American Heart Association meeting report
A small device can give doctors the "big picture" of patients vital signs, researchers reported today during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2003.
The device, called "Vital Dust," transmits patient data to a hospital or centralized location, allowing others to see the data and also gain a global view of all patients in the field who are being similarly monitored. It measures heart rate and the percent of oxygen saturation in the blood, an important indicator of a persons cardiopulmonary status. A radio transmits the information to a wearable or handheld computer, where it is displayed for a medical team.
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