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Daily News: $2 M Stimulus Grant to Fund Research on Wireless Patient Monitoring

A $2 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been bestowed upon a team of wireless researchers and physicians from Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute to test remote patient monitoring devices in Houston’s Pecan Park neighborhood.

The grant will fund development of a wireless open-access research platform that allows frequent remote monitoring of patients with heart failure and diabetes. Every morning, patients can step on a Blue Scale, a sensing device that looks like a regular bathroom scale, and the scale automatically and securely will transmit all necessary cardiac output data to the patient’s healthcare provider, alerting the provider to any small changes that can be easily managed, according to researchers.

For more information on The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, visit www.methodistresearch.com.

By | 2009-11-17T00:00:00-05:00 November 17th, 2009|Categories: National|0 Comments

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