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Friday Science Seminar: Bluetooth Medical devices and Cybersecurity

Join us in welcoming Bill Satzstein, President and Founder of Code Blue Consulting.

Medical devices in the past have been introduced initially into hospital use and then sometimes migrated to home use.  As we consider more disease states to be ‘chronic’ rather than ‘acute’, the need for daily living support and out-of-hospital monitoring have increased.  These shifts in needs require data for remote observation and even diagnosis.  Additional modes and architectures require device-to-device communication for data and control.  Wireless technologies such as Bluetooth are often used in the implementation of these systems.  Unfortunately, most successful technologies that are commercially successful become targets for misuse, and assets attract criminal abuse.  Wireless technologies and the internet have potential issues as well as actual criminal actions for data to be stolen or corrupted, prompting the need for increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity measures.  This presentation will outline the out-of-hospital medical device use cases and use the example of a system for Type I Diabetes patients for discussions of Cybersecurity: the needs, risks, and implementation for medical devices.


Bill has been an innovator in engineering and product design for nearly 40 years, the last 20 of which involving Bluetooth wireless technology. In 2000, he founded Code Blue Consulting to bridge the gap between wireless technologies and medical products. Before Code Blue, Bill was the Director of Advanced Development at Medtronic Physio-Control. And, prior to that he ran product development teams at Instromedix (Cardinal Health) and Hewlett-Packard Medical (Agilent), where he focused on diagnostic and interventional cardiology equipment for home, hospital, and emergency medicine. Of note, Bill started his career with Hewlett-Packard’s world-renown calculator team.  Bill holds 25 patents, many related to battery-powered and portable medical devices.

This is a free event and open to the public.  Light refreshments provided by the STEM Division.

Please visit the STEM website to learn about our future lecture series topics.


Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Science Building Room 151
1250 Ashland St Ashland, OR 97520 United States

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Local Events

Target Audience

Faculty/Staff, Prospective Students, Students, Community, Alumni



Free event

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