Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Bluetooth Serial Adapter used in medical application
Posted on 10-Sep-2003 22:43 | Tags Filed under: News


Bluetooth Serial Adapter used in medical application
ConnectBlue's Serial Port Adapter, supplied by Code Blue Communications, has been integrated as a key wireless component of the first Bluetooth medical application to be granted market approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

An OEM version of the Serial Port Adapter enables wireless communication between operating room equipment and a central control system developed by Stryker Endoscopy -- a leading supplier of medical equipment for operating room applications worldwide.

"This decision marks a major milestone for the Bluetooth industry and clearly reinforces our long held conviction that the technology has a solid future beyond the consumer segment," said Rolf Nilsson, President at connectBlue.

"The opportunity to have wire-free equipment in a medical/surgical environment has its obvious advantages. For instance, an ECG may be sent via Bluetooth directly to a printer or internal camera images could be transmitted to a screen in the operating theater."

Code Blue Communications, connectBlue's product distributor for the North American medical industry, worked closely with Stryker Endoscopy to integrate the connectBlue solution into the control system. The company also acted in a consulting capacity throughout the system's regulatory approval process.

Bill Saltzstein, founder and President of Code Blue Communications said, "As the regulatory body responsible for public health, the FDA's primary concerns are safety and efficacy. To acquire FDA approval, a company must demonstrate that the system doesn't interfere with other radio technologies or medical equipment present in the environment. The operating room is a particularly challenging environment with its sensitive devices and additional sources of RF emission.

"Securing marketing approval for the first Bluetooth medical application was a significant hurdle, and is based on excellent work by Stryker which establishes the precedent for many additional exciting applications in the future."


More information: http://www.connectblue.se...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

TP-Link Archer C2 and Spark Blunder...What To Do Next?
Created by DukeEdwardI, last reply by hio77 on 25-Apr-2017 18:28 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by gzt on 26-Apr-2017 23:37 (4081 replies)
Pages... 271 272 273


Clear and Paradise emails
Created by Rickles, last reply by quickymart on 26-Apr-2017 21:58 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


The case for mandatory internet filtering
Created by shanehobson, last reply by JimmyH on 26-Apr-2017 21:19 (108 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


What car would you buy?
Created by NonprayingMantis, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 26-Apr-2017 22:36 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Need Help With Unstable Broadband on Old Exchange
Created by da5id, last reply by hio77 on 24-Apr-2017 17:59 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Belkin Wemo Light Switch - I want to buy but who has them?
Created by rogercruse, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 25-Apr-2017 22:33 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


People Are Roasting New Zealand to Oblivion
Created by Mspec, last reply by TimA on 24-Apr-2017 14:03 (12 replies)