Dennery PA, Di Fiore JM, Ambalavanan N, et al. Pre-Vent: the prematurity-related ventilatory control study. Pediatr Res. 2019;85(6):769–776. doi:10.1038/s41390-019-0317-8
MediCollector would like to congratulate the diverse team conducting the clinical study published recently in Pediatric Research titled "Pre-Vent: The Prematurity-Related Ventilatory Control Study". This large multi-site team is using MediCollector to gather data for their research in premature infants. Their publication can be accessed through the citation below.
Many of our customers have been asking us if MediCollector can communicate with GE Marquette Dash or Solar or Unity patient monitors. As of v1.1.11, all of our products can now communicate with this series of patient monitors. The only drawback is that these devices can only export numerics at a speed of 1 datapoint every 2 seconds (0.5 Hz). This means you can record/stream signals like HR and RR and SpO2 and NIBP, but you can't access waveforms like ECG and RESP. This is due to the bandwidth limitations of the device.
To see exactly which devices are compatible with MediCollector, see our list of supported devices.
MediCollector would like to congratulate the team of researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Monash University in Malaysia for their paper at the International Federation of Automatic Control's 10th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems BMS 2018. This team used MediCollector to gather data for their study of lung mechanics in preemies. We wish them continued success in their work! The full text of their publication is available using the link below.
Tae Kim, Kyeong & Howe, Sarah & Chiew, Yeong Shiong & Knopp, Jennifer & Chase, James. (2018). Lung Mechanics in Premature infants: Modelling and clinical validation. IFAC-PapersOnLine. 51. 225-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.11.638.
A research team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem NC recently published a manuscript in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery detailing their successful research studying venous sinus waveform morphology. This team used the MediCollector BEDSIDE software for data collection of venous manometry data. For more details about their successful study and how MediCollector was used, you can access their publication here:
West JL, Garner RM, Greeneway GP, et al. Venous waveform morphological changes associated with treatment of symptomatic venous sinus stenosis. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery Published Online First: 21 March 2018. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-013858
ADInstruments is a company that provides a large suite of products, such as LabChart, for data acquisition, visualization and analysis... but they can't acquire data from your bedside patient monitors.
MediCollector's products are focused primarily on data acquisition... not analysis. So to analyze your data, you will need 3rd party tools like LabChart. I can think of one easy way to get your bedside data into LabChart: Use MediCollector to record the data. Then when finished recording, export the data to an EDF or EDF+ file and open it inside LabChart. I just tested this using the free version of LabChart (LabChart Reader) and it works great!
MediCollector does stream live data out to 3rd party applications. But even though Labchart has a bunch of "device enablers" and other add-ons, I don't know of any way to get LabChart to unpack and receive that data in real-time. So your best bet is to use MediCollector for recording, and then export to EDF for use in LabChart.
The MediCollector software applications were built because the interfaces to medical devices are waaaaay to complex. We want to make it easy for you to access the data that is generated in these devices. And now we have a new way to make this data available to you!
Our customers can now stream live data out to third party applications in real-time. This is done by outputting the data to a TCP/IP port using a very simple protocol. This allows customers to receive and process data or execute algorithms in real-time in external applications like Matlab or C++.
For more information, please read our application note on streaming live data from medical devices. This streaming functionality is already available in the latest version of MediCollector BEDSIDE and MediCollector SERVICE. And we even provide you with very simple examples that shows you how to access the data stream using Matlab or LabVIEW.
And as always, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are experts in data acquisition and can help you.
Acquire data from GE patient monitors ... such as Datex-Ohmeda, S/5, AS/3, ProCare, Carescape, Cardiocap, etc
Good news! In response to customer demand, I am proud to announce that MediCollector can now support a wide range of GE patient monitors, including:
Using MediCollector software and cables, you can now connect to these GE devices and download, stream and record data (including both waveforms and numerics) from all of these GE devices.
With the release of our latest products, there are now numerous ways to embed MediCollector into your own applications. For more information, please our new page about adding data-acquisition into your own products.
This blog was created to advise and support MediCollector customers, and to provide news, information and expert opinions on measurement, automation, and data-acquisition systems.
John Osborne, founder of MediCollector, LLC.