Philips and Intel Collaborate on Wireless DevicePhilips and Intel Collaborate on Wireless Device
Philips Electronics and Intel Corp. have joined forces to developÂ a wireless handheld device that will help reduce medication errors.
February 28, 2007
Equipped with a touch screen and digital camera, the device willÂ be used to "identify staff and patients, fill out charts, capture vital signs, write up reports, and validate blood transfusions." The medical grade, sealed device willÂ alsoÂ monitor wound healingÂ andÂ be able to withstand sterilization.Â According to a Philips spokesman, the companies decided toÂ collaborate as a result of Philips' experience with medical equipment used in hospitals and Intel's skill in manufacturing chips and other technology forÂ mobile devices. The launch of the device has been planned for the fourth quarter, according to the Associated Press.
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