Interfacing the IBM-PC to Medical Equipment: The Art of Serial Communication / Edition 1by Richard W. D. Nickalls, R. Ramasubramanian
Pub. Date: 01/28/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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… See more details below
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.
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- 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Table of ContentsPart 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.
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