Tag: medical device

Research uncovers increased need to track medical device security

Because medical devices commonly use standard PC’s running mainstream operating systems they are often at risk to security vulnerabilities and require frequent updates of the software. Wireless connections pose a similar threat by exposing medical devices to potential malware and researchers have conducted a study that indicates the US may not be doing an adequate job of tracking these vulnerabilities and risks.

Unconnected medical devices will soon become obsolete, conversation with Qualcomm Life VP Rick Valencia #mHS11

As was covered recently, Qualcomm’s 2net Platform looks poised to make a major impact on medical device connectivity and allow for the creation for new kinds of health applications and businesses. One great example which shows the power of allowing application developers to “outsource” end-to-end connectivity is the Macaw app. It aggregates data from multiple types […]

Emergency Medical Technologies Wriskwatch effective as a wrist-worn cardiac arrest monitor

Emergency Medical Technologies (EMT) recently published the first in man, prospective, single-blinded, phase I study to evaluate a novel, watch-based pulse detection device in the journal Heart Rhythm. The sensor used in the study is EMT’s Wriskwatch(tm), which has the look and feel of a normal wristwatch, but acts as both a motion sensor and a pulse sensor designed to identify a patient in cardiac arrest, and features built-in fall detection and panic button.