FCC could open spectrum to wireless body sensors
May 18, 2012
by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor
Patients in intensive care units are typically festooned with a mass of monitoring wires, leads, pads and electrodes. Not only is this an infection control hazard, which some researchers estimate costs the industry billions in treatment expenses, it’s also a hassle – both for the patient and the doctor.
“My problem is I can’t even get my stethoscope on the chest anymore. There’s no room,” Dr. Richard Katz, director of Cardiology at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., told reporters at a press conference at his hospital Thursday. Continue reading