Varis; Reijo (Helsinki, FI)

Assignee: Instrumentarium Corp.

International Classification: A61B 5/11 (20060101); A61B 5/113 (20060101); A61B 005/103 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018