A macro view model of a bilirubin monitoring system for newborns

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Abstract

All newborns are routinely monitored for the development of jaundice due to they biological immaturity to conjugate bilirubin. This situation is worrying because neonatal jaundice is a very common condition and high-levels of unconjugated bilirubin concentration have neurotoxic effects. Therefore, a continuous bilirubin monitoring system for newborns is being suggested to overcome visual inspection errors and to reduce invasive procedures. This system is presented through a macro view modeling approach, in order to validate the requirements and to build a base infrastructure to posteriorly progress in more detailed diagrams for development support. The Unified Modeling Language was used for diagrams composition and, thus, it was also developed a brief description about the different diagram types, in order to clarify the diagrams selection. The system modeling at early stages was considered a powerful engineering methodology for new designs due to its diffusion capacity of the system basic concepts for the respective interdisciplinary group involved in this research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIODEVICES 2020: 13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Proceedings; Part of 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2020
EditorsYe Xuesong, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSciTePress
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2020 - Part of 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2020 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 24 Feb 202026 Feb 2020

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2020 - Part of 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2020
CountryMalta
CityValletta
Period24/02/2026/02/20

Keywords

  • Bilirubin
  • Jaundice
  • Newborns
  • Unified Modeling Language

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