If you chose to load a pulse state, you will also not be able to edit the patient and condition properties as it has already been stabilized.
When creating a patient, at a minimum, you only need to provide a name. If you would like to provide data for more properties, simply enable the check box to activate the property field for you to fill in. In order to simplify the property set we only show a few of the more general patient properties to fill out. There are more fields you may fill out to specify your initial patient state further. Select the 'Show Advanced Properties' checkbox to see these fields. If you would like to remove a field from your patient specification, just uncheck the box and it will not be used.
You may load and edit a patient file from disk using the 'Load' button.
You may save your patient to a file on disk for use later with the 'Save' button.
Patient conditions that are persistent or recurring are chronic conditions. The human body responds differently to chronic conditions than it does to acute conditions. While the body is in an altered state, which may be weaker, the body's response to the condition becomes damped over time. In short, the body reaches a new level of homeostasis that may not be considered healthy, but does not have the same continual feedback mechanisms operating that occur when acute conditions cause a deviation from homeostasis.
Conditions are optional. To add one or more conditions, simply expand the condition, click the enable check box and fill out the appropriate data fields (if any). You can uncheck a condition if you decide not to use it.
Saving A Stable State
Save Stable State check box is there to automatically save a state once Pulse achieves its stable state. This state will be saved in the states folder using the patient name.
Once your patient and conditions have been set, starting the engine will start the stabilization process. You will no longer be able to edit the patient. This will take several minutes, and once complete, the Explorer will start visualizing data.
After the engine stabilizes, the patient and condition property controls will change to read only. Also, every patient property will be updated with the values they were stabilized to. For example, if you requested a systolic blood pressure of 114. The engine might have only been able to stabilize it to 112.