Across the globe, demand for better, faster, and more IoT medical services are on the rise. The Internet of Things for healthcare promises innovation to meet that demand. It is dramatically reshaping medical treatment, services, and patient outcomes.
As the IoT’s role in healthcare grows, so too will the unique challenges in the design and test of medical devices used. The healthcare evolution is just getting started. Keysight is poised and ready to help you lead the way.
Create Accurate, High-Performance, Smart Medical IoT Devices
How Is IoT Transforming the Future of Healthcare
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a sweeping revolution in the healthcare industry, with IoT quickly establishing itself as a critical part of modern healthcare.
This white paper explores key technological advancements in the healthcare industry are how they are helping healthcare practitioners be more efficient. Gain new insight into health trends, and understand challenges that still need to be addressed.
Hearing Aid Case Study
Using the X8711A IoT Device Functional Tester, a leading hearing aid company was able to reduce its test time by 25% with over-the-air (OTA) testing and its test cost by 50% per test system. The company also implemented a more quantitative measurement for verifying transmitter and receiver performance. This allowed them to simplify their product testing process and support volume production, while maximizing the throughput of their new hearing aid with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) between devices and the environment stands as one of the most critical challenges in healthcare IoT. It can cause medical devices, such as pacemakers or hearing aids, to operate incorrectly. Depending on its severity and the type of device affected, consequences can range from inconvenient to life-threatening.
Our solutions ensure these possible outcomes do not become reality by allowing you to accurately simulate, measure, and perform pre-compliance testing for EMI.
Ensure Wireless Connectivity
Using dedicated wireless technologies in medical devices provides many benefits, including always-on patient monitoring, seamless communication (person-to-person and machine-to-machine), and wireless sensing. The medical industry is also widely adapting off-the-shelf wireless communications technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy, cellular (e.g., HSPA and LTE), near-field communications (NFC), Wi-Fi, and ZigBee, for better wireless connections between medical devices and systems.
To assure reliable wireless connectivity, the wireless module embedded in the medical device has to be fully tested. Our solutions provide this assurance by allowing you to test multi-format wireless connectivity signals.
Accurately Design Components
Accurately testing the components used in healthcare IoT devices, such as a smart MRI, requires an innovative mix of time, coverage, and cost per device-under-test. Finding the optimal balance starts with the right combination of speed and performance in your test system.
With our solutions, you can find that balance for your components through accurate component characterization and test.
Ensure Fast, Safe, Reliable Networks
Ultra-high reliability and very low latency communication are essential in healthcare IoT. Networks provide the framework for that communication and allow activities like remote surgical consultations and surgery to take place. Any communication glitch can result in a potentially catastrophic patient outcome.
Our network visibility solutions eliminate this risk by ensuring your network is secure, efficient, and reliable, and can support timely delivery of audio and video streaming.