Engineers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana are working to develop a grain-sized wireless device that the doctors can implant in the tumors to notify them with the exact dose of radiation and the location of the tumor. The wireless device dubbed as the “passive wireless transponder” is activated by placing electrical coils around the body to identify the precise location of the tumor. Well, the technology works just like the commercial microphones. The wireless device features a tiny version of the dosimeters. When the electrical foil is placed near the body, the signals are produced that sent the info from the dosimeter to a receiver.
Philips has introduced a wireless thin-client display that will facilitates the doctors and nurses to fetch the patient’s data instantly no matter which part of the hospital they are in. The device named ProScribe could be further used to recommend medication or fix lab appointments without any delay. It doesn’t need any external devices to operate the display as it comes equipped with a 12.1-inches LCD XGA touch screen, emulated keyboard and integrated wireless LAN driver. Running on a 1GHz VIA-based x86 processor and a Microsoft Windows XP OS, the ProScribe offers mobile access to the patient related data immediately. Moreover, the rugged ProScribe is drop and water resistant that fends off the risk of any damage to the system.