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Measurement and fusion of non-invasive vital signs for routine triage of acute paediatric illness

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Serious illness in childhood is a rare occurrence, but accounts for 20% of childhood deaths. Early recognition and treatment of serious illness is vital if the child is to recover without long-term disability. It is known that vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and oxygen saturation can be used to identify children who are at high risk of serious illness.

This thesis presents research into the development of a vital signs monitor, designed for use in the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Biomedical engineering
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Engineering Science
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:840d94b0-041f-4b15-8b37-c2e37c999f3e
Local pid:
ora:11360

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