Rigel shows industry first at MEDICA 09

rigel-uni-simRigel Medical (Hall 11, Stand E39) will be showcasing an industry first at MEDICA 09 – its new hand held, combination vital signs simulator, UniSIM. The company will also be demonstrating a new lightweight electro surgical analyser, the 377.

The UniSIM is the only simulator capable of undertaking six synchronised vital signs parameters tests, enabling medical device engineers to quickly, easily and accurately undertake NIBP, SpO2, ECG, temperature, IBP and respiration functionality tests simultaneously using a single portable instrument.

The battery powered vital signs simulator reduces the time taken to test the correct performance of a wide range of medical devices and equipment used in hospitals, operating theatres and other facilities.

It utilises the full synchronised functionality of Rigel’s BP-Sim and SP-Sim as well as a comprehensive patient simulator (ECG, invasive blood pressure, respiration and temperature) to cut simulation times and deliver cost saving benefits – engineers no longer need to use a variety of different instruments for testing these functions separately.

Whilst the instrument incorporates a range of custom settings that include a variety of paediatric and adult NIBP pressures, pulse volume adjustments, heart rate and manufacturer-specific O-curves, the UniSIM can be fully customisable to meet specific performance test conditions.

The Rigel UniSIM also utilises new and advanced technologies to maximise the accuracy of each simulation such as using both electronic and optical SPO2 simulation methods in a single test setup and manufacturer specific simulation curves during the NIBP simulation, reducing uncertainties thus improving the test time. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity, simulation test results can be stored within the instrument and printed wirelessly to the rugged battery operated Elite Test n Tag printer.

The Rigel 377 combines high accuracy and resolution load resistors, colour display with colour coded connection setup help screens – another industry first – integral memory and auto sequencing.

The instrument features a range of easy-to-use custom settings, including a variety of test sequences and power distribution curves which make testing faster, easier and more accurate.

Compliant with IEC 60601-2-2, it is capable of checking to within high extremes of accuracy the correct and safe performance of electrosurgical devices during routine, type and production line testing.