One of the latest technological advances in medical electronics is wireless patient monitoring, says an ENP Newswire report.
During a patient's stay, hospitals monitor a variety of vital signs using sensors attached to the body and connected to monitoring and other equipment. Legacy systems use wired connections that in many situations can result in a tangled mess of sensor wires that restrict the patient's movement and present obstacles that medical staff must contend with, the report says. Replacing these wires with Bluetooth communications makes it easier for the staff to provide care and increased patient mobility can lead to a speedier recovery, ultimately resulting in enhanced healthcare.
Intel, LynuxWorks, and Portwell have combined efforts to deliver a proof of concept wireless reference platform that incorporates an Intel Architecture-based COTS board from Portwell and LynuxWorks' separation kernel and hypervisor software, says the report. The solution can connect more than 25 wireless biometric sensors and supports rich graphics display. In addition, it leverages hardware-assisted Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) to isolate and partition two different operating systems with their data and resources, and controls information flow between these partitions to ensure data integrity.