THz radiation has found two fundamental modes of application in medicine and biology: spectroscopy and imaging. In both in vivo and in vitro tests, THz radiation has been shown to perform well when compared to the standard in vitro histological testing. Other areas where THz is finding use is in dentistry, wound assessment and more.
Archive for month: November, 2011
About Remote Monitoring for Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverters Defibrillators Patients
In the innovative age of communication technology, new options are available for following-up patients implanted with cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)s. Many companies offer devices with wireless capabilities that communicate automatically with home receivers, which then relay data to the physician, allowing remote patient follow-up and monitoring.
Pulse oximetry is a continuous and non-invasive method of measuring the level of arterial oxygen saturation in blood. The measurement is taken by placing a sensor on a patient, usually on the fingertip for adults, and the hand or foot for infants. The sensor is connected to the pulse oximetry instrument with a patient cable. The pulse oximetry sensor collects signal data from the patient and sends it to the instrument.
The Mobile Health (m-Health) field is applicable to both developing and industrialized nations and includes the use of mobile devices in collecting community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs, and direct provision of care via electronic mobile telemedicine.