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Bluetooth™ Telemetry Body / Personal Area Network (BAN / PAN)

Wireless Data Transmission for Medical Application

Oodles of data-cables, which make difficult the daily work with patients – a typical scenario. Wireless data transmission using the Bluetooth™ Technology can bring a solution to this situation. Distances of up to 100 m can be simply and securely overcome – at data rates up to 720 kbit/s. Low energy consumption, encrypted communication and simple configuration make Bluetooth the ideal transmission technique for medical applications . Cable connections based on RS232 can also be replaced by Bluetooth and Bluetooth enable devices.

 

 

Flexible Connection

 

The possibilities of application of the Bluetooth™ Technology go far beyond cable replacement: once connected to a cellular telephone, mobile devices are able to access to the internet, which constitutes an ideal solution for mobile telemonitoring applications.  
Visiting the doctor for data transfer is not necessary anymore, and the patient’s data are immediately available. For indoor applications, in hospitals or nursing homes, Bluetooth™ network access points enable a permanent and secure data transmission. In this way, it is possible to monitor patients during transportation, and the data can be directly stored in a centralized data-base.

 

 

Easy Integration in new and current Products

We have already integrated Bluetooth™ telemetry in different medical devices ( e.g. long-term ECG, blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter ) and realized connections with different information systems ( e.g. internet-based patient record ). We would be glad to support you in the implementation of your Bluetooth™ application.
With the help of our flexible hard- and software modules, we develop specific solutions based on your demands and requirements – from a single-chip-module for a simple communication task to a complete signal- and data processing system for complex embedded systems.

 

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wilhelm Stork