New York College of Health Professions announced the granting of Patent Number 8,823,512 for a Wearable Biosensor on Tuesday.
Unlike previous biosensors, the patent will offer the development of a technology that delivers the information captured to an outside source. The patent's priority date is well before the advent of smartphones with this technology, and while the world waits for announcements from the major companies on biosensors and wearables, the patent itself tells the story of the future.
There have been many biosensors that tell everything from heart rate to temperature, but they are connected to the smartphone and stop there. This is like having an alarm system that is not connected to ADT or Onstar that doesn't go anywhere! New York College of Health Professions Patent goes the next step. It connects the smartphone to a dashboard. If internal, individual alerts are triggered on the Smartphone then the Smartphone automatically communicates this message to the appropriate third party who can address the situation. Whether a military command station detects a physiological change in their guards, or a physiological problem is conveyed to a health care provider or even a relative, this is all part of the future from the companies licensing the new technology of New York College's world class portfolio.
This patent was invented by serial entrepreneur, Donald Spector, who has opened up several billion dollar industries including the first hydraulic exerciser for AMF, the first electronic air freshener, for which Bristol-Myers Squibb set up a separate division, the first known location based advertising patents, as well as hundreds of other patents in consumer technologies, health, computer technology, entertainment and telecommunications.
These new biosensor wearable patents transformed into apps and software will allow people who don't even know they are in danger to connect to people who can help them. Their usefulness goes beyond personal health monitoring to many areas such as security personnel or those who use heavy machinery to protect those people and those who depend on their ability to function normally, or at a minimum, alert those who can do something about emergencies in those precious seconds where intervention can make a life or death difference.
"The future of biosensor wearables translate to saving lives, which is one of the missions of our nonprofit institution," states Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions. "We are fortunate that our Chairman, Mr. Spector has entrusted New York College to be the conduit to the development of this and other important patents."
Other recent patents that Mr. Spector has granted to the New York College include contributions in 3D-printing for orthopedic inserts, LEDs that disrupt DNA to kill pathogens and other life-saving technologies. Spector has also recently been granted patents for WiFi, WiMax and Bluetooth Streaming for Internet Stations that can be used on smartphones to control imaging and sound in home environments as well as other applications. New York College, which was transformed under the leadership of Mr. Spector, is now a premier institution of its kind in holistic health. Whether Mr. Spector's patents are the building blocks for emerging companies or licensed to corporate giants, New York College of Health Professions is poised to have a major impact on the future of technology.