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hows this for WiFi

pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

hows this for WiFi

the presentation I went to today was of the Medtronic Carelink reader  http://www.medtronic.com/physician/conexus/  it is shown on the Java video The Hone Video on the left panel was what they were showing.  apparently they use 10 dedicated and protected frequency channels
I dont have one of these devices, but the wIfe has a wired version and the step son who had a heart attack the wireless version. Apparently 70 hospitals and 6000 people in the UK use then,  Free on prescription from the hospital.
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johpal
Grafter
Posts: 550
Registered: 20-04-2008

Re: hows this for WiFi

Wireless telemetry has been around for a while. Try this:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=756559
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: hows this for WiFi

This is the sort of thing that chilly gets up to during the day. Telemetry has been available on patient monitoring for 20+ years. We have been using 802.11 for telemetry for nearly 10 years now.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: hows this for WiFi

I think (although dont really know) that the older systems were only for use in Hospitals.  This system was a reasonably small unit given to the patient at home that does the check and then phones the result automatically back to the hospital, the one my wife will get has a hand held couple pad held over the ICD unit but the more modern ones with WiFi does this completely automatically providing that you are within 3 metres of the unit