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Wireless medical technology has advanced rapidly spurring a revolution in patient care. Medical devices once limited to a hospital bed can now reliably transmit critical data from remote or mobile locations. Wireless technology is increasingly being utilized for patient home care and at emergency locations to link patients with doctors, caregivers, clinicians and treatment centers in real-time. Devices implanted in the body are now able to continuously monitor patient status. These advancements in medical technology provide easy access to patient data, less invasive patient monitoring and treatment methods and unprecedented patient mobility.
There are many benefits and advantages to smart medical device integration into healthcare however, with that comes challenges to patient safety and data protection. Any problems with network communication set-ups, data integrity, broadcast delays, node failure, fault tolerance, system failure, and human error, directly impact the functionality and reliability of each medical device.
It is important for medical personnel to be properly trained on the use of smart devices and be able to determine when they can best be used. Breakdowns in equipment can hinder doctors and nurses from accessing patient information, while crashes can result in the total loss of patient data. Malfunctions during use can, in the worse case scenario, put patients in extreme danger and lead to loss of life. Patients who use personal data assistance (PDA) devices run the risk of private data being illegally accessed. Precise and secure set-up as well as regular maintenance are therefore of utmost importance. Our testing and certification services help you achieve the highest quality and safety standards for your wireless medical devices.
Our comprehensive test services provide testing and support at every stage of product development. These comprehensive solutions include:
We conduct certified testing for multiple short and long-range connectivity technologies including but not limited to:
LoRa®, - L0
ZigBee®, - L0
Thread®, - L0
Wi-Fi®, - L0
Bluetooth®, - L0
OpenADR, - L0
IP500®. - L0
We provide a high level of assurance with our comprehensive smart medical device security assessment services. Our specialists conduct hazard analysis studies of devices to:
With localized support, global market access and testing expertise we can help you quickly and efficiently launch your smart medical device.
Wireless technologies make it possible to monitor patients receiving care in a hospital or a remote environment such as an emergency site, transport vehicle or at home. Programs used to connect essential equipment and transfer critical data include:
Testing and certification for wireless charging devices.
We provide qualification services for Bluetooth™ compatible devices to ensure quality products operate safely and reliably.
We test and certify products for automated smart systems supported by Zigbee technology.
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TÜV Rheinland offers a wide range of testing and certification services for Medical Devices
Our experts are happy to assist you with any further questions, specific needs and requests.