Bluetooth Technology in Medicine
Bluetooth is widely known as the technology that gives mobile phone users a handsfree experience and video gamers wireless controllers. Due to the advances in Bluetooth technology in medicine, we predict that doctors visits will become increasingly more wireless and efficient. Here’s a list of the devices we think will utilize the power of Bluetooth sooner than later.
Many thermometers used in hospitals are still tethered to a power source which is cumbersome and leaves room for clerical error. If hospitals were to adopt a thermometer which utilizes Bluetooth, they would have the ability to take temperatures while seamlessly sending the patients info to their computers or mobile devices.
Blood pressure cuffs are another bulky diagnostic tool that leaves plenty of room to be improved upon. Imagine a seamless blood pressure cuff that slipped easily onto the patients’ arm without having to pull and tug chords around. This is another piece of vital information which can make nurses jobs even more efficient by sending it directly to the computer via Bluetooth.
With Bluetooth doctors can not only see a digital readout of heart rate and pulse, but they can also send that information to the patients medical record. This new process gives the doctor more time to concentrate on other symptoms and field important questions from the patient. Most importantly this wireless approach gives hospital patients and nurses one less cord to worry about.
Adding Bluetooth to glucose monitors frees diabetics from having to keep a written record of their glucose levels and allows that information to be sent to medical professionals as well. This kind of freedom can really improve the lives of diabetics significantly.
The power of Bluetooth in medicine will have a high impact as it frees doctors and nurses from time consuming documentation and allows them to spend more time with each patient. Learn more about how Bluetooth is already making its way into the medical field here.