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This page describes the tasks completed by the team every week over the course of the project.

Week 1

Objective

Background Research

Individual Tasks

Becky

  • ECG and set up iGEM wiki page

Calista

  • Cardiorespiratory monitors (features, functions and relationship with patient state)

Choi Wan

  • Physiological Systems

Eva

  • Heart rate variability (HRV) and slide template/design

Tara

  • Cardiorespiratory monitoring (who, what, where, why and how)

Presentation

Media: HRV_Background_1.pdf

Week 2

Objective

Research on currently available cardiorespiratory monitors and compare them

Individual tasks (companies to research on)

Becky

  • Omron and Getinge

Calista

  • Abbott, GE Healthcare and Medtronic

Choi Wan

  • Hill-Rom, Philips Healthcare and Boston Scientific

Eva

  • W.L.Gore & Associates and Lepu Medical Technology

Tara

  • Terumo and Edwards Lifesciences

Presentation

Media:HRV_CardioMonitors_2.pdf

Week 3

Objectives

  • Research into more specific aspects of cardiorespiratory monitors and compare them
  • Research from the perspective of clinicians

Individual Tasks

Becky

  • Home base of companies
  • Target users for each device
  • User interface for patients and HCP
  • Color code standard of alerts, interface, etc.
  • FDA and CE Mark classification, minimum requirements, testing criteria and approval

Calista

  • Cardiorespiratory parameters used for monitoring in the ITU and in relation to Covid
  • Real-life examples of cardiorespiratory monitoring in healthy and ill individuals
  • Siemens and their devices/technology
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each device (comparison)
  • Exercise monitoring (Omron, Apple Watch, Samsung) compared to clinical monitoring (accuracy standard)
  • Collaboration between clinicians and designers for product design

Choi Wan

  • Relationship and dependence between different parameters
  • Viewing mode of parameters in different devices (as graphs or values)
  • Criteria, differences between home monitoring or ICU monitoring
  • Market size and share of each major company
  • Invasive/non-invasive monitoring
  • Electronic patient records and their integration into hospitals/clinics

Tara

  • Cardiovascular conditions which are important to clinicians in the ICU
  • Perspective of clinician in selecting cardiorespiratory monitors
  • Minimal requirements of cardiorespiratory monitors in the ICU
  • Alarm systems in cardiorespiratory monitors

Week 4

Objectives

Same as Week 3

Indiviudal tasks

Same as Week 3