Vital Positioning System Utilizes cellphones Simplistic user setup Detects cardiac infarctions up to 20 mins prior Next step towards telemedicine?
VeriChip ® Applied Digital Solutions RFID tag implanted under the skin in humans Uses: –Communicating information about user in emergency situations –Identification and verification of individuals –Tracking *Roughly ~2000 implanted in humans
VeriChip ® How does this work at VeriChip Corp.? Some vulnerabilities… Likelihood of widespread use VeriChip System Overview c/o Applied Digital Solutions
Caregivers Assistant ® Image of portable RFID tag How does this work? Implications… Fig. 1 Caregivers Assistant portable RFID tag Fig. 2 Caregivers Assistant System Overview c/o Intel Corp.
Caregivers Assistant ® Intel Corporation - Research Targeted to the elderly population Improving Care, Reducing Cost The promise of: - Enhanced Healthcare, preventing crippling falls, monitoring the user for cognitive degeneration (taking medicines, brushing teeth) - Allowing elderly to delay moving to nursing homes and stay at home, keeping them - Easing burden on caregivers (children, doctors, nurses)
Industrial Trend Provide affordable healthcare environment to meet the growing aging population Secure the privacy to protect the most vulnerable group of people Improve of quality of life for the unfortunate Provide critical medical information in a timely and accurate manner.
Conclusion Privacy must be addressed Secure Transfers Secure Data Management Data Storage Sanitation Corporate Responsibility