Medical imaging | Patient monitoring | Home healthcare | Vascular imaging
TI leverages technology used in energy, entertainment and communications applications into applications for the medical field as well. We believe that medical electronics innovation can redefine health care, beyond chemistry, human analysis and traditional hospital visits.
Through our complete product portfolio of analog, embedded processing and wireless technologies, we help make medical electronics flexible, affordable and accessible, which makes the world a healthier place.
TI technology is bringing medical imaging to the patient, whether at an accident scene or in a military zone. Pocket-sized ultrasound machines are now on the market, enabled by highly integrated and optimized low-power analog front-ends and high-performance digital signal processors from TI, making diagnostics possible from almost anywhere.
Health providers can avoid invasive procedures to diagnose ailments, order tests and determine a course of treatment using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool – before a patient ever sets foot in a hospital or sonographer’s office.
TI’s fully integrated analog-front-end family for electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalography (EEG) applications make these systems smaller and more portable. By using 95 percent less board space, this technology can be easily integrated with other patient monitoring or diagnostic tools, which can be carried, concealed or worn on the body.
As a result, patients are discharged faster so that monitoring can continue at home. Physicians receive continuous clinical data, which allows them to treat their patients more effectively.
Home health care/telehealth
Chronic diseases place a tremendous burden on the health care system, both in terms of costs and frequent patient visits. Bringing medical technology directly to the point of care and into the home can significantly improve patients’ quality of life, reduce health care costs, and make a significant impact on how chronic diseases are managed.
TI wireless connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth® low energy (BLE), ANT+, ZigBee and WLAN enable remote patient monitoring, which allows physicians to monitor health status and make treatment adjustments as needed – without an office visit. Health information can be transmitted via phone or computer, putting vital data at both the patients’ and providers’ fingertips.
TI’s DLP® chip, coupled with near-infrared medical imaging technology, has enabled a product that overlays a map of a patient’s veins onto the surface of the skin. Health care professionals can clearly see the veins, which expedite blood draws on the elderly, children, cancer patients and others – and reduce the trauma of multiple needle sticks.