Wireless patient monitoring system for a moving-actuator type artificial heart

K. W. Nam, J. Chung, S. W. Choi, Kyung Sun, B. G. Min

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In this study, we developed a wireless monitoring system for outpatients equipped with a moving-actuator type pulsatile bi-ventricular assist device, AnyHeart™. The developed monitoring system consists of two parts; a Bluetooth-based short-distance self-monitoring system that can monitor and control the operating status of a VAD using a Bluetooth-embedded personal digital assistant or a personal computer within a distance of 10 meters, and a cellular network-based remote monitoring system that can continuously monitor and control the operating status of AnyHeart™ at any location. Results of in vitro experiments demonsrate the developed system's ability to monitor the operational status of an implanted AnyHeart™.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-980
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 1



  • AnyHeart™
  • Bluetooth
  • Cellular phone
  • Moving-actuator type bi-ventricular assist device
  • Remote monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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