Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Medical Devices Communicating Wirelessly in Your Home

Cambridge Consultants just released a very interesting press release. Their "Vena" platform proposes to integrate various home medical devices with computer systems, personal health records, etc. Using Bluetooth technology, these different components will 'talk' to each other so that consumers can collect comprehensive information and access them using various computers or mobile devices.

Perhaps this is the model that the ultimate 'artificial pancreas' will utilize. Patients will wear a continuos glucose monitor (CGM) system which will talk to a computer-based algorithm that will then talk to an insulin pump and control insulin delivery. There's no doubt that the future of medical technology is dependent on advances in wireless communications.

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