The Aspirometer: An Assistive Technology for the Care of Children With Swallowing DifficultiesBy Chau, Tom; Casas, Michael; Berall, Glenn; Kenny, Dave; Slain, Stefanie; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 473-476
Publication Date: 2005
Paper describes the prototype Aspirometer, which is a portable device that monitors the swallowing activity of children with dysphagia and warns caregivers of aspiration. The device consists of a power board, a microcontroller, a flash memory board, and a sensor amplifier board. An accelerometer, which is connected to the input of the Aspirometer detection unit, is sewn into a Velcro neckband that straps around the child’s neck. The output of the accelerometer features two color displays, as green signifies safe while red indicates likely aspiration. An optional audible alarm is included.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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