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1. (WO2018122416) CONNECTION UNIT FOR CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND SYSTEM COMPRISING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122416    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050081
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 03 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G16H 40/67
Applicants: TELEVIC HEALTHCARE NV
Inventors: CROMBEZ, Pieter
VERHAEGHE, Geert
VERHEYE, Marino
Title: CONNECTION UNIT FOR CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND SYSTEM COMPRISING SAME
Abstract:
The invention pertains to a connection unit for connecting a plurality of medical devices to a nurse call network, the connection unit comprising: a plurality of medical device interfaces, adapted to receive respective cables connecting to respective ones of said plurality of medical devices; a network interface, adapted to connect to said nurse call network; a control interface; electronic circuitry, operatively connected to said plurality of medical device interfaces, said network interface, and said control interface, said electronic circuitry being configured to: monitor receipt of device alarm signals and losses of connectivity at said plurality of medical device interfaces; relay received device alarm signals and detected losses of connectivity to said nurse call network over said network interface; and selectively activate and deactivate said monitoring and said relaying upon receipt of predetermined control signals over said control interface; and an authentication unit interface configured for receiving, for one or more of said plurality of medical device ports, a delayed activation command.