Biometric Bracelet Lets a Medical Device Recognize Its Wearer, Dartmouth College Study
8/8/2012 8:01:41 AM
A device that measures someone's unique response to a weak electric signal could let medical devices such as blood-pressure cuffs automatically identify the wearer and send measurements straight to his or her electronic medical record.
For now, nurses, patients, and doctors juggle the job of keeping patients' identities straight. But computer scientist Cory Cornelius at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, has developed a wristwatch-like device that measures a person's "bioimpedance" to identify him or her to medical monitoring devices.
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