Thursday, November 19, 2009

Body Area Networks

This is one of the best articles I have seen recently that discusses emerging technologies and standards for Body Area Networks. It's published by ZDNet.  Here's the link: 7 things you should know about Body Area Networks (BANs).

Next article I'll discuss the two articles on the Biotronik Home Monitoring system: TRUST articles.



  1. You're an idiot. Thank god you're not in health care. I don't want to encounter you when I go in for my device check-up. And I like those to be in person.

  2. Sorry, I'm not a physician of any sort. So don't worry about encountering me. The availability of BANs does not mean that you will not be allowed your appointment with your Cardiologist or EP. (I'm making the assumption that your device is for cardiac rhythm management.) But there are people out there who would like their appointments to be as infrequent as possible. Some live hundreds of miles from their care giving physicians. Something like BANs or other remote monitoring systems could be extremely helpful to them.

    So, sorry, I'm just reporting the developments in technology ... and in other cases, I'm the person responsible for providing some of those capabilities. I'm an engineer, not a physician.