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Journal Title: Annals of the Oradea University: Fascicle Management and Technological Engineering

ISSN: 1583-0691 (Online)

Publisher: Editura Universităţii din Oradea

Society/Institution: University of Oradea

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Mechanical engineering and machinery

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan, English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS

PALADE Flavia
DRUGA Corneliu
ROSCA Ileana

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 4 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This paper presents a low-cost solution for an intelligent cervical collar by improving an existing cervical collar. It will achieve total immobilization of the cervical spine, using an immobilizer extended system for head and superior thoracic vertebrae. Because this intelligent cervical collar is provided with a system for monitoring vital functions, doctors work will be simplified so, after fitting neck brace, they can turn their attention to other priority needs or injuries of the patient. The intervention time will be reduced and the efficiency increased. This collar is provided with sensors which will retrieve information from the body to be displayed on the thin-film transistor screen (TFT) attached to this medical device. The TFT will display the pulse, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, Electrocardiography graph(EKG), level of tightness, patient temperature and degree of humidity. Also,this collar is provided with sound and light warning a system designed to warn physicians about the patient's condition.