March 4, 2020
The FDA is warning of new cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting Bluetooth Low Energy communications technology used in certain medical devices. According to the agency, the issue could allow unauthorized users to wirelessly crash a device, prevent it from working or access functions limited to its users.
The FDA says the vulnerabilities – referred to as "SweynTooth" by the researchers who...
May 13, 2013
Minneapolis-based Preventice announced the commercial launch of its first hardware product: the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System. The device, a small sensor attached to the body via a peel-and-stick patch, received FDA 510(k) clearance in August 2012. BodyGaurdian RMS uses an algorithm developed by the Mayo Clinic, sensor technology from STMicroelectronics, and wireless technology from...
May 23, 2011
According to an interview with the general manager of the MEMS division of STMicroelectronics, Benedetto Vigna, smartphones will soon offer up a whole slew of new embedded sensors that could help to make mobile health services more accessible.
Vigna, whose company creates sensors for mobile devices, told the New York Times that he expects more sensors to find their way into our mobile phones...
July 7, 2010
WiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba's HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice...
November 25, 2009
Medical publishers team up to create smartphone app platform for other health companies: HealthDay and Complemedia’s MedicinePhone platform will provide clients in a variety of health fields the opportunity to develop their own branded smart phone applications, which can target specific information and news to medical and health professionals. "The MedicinePhone platform is helping us expand our...
November 5, 2009
STMicroelectronics has inked a deal with Mayo Clinic to collaborate on a wireless remote monitoring system for patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases. An initial program of patient trials is already underway, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Details about the offering are still sketchy, but the initial press release explains that STM contributed its "advanced sensor, microprocessor and...