Tag: BAN

FCC opens new chapter in wireless medical devices, part 2

[Ed. We are pleased to present this in-depth report on the important new spectrum for wireless medical devices by experienced FCC attorney Robert Primosch. Be sure to check out the first of this two part series here.] By: Robert D. Primosch, Esq Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. After many years of discussions, debate and, ultimately, […]

FCC to allocate spectrum for wireless medical sensors, could open up a large new market

In 2010, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued its first national broadband plan, which included a proposal for a “medical body area network” (MBAN). Specific frequencies would be assigned for medical wireless monitoring. In May, 2012, FCC issued proposed rules for these MBAN systems, providing a platform for wirelessly networking patient sensors. After initially raising concerns about radio interference, the Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Counsel (AFTRCC) appears now to be collaborating with health institutions to allow spectrum allocation for MBANs, an important and positive development.

Embedded sensors help parents monitor infants

Rogers Communications, a Canadian digital cable, high speed internet, and home/mobile phone service provider, recently announced it is forming an alliance with Exmovere Holdings Inc. This U.S. based company is a biomedical engineering company focused on government and consumer applications for healthcare, security and mobility. The mission of Exmovere Holdings is to develop systems and technologies that […]

NantWorks makes major move into wireless health monitoring with acquisition of Boston Life Labs

Patrick Soon-Shiong‘s NantWorks announced their first acquisition of 2012 on Tuesday buying Boston Life Labs and moving its operations across the country from Boston to Phoenix. NantCare, as the company is renamed, provides software and hardware products to enable wireless monitoring of patients’ blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, medication management and other indicators. From a […]

Body sensor networks used to monitor heat stress

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup   A variety of body sensor network systems have been proposed to detect health related problems in real time. However the focus of many of these systems is on the gathering and presentation/storage of data, rather than on autonomous real-time decision making. A study conducted at Coventry University in […]

The patient’s dilemma: big companies won’t allow disruptive innovation in health care #mhs11

During one of the mHealth Summit’s final “super sessions”, entitled The New Wireless Paradigm in the Medical Device Industry, Tom Watlington, CEO of San Diego-based startup Sotera Wireless, stuns a crowd full of mHealth enthusiasts when he calls out the big boys (Phillips, Medtronic, SAP) for intentionally stifling innovation directly to their faces. Bravo Mr Watlington.