The wide diffusion of Biomedical Equipment (BmE) [1] is associated with the general problem of their maintenance. In most cases of BmE failures, it could be very useful to recover activity data recorded before the malfunction. Moreover, these devices are often provided with one or more sections of the function menu associated to the technical settings. In this case it is important to guarantee a secure access to this menu only for authorized people, such as the BmE technicians or the factory technicians. In this work, a new and automated system to be integrated on into commercial medical devices to monitor performance and data during the regular functioning has been developed. Also clinical data, that can be useful to medical personnel, are acquired. The system is composed by an acquisition data device installed on the medical instrument and by a wireless device. Both ends are managed through a microcontroller architecture. The wireless device is used to access and manage an equipment maintenance menu and to transfer data to a PC hosting a Software User Interface. The system has been tested by simulating a medical device by means of a PC and a Serial Port Terminal software. Results are satisfactory in terms of reliability.

Bibbo, D., Schmid, M., Scorza, A., Sciuto, S., & Conforto, S. (2016). A novel approach to improve the technical maintenance of biomedical equipment. In IFMBE Proceedings (pp.1028-1033). Springer Verlag [10.1007/978-3-319-32703-7_203].

A novel approach to improve the technical maintenance of biomedical equipment

BIBBO, DANIELE;SCHMID, Maurizio;SCORZA, ANDREA;SCIUTO, SALVATORE ANDREA;CONFORTO, SILVIA
2016

Abstract

The wide diffusion of Biomedical Equipment (BmE) [1] is associated with the general problem of their maintenance. In most cases of BmE failures, it could be very useful to recover activity data recorded before the malfunction. Moreover, these devices are often provided with one or more sections of the function menu associated to the technical settings. In this case it is important to guarantee a secure access to this menu only for authorized people, such as the BmE technicians or the factory technicians. In this work, a new and automated system to be integrated on into commercial medical devices to monitor performance and data during the regular functioning has been developed. Also clinical data, that can be useful to medical personnel, are acquired. The system is composed by an acquisition data device installed on the medical instrument and by a wireless device. Both ends are managed through a microcontroller architecture. The wireless device is used to access and manage an equipment maintenance menu and to transfer data to a PC hosting a Software User Interface. The system has been tested by simulating a medical device by means of a PC and a Serial Port Terminal software. Results are satisfactory in terms of reliability.
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