MEDICAL SENSORS ARE WIRELESS, MOBILE
Much like iPads and Smart Phones, sensors for medical purposes have become very useful due to the phenonema of Convergence of Wireless, Broadband, etc.
A sensor is basically an embedded device which measure a signal or other datA, and reports it wirelessly to an iPhone, iPad, or other computing device. Sensors range from the MyBasic Wristband, which measure vital signs, to embedded specks of pills that are ingested by the patient, which give signals that the medication was, indeed, taken as presribed. Sensors can also be used for long-term home care monitoring, such as the iRhythm monitor, which, parenthetically, will most likely replace the bulky Holter monitor.
The future of sensors, especially micro-sensors is very interesting. It is thought that, in the future, microsensors placed in the blood stream will be able to pick up very early heart attacksl by detecting early release of cardiac enzymes or other indicators of cardiac damage, in real time. Matter of fact, the Dean of Digital, Dr. Eric Topol, is currently researching this at Scripts Translational Institute.
Mobile phone and inexpensive sensors will better connect that ability to monitor various information about a remote patient, and we will see individualized care on a scale that wuld have been unimaginable just a few years, as sensors will allow us to check on vitals stats of a patient, remotely.
This company does not just design medical products, but is concerned with other fields, such as consumer electronics, industrial products, and defense systems, but has also seen the niche for a need to imaginative sensors in the field of Internet Medicine, and is attemping to translate the same technologies that have worke in other fields.