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Case Study: Tiny Wireless Heart Monitor
12/12/2011

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Tim
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Re: What's the wireless standard?
Tim   12/12/2011 9:47:52 PM
This technology has high potential to save lives, but in reading the article, I did not see any mention of encryption for the wireless signal.  I would think that confidentiality of patient records would be at the forefront of the technology.

Alexander Wolfe
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Medical miniaturization
Alexander Wolfe   12/12/2011 3:22:19 PM
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Medical miniaturization is clearly a new frontier in product design. The components and electronics capabilities are there. So the challenge now largely resides on the packaging and assembly side, including sophisticated, multilayer packages with adhesives etc. Software is also a key component. We've covered this numerous times this year; see for example "Small Device Brings Big Comfort to Post-Surgical Patients.

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Medical Minaturization
Alexander Wolfe   12/12/2011 3:21:29 PM
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Medical miniaturization is clearly a new frontier in product design. The components and electronics capabilities are there. So the challenge now largely resides on the packaging and assembly side, including sophisticated, multilayer packages with adhesives etc. Software is also a key component. We've covered this numerous times this year; see for example "Small Device Brings Big Comfort to Post-Surgical Patients.

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What's the wireless standard?
Ann R. Thryft   12/12/2011 1:03:58 PM
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I'm glad to know that WiFi is not the wireless network used here, since it's so eminently hackable.

That said, I'm not familiar with the ANT wireless transmission standard used within the hospital before the data goes to TCP/IP. How hackable is it? How secure is it?



Beth Stackpole
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A great use case for wireless monitoring
Beth Stackpole   12/12/2011 7:34:11 AM
Between this post and the post last week on a device used to monitor vitals more for wellness purposes, we're getting a great picture of how smaller electronics, wireless technologies, and novel packaging are coalescing to deliver a new generation of wireless devices that can really raise the bar on patient care.

The software angle here is particularly interesting. Am I understanding correctly that the algorithms parse through the continuous data streams to highlight just essential data? Seems like it's akin to what's being called "big data" analytics" in the business world to uncover patterns and intelligence in everything from social media streams to data pouring off of wireless sensors. Pretty cool stuff.

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