|Organizer: IEEE Toronto Section, Instrumentation & Measurement Society|
|Title: Challenges in Physiological Signal
Electrocardiogram and Blood Pressure Measurements
Anthony Easty, Ph.D., P. Eng., CCE
Joseph Cafazzo, BASc, MHSc, P. Eng.
Medical Engineering, University Health Network.
Two of the most commonly used vital signs used clinically are the
Electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure. Both of these
physiological parameters carry a wealth of diagnostic information for
the clinician. However, problems in the transduction, processing and
display, can lead to distortions of these signals leading an
un-informed physician to misinterpret the information. The speakers
will outline these technologies and cover potential clinical pitfalls
that often occur and that can be avoided.
Dr. Anthony C. Easty is the Director of the Department of Medical
Engineering at The Toronto Hospital and is co-author of the Clinical
Engineering Standards of Practice for Canada. Dr. Easty holds
Assistant Professor appointments at the Institute of Biomedical
Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the
University of Toronto, where he is a lecturer on Clinical Engineering
technology and practice.
Joseph Cafazzo, P. Eng., is the Clinical Engineer for Development and
Support, Mechanical and Surgical Services, in the Department of
Medical Engineering at The Toronto Hospital. His responsibilities
include projects in applied research and development and clinical
education in medical device technology.
|Time and Location: |
Thursday, February 17, 2000, at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:00 p.m.
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Rogers Communications Centre, Room V-201
80 Gould Street, Toronto
Dennis Cecic, P. Eng. Digital Security Controls Ltd.,
Ph. (905)760-3000, Ext. 2375, Fax (905)760-3020
Florin Gagiu, M. Sc., Digital Security Controls Ltd.,
Ph. (905)760-3000, Ext. 2244, Fax (905)760-3020
NOTE: All are welcome. IEEE membership not required for attendance.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
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