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ISSCC highlights sensors and semiconductor technology in medicine

2/24/2012 05:48 AM EST
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Kinnar
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Kinnar   2/26/2012 7:11:57 PM
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For the first time I have come to read about BAN, surely this network will do a lot in patient monitoring using the mobile devices and apps.

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docdivakar   2/26/2012 1:41:07 PM
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@Sanjib & @Luis: thank you for the comments. What was interesting about ISSCC medical tech this time was the progress in low power solutions on a variety of topics (including one for electro-acupuncture) that emphasized low (sub 1mw quiescent power) consumption, low enough to harness ambient energy including vibrations, heat, and photovoltaic. On a longer run, as long as end-users are satisfied about privacy concerns and network with existing home area networks, this can be a life changer for many, not to mention benefits of medical supervision with out clinical visits. I believe technology will once again help drive the cost down in medical care and provide access to all income levels of society. This is only a small beginning... MP Divakar

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Luis Sanchez   2/26/2012 8:35:14 AM
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Quite interesting! If we take this to the extreme, we can imagine there will be a future where different kind of physiological data be captured by wearable sensors and be transmitted to a terminal like a mobile phone. The Body Area Network will be a common thing for everyone and his health parameters will be monitored daily. If this is monitored daily, perhaps there will be a time in which we'll be warned before any symptom appears, that we're starting to go the path of a certain disease like the so called quiet enemy - high blood pressure. Interesting don't you think?

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Sanjib.A   2/26/2012 8:21:01 AM
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Thank you for an informative and nice article. Advancements in Medical electronics focusing on early diagnostics or continuous monitoring using the wearable instruments are going to be the trend.

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