Category Archives: Medical by Design

The Embedded Beat is moving

The Embedded Beat blog is moving to a new best-in-class environment sitting with the new Freescale Community. All of the valuable blog posts and comments that you’ve come to expect have been migrated to the new platform. What’s new about the platform? Because the Embedded Beat and the Freescale Community operate off of the same platform, […]

Medical design contest: Your chance to win an iPad

By Steven Dean – Remember our post where we shared some of the medical industry’s most misguided devices? Well, now’s YOUR chance to design a solution that is actually useful to the medical market.

Breaking paradigms in biochemical sensing

By Jose Fernandez Villasenor – Early stage detection of potentially life-risking disease conditions, as well as easily accessible, low-cost detection devices for the general population, challenges our healthcare services. Why wait until you need a triple or quadruple coronary cardiac bypass surgery if you could easily detect at an early stage the genetic risk factors for diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, obesity […]

Opportunities on the “Internet of Things” – it starts at home

By FTF staff  — Today, more ‘things’ are connected to the Internet than there are people on the planet. Everything from smart appliances, to traffic lights to security cameras to retail displays will learn, adapt and react to help facilitate our everyday lives – and the breadth of connected, intelligent devices is growing exponentially. Embedded processing […]

Chip and soft drink makers? What’s to come in wireless health?

By Steven Dean – The 7th Annual Wireless Health Convergence Summit, hosted by the Wireless Life Science Association last week in San Diego, drew plenty of passionate leaders in the wireless healthcare space. Lively and positive discussions about remote patient monitoring technologies and futurist IT technologies centered around healthcare continued to be met with great expectations. But […]

Augmented reality for healthcare devices

By Sujata Neidig – A quick Google search on “augmented reality” brings back more than 17 million results. Wikipedia, which surfaces on the top of my results, describes it as a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or […]

eDevice HealthGO platform gets integrated connectivity with Freescale Home Health Hub reference platform

By Steven Dean – Only 2.2 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity in 2011, but more than 200 million people in Europe and the US suffer chronic disease that could be handled at home rather than the hospital with remote monitoring, according to the Administration on […]


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