Connectivity

Wireless Technologies

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.

Features : Connectivity
Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices
Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices

Imagine you are recovering from an operation and are fitted with wireless body sensors that allow you to move in the hospital bed or around the room in comfort. Once past...

Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices
Features : Software
How to Simplify Medical Device Software Integration and Certification
How to Simplify Medical Device Software Integration and Certification

Medical device manufacturers operate in a challenging environment filled with stringent regulatory requirements and industry pressures. With a rise in mainstream...

How to Simplify Medical Device Software Integration and Certification
Products : Motion Control
Wireless Six-Axis Force/Torque Sensing System

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, introduces the Wireless F/T, a small wireless transmitter that streams data from up to six 6-axis transducers simultaneously. The Wireless F/T communicates using IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless standard at 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz and can stream to the user’s host device...

Products : Electronics & Computers
XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit

Digi International, Minnetonka, MN, introduces the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows users to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes...

Features : Wearables
Transforming Healthcare with M2M and mHealth Technology
Transforming Healthcare with M2M and mHealth Technology

Modern mobile networks are ubiquitous and accessible virtually everywhere, from remote villages in Africa to deep inside warehouses and hospitals. This universal wireless coverage,...

Transforming Healthcare with M2M and mHealth Technology
Features : Medical
Secure, Cost-Effective, and Remotely Connected Medical Devices Are Revolutionizing Home Patient Care
Secure, Cost-Effective, and Remotely Connected Medical Devices Are Revolutionizing Home Patient Care

Remote medical care is undergoing a revolution and the future is bright. Thanks to wireless networks and cloud connectivity across a growing...

Secure, Cost-Effective, and Remotely Connected Medical Devices Are Revolutionizing Home Patient Care
News : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Brain Sensing Untethers Subjects

Scientists at Brown University, Providence, RI, say that a new wireless brain-sensing system will allow them to acquire high-fidelity neural data to advance neuroscience that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tie subjects to cabled computer connections for analysis. Their results show that...

Features : Medical
Wireless Pressure Sensor Relays Tumor Pressure

Interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often quite high compared to normal body tissue and may impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Medications can temporarily decrease tumor pressure, but identifying the optimal time to initiate...

News : Medical
Beating Bacteria with Dissolvable Wireless Implants

A team of engineers at Tufts University, Medford, MA, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminates bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote...

News : Communications
Wireless Pressure Sensor Relays Tumor Pressure

Interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often quite high compared to normal body tissue and may impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Medications can temporarily decrease tumor pressure, but identifying the optimal time to initiate...

Features : Connectivity
Protecting Wearable Technology in the Medical Market

How well do we really know ourselves? Consider that the typical modern automobile provides far more real-time feedback on its operating status than we know about the health of our own bodies. My personal vehicle is loaded with sensors and indicators that monitor and report on everything from...

Features : Communications
BLE and Beacon Technology: Great Potential in the Medical Market

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) forms part of the Bluetooth V4.0 specification that has been ratified by the Bluetooth SIG since June 2010. But, in the last 12 months, it has begun to see significant explosions in applications and products coming to the mass market. Recently, these...

News : Communications
Wireless Patch Outperforms Holter Monitor for Tracking Heart Rhythm

A study conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute, San Diego, has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the traditional Holter monitor,...

Products : Motion Control
Wireless Foot Controls

Steute Meditech, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, announces its medical-grade, fully-compliant, wireless foot controls. Each customized unit features proprietary technology to achieve safe, interference-free performance. Operating in the ISM 2.4 GHz band, the technology continuously monitors the integrity of the bi-directional...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Issues Guidance on Wireless Technology in Medical Devices

The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research issued a Guidance document on “Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices” containing recommendations to assist industry and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: BL600 BLUETOOTH MODULES FOR DEVICES

Laird Technologies, Inc., Earth City, MO, BL600 modules make it easy to add single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or Bluetooth Smart™, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries. The fully approved, programmable modules feature...

News : Medical
Great Future Foreseen for Wireless Body Sensors

According to a recent report from ABI Research, a market intelligence company specializing in global technology markets, while the market for disposable wireless Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensors within professional healthcare is in its earliest stages, the foundations to support adoption...

Products : Medical
Continuous Monitoring

Veriteq (Richmond, Canada) offers viewLinc 3.5, a continuous monitoring system for FDA-regulated, GxP-compliant environments. The system provides continuous records, 24/7 alarming, and automated reporting. It may be deployed for monitoring temperature, relative humidity, CO2, differential pressure, level, door...

Products : Motion Control
Wireless Foot Controls

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) offers medical-grade, fully compliant wireless foot controls operating in the ISM 2.4 GHz band. The short-range technology (up to 10 meters) provides continuous monitoring of the integrity of the bi-directional transmission path. A “hand-shaking” protocol ensures discrete device...

Products : Motion Control
RF Wireless Foot Control

Linemaster (Woodstock, CT) offers an RF wireless foot control with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions with additional switch functions available upon request. The RF technology utilizes IEEE 802.15.4 Standard and operates in the worldwide ISM 2.4-GHz frequency band. The communication scheme does not require...

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