I would like to be a GO Sales Representative in the Pharmaceutical industry. The company I choose is Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices. Johnson & Johnson is a U.S multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500. Johnson & Johnson ranked at the top of Harris Interactive's National Corporate Reputation Survey for seven consecutive years up to 2005, was ranked as the world's most respected company by Barron's Magazine in 2008,and was the first corporation awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy by the U.S. State Department in 2005 for its funding of international education programs.
In this journal, the author mentioned that Doctors wondered if there might be a simpler and less-invasive way of assessing patients with sleep problems, who must now spend a night in a hospital or clinic wearing dozens of electrodes connected to expensive electronic equipment. Over 1 million sleep studies are performed annually in the US to detect chronic sleep disorders. Currently these require a patient to spend a night in a clinic connected to up to 30 sensors, ranging from brain wave electrodes to blood oxygen trackers. Data from these studies are divided into time segments and which are manually categorized into various sleep states in a costly process. In response, a team of students came up with a “sleep sensing shirt” that patients could wear at home, in their own beds. The shirt could record enough data about breathing patterns to provide answers at a fraction of the cost — and inconvenience — of the standard approach.
Ambulatory monitoring of cardiopulmonary parameters during wake, sleep, and activity states can expand our understanding of health and diseases. The Sensing Shirt Consists of a T-shirt with sensors integrated for physiological monitoring, a data acquisition unit (DAQU), and a set of PC-based software. A number of vital signs such as electrocardiogram (ECG), rib cage (RC) and abdominal (AB) respiration. photoplethysmogram (PPG). SpO2, and posture/activities can be acquired by the shirt. The physiological data are stored in a microSD memory card, and then analyzed offline to extract parameters such as heart rate (HR), breathing rate, SpO2, tidal volume (TV), pulse wave transit time (PWTT), and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). In the Sensing Shirt system, the ECG is acquired by means of active electrodes. PPG and ECG are sampled by one high-speed 16-bit, analog-to-digital converter at 500 Hz for precise PWTT calculation. Technique of pulse amplitude modulation is used for signal conditioning both in respiratory inductive plethysmography and PPG circuits to reduce the power consumption. Powered by 2 AA batteries with 1600 mAh capacity, the whole system can work more than 48 h continuously without interruption. Basic performance tests demonstrate that prototypes of this system can capture ECU RC and AB respiration, and PPG signals effectively, and extract parameters such as HR. breathing rate. SpO2, and TV accurately. This advanced ambulatory monitoring system may be used in both home healthcare and scientific research. That concept is now undergoing extensive testing, on its way to commercialization by a Boston-based company, called Rest Devices, that former students and their medical mentor have set up.