MIT Enterprise Forum: RFID in Health Care
September 16 - 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Managing In-Building Wireless Applications Across Multiple Frequencies -
Real time Location Systems (RTLS) offer different capabilities across 455 MHz, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and ultra-wideband (UWB) frequencies. Hospitals are deploying different systems for different applications. How are data from these different systems being integrated to improve overall enterprise visibility? What are the operational and management issues and strategies to address competing applications for common wireless infrastructure and unlicensed frequencies? And what tools help manage in-building wireless applications at the same and different frequencies and protocols?
The MIT Enerprise Forum of Cambridge is holding a special meeting in conjunction with RFID in Health Care, to address these and other important issues related to RTLS.
All attendees of RFID in Health Care are welcome to attend this meeting free of charge.
Rick Hampton, Wireless Communications Manager, Partners HealthCare System
Rick Hampton has spent his adult life in healthcare, including 15 years as a paramedic, a stint as a medical student before he realized engineering was more fun, and 20 years as a clinical engineer for the country's largest corporations and hospitals. At the same time, he has had a passion for radio communications systems, working with systems from "DC to daylight" and holding several of the top FCC licenses. Currently, Mr. Hampton is responsible for coordinating the safe and effective use of wireless communications technologies at Partners HealthCare and its affiliates. He also works with regulatory agencies, medical device manufacturers, other healthcare institutions and international standards bodies to create standards, best practices and solutions for safe and effective wireless medical devices and systems. Rick is involved in numerous projects, among them are the AAMI EMC Committee, Mobile Healthcare Alliance white paper on wireless use in hospitals, the IEEE 11073 RF Wireless Working Group for point-of-care medical devices, and the IEC 80001 Standard Group to develop a risk-management model when connecting medical devices to general-purpose IT LANs.
Matt Perkins, CTO, Awarepoint
A key innovator, technology leader and visionary for next generation wireless technologies, Matt Perkins is responsible for system design, simulation, prototype development and merging innovation with entrepreneurial opportunity to increase Awarepoint’s market share in the real-time location systems market. Prior to Awarepoint, Mr. Perkins spent 10 years at Motorola as the technical director of the Things-to-Things Research Center, where he was responsible for aligning business partnerships with technology roadmaps, directing strategic joint research partnerships related to distributed sensor networks and leading the development of Motorola’s Asset Tracking and Smart Energy technologies. His extensive experience includes being an individual contributor in the design and simulation of low-power, low-rate wireless sensor network protocols and the development of social networking algorithms and proof-of-concept vehicles. He lead research on radio-location technologies and wireless sensor network protocol development, contributed to the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards and remains an active participant in the ZigBee Alliance.
Antti Korhonen, President and CEO, Ekahau
Ekahau is a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based real-time tracking and communication solutions and wireless software tools. Antti Korhonen joined the company in January 2002. He has more than 20 years of experience in high technology industries in the field of international sales, marketing and product leadership. Prior to joining Ekahau, Mr. Korhonen was general manager of the Industrial Business Division of Vaisala, a Woburn, Mass.-based manufacturer of electronic measurement systems. Mr. Korhonen holds a B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science, from Oulu Uniuversity, Finland, and is a graduate of the GBEP Advanced Business Management program from MIT/Sloan, Cambridge, Mass.
Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
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MIT Building 3- Room 270
Can be accessed from main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue
(down main hall 2nd right, 2nd floor)
Parking is available at no charge after 5 PM in lot located at intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street one block from main entrance.
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