Aural heart monitoring apparatus and method

Patent Number: 9386929

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

A heart monitor is disclosed including an electroacoustic transducer such as an earphone coupled to a controller. The transducer is positioned in a person's ear in acoustic communication with the tympanum. Signals from the transducer are processed to determine the presence of pulsatile blood flow. The heart monitor may be incorporated into a defibrillator to sense the presence of blood flow for use in a shock delivery decision.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Daniel J. Powers - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 N 1 39
A 61 B 5 024
A 61 B 5 00
A 61 B 7 04


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. - - - - -