Aviation safety techniques to benefit heart patients
August 10, 2012 // Anne-Françoise PELE
Aviation safety systems can be used to help prevent complications after surgery according to UK researchers.
Among other benefits, researchers outlined the real-time analysis and prediction of multiple physiological parameters and the ability to change parameters ranges and alert thresholds for individual patients. The system also gives the ability to incorporate multiple clinical predictions.
There are a lot of parallels between flying an aircraft and observing a critically ill patient. Both the surgeon and the pilot are dealing with a lot of information coming from a variety of sensors. They both need to know not only what is happening now but what might happen in the future and safety is absolutely critical," commented Lancaster University Aviation Security expert Professor Garik Makarian.
He added: During a flight a pilot has to make decisions based on complex information coming from up to 1,000 sensors in the plane. He or she needs to know, not only what is happening to the aircraft right at this moment, but what is likely to happen in the future."
Pursuing the parallel between aviation and health, Makarian explained that, when a patient is critically ill or recovering from surgery, doctors monitor the patients blood pressure, temperature, pulse and other vital signs very closely but have to rely on their experience to predict what is likely to happen next. Pilots have the additional benefit of tools to help them do that.
The system under development has the potential to give doctors an extra layer of intelligence to draw upon, Makarian claimed.
Prof. Makarian indicated that the system is a software package which could be integrated with more or less any existing system in the hospital environment. All news
Smartwatches suck, says Pebble backer
July 24, 2014
There are only two significant platforms in the smartwatch arena and neither are up to snuff, according to Pebble’s Myriam ...
Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market
Photographic method to survey magnetic field
Signal Integrity guru puts comprehensive SI training online
Failed merger talks won't stop Dialog
Peregrine Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices settle all litigation
July 23, 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation and RF Micro Devices, Inc., have announced that they have settled all outstanding claims ...
Atomic clock based on a chip-scale frequency comb
RFID tags track honey bees
XCore architecture attracts Bosch investment
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
- Dual 13A μModule Regulator with Digital Interface for Remote Monitoring & Control of Power
- Exploring the Business Model Evolution of High-Tech Equipment Manufacturers
InterviewCEO interview: China, not Apple, is way to go, says mCube CEO
Ben Lee, CEO of MEMS startup mCube, explains why he wants to spend $37 million on being a supplier of sensors to Chinese ODMs and avoiding a design win with Apple or Samsung.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.