Four New IEEE Standards-Development Projects for Medical-Device Communications Underway
PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced four IEEE 11073™ standards-development projects intended to expand support for plug-and-play, interoperable medical-device communications.
In a separate press release today, IEEE announced two new standards and a revised standard for the IEEE 11073 family.
“We continue to build out the IEEE 11073 family of standards to help address challenges with consistency, interoperability, nomenclature and code that reveal themselves as e-health technologies mature,” said Daidi Zhong, co-chair of the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device (PHD) Working Group. “These standards assist in the support of patients living independently with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, hypertension and obesity, as well as people seeking for healthy lifestyle with wellness and fitness. Informed by coordination and cooperation with a host of global health-focused organizations, we will endeavor to address standards gaps as they are revealed, in order to help industry introduce solutions that improve quality of life.”
The four standards-development projects, when approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board as official standards, will join a growing suite of standards that is designed to help healthcare product vendors and integrators create devices and systems for disease management, health and fitness and independent living:
IEEE P11703-10419 “Draft Standard for Health informatics—Personal health device communication—Device specialization—Insulin pump” introduces an openly defined, independent standard intended to control information exchange to and from interoperable personal telehealth insulin pump devices.
IEEE P11073-10441 Revision “Draft Standard for Health informatics—Personal health device communication—Part 10441: Device specialization—Cardiovascular fitness and activity monitor” is intended to support interoperable communications among a broad set of devices that measure physical actions and the body's various physiological responses to such activities.
IEEE P11073-10404 Revision “Draft Standard for Health informatics—Personal health device communication—Device specialization—Pulse oximeter” is designed to define interoperable communications between personal telehealth pulse-oximeter devices and compute engines such as health appliances, set-top boxes, cell phones and personal computers.
IEEE P11073-10413 “Draft Standard for Health informatics—Personal health device communication—Device specialization—Respiration rate monitor" is intended to define plug-and-play communications between various devices that monitor respiration rate and compute engines.
To participate in development of any of the four standards projects, please visit the IEEE 11073 PHD Working Group at http://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/PHD.html.
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