May 30, 2016

Wireless Monitoring

In the age of the Internet, you can do almost anything wirelessly. This is especially intriguing in the health care field where professionals can monitor the data of patients without having to be in the room.

A new paper published by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can have huge implications for the medical industry because it’ll only make the above scenario easier. This is thanks to new advances in wearable integrated circuits that claim to be the fastest, thinnest, and stretchiest to date.

This report from University of Wisconsin via Gizmodo anticipates wireless monitoring of the data of hospital patients. The article focuses on cumbersome and uncomfortable wires. I'd like to make a pitch for devices like IV alarms to sound at the nurses' station. Those things often go unattended too long.