Title: A hardware implementation of distributed incubators' networking and supervision

Authors: M. Damak, M. Ouali

Addresses: CMERP Unit, Department of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineering, SFAX BP W 3038 SFAX, Tunisia. ' CMERP Unit, Department of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineering, SFAX BP W 3038 SFAX, Tunisia

Abstract: To oversee a series of incubators in a hospital, we carried out the networking of all its incubators in order to centralise the information and thus facilitate supervision, monitoring and remote control. A graphical interface is being developed to facilitate a dialogue between man and machine. Based on performance tests in our laboratory, the proposed architecture has a good rapport efficiencies and price. This document presents a promising solution for the implementation of a distributed network. The communication protocol used for dialogue between the different elements which are connected has been implemented in the physical layer of the networking level equipment to reduce the load on the CPU.

Keywords: supervisory; acquisition; filedbus; hospital incubators; remote control; human-machine interaction; HMI; distributed networks; incubator monitoring; premature babies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2010.029659

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2010 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.199 - 207

Published online: 30 Nov 2009 *

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