Medical Electronics StoryKazuo Maeda*
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Emeritus), Tottori University Medical School, Yonago, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kazuo Maeda
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Emeritus)
Tottori University Medical School, Yonago, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 12, 2014; Accepted date: May 17, 2014; Published date: July 05, 2014
Citation: Maeda K (2014) Medical Electronics Story. J Health Med Informat 5:157. doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000157
Copyright: © 2014 Maeda K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abstract Aims: To clarify past history of medical electronics to further promote the studies on medical engineering. Methods: The hand-made medical electronic devices in obstetrics and gynecology were described with their circuits in vacuum tube age, transistor age, integrated circuit (IC) and large scale integration (LSI) ages then customized computer age have been experienced. Results: EEGs were studied to clarify abnormal brain function of eclampsia. The ECG deteccted abnormal cardiac function before gynecologic operations. Fetal diagnosis shifted to fetal heart rate monitoring because of insufficient detection of fetal distress by fetal electro-and phonocardiograms. Simultaneous Doppler fetal movement records and fetal heart rate highly clarified the pathologic process of asphyxia by using actocardiogram. Maternal, fetal and neonatal medicine was highly improved by the electronics devices in every progress stage. Conclusion and recommendation: The physicians and researchers must ask the supply of necessary complicated devices instead of their hand-making at present.