Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Gentac is a company that makes disposable wireless sensor patches. These battery-less devices rely on the same near-field communications (NFC) technology found in many smartphones to read the sensor’s data from a distance. In a hospital setting, this means that...
Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

A new report released by MeriTalk reveals the results of a survey of more than 151 decision makers in U.S. hospitals. The study looked into the potential impact of Big Data, mobile, cloud, and social media technologies on the delivery of health care in this country....
Stanford Experiments with Google Glass in Surgery

Stanford Experiments with Google Glass in Surgery

Time is of the essence, and this is especially true in the operating room. Wearable displays have lot of potential uses in Health Tech applications, but they can be especially helpful during surgery as they can allow doctors to focus their attention more on the...
Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

If you have ever been hospitalized, you are probably familiar with the drill; at certain intervals, a nurse or technician will come and take your “vital signs” including heart rate and temperature. This data helps healthcare professionals track your...
FCC Approves Rules for Body Networks

FCC Approves Rules for Body Networks

The future will be connected. While we still depend on wires and cables to hook devices together and to the Internet, more and more connections are handled wirelessly to allow mobility and to eliminate installation costs. As sensor technology continues to advance, we...