How physiological are the waveforms simulated by the MPS450?
The short answer is very physiological. Each wave has been verified by cardiologists and the most demanding arrhythmia monitors to ensure the MPS450 waveforms most accurately model actual human waveforms. However, most of the electrical signals output by the MPS450 tend to repeat over time, while human signals are never identical. Therefore we cannot maintain that the waveforms are exactly human over time.
Is the MPS450 upgradeable?
Yes, the unit's platform allows both flash upgrades (ones that can take place via remote interface) and hardware updates such as planned functionality enhancements.
What happened to the old LH-3? Is the MPS450 meant to replace this product?
The LH-3 was discontinued and replaced by the MPS450. The MPS450 is designed to accommodate numerous new features, some of which are already on board, such as fetal simulations. Other features are in development, such as pulse oximetry. Overall, MPS450 is a technological advancement, providing broader functionality now and a robust platform for future expansion.
Why are there so many arrhythmias in the MPS450 when all I have to do is check patient monitors?
The MPS450 is designed to be a simulator capable of testing the simplest ECG monitor to the most complex arrhythmia detection systems. It can provide you with the ability to test your monitors easily and allow you to grow using the same simulator.