Monitoring and Apnea Alarm for Infant Primates: Apparatus

  • F. A. Spelman
  • C. W. Kindt
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


A recent survey (Health Devices, 1974) listed the criteria for the acceptance of an apnea monitor for use with human patients. The monitor must detect the cessation of breathing reliably and accurately; it must produce an audible and visible alarm; it must be safe; and it should be sufficiently small to be unobtrusive in a hospital setting. Franks and colleagues (1976) have further suggested that a respiration monitor should be noninvasive, requiring neither surgical intervention nor direct contact with the patient. Obviously, any respiratory monitor must be absolutely safe, producing neither long-term nor short-term damage to the subject.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Spelman
    • 1
  • C. W. Kindt
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Primate Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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