Medical data transport over wireless life critical network

  • US 8,587,427 B2
  • Filed: 02/04/2013
  • Issued: 11/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communicator configured to facilitate communications with a remote server via a wireless network, the wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics, the communicator comprising:

  • a housing configured for portability by an ambulatory patient;

    a processor coupled to memory, the processor and the memory disposed in the housing, the memory storing wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions, the data transfer instructions executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level, wherein the priority level is based at least in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status;

    a radio disposed in the housing and configured to effect communications via the wireless network in accordance with program instructions of the wireless radio firmware executable by the processor; and

    a power source provided in the housing and configured to supply power for components of the communicator;

    the processor configured to execute program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms based at least in part on the priority level and transmitting the data via the wireless network to the remote server using the selected transport mechanism via the radio.

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