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Want to learn how to design a wireless medical monitoring system? Here you'll learn about communication standards, medical device applications, and sensor network implementation.

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News : Communications
Smart Textiles Boost Connectivity Between Wearable Sensors by 1,000 Times
Smart Textiles Boost Connectivity Between Wearable Sensors by 1,000 Times

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays, and smart devices that are seamlessly integrated onto the human body....

Smart Textiles Boost Connectivity Between Wearable Sensors by 1,000 Times
INSIDER : Connectivity
App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest
App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest

A new tool can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. A new skill for a smart speaker — like Google Home and Amazon Alexa — or smartphone...

App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest
Briefs : Medical
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
Features : Connectivity
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Briefs : Communications
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Briefs : Medical
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in Bluetooth-enabled devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and...

Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
From the Editor : Connectivity
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

Briefs : Medical
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Briefs : Connectivity
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Features : Medical
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Technology Leaders : RF & Microwave Electronics
EMC Requirements: Pending Changes for the Fourth Edition of IEC 60601-1-2

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for medical devices and systems is defined by IEC 60601-1-2. The fourth edition implementation of this EMC standard is on the horizon and is a collateral standard to the IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard. It was issued by...

News : Connectivity
Wireless Device Monitors Stomach Motility

A first-of-its-kind portable wireless device can monitor stomach motility to enable physicians to measure and ultimately better understand slow wave activity. It will help doctors treat the potentially debilitating condition known as gastroparesis, which results when stomach muscle contractions function...

News : Connectivity
Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics
Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics

Researchers have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such devices could be used to sense...

Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics
News : Connectivity
FDA Touts New AAMI Report on ‘Wireless Coexistence’ and Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flagging a new technical information report (TIR) from AAMI that provides crucial guidance for “wireless coexistence” for a wide array of medical devices and systems.

Features : Medical
Advanced Sealing Technology Enables the Next Generation of Insulin Delivery Devices

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep blood sugar within target range and at mealtimes based on the number of carbohydrates to be ingested. A...

Features : AR/AI
Building an Integrated Home Health Monitoring System

Among the challenges faced by the healthcare sector is a population that is growing older. The elderly population is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. Having an independent lifestyle is highly desired by elderly people, but independence for older adults often comes with...

Features : Wearables
Emerging Technologies: Challenge or Opportunity for the Medical Device Industry?
Emerging Technologies: Challenge or Opportunity for the Medical Device Industry?

Visiongain predicts the global medical devices market will reach $398 billion in 2017.1 To win share in this growing market, device companies need to...

Emerging Technologies: Challenge or Opportunity for the Medical Device Industry?
Briefs : Wearables
Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi
Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi

University of Washington (UW) engineers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday...

Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi
Briefs : Wearables
How Sensors Can Help Save Preterm Babies

“Preterm labor is related to high morbidity, high mortality, and significant cost,” said Rubin Pillay, MD, PhD, assistant dean for global health innovation at the UAB School of Medicine. “If we can develop a device that can predict when a patient is at risk for preterm labor, we can prevent it or...

Features : Medical
Electronics Integration into Disposable/Single-Use Medical Devices

The medical device market has been rapidly changing over the last decade and a key area of change is addressing today’s fast paced data-driven environment. Multiple sources state the digital health market to currently be a greater than $5 billion industry, with growth...

Products : Connectivity
Dual-Band Flexible Internal Antenna

Pulse Electronics Corp., San Diego, CA, introduces a new internal dualband flexible printed circuit antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for IoT applications in medical/ telemedicine, sensors, wearables, and more. The Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi very compact 6 × 45mm antenna has a maximum...

Products : Medical
60GHz WirelessHD Modules

SiBEAM Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, announces new WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that operate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. The modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and are an ideal video cable replacement solution in medical or industrial operating...

News : Connectivity
Implantable Wireless Devices Trigger, Block Pain Signals

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built implantable wireless devices that trigger — and may block — pain signals​ in the body before they reach the brain. The implants may one day be used...

Features : Medical
Smaller, Smarter, Electronic, Connected: The Next Generation of Drug-Delivery Devices

An exciting trend in drug delivery is underway: the movement toward smaller, smarter, wirelessly connected electronic devices that allow patient-administered therapy. Inspired by the technological advancements driving the consumer electronics market, new...

Products : Connectivity
EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller

EM Microelectronic, Marin, Switzerland, has released its latest version of the EM9301 ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart Controller. Optimized for different ultra-low power modes, the new chip consumes only 9μA in BLE idle state, and < 0.5 μA in OFF mode.

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Features : IoMT
Designing and Testing the Next Generation of Connected Medical Devices

Smart, connected devices are an increasing reality of daily life. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 33 billion internet devices in the world—enough for 4 connected devices per person, according to research by Strategy Analytics, Inc. This growth will inevitably...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: VitalCore Custom Integrated Circuit for Wireless Biosensors

Vital Connect, Inc., San Jose, CA, introduces the VitalCore™ processor. This first-of-its-kind custom integrated circuit for wireless biosensors will vastly increase detection and processing capabilities at significantly lower power requirements, enabling broader...

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