WO2000041620A1 - Pocket-sized electrocardiograph - Google Patents

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WO2000041620A1
WO2000041620A1 PCT/EP1999/010389 EP9910389W WO0041620A1 WO 2000041620 A1 WO2000041620 A1 WO 2000041620A1 EP 9910389 W EP9910389 W EP 9910389W WO 0041620 A1 WO0041620 A1 WO 0041620A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/04Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
    • A61B5/0402Electrocardiography, i.e. ECG
    • A61B5/0404Hand-held devices

Abstract

The invention relates to a portable, battery-operated, pocket electrocardiograph which is especially suitable for emergencies. To this end the electrodes are integrated in the battery lid so that the electrode part can easily be exchanged and the number of detachable parts of the electrocardiograph is minimized. The fact that the electrodes can be detached also makes them easier to clean.

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Pocket ECG

The invention relates to a portable, battery powered ECG bags, in particular for patient monitoring and immediate diagnosis in an emergency.

From US-PS 4,606,352 a pocket ECG is known that a machine part, signal acquisition, signal processing, data storage, input keyboard and display means comprises. The electrodes are arranged at the housing exterior. The disadvantage of this device is the lack of user-friendliness and the insufficient suitability for emergencies.

From DE-PS 36 36 996 a portable battery-betriebens cardiac diagnosis device is also known, in which an electrode is formed as a retaining clip.

It is an object of the present invention to improve a pocket ECG of the known type so that it is more suitable for emergencies.

The solution of this object is achieved by the features of claim 1.

By incorporating the electrodes in the battery cover on the one hand it is achieved that the electrode member can be easily replaced and the other is achieved in that the number of removable parts is minimized at the compact bags ECG, since a battery cover must be present anyway in order to allow the exchange of the battery or batteries. Another advantage is that by the removability of the battery cover with the integrated electrode cleaning the electrodes is facilitated without running the risk of making by cleaning agents, the electronics of the Pocket ECG functional incompetent.

According to an advantageous embodiment of the invention, the bags ECG invention comprises a data transmission module for transmitting of recorded signals to the outside and for receiving control signals and other data. Here, in particular, an interface, eg an IR interface to standard phones beneficial. Thus, for example, record the ECG data to an accident scene and transmit directly to the emergency room of a hospital, an emergency physician. Also in the home at the self-diagnosis, the patient can receive the data and transmit it to his doctor in practice by telephone or cell phone. This simplifies the follow-up eg in heart attack patients. The communication module can be integrated advantageously also in the battery cover. one and the same basic unit in this way can be provided with different data transmission modules.

The other dependent claims relate to further advantageous embodiments of the invention.

Further details, features and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description with reference to the drawing. In the drawings: Figure 1 is a schematic block diagram of an exemplary and preferred embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the invention;

3 is a view of the device with the soil cover and battery therein integrated electrodes of the device of Fig. 2.

Figure 4 is a schematic cross-sectional representation of the device of Fig. 2.

Figure 5 is a block diagram of the battery cover with integrated electrodes. and

Fig. 6 is a Fig. Representation corresponding with an alternative embodiment of the battery cover 4, wherein an electrode is designed as a clip for insertion of the device in a pocket.

Fig. 1 shows a block diagram of an exemplary embodiment of the invention. The erfindungsgmäße bags ECG comprises a calculating member 2 with a CPU 4, a program memory 6, a memory 8, a non-volatile data memory 10, a real time clock (RTC) 12 and a clock generator 14. The calculating member 2 is provided with a display device 16 with a display 18 and a display controller 20 are connected. Also, the computer unit 2 is connected to an input keyboard or control device 22nd the apparatus is supplied with power via a power supply 24 is not shown or rechargeable batteries. The computer part 2 is also connected to a measurement value 26 with D / A converter 28 and measured value amplifier 30th The analog signals 26 represents the link between computer part 2 and a battery cover 32. In the battery cover 32 take-out electrodes 34, 35 and 36 are integrated. A data transmission module 38 enables the transmission of measurement data during the measurement or thereafter to external devices for further processing. The data communications module may preferably comprise an IR interface, by means of which the measurement data z. can be transferred to a standard mobile phone with IR interface for example.

Fig. 2 shows a perspective view of an exemplary embodiment of the invention according to the

Block diagram of FIG. 1 with trapezfrmigem in cross-section housing 1, display means 16 and

Input keyboard 22nd

Fig. 3 shows the embodiment of FIG. 2 in a plan view of the bottom of the device with the battery cover 32 and therein integrated electrodes 34, 35 and 36. The electrode 34 is embodied as a holding clip. The battery cover 32 has a shutter mechanism 41, through which the battery cover 32 is detachably connected to the housing. 1

Fig. 4 shows a cross-sectional view of the apparatus of FIG. 2 or 3 with the battery cover 32, the data acquisition 26, the computer 2 and the power supply 24 and the data transfer unit 38, which integrates in the embodiment of FIG. 5 as in the battery cover 32 is shown. However, the data transfer unit 38 may also be arranged in the housing. 1 Further, the battery lid 32 comprises a contact-making unit 40 which produces the electrical connection of the electrodes 34, 35 and 36 to the measurement value 26 in the housing. 1

Fig. 5 shows a schematic block diagram showing the functions of the battery cover 32. The contacting device 40 forms together with the shutter mechanism 41 is an on / off switch 42. Through the contacting device 40, the lead electrodes 34, 35 and 36 to the signal acquisition 26 and the calculating member 2 is connected. When closing of the battery cover 32, the internal power supply 24 is activated automatically or upon opening of the battery cover 32, the device is switched off. That is, when the battery lid 32 is open, the device is fully de-energized, so that the batteries can be easily changed. The device is supplied only with a closed battery lid 32 functional and with current and thus dense. Current flow in open and leaking equipment may not occur, which means a significant safety advantage therefore.

The battery cover 32 performs the following functions:

1. Allows the replacement of worn-out batteries.

2. This device switches off automatically when the lid 32 is not completely closed. Thus, a secure and safe operation in all patients possible, especially in self-diagnosis. 3. In the battery cover 32 integrated contacts serve as lead-out electrodes 34, 35, 36 for the signal acquisition 26th

4. An optional integrated in the battery cover 32 data transmission module is used for contact-free or contact-type data transmission of the recorded ECG data to an external receiver and reception of data to the user of the device.

5. The battery cover 32 an electronic protection device can be integrated, which is defibrillation. As a result, a malfunction of the operation when delivering ECG (resuscitation by electric shock is prevented.

6. The battery cover 32 can be replaced by another of the same functionality, but with different contact configurations and optionally additional functional elements.

Reference numeral 43 denotes a connection for cable electrodes instead of or in addition to integrated in the battery cover 32 lead electrodes 34, 35, 36. Fig. 6 shows a correspondingly designed battery cover 32, in which, instead of the electrodes 34, 35 and 36, terminals 44, 45, 46 are provided for cable electrodes 48, 49 and 50th

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1. A battery operated pocket electrocardiogram, with a computer unit (2), the signal acquisition, signal processing and data storage comprises; an input keyboard (22); a display device (16); a battery compartment which is closed by a battery cover (32); and
Contact electrodes (34, 35, 36) and / or terminals (44, 45, 46) for cable electrodes (48, 49, 50), wherein the lead electrodes (34, 35, 36) and / or terminals (44, 45, 46) for cable electrodes (48, 49, 50) in the battery cover (32) are integrated.
2. A battery operated pocket ECG according to claim 1, characterized by a data transmission module (38) for receiving and transmitting and outwardly.
3. Battery-powered ECG bags according to claim 2, characterized in that the
Data transmission module (38) is integrated in the battery cover (32).
4. A battery operated pocket ECG according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the lead electrodes (48, 49, 50) are Kabelelelektroden, the cable terminals (44, 45, 46) in the battery cover (32) are connectable.
5. A battery operated pocket ECG according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized by a Defibrilationsschutzeinrichtung, which is preferably integrated in the battery cover,
6. A battery operated pocket ECG according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized by in the battery cover (32) integrated contacting device (40, 42) for switching off the device with opened battery cover (32).
7. battery powered ECG Pocket according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by a plurality of interchangeable battery covers (32) with different additional functionalities.
8. A battery-operated bags ECG according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the display device (16) is a graphical display.
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