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Implementing a glucometer and blood pressure monitor medical devices

Posted: 06 Apr 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:glucometer design  medical device MC9S08LL16  combinational medical device 

This document describes a combinational medical device designed to integrate both a low-end glucometer and a blood pressure monitor. Nowadays, people suffering from chronic degenerative diseases such as hypertension and diabetes can develop a plurimetabolic syndrome. This syndrome and both diseases in the same patient share some risk factors such as obesity, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis.

Medical combinational devices target this new market. Not only is power consumption a target, but bringing a better solution for disease control.

This application note addresses medical devices implemented with Freescale technology. By using the MC9S08LL16, this device is energy-efficient. It includes a Medical USB Stack programmed into the MC9S08JS16 for communication and the MPXV5050GP pressure sensor.

A glucometer is a device for measuring levels of glucose concentration in the blood. This device is usually portable and is used at home for monitoring diabetic-patients.

A blood pressure monitor is a device that detects systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and mean arterial pressure for patients who suffer or are at risk of developing high blood pressure.

View the PDF document for more information.





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