May 23, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on setting aside part of the broadcast spectrum for wireless medical devices. The devices could be used to monitor patients with heart conditions and lung problems, and send out data on how the patient is doing. It's like getting an email from your body. The commission's vote could have an enormous effect on the future of medical treatment. Plus, the new partnership between American Express and, yes, Farmville.

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A new frontier for wireless medical devices?

May 22, 2012
An FCC vote this week could allocate part of the broadcast spectrum for a new wave of health care technology.

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on setting aside part of the broadcast spectrum for wireless medical devices. The devices could be used to monitor patients with heart conditions and lung problems, and send out data on how the patient is doing. It’s like getting an email from your body. The commission’s vote could have an enormous effect on the future of medical treatment. Plus, the new partnership between American Express and, yes, Farmville.

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