Use of an Inter-Bed Local Area Network System in Operating Room
We developed a simple, easy-to-use local area network (LAN) system which connects multi-channel patient monitors (Bioview 2F37, NEC-Sanei) with built-in network capability. Patient parameters which meets the minimum requirement for patient safety are connected to the monitor. They consist of ECG, two channels of blood pressure (invasive or noninvasive), SpO2, EtCO2, and body temperatures (two channels). All signals are transferred from independent monitoring devices through various converters and are finally displayed on single screen of the monitor.