Study on the secretion rate measurement in thoracic drainage device

Modern thoracic drainage devices provide excess secretions  suction in the pleural space and thus help to keep the necessary vacuum upright. The application of a thoracic drainage is the standard treatment for a pneumothorax. Depending on the cause of the pneumothorax, the secreation rate may allow conclusions on the disease progress. In particular, in the field of open-heart surgery, the secretion rate is an important indicator of the patient's recovery and must be monitored closely. Typical chest drainage devices collect the secretion into Containers with readable scales. The quantities are determined by the staff at given intervals, and the secretion rates are determined accordingly.

A well-known manufacturer of such devices commissioned CogniMed to develop a concept for an automatic secretion rate measurement.

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Optimization of muscle stimulators for heart failure patients

In collaboration with CogniMed, the Microstim GmbH developed a family of products for a new type of tissue sparing muscle stimulators. The clinical trials are planned for 2014.

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