Telecare Challenges: Secure, Reliable, Lower Power

The adoption of telecare using a variety of connected digital devices is opening the door to much more rapid response to medical emergencies, as well as more consistent monitoring, but it also is adding new challenges involving connectivity, security, and power consumption. Telecare has been on the horizon for the better part of two decades, but it really began ramping with improvements in s... » read more

AI Goes Ultra Low Power — Part 1

Based on the concept of the new Federal Agency for Jump Innovations (PSRIN-D), the BMBF initiated three pilot innovation competitions. One of them presented the participants with the task of developing the most energy-efficient AI system possible as a hardware implementation on an ASIC or FPGA. With this, a stack of hundreds of two-minute long ECG signals should be analyzed with a minimum of en... » read more

Challenges In Making Better Medical Sensors

Now that COVID-19 pandemic has desensitized us to telemedicine and more at-home health monitoring, the way we receive health care probably has changed for good. The no-touch thermometer and our personal pulse oximeter are not just coveted gadgets now. They have true clinical use in what may become a “point-of-use” system. Point of use means we don’t have to go to the clinic to get screene... » read more