JBiSE  Vol.6 No.3 , March 2013
Early fault prediction and detection of hydrocephalus shunting system
ABSTRACT

Trends of various intracranial pressure (ICP) parameters for high pressure hydrocephalus patients are utilized to detect various shunt faults in their early stages, as well as, to monitor the effect of such faults on shunt performance. A method was proposed to predict the time required for ICP to be abnormal and for the valve to reach full blockage condition. Furthermore, an auto valve schedule updating method is proposed and used to temporarily deal with detected faults until the patient is checked up by his/her physician. The proposed algorithms were evaluated using numerical simulation.


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Alkharabsheh, A. , Momani, L. , Al-Nuaimy, W. , Ababneh, J. , Alwada’n, T. and Hawatmeh, A. (2013) Early fault prediction and detection of hydrocephalus shunting system. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 6, 280-290. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2013.63036.
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