Phoenix Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Project
2/22/2009 Meeting Notes




Chris' Project Priorities.
=> Outcome
Heart = Chris Preferences (priority, 1=highest)
{,} = Timeframe
[] = Benefit to Phoenix (priority, 1=Highest)

Candidates Assessments

I. Summary of other BP Detection Methods
=> non-Chen sensors

Heart(2), determined by Chris
{3,4} months
Benefit(2), determined by the team.


II. Sphygmochron Prototype
=> provides requirements, architecture, infrastructure and the Sphygmochron report.

{2, 3} years

III. Requirements and Architecture for Phoenix Prototype. (with Chen sensor)
Includes Community Tools (such as version control, interactive collaboration) and Development Tools.
=> Sufficient for distributed development

{1,2} months

IV. EMBC '09 Paper
=> may provide recruits and other techniques and technologies.

{9 months}

V. Software for System Prototype
Not assessed.

* Phoenix participation in EMBC '09 is cancelled, because the other candidates are higher priority in both Chris preference and Benefit to Phoenix.
* Larry suggested that Chris work on whatever he wants, either #I or #II, for the next 2 weeks. Chris decided to:
First: then do #III - Phoenix Requirements & Architecture. It has highest long-term impact.
Second: then #I, - Alternative sensors. It has the next largest benefit, because we may not be able to find a legal way around Chen's patent.
Then, reassess and possibly begin on II - Sphygmochron Prototype.


Larry's Update
* Steven James is working on a timer circuit. By the next meeting, he'll have progressed on miniaturizing the circuit board for inclusion in a typical wearable subsystem.
* Larry met with Art Erdman to explore use of the Medical Devices Center as an alternative lab when the primary Phoenix lab in the IEEE Student room is unavailable. He'll continue discussions.
* Larry needs more recruits and results from Requirements & Architecture.


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