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9037526 Apparatus and method for selecting motion signifying artificial feeling  
An apparatus for selecting a motion signifying artificial feeling is provided. The apparatus includes: an feeling expression setting unit configured to set probabilities of each feeling expression...
9024764 Method and apparatus for manipulating driver core temperature to enhance driver alertness  
The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for reducing a vehicle driver's core temperature to offset drowsiness. In one embodiment, a temperature sensor records data describing...
9026199 Monitoring a condition of a subject  
Apparatus and methods are described, included a method for detecting uterine contractions in a pregnant woman. The method includes sensing motion of the woman without contacting the woman,...
8998815 Wearable heart rate monitor  
A biometric monitoring device is used to determine a user's heart rate by using a heartbeat waveform sensor and a motion detecting sensor. In some embodiments, the device collects collecting...
8994498 Preauthorized wearable biometric device, system and method for use thereof  
Embodiments are directed towards authenticating users using biometric devices. The biometric device may be arranged to capture one or more biometric feature of a user that may be wearing the...
8986207 Systems and methods for providing sensor arrays for detecting physiological characteristics  
Systems and methods for determining physiological parameters of a subject using a sensor array. In an embodiment, a sensor array may contain sensor elements for determining multiple physiological...
8988241 Portable apparatus  
Interaction between a portable apparatus and a personal exercise area is disclosed. A method comprises: transferring wirelessly information between a personal exercise area and a portable...
8965500 Wearable defibrillator with audio input/output  
A wearable defibrillator and method of monitoring the condition of a patient. The wearable defibrillator includes at least one therapy pad, at least one sensor and at least one processing unit...
8961415 Methods and apparatus for assessing physiological conditions  
Monitoring apparatus and methods are provided for assessing a physiological condition of a subject. At least two types of physiological information are detected from a subject via a portable...
8956295 Sleep detection using an adjustable threshold  
Devices and methods for sleep detection involve the use of an adjustable threshold for detecting sleep onset and termination. A method for detecting sleep includes adjusting a sleep threshold...
8951202 Recognizing awareness in an anesthetized subject  
A method for recognizing awareness in a subject includes performing optical imaging on at least one cortical region of the brain of the subject. Optical imaging data are obtained over time...
8951203 Measures of cardiac contractility variability during ischemia  
Systems and methods include obtaining a measure of cardiac contractility. A cardiac contractility variability is determined from the measure of cardiac contractility. Analyzing the cardiac...
8932617 Methods for treating or preventing restenosis and other vascular proliferative disorders  
Described herein is the use of ribonucleotide reductase inhibitors in the prevention or treatment of restenosis and other vascular proliferative disorders.
8920332 Wearable heart rate monitor  
Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor. The PPG sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo...
8915859 Monitoring device, system and method for a multi-player interactive game  
A system and method for multiple players to play an interactive game is disclosed herein. The system preferably includes monitoring device monitoring the vital signs of a user, a game console and...
8911469 Methods and apparatus for optimal remote ischemic preconditioning (ORIP) for preventing ischemia-reperfusion injuries to organs  
Ischemia-reperfusion injury commonly results from any surgical procedure requiring stopping of blood supply to an organ followed by reperfusion such as in heart bypass, angioplasty or organ...
8906613 Method and kit for performing profiling of endarterectomy patients  
A method of profiling endarterectomy patients for determining one or more post-operative risks includes steps comprising: (a) obtaining a set of parameters which describe the patient, the set of...
8900153 Ambulatory patient monitoring apparatus, system and method  
A patient monitoring device that combines physiological data collection with actigraphy data collection and associates the physiological data with synchronous actigraphy data. A method for...
8900140 Multiple vector fluid localization  
A differential or relative measurement between an orthogonal measurement vector and another measurement vector can be used to determine the location where fluid accumulation is occurring or the...
8897849 Cardiovascular risk evaluation apparatus  
A cardiovascular risk evaluation apparatus includes a hypoxic acquisition unit for acquiring a measurement result that includes a blood oxygen saturation level measured in a hypoxic period in...
8874200 System and method for automated diagnosis of atrial fibrillation through remote monitoring  
A system and method for automated diagnosis of atrial fibrillation through remote monitoring is described. Physiological measures including data either recorded on a regular basis by a medical...
8864677 Systems and methods for myocardial ischemia detection  
Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for myocardial ischemia detection, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device...
8862221 Monitoring mechanical heart properties  
In a method and system for monitoring mechanical properties of a heart in a subject, multiple cardiogenic impedance values reflective of the impedance of the heart in connection with a transition...
8858435 Metabolic monitoring, a method and apparatus for indicating a health-related condition of a subject  
An apparatus for indicating a health-related condition of a subject has an input interface for receiving a sequence of samples of a first biological quantity derived by a first measurement method,...
8860504 Method and apparatus for measuring biological signal  
An apparatus for measuring a biological signal of a body, the apparatus including; at least three interfaces which obtain signals from the body, a signal application unit which applies a signal...
8834378 Systems and methods for determining respiratory effort  
Systems and methods for calculating a measure of respiratory effort of a subject are provided. The measure of respiratory effort may be calculated based on a differential pulse transit time (DPTT)...
8827911 Apparatus and method of evaluating vascular endothelial function  
An apparatus for evaluating a vascular endothelial function includes: a cuff, to be wound around a part of a body of a subject; a cuff pressure controller, configured to control a pressure of the...
8827912 Methods and systems for detecting epileptic events using NNXX, optionally with nonlinear analysis parameters  
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting an epilepsy event in a patient using a medical device. The medical device is capable of determining an occurring epilepsy event,...
8812599 Networked inbox  
A computer-implemented electronic messaging method and system, the method comprising the steps of receiving an electronic message at a first system, the electronic message comprising a caregiver...
8805479 Method and a computer program for determining a functional property of a moving object  
A system for determining a functional property of a moving object includes a tag contactable to the object such that the tag follows the movement of the object. The system further includes a...
8801625 Systems and methods for accurately, substantially noninvasively determining pulmonary capillary blood flow or cardiac output  
Methods for noninvasively determining a pulmonary capillary blood flow or a cardiac output of a subject include determining data of the amount of gas exchanged between blood and gas in lungs of...
8801619 Photoplethysmography for determining ventilation weaning readiness  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a system and method for determining a likelihood of successful ventilator weaning for a patient undergoing mechanical or assisted ventilation....
8801618 Pulse contour method and apparatus for continuous assessment of a cardiovascular parameter  
A cardiovascular parameter such as cardiac output is estimated from a current pressure waveform data set without needing to directly measure blood flow or arterial compliance. The general shape of...
8795185 Portable device for measuring blood pressure and method therefor  
A portable blood pressure measuring apparatus and a method therefor are provided. In the portable blood pressure measuring apparatus, a blood pressure measurer measures a wrist or finger blood...
8795186 System, method, and computer software code for predicting an acute hypotensive episode  
A system for determining onset of an acute hypotensive episode, the system includes a plurality of collectors configured to determine heart rate, mean arterial pressure, stroke volume, total...
8795741 Methods for treating patients who are candidates for inhaled nitric oxide treatment  
Disclosed are methods of reducing the risk that a medical treatment comprising inhalation of nitric oxide gas will induce an increase in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in the patient, leading...
8792998 Devices, systems and methods for efficient identification of improved CRT parameters  
Methods, systems and devices efficiently identify cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacing parameter set(s) that provide improved hemodynamic response relative to an initial CRT pacing...
8790264 Vibro-acoustic detection of cardiac conditions  
Apparatus and methods for vibro-acoustic detection of cardiac conditions are disclosed. An example method includes calculating a frequency difference between a first frequency of a first cardiac...
8784323 Methods and systems that use implanted posture sensor to monitor pulmonary edema  
In specific embodiments, a method to monitor pulmonary edema of a patient, comprises (a) detecting, using an implanted posture sensor, when a posture of the patient changes from a first...
8777863 Implantable medical device with internal piezoelectric energy harvesting  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for powering and/or recharging medical devices implanted within the body are described. An illustrative power generation module disposable within the interior space...
8777850 Heart failure patient management using an implantable monitoring system  
An implantable medical device system and method provide physiological variable monitoring for use in patient management. A target value for a physiological variable and formulations for computing...
8777867 Detection of oximetry sensor sites based on waveform characteristics  
In accordance with an embodiment of the present technique, there is provided methods and systems for detecting the location of a sensor and determining calibration algorithms and/or coefficients...
8771186 Device configuration for supporting a patient oxygenation test  
A method for performing a patient oxygenation test using one or more computing devices is provided. The patient oxygenation test comprises a plurality of instructions for implementing a workflow...
8764668 Disposable blood pressure transducer and monitor interface  
A medical blood pressure transducer that provides an identifier to a monitor that conveys characteristics of the transducer. The monitor can use the information to decide whether to function, or...
8768446 Clustering with combined physiological signals  
Methods of generating an extended cluster are disclosed. A first cluster including data representative of a first signal indicative of an abnormal physiological symptom is generated. A second...
8764667 Method and system for monitoring sleep  
A method of monitoring sleep of a sleeping subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a phase shift of input radiofrequency signals received from the subject during sleep relative to...
8758258 Beat detection device and beat detection method  
A beat detection device includes: a pulse wave sensor adapted to detect and output a pulse wave signal; a body motion sensor adapted to detect and output a body motion signal due to a body motion...
8755871 Systems and methods for detecting arrhythmia from a physiological signal  
Arrhythmia may impact the determination of physiological information from a physiological signal. A patient monitoring system may detect the presence of arrhythmia based on changes in the...
8753274 Wireless medical monitoring system  
An operator-controllable medical monitoring system including at least one medical sensor that is adapted to monitor at least one patient characteristic, a plurality of medical monitors, each...
8747314 Cardiovascular pressure annotations and logbook  
A system comprises an external medical device configured to communicate with a first implantable medical device (IMD). The external medical device includes a communication circuit and a display....