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MEMS sensor analyses respiration of emergency patients

MEMS sensor analyses respiration of emergency patients

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The treatment success for victims of an accident greatly depends on the quality of the primary medical care during the first minutes after the accident. Case the injured does not breathe anymore, the life-critical organs urgently need to be supplied with oxygen to prevent irreversible damage. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is problematic since frequently occur leakages, or information about ventilation time and the amount of air required are not available. The emergency ventilation set resuceiFil enables a quick analysis of the injured person’s pulmonic condition. A novel, sensor-controlled filter measures and stores the respiratory parameters of both the injured as well as of a person donating the "kiss of life". These data enable direct user guidance during the cardiac massage by analysing the inspiratory flow directly at the patient.

The central element of the resuceiFil is a flow tube with integrated airflow sensing. By means of suitable shape and flow sieves, the tube guides the injured person’s breath and the donator’s breath in a way that the airflow of both persons is analysed, stored, processed and controlled. The design of the MEMS sensor prevents

This new emergency aid device is the world’s first patient-side solution focusing on this problem and thus significantly improves first-aid management at the accident site.

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