wireless enabled medical devices

By Brian Dolan May 31, 2012
AliveCor's Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case (still pending FDA-clearance) During the next five years more than 50 million wireless health monitoring devices for consumers will ship, according to a report from IMS Research. In 2016 about 80 percent of these consumer-facing wireless medical devices will be purchased by the consumers themselves, the firm predicts. The demand for self-...
By Brian Dolan August 18, 2011
After two years of research and a joint effort between groups of security experts working at separate academic institutions, a professor and a graduate student showed attendees at hacker conferences Black Hat and Defcon how to build a "cheap" $1,000 system to mimic the control mechanism on a pacemaker. The researchers were able to eavesdrop on private data that identified the patient, doctor,...
By Brian Dolan July 27, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission and the Food & Drug Association signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that each agency would work with the other to create an efficient regulatory structure for wireless-enabled medical devices and services. The agreement has a five-year sunset provision built into it. "The MOU between the FCC and the FDA is intended to promote collaboration ...