At Devar, we’re always interested in the latest developments in our field, and it seems that almost every day something new and exciting is happening. As technology advances at lightning speed, so too does the field of monitoring instruments.
CNN recently reported that the FCC has announced plans to allocate spectrum bandwidth for wireless medical devices, monitoring patients’ vitals and other functions. Within this new system, sensors on (or in) a patient’s body will act as a wireless network that transmits information to computer systems, allowing doctors to remotely monitor their patients post-op – all using dedicated medical bandwidth, ever-important in keeping networks up to speed and reliable. With the passing of this plan, the U.S. is to become the first country allocating spectrum for wireless medical devices.
Looking to the future, researchers at the RensselaerPolytechnic Institute have just developed a tiny implantable sensor that wirelessly transmits real-time data from an orthopedic surgery site to doctors, allowing for remote monitoring, cost savings, and quicker recovery times.
It seems the future of medicine lies in wireless monitoring, and as industry leaders in monitoring, telemetry, control, and data acquisition, we are excited to see the strides they are making in this field.. Who knows what breakthroughs are just around the corner? We stand ready and eager!