Again, I apologize for the audio issues. I have used a LOT of different platforms for past webinars through my company and through the IEEE and all have their hiccups. That is one product that I would love to see - an AFFORDABLE bulletproof webinar host!
Whew - I read the chat window end to end and see no outstanding questions! A LOT of great feedback on future classes and on what some of you are doing. And DonH, yes they do have to report falls - but the issue we ran into was the fear (remember these where the bean-counters not practicians) that showing someone had a 10G peak impact against the floor or wall would bring on more lawsuits. And any worn sensor may show that if it is what takes the initial impact. I would LOVE to find someone to do the clinicals (and regain my SBIR funding from DHHS and NIA) and go forward!
Thanks Charles. A good week and a large amount of information covered in the time available.
Will look for you in future presentations, inclusing August re : Real Time systems ( I used to work in that area a number of years ago, including application on Vax/Vms platforms if I am still allowed to use those terms - some people hate hearing about that - some loved it.) It will be a bit if a refresher and a chance to see where things are in 'todays hardware & applications' Best Regards, ~TomH~
You said the no one in a nursing home wants to admit there is a fall. On the contrary, they must report those and have documentation to support their response in both nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
They have alarms on chairs and beds to sound off if the patient gets up. If they had fall monitors (now much more advanced with MEMS accelerometers), then it would allow fall monitoring without the devices tattling on the resident every time they get up.
nice presentation ... need to re-think the week's presentations and package them in my mind ... certainly good to begin a review of medical electronics ... focus on prevention ... someone once said ....
Intellectuals solve problems, Geniuses prevent them ...
RIch - On the question for future courses, will be great if there will be more medical related content, with more specific examples. E-health is hot topic not only for elderly, but for infants and also completely healthy people in all ages, who has minor problems here and there. Going and waiting at the hospital (even with private insurance) is not the best solution - in terms of money, time and comfort. Using e-helth private or local station on the other side seems very interesting, even connected with a lot of standards and legal limitations. Diagnostic or even treatment solutions can be very interesting for emergency cases in remote locations, during severe weather, etc.
thanks to everyone, my colleagues and classmates here, wishing you all in good day!
Medical Data Storage is quite sensitive work as far as engineering design is concern, but, let me see how the presentation is. I know that this presentation would be valuable to all of us in engineering practice as well as users.
After attending the Embedded Vision Summit in San Jose last month, I bought the "Blackfin® Embedded Vision Starter Kit" for $199 through Avnet (http://www.em.avnet.com/en-us/design/drc/Pages/Blackfin-Embedded-Vision-Starter-Kit.aspx").
Perhaps the medical device community could create a kit for engineers, high school and college students, elementary school students, boy scouts, cub scouts, and girl scouts (I mention all of these categories since the kit could contain different levels of sophistication and costs).
I will bring the vision kit to my 10 year old son's class, and also show it to the cub scouts in his pack.
Charles, Hands on sounds interesting. What might that be -- having an evaluation kit in our hands as part of the class exercises and homework? I might pay something to have the actual stuff in my hands.
Hey Guys and Gals - I will ask this again, but here's your chance to think about it and give your feedback! What topics would you like to see covered in a future Design News / Digi-Key Continuing Education Center class? Medical? Multitasking? Something "hands-on"?
Good Evening to our presenter, Sir Charles, the sponsors and colleagues to this event. This is Ronald for Continuing Education with respect to Medical Data Storage, am I late and missed the previous 4 events.
Anyway, thanks once again to Design News for giving me this link in order to attend as part of Continuing Education.
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