Spring 2012 Conference
March 7 - 9

Prof. Ali Niknejad


Wireless Healthcare Disposable Radios

Wireless patient monitoring in hospitals or remotely through mobile phones not only untethers patients, but it also reduces costs and minimizes the spread of hospital born infections. A monitoring device should therefore be thin, flexible, and preferably disposable, which requires operating with low capacity coincell batteries. These requirements should be met while not compromising the link reliability. Today’s industrial standard radios either suffer from a high peak current draw (100mA or more) or a high energy consumption (> 100nJ/bit). In this talk we will introduce REACH, a standard compliant wireless platform that can overcome these limitations.