A relatively low cost, bedside, portable, microcomputer based system for long-term monitoring of human auditory evoked responses in critical care environments is described, and test data are presented. The system enables the user to acquire responses, detect significant peaks (usually peaks I, III, and V), store information and display trends (latency vs time graphs) automatically. Prior to processing, responses are digitally filtered so that no phase distortion is introduced. A peak detection algorithm takes into consideration both the different morphologies of the IV-V wave complex and the time-varying characteristics of the ABR waveform. Evaluations using normal subjects and intensive care unit patients show the clinical potential of automated long-term auditory brainstem monitoring.
- Auditory brainstem response
- Evoked potential
- Microcomputer based medical instrumentation
- Physiological monitoring
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications