Wireless could help monitor ER patients

05/14/2006 | Wall Street Journal, The

Researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital are collaborating with colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School to create a wireless system that could detect when someone in an emergency room is in need of immediate care. With the Scalable Medical Alert and Response Technology, patients would be given a fanny pack containing a small computer connected to wires leading to a sensor on the finger and more on the chest, to monitor a patient's symptoms.

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