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Medical Device Packaging Based Tracking & Monitoring System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249647D
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 81K

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Abstract

The concept is to develop a system of sensors, wireless communication, and data storage/analysis that enables better positional tracking and characterization of the environment to which medical devices are exposed and product status.

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Medical Device Packaging Based Tracking & Monitoring System

The concept in this case is to develop a system of sensors, wireless communication, and data storage/analysis that enables better positional tracking and characterization of the environment to which medical devices are exposed and product status. It is proposed that this can be accomplished by creating the following items:

•              A “dummy” or surrogate package that contains the necessary radio technology to transmit a signal out of a healthcare facility. This would likely be comprised of either a 900 MHz or cellular radio. Both types of radios have the ability to broadcast a signal from inside a building to an external receiver.

•              Smart labels or tags on each product that collect information of interest. This information could be; temperature, humidity, mechanical shock, shelf life status, pH, or whether or not the product has been opened.

•              A cloud based storage platform for collection of the data. Data collected in this way could potentially be shared with customers to assist with their inventory management process.

•              The dummy box would send out a signal to the company logistic system to be replaced in time with a new dummy box. One could imagine having multiple dummy boxes present at the same time, whereby a master-slave connection is made activating just one box until it is time to promote the slave to...