Wireless communication is emerging and has become one of the most important technologies to be used in medical practice. Mobile devices with wireless communication protocols offer great potential for improving quality in health care. Wireless Medical Technologies is an exciting course that provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunity for wireless enabled healthcare, current and emerging wireless communication standards, medical applications, design considerations, benefits, and challenges.
After completing Wireless Medical Technologies, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:
- Where are we now?
- What is the opportunity for wireless assisted healthcare?
- What are the current and emerging wireless standards- IEEE?
- What are the various wireless applications?
- What are the benefits and challenges?
- What are the emerging research opportunities?
No prior coursework or experience required,
Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: IEEE Standards
- IEEE 1073 Standard for Medical Device Communications
- IEEE 802.15.4 Standard for Wireless Personal Data Networks
Module 3: Benefits and design considerations
Module 4: Applications
- Medical data systems
- Healthcare monitoring
- Personal digital assistant
- Implantable medical devices
Module 5: Limitations of past and current wireless communications
Module 6: Emerging wireless broadband communication networks
- Cognitive radios
Module 7: Challenges and open research problems