Excerpt of Video Tutorial Transcript
Let’s start with the SmarCuff.
You’ll be using this accessory for any blood pressure measurement with your ALEX. As you can see it looks pretty much like a normal sphygmomanometer. You can use the SmartCuff with ALEX just as you would use a 'normal blood pressure meter' on real patients.
This box here - which can be red or black - is the Blood Pressure Sensor.
It works with batteries. You’ll need 3V CR1632 batteries for the red sensor and 3V CR2032 batteries for the black sensor.
This is the sensor communicating with your ALEX via bluetooth technology and is responsible for providing realistic blood pressure measurements with palpation or Korotkoff sounds on your ALEX. Blood pressure measurements (attempted or successfully completed) are registered in the simulation event logs.
Now let’s take a look at the SmartScope.
You’ll be using this accessory for any vital sound auscultations and for blood pressure measurements by Korotkoff sounds.
You’ll need to attach your SmartScope to your stethoscope with the rubber strap. Best to do it with the bell side on the surface of the SmartScope.
The blue button on your SmartScope is to power it on and off (note: it automatically turns on when you place it on ALEX and turns off after ~5 minutes of inactivity).
The power led indicates status (low batter, charging or ready to use, etc.).
Check out our help articles on setting up and powering up your SmartScope for details.
Charge your Scope by connecting it to the micro usb.
Connect it to your laptop, desktop or any charger that support a micro usb cable to charge it.
Finally, the Headphone/Speaker output (aux) here is perfect for when you’d like to amplify the sounds for your classroom to hear.
If your interested in learning a bit more about how to set auscultation sounds for your simulation session, click here.