Extending Battery Life of Wireless Medical Devices

Wireless medical devices are becoming increasingly more prevalent for remotely monitoring and logging vital signs to assist in the detection and treatment of diseases and medical anomalies. An example is shown in Figure 1. Wireless body sensors upload vitals via an internet hub or personal server such as the patient’s smart phone. To continuously monitor and upload vital data, wireless medical devices need to maintain long-term connectivity to the cloud. Key to continued rapid growth of medical wearables is reduced device size, longer battery life and ubiquity of smart phones.


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