Introduction

This guide document is intended to guide clinical researchers who wish to conduct research by collecting biosignal data from patient monitors in operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency rooms.

You can quickly install Vital Recorder and collect data by following this document.

Preparations

  • Windows compatible PC to run Vital Recorder
  • USB to Serial Converter (1 port, 2 port, 4 port, etc.): This is a converter with a serial port on one side and a USB port on the other side. Many modern computers do not have a serial port, so a converter is required to receive signals from the serial port of the medical device and input them to the USB port of the computer.
  • Cross Gender (required on some equipment): On some devices, the pin connection of the serial terminal requires a cross connection. Devices that require cross gender are listed in the document “Device Connection Guide”.

Type of serial cables

Vital recorder can only acquire data from medical devices with serial communication. Serial communication typically uses a 9-pin connector called DB9. The DB9 connector is divided into male/female terminals according to the shape of the terminal and direct/cross (or null modem) types depending on the pin map. Depending on the medical device, the correct terminal shape and pin connection is mandatory.

Different types of cable/gender are required depending on what medical device to be used.

Equipment side connector

Connection method

PC side connector

Gender

Devices

Female

Direct

Male

Does not require a gender.

GE, BIS

Female

Cross

Male

F-M

Orange; "NULL MODEM" is written

Orchestra

Male

Direct

Male

F-F

Yellow; NULL MODEM is not written; "gender changer" or "US Patent" is written

None

Male

Cross

Male

F-F

Orange; "NULL MODEM" is written

Invos, Edwards devices,

PHilips MP400-500 monitors,

CardioQ, FMS2000