Stryker Spine

Protecting First Responders

One of the greatest challenges in medicine is also one of the simplest: patients dosing the right amount at the right times, otherwise known as adherence. And in order to achieve adherence, you must first be able to accurately measure it. Client XX worked with Humanfactors to develop a medical monitoring device capable of measuring sound and position switches in order to track patient dosing regimens.
Sending regimen summaries to a custom app via Bluetooth LE, and engineering the module to be extremely small and low power, permitted the product to function as a true lifestyle medical device, which is essential if patients are to achieve adherence and, ultimately, improved healthy outcomes.

Another medical monitoring device used to monitor sound and position switches to gather status of medicine usage.
This board sends results out over Bluetooth LE to a smartphone app.

The project was a very low power device that monitored medication usage, and used Bluetooth to send results and summaries to a smartphone app.  Immediate information such as doses left and general status are displayed on a small e-Ink display.

The board at the top right is the development board, used to test various new concepts prior to shrinking the design to the small board at the bottom right.

The smartphone on the left was running the app.

I designed the electrical, embedded software/firmware, and wrote the app.