Purpose of Symposium
The symposium will build upon ISIAPO in 2002, as well as ISIAMOV 2007 and brings together clinicians, device developers and researchers for an interchange of expertise and ideas in the areas of:
- Photoplethysmography, with an emphasis on theshape and size as indicators of physiologic and pathologic variables, e.g., cardiac output, local perfusion and respiration.
- Noninvasive monitoring of oxygenation (pulse & tissue oximetry) and indicators of ventilation/respiration.
- Direct blood analysis of CO2, O2, and oximetry, including concentrations of hemoglobin and dyshemoglobins.
- Patient safety and monitor use, related to the aforementioned parameters, including conditions that adversely affect measurement.
It is intended that:
- Clinicians will gain insight on monitoring technologies, with greater appreciation of a device’s capabilities and limitations.
- Engineers and device developers will have an expanded understanding of their technology inuse, and associated clinical challenges and user expectations.
- Researchers will appreciate the need for optimizing study design and the consequence of variables affecting performance of a medical device.