Search Tag: Wireless

IT Management

How Effective are Activity Trackers?

2015 31 Dec

Activity trackers, such as Fitbit, Fuelband, and Jawbone, allow users to monitor their health and fitness data with ease, thanks to wireless technology. Increasing use of these wearables has generated interest from researchers who are keen to assess if such devices are indeed effective in helping people lead healthier lives. See Also: Fitbits Monitor... Read more

IT Management

Web-Connected Pacemakers: The Next Step In Remote Patient Monitoring

2015 30 Jan

An efficient new security protocol for the wireless transmission of data from medical devices has been developed by researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in northern Spain. Soon, sensors from implantable devices like pacemakers may be connected to the internet, allowing doctors to safely and securely monitor patients even when... Read more

IMAGING Management

Lifesaving Potential of US in Ambulances: Samsung Trial

2014 22 Oct

Tablet-based ultrasound in ambulances with wireless transmission of images to the hospital has the potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of critical care patients, according to first results from a trial by Samsung with Trice Imaging.     The Samsung Electronics America, Inc. trial started on 1 July with the PT60A ultrasound installed in six... Read more

Executive Health Management

Wireless Monitor Trialled in UK

2014 22 Jul

An adhesive patch, which wirelessly transmits data on heart rate, breathing and body temperature, is being trialled by the National Health Service, reports BBC News. The patch  addresses the issue of deterioration that can occur between routine observations.While the system, developed by a UK-based firm, could ease staffing pressures and potentially... Read more

IT Management

Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology

2014 03 Jun

Google Glass is not the only technology changing the view of people who embrace new developments in wireless wearables. Devices like Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand allow users to track health and fitness data via online databases, making it possible to see how many calories have been burned during any given workout. People with chronic diseases like diabetes... Read more

IT Management

Stick It On: The Skin Patch For Electronic Health Monitoring

2014 09 Apr

Engineers at the US University of Illinois and Northwestern University have showcased soft stick-on patches thin enough to move and stretch with the skin, and equipped with chip-based electronics for latest technology enabled wireless health monitoring. The researchers have published their design in the April 4  issue of ‘Science’.An innovative microfluid... Read more

IT Management

Enhanced Wireless Technology for Body Implants and Sensors

2013 19 Jul

Body implants such as pacemakers and hearing aids have been used to counter organ dysfunction for decades. The WISERBAN project is making a giant leap in their development: aiming to provide smarter communications among such devices, with reduced size and lower energy consumption. 

In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied as Alzheimer,... Read more

ICU Management

Healthx Wireless Monitoring for High-Risk Patients Reduces Costly ER Visits and Readmissions

2013 10 May

Healthx now offers a new remote patient-monitoring platform to improve outcomes for chronically ill members with diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease (CAD) and multiple co-morbidities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more... Read more

IMAGING Management

Siemens Launches Wireless Ultrasound in the UK

2013 14 Mar

The UK launch of the ACUSON FreestyleTM wireless ultrasound system featuring wireless transducers from Siemens Healthcare recently took place at the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition. Delegates were able to explore the new system, as well as view live demonstrations of other products in the ACUSON ultrasound... Read more

IMAGING Management

Varian Wireless X-Ray Image Detectors at ECR

2013 06 Mar

Digital X-ray image detectors that are portable, fast, reliable, usable around the world, and capable of generating highly detailed images at low dose rates are among the X-ray imaging system components that Varian Medical Systems will be showing at ECR. "We will be showing our new PaxScan® 4336W wireless image detector, which was engineered to be dose... Read more

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