US Patent No. 10,363,409

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ELECTRODES


Patent No. 10,363,409
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Medical Equipment Electrodes
Inventorship Ziad F Elghazzawi, Newton, MA (US)
Gary A Freeman, Waltham, MA (US)
Assignee ZOLL Medical Corporation, Chelmsford, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,409

1. A medical device comprising:an electrode assembly including at least a first defibrillation electrode and a defibrillation second electrode for delivering one or more defibrillating shocks to a patient;
a camera disposed on at least one of the first defibrillation electrode of the electrode assembly and the second defibrillation electrode of the electrode assembly, the camera configured to acquire image information of external features of the patient;
a chest compression sensor coupled to the electrode assembly and configured to acquire chest compression information based on chest compressions being applied to the chest of the patient;
an output device configured to generate feedback indicative of the chest compression information and the image information; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the electrode assembly, the camera, the chest compression sensor, and the output device, the at least one processor configured to:
receive the image information of the external features of the patient from the camera,
estimate a location of the electrode assembly relative to the external features of the patient based on the received image information,
receive the chest compression information from the chest compression sensor,
estimate one or more chest compression parameters based on the received chest compression information,
control the output device to provide electrode position feedback based on the estimated location of the electrode assembly, and
control the output device to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) feedback based on the estimated one or more chest compression parameters.