Archive for the ‘Wireless technology’ Category

Wireless Medical Devices Need Fewer Sensors Doing More Things

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mobile phones are the dominant space where consumers get their understanding of sensing technologies, and that will inform the development of emerging medical sensing systems, Bill Sermon told MEDTEC UK conference attendees last week. Speaking on wireless medical devices at the conference in London on 1 May, Sermon stressed the ...

Philips and Partners Launch Large-Scale EU Telehealth Programme

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Royal Philips Electronics (Amsterdam) has announced the launch of the Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) programme. Led by Philips, the EU-funded ACT programme brings together healthcare authorities, clinical experts, universities and industry partners in five EU regions to establish benchmarks for the successful implementation of care coordination and ...

When Wireless Technology Meets Healthcare, House Happens

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_30563" align="alignleft" width="250"] Bill Quatier, Welch Allyn[/caption] Healthcare facilities pour a tremendous amount of time and resources into building up their wireless infrastructure. A lot of money is spent making sure the network is sufficiently secure to preserve the integrity of medical data and safeguard patient privacy, and robust enough ...

Mobile World Congress 2013: The Doctor Is Definitely In

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Guest blog from Jeroen Gaudissabois: If Mobile World Congress 2013, held in Barcelona from 25 to 28 February 2013, made one thing clear, it is that soon we will all be doctors to some degree. Wireless technologies such as Bluetooth Smart are increasingly consumerising  healthcare. Over the past few years, we ...

Imec Demonstrates Wireless EEG Headset at Medica

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

At the Medica trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany this week, imec is demonstrating a prototype of a wireless EEG headset enabling reliable high-quality wearable EEG monitoring systems. The system combines ease-of-use with ultra-low power electronics. Continuous impedance monitoring and the use of active electrodes increases the quality of EEG signal ...

CSEM Develops Transceiver that Expands Long-life, Miniaturisation Expectations for Implantable Devices

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Switzerland's CSEM has developed an ultra-low power 2.4-GHz transceiver platform. The IcyTRX platform consumes less than 10 mW, making it suitable for Bluetooth low energy, WirelessHART and IEEE802.15.4 applications. Medical implants and body-sensor networks, which require miniaturised components with extended battery life, are among the products that will benefit from ...

Researchers Awarded US$1.2 Million to Develop Smartphone App for Diabetics

Monday, December 12th, 2011

From the wire: An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI; Worcester, MA, USA) has received a US$1.2 million award from the US National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project ...

Freescale at Medica: Healthcare Connectivity Is in the House

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Despite what publicists and copy writers would like us to believe, fundamental technology breakthroughs are few and far between. Bringing incremental improvements and assembling existing, sometimes decades-old technologies to fix persistent problems is the more common scenario. That describes the home health hub (HHH), which semiconductor company Freescale introduced at ...

Smart T-Shirt Has Got Patients’ Backs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

E-textile technology has spawned a t-shirt that noninvasively monitors a patient's vital signs and accurately tracks his or her location inside a hospital or other building. It can even tell if the patient is seated, reclining or moving about. Designed for use in hospitals, the device also has potential for ...

RRC Wins German Innovation Prize for Wireless Power Transmission

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

German electronics company RRC power solutions is now among the top five most innovative medium-sized companies in the German industry. The company was honoured with an award at the 30th German Business Innovation Award event for its research and development for wireless power transmission. The German Business Innovation Award recognises ...

Medtech World News: Monitoring Your Heart on the Go

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It seems as if 2010 was the year of medical apps for smartphones. Faster, easier, cheaper­, more convenient and personalised are the buzz words these days. But can your smartphone really accurately monitor your heart rate? And how smart is it to rely on your smartphone for such vital information?

Healthcare Advances Will Have Greatest Technological Impact on People’s Lives, Says Survey

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_18032" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Which area of technological development do you think will have the most influence on your life in the next 50 years? Click to enlarge."][/caption] Is telemedicine finally reaching its tipping point? A comprehensive feature article in the August 2010 issue of Clinica (subscription required to access content) ...