Device and method to support the diagnostics of cardiopathies based on the acquisition and fusion of phonocardiographic, electrocardiographic and FNIRS signals
; Martins, M.
; Gomes, P.
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade do Porto
Invention Title: Device and method to support the diagnostics of cardiopathies based on the acquisition and fusion of phonocardiographic, electrocardiographic and FNIRS signals
Patent Nr.: PCT/IB2020/051077
Regional Coverage: PCT
Priority Date: 11-02-2019
Filing Date: 11-02-2020
The present invention is related to a medical device for cardiopathies assessment comprising a computational unit and a sensory unit designed to synchronously measure phonocardiographic (PCG), electrocardiographic (ECG) and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) signals incorporating a standard electronic stethoscope or a purpose-built device. The sensory unit (408) comprises an electronic module through which at least ECG and fNIRS are acquired, and an electronic module that produces a synchronization signal shared with the electronic stethoscope.The device can be used in alternative or as a complement to existing systems that only perform a measurement of PCG. It can be applied to electronic stethoscopes, conventional stethoscopes, or analogous assemblies.The present invention is thus in the area of medical devices with signal measurement for medical decision support purposes.