New York University officials recently announced plans to open a new research center, called NYU Wireless, aimed at advancing research on wireless technology for health care and other sectors, CMIO reports.
The center will leverage resources and support from National Instruments in Austin, Texas, as well as faculty and students from:
- NYU's Langone School of Medicine in Manhattan; and
- Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn (Pearson, CMIO, 8/14).
About the New Center
NYU is providing $4 million to build the center and $3 million for additional startup costs (Versel, MobiHealthNews, 8/13).
To establish the center, NYU plans to move 25 computer science, engineering and medical professors into a 23,000 square-foot facility at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU this winter.
In addition, more than 100 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers will participate in the center's projects (CMIO, 8/14).
Health-Related Research Goals
At NYU Wireless, researchers will work to develop:
- Faster, less-invasive imaging technology to study organs like the brain and heart;
- Tiny monitoring devices that could be implanted in patients to send information to physicians, such as data indicating that an epilepsy patient is about to have seizure; and
- Improved ways to communicate inside a hospital using cellular networks (Crain's New York Business/Modern Healthcare, 8/15).