(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
(54) PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL COLLECTING AND MONITORING DEVICE AND SYSTEM
(76) Inventor: Chang-An Chou, Taiwan (CN)
VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C.
UNITED PLAZA, SUITE 1600, 30 SOUTH 17TH
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 12/088,081
(22) PCT Filed: Oct. 8, 2006
(86) PCT No.: PCT/CN2006/002632
§ 371 (c)(1),
(2), (4) Date: Mar. 25, 2008
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Oct. 8, 2005 (CN) 200510113541.6
Sep. 22, 2006 (CN) 200610138988.3
(51) Int. CI.
A61B 5/08 (2006.01)
A physiological signal collecting and monitoring system includes a physiological signal sensing device (10) and a computer device (48). The sensing device (10) includes a physiological signal sensing unit for detecting physiological signals from a subject, a circuit arrangement including a processor for executing a preloaded program to receive the physiological signals from the sensing unit, process thereof and store resultant physiological information into a memory, and a carrier (14) for carrying the sensing unit and the circuit arrangement to attach to the subject. The computer device (48) having a standard computer communication port is used for further processing the physiological information. Furthermore, the sensing device (10) further includes a communication interface to communicate with the standard computer communication port, and the interface to communicate with the processor and memory are integrated into a removable module (16), and the removable module (16) is detachable from the sensing device for acting as a computer dongle so that the removable module (16) is capable of electrically connecting with the computer device (48) to download the physiological information stored in the removable module (16) into the computer device (48).