CyLab MRC Mobile Health Workshop: "Wireless Health Connectivity Collapses Time and Space" says Qualcomm's Don Jones
"There are four billion cell phones in use in the world today," Qualcomm Vice President for Business Development in Health and Life Sciences Don Jones observed, "three billion more than any other computing or consumer electronic device.
"The phone," he underscored, "is the most personal device."
Qualcomm is working on Body Area Network (BAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) mobile healthcare strategies and solutions, some are in the commercial market already, others are in clinical trial.
Jones highlighted CardioMEMS in the field of Wireless Implants, CardioNet in the field of Diagnostic Devices, Smart Band-Aids in the field of Fitness, and CHEALCOMM in the field of Home Health.
CardioMEMS features "miniature implantable sensors, which use radio frequency energy to transmit real-time data and communicate this information to the patient’s physician for the management of patients with congestive heart failure."
CardioNet's diagnostic devices "wirelessly and remotely detect cardiac arrhythmias."
Smart Band-Aids will enable people to measure and wirelessly transmit information while exercising.
The CHEALCOMM home health hub enables people to capture and wirelessly transmit vital signs, improving health, and fitness maintenance.
To view, Don Jones' presentation, click here.