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Design and Development of a Novel Invasive Blood Pressure Simulator for Patient’s Monitor Testing

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Department of Engineering, University of Roma Tre, Via Vito Volterra, 62, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, 708 00 Ostrava–Poruba, Czech Republic
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Department of Biomedical Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, nam. Sitna 3105, 272 01 Kladno, Czech Republic
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Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital in Ostrava, 17. Listopadu 1790, 70852 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Sensors 2020, 20(1), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010259
Received: 18 November 2019 / Revised: 30 December 2019 / Accepted: 30 December 2019 / Published: 1 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Biomedical Sensors)
This paper presents a newly-designed and realized Invasive Blood Pressure (IBP) device for the simulation on patient’s monitors. This device shows improvements and presents extended features with respect to a first prototype presented by the authors and similar systems available in the state-of-the-art. A peculiarity of the presented device is that all implemented features can be customized from the developer and from the point of view of the end user. The realized device has been tested, and its performances in terms of accuracy and of the back-loop measurement of the output for the blood pressure regulation utilization have been described. In particular, an accuracy of ±1 mmHg at 25 °C, on a range from −30 to 300 mmHg, was evaluated under different test conditions. The designed device is an ideal tool for testing IBP modules, for zero setting, and for calibrations. The implemented extended features, like the generation of custom waveforms and the Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity, allow use of this device in a wide range of applications, from research to equipment maintenance in clinical environments to educational purposes. Moreover, the presented device represents an innovation, both in terms of technology and methodologies: It allows quick and efficient tests to verify the proper functioning of IBP module of patients’ monitors. With this innovative device, tests can be performed directly in the field and faster procedures can be implemented by the clinical maintenance personnel. This device is an open source project and all materials, hardware, and software are fully available for interested developers or researchers. View Full-Text
Keywords: invasive blood pressure; medical devices; exciter voltage; waveform simulation invasive blood pressure; medical devices; exciter voltage; waveform simulation
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Bibbo, D.; Kijonka, J.; Kudrna, P.; Penhaker, M.; Vavra, P.; Zonca, P. Design and Development of a Novel Invasive Blood Pressure Simulator for Patient’s Monitor Testing. Sensors 2020, 20, 259. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010259

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Bibbo D, Kijonka J, Kudrna P, Penhaker M, Vavra P, Zonca P. Design and Development of a Novel Invasive Blood Pressure Simulator for Patient’s Monitor Testing. Sensors. 2020; 20(1):259. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010259

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Bibbo, Daniele; Kijonka, Jan; Kudrna, Petr; Penhaker, Marek; Vavra, Petr; Zonca, Pavel. 2020. "Design and Development of a Novel Invasive Blood Pressure Simulator for Patient’s Monitor Testing" Sensors 20, no. 1: 259. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010259

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