NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year Donald Spector, Chairman of the Board at New York College, and one of the most prolific inventors in the world, got a patent for biosensor signals that are transmitted from Smartphones to third party agencies. Spector envisioned this technology even before there were Smartphones and has one of the earliest known patents in this area. Now major technology companies are discussing its usage in the military, child care, elder care and hospital applications. This technology has drawn interest from many universities and corporations that are looking into expanding it.
Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions says, "Spector has donated under the intellectual properties policy of the College, the biosensor patent, as well has many others, giving us a world class portfolio. Spector and his wife, Marion Spector, Director of Nursing for Staff Development, Bellevue Hospital in New York City, realized that in addition to the biosensors initial capabilities, it could also protect the public and enable them to live with some degree of normalcy during forced quarantine during any public health epidemic. Through the patent, the smartphone, which retransmits information including temperature, GPS and other vital signs, could be transmitted to a monitoring board for quarantine just by having the person wear an article of clothing or an accessory."
While medical and computer technologies have become specialties of Mr. Spector's companies, he has a diversified background of inventing and an ever-expanding portfolio of patents. He has been responsible in the past for launching several billion dollar industries with products including the Muscle Worker from AMF, the first hydraulic exerciser; the first hyperbaric chamber for seeds; the first electronic air fresheners, for which Bristol-Myers Squibb created a separate division; and the first location based advertising patents, the foundation behind the super app Poynt. Mr. Spector invented and holds patents for hundreds of other products in fields as broad and varied as toys, clothing, crafts, footwear, beverage systems, candy and entertainment, as well as technologies in the fields of medicine, security systems, telecommunications and computers.
Recently, New York College of Health Professions set up MOU's with Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization enterprise of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University, as well as New York Medical College, part of the Touro University System, for an Applied Research Consortium. "Discussions are underway with other universities and major corporations for the expansion of the technologies of the College as well as this new technology," says Pamintuan.
About New York College of Health Professions
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, New York College of Health Professions, a not-for-profit institution located in Syosset, Long Island, with three additional sites in New York City, offers institutionally accredited undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine, and Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing for Registered Nurses and The Science of Self Improvement. New York College maintains a 30-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People's Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will continue to develop new educational programs as well as expand into many new areas. For more information about New York College of Health Professions visit www.nycollege.edu.
ABOUT THE TOURO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.
ABOUT WAKE FOREST INNOVATIONS
Wake Forest Innovations (WakeForestInnovations.com) is the commercialization enterprise of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully integrated, internationally recognized academic medical center. Located in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wake Forest Innovations establishes and manages new business and partnerships based on the innovative products and services that arise from ideas, discoveries and the scientific research assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University. The enterprise's core services include: Product Innovation & Commercialization Services - to stimulate the creation of innovation technology, products and services, and to license these to existing and start-up companies; Contract Research & Development Services - to structure, promote and contract the scientific research capabilities and assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University to partners under competitive terms; and Innovation Quarter Services - to develop Wake Forest Innovation Quarter as a hub for innovation in biomedical science and information technology.
SOURCE New York College of Health Professions