Wireless Wearable Sensors for Medical Applications (Printed Electronics & Photovoltaics USA 2010)

Dr Rich Fletcher, TagSense and MIT (Research Scientist)
United States
Dec 02, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Mobile and wearable devices for health monitoring have evolved from simple exercise fitness monitors to multi-sensor systems that integrate with mobile phones, adaptive algorithms, and online medical records. Simple wearable sensors can be used to continuously monitor specific health conditions and report back to the user or doctor. I will discuss some of the technical challenges facing the industry, including battery life and communications.

Speaker Biography (Rich Fletcher)

Dr. Rich Fletcher is co-founder of Ashametrics and is currently Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Fletcher has 15 years experience working in the area of RFID and wireless sensors, including a variety of health-related technologies. Dr. Fletcher is an MIT alumnus (Physics, Electrical Engineering) and is also an entrepreneur, having founded several companies in the area of wireless sensors and mobile technologies (e.g. TagSense, Inc., First-Mile Solutions). With family roots in Colombia, South America, Dr. Fletcher has also devoted much of his life to developing low-cost scalable mobile technologies for developing countries, many of which are targeted for Global Health.

Company Profile (TagSense)

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Ashametrics designs, manufactures, and sells OEM software and hardware solutions for mobile health. Products include a variety of mobile phone applications that support a variety of biomedical and consumer devices for health monitoring and disease management , such as glucose meters, blood pressure cuffs, weight scales, and supports integration of health data to online medical record systems such as Google Health. Ashametrics emerged as a spin-off company of TagSense, a manufacturer of wireless sensor hardware.
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