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Interfacing the IBM-PC to Medical Equipment

Interfacing the IBM-PC to Medical Equipment
The Art of Serial Communication

$242.00 (G)

  • Date Published: April 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521462808

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  • This book describes the techniques used for interfacing a PC to a range of medical equipment used internationally in the areas of anesthesia, intensive care, surgery, respiratory medicine and physiology. The first part of the book addresses serial interface, including the RS-232 Standard, transmission of data, and an introduction to serial-interface programming using Microsoft QuickBASIC. The second looks at electrical safety, and the use of Kermit and data analysis. Finally, the third part of this volume considers the practical aspects of interfacing a PC to a wide range of equipment and includes example programs for collecting data and in some cases for controlling the equipment directly.

    • No comparable volume looks at serial interfacing of medical equipment
    • Provides programming techniques as well as example programmes
    • Describes equipment used internationally
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    "...a comprehensive text on the methods of serial communication...Students of medicine or computer engineering, researchers, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, and anyone involved in critical care monitoring will find this book of immense value...This compilation will prove to be of great assistance to anyone interested in serial connectivity, especially to one of the 10 pieces of equipment specifically covered in the last section. The subject is completely covered from conceptual basics to actual implementation. The authors have succeeded in condensing the myriad of references, technical manuals, and other information normally necessary to accomplish this often confusing task." John J. Fino, Jr., Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

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    • Date Published: April 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521462808
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Serial Interface:
    1. The RS-232 standard
    2. Transmission of data
    3. Flow control
    4. The PC serial interface
    5. Serial interface programming in QuickBASIC
    Part II. Miscellaneous Topics: 6. Kermit
    7. Electrical safety and the PC
    8. Data analysis
    Part III. The Equipment:
    9. The Ohmeda 3700 and 3740 pulse oximeters
    10. The Nellcor N-200E pulse oximeter
    11. The Novametrix 515A pulse oximeter
    12. The Minolta Pulsox-7 pulse oximeter
    13. The Datex CardiocapTMII and Capnomac UltimaTM series of monitors
    14. The Graseby 3400 syringe pump
    15. The Ohmeda 9000 syringe pump
    16. The Vitalograph compact II spirometer
    17. The Ohmeda 7800 ventilator
    18. The Dräger Evita intensive care ventilator
    Appendices:
    1. ASCII control and graphic characters
    2. Serial port connector pin-outs
    3. Key codes
    4. The null modem
    5. Program for a device simulator
    6. QuickBASIC 4.5 OPEN and OPEN COM statements
    7. Plotting data using GNUPLOT
    8. Binary and hexadecimal notation
    9. Glossary of terms and abbreviations
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Richard W. D. Nickalls, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

    R. Ramasubramanian, Burton District Hospital

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