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Wireless Healthcare SIG

The Wireless Healthcare SIG provides opportunities to bring together Cambridge Wireless members and others, nationally or internationally, who have an interest in the use of wireless technologies in healthcare related applications. We organise events and encourage networking. The SIG is intended for anyone from the wireless technology or medical devices communities interested in the convergence of these technology applications and markets.

Trends in demographics and technology mean that the healthcare sector is of wide interest to small and large companies developing wireless enabled devices, applications or services. There is an increasing need for devices to allow for user mobility and for improved access to information within the healthcare sector. The ability to bring companies, policy makers and users together at our events can act as a catalyst for partnerships or collaborative research and development that lead to stronger offerings and better coverage of the markets.

SIG members' activities include:

  • products and services
  • hardware and software
  • technology (cellular, RFID, Bluetooth, Wifi, Wimax,etc)
  • applications (remote monitoring/telecare, telehealth, patient records management)

The Wireless Healthcare SIG Champions

Rob Blake,
Philips Research Laboratories

Peter Ferguson,

Collette Johnson,

Primrose Mbanefo,

Paul Winter,

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Recent Event - To review the presentations from the last event please visit our RESOURCES page

Next Event

Wireless Healthcare SIG 'What future evolution of remote monitoring in the community will speed up its impact on hospital admission and bed occupancy?' - Cambridge

This first in a series of events in association with Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) will take place at the UTC Cambridge. Remote patient monitoring does have some impact on hospital admissions but the demand greatly outstrips the current technological capacity. Bringing together the different disciplines represented by Primary, Secondary, Social, Community and Technology care, this series of co-organised conferences will investigate, debate and ultimately recommend a future form of remote monitoring in the community which further reduces hospital admission and enhances bed management. Speakers are Dr James Morrow, BM, BCh, LLB, GP & Managing Partner, Granta Medical Practices , Evelyn Barker, COO of Cambridge University Hospitals and Lucy Forrest, Assistive Technology Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council and Sajan Khosla, Head of Health Informatics at Astra Zeneca.