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A Society for Georgia BMET's and others involved in healthcare technology

Dedicated to advancing the knowledge of personnel involved in the development, selection, operation, repair and support of biomedical instrumentation in healthcare institutions throughout the State of Georgia


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  • 14 Nov 2019 11:54 AM | Webmaster




    To give equal representation to all categories of membership and geographical areas, two representatives for each should be chosen. Therefore, all incumbent seats will be nominated accordingly.

    By accepting a nomination to serve as a Board of Director the nominee is willing to represent the Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society as a state organization. All chosen nominees need to understand the bylaws of the organization and be responsible to attend all meetings and scheduled conference calls.

    A nominee willing to accept representing a membership category or geographical area may fill vacant positions. If more than two candidates are nominated for the same category or geographical area the Board of Trustees will decide on the vote. 

    The nominee does not have to reside in the geographical area but should be in the member category to represent. This will give anyone willing to serve on the board to represent any vacancy. Therefore, if you want to serve on the board you can nominate yourself for any vacant area.

    Representatives may be assigned a month to plan a workshop, event, activity, page-editor or selected as an officer. Time is required to accomplish the duties of a board member but can be minimized with proper planning and coordination with others. The representative must submit any cost involved for Board of Trustees approval. 

    All nomination forms must be returned by December 31st in time to prepare for the 2020 First Board meeting. Just fill out the form in ms word and forward to Dave Wiedman, 2020-2021 Nomination Committee Chairperson at .

    If you have any questions contact Horace Hunter, Executive Director at 229-224-4539 or email

    All nominees will be posted by December 31st for final selection.

  • 18 Jan 2019 7:31 PM | Horace Hunter

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  • 18 Jan 2019 7:09 PM | Horace Hunter

    Dr. Mike O'rear wanted to share this article to show what is in the future for HTM professional; so get ready:

    Let’s Talk 6G

    December 12, 2018 Patrick Hindle, Editor, Microwave Journal No Comments

    In June, the first 5G specification was finalized as 5G NR phase I

    (Release 15) and next year will see the completion of phase II for the 5G NR

    specification. 5G started in the U.S. this October, when Verizon released the

    first commercial 5G service with the deployment of mmWave Fixed Wireless

    Access service in several cities. AT&T started the deployment of the first

    standards-based 5G mobile service in November, and T-Mobile plans to start

    in the first half of 2019. It is surprising that the first two deployments in the

    U.S. use mmWave technology, which was deemed too expensive and shortrange

    to be viable a few years ago. Although it will be several years before 5G becomes prevalent to

    consumers around the world, we have to ask what is next?

    At September’s Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

    suggested that 6G could feature terahertz (THz) frequency networks and spatial multiplexing with

    multiple simultaneous beams of data transfer with a high level of network densification. This could be

    accomplished with miniaturized base stations embedded ubiquitously in the environment everywhere.

    While Rosenworcel said these technologies are far away, spectrum policies need rethinking now in

    advance of 6G including valuation, auctions and distribution.

    Rosenworcel suggested dynamic sharing rather than the binary licensed/unlicensed model. She also

    proposed a blockchain approach to spectrum management. She said that instead of having a

    centralized database to support shared access in specific spectrum bands, we could explore the use

    of blockchain as a lower-cost alternative. With the emergence of blockchain technology being used in

    wireless applications, we will explore 5G and blockchain as a technology track at EDI CON China

    2019 in Beijing in April as it relates to an open wireless network. It will be interesting to see where this

    technology is headed and the benefits to using it with 5G networks.

    As I attended several 5G events this year, a few advanced technologies stood out as potentials for 6G.

    At the Brooklyn 5G Summit in April, NYU students were performing channel sounding testing using

    140 GHz signals produced by Virginia Diodes’ sources. NYU led the way for 5G mmWave

    implementations with some of the first studies to develop propagation models, and seem to be doing

    the same for 6G with these projects. Nokia was demonstrating a single chip 90 GHz phased array at

    the Summit as well, so I look for these upper mmWave to lower THz frequencies being potential

    technologies for 6G.

    At the University of Oulu’s Center for Wireless Communications, they have €250 million of funding

    over the next eight years for project 6Genesis: 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem.

    Their charter is to think outside the box for the wireless vision for 2030. The 6Genesis project is led by

    the University of Oulu in collaboration with Nokia, the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Aalto

    University, Business Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. The low latency of 5G, several

    milliseconds, may not be good enough for 6G and using 100 to 1000 GHz signals will be needed to


    12/31/2018 Let’s Talk 6G | 2018-12-05 | Microwave Journal 2/2

    handle data rates up to terabit/s speeds so they will explore how these goals might

    be possible.

    In the 6Genesis promo video, they envision an intelligent personal edge, an augmented reality

    interface using AI and cloud computing to deliver personalized data to your palm. Sensor to AI fusion

    would enable smart clothing, ambient measurements and individual health monitoring. Autonomous

    vehicles and ships, smart materials, holographic interfaces, intelligent cities, smart buildings, biocentric

    identity for security and more would all become reality. Pretty cool stuff, but seems more likely

    2050 before we reach this level of sophistication in our communication networks and data

    management systems.

    In May, Tektronix/IEMN and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) both announced

    development of 100 Gbps “wireless fiber” solutions. Each took a different route, with Tektronix and

    IEMN (a French research laboratory) demonstrating a single carrier wireless link with a 100 Gbps data

    rate signal at 252 to 325 GHz per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard, while NTT used a

    new principle, Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) multiplexing at 28 GHz with MIMO technology.

    The Tektronix/IEMN demonstration used advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and

    linear devices to enable ultra-fast wireless connections in the 252 to 325 GHz band, according to the

    release. The purpose of the new 802.15.3d standard is to provide for low complexity, low-cost, lowpower

    consumption, very high data rate wireless connectivity among devices and in the future “low

    THz” bands.

    NTT successfully demonstrated for the first time 100 Gbps wireless transmission OAM multiplexing in

    order to achieve terabit-class wireless transmission to support demand for future wireless systems. It

    was shown in a laboratory environment that dramatic increases in transmission capacity can be

    achieved by signals using this new principle of OAM multiplexing in combination with widely used

    MIMO technology. NTT conducted transmission experiments at a distance of 10 m in the laboratory

    operating in the 28 GHz frequency band. Eleven data signals each at a bit rate of 7.2 to 10.8 Gbps

    were simultaneously generated and carried by multiple OAM-multiplexed signals, thereby achieving

    large-capacity wireless transmission at a total bit rate of 100 Gbps.

    Software-defined radio (SDR) has been around for many years but is now starting to become

    commercialized. The U.S. agency DARPA is running the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge in the

    world’s largest channel emulator test bed called the Colosseum to further this technology. We

    published a deep technical piece on this effort as the cover feature in our September issue. The

    project will see how AI and SDR technology can be brought together in a large scale test with 256

    radio inputs and outputs. In order to better use our existing spectrum, perhaps our 6G phones will

    listen to what frequencies are being used in real-time and use unoccupied frequencies to better utilize

    this scarce resource.

    6G is likely to be a combination of higher frequencies (mmWave and perhaps THz), integration of

    blockchain and AI in SDRs and possibly new modulation schemes and techniques to achieve vast

  • 23 Feb 2017 12:59 PM | Christa Shiver

    Throwing some education out there 

    A little history on our Board of Trustees.  Christa Shiver was the first BMET to win the "BMET of the Year" award. The award was started in memory of Dave Smith. Many years ago. Most of the Board of Trustees have won this award or a similar one. All BOT have been serving in leadership positions for GBIS for many years. They are very experienced in all aspects of our society. Christa has served in all positions of the officers (Pres, V-Pres, etc). She has been in GBIS actively for 17 years. It is hard to rise to the BOT governing body positions because of the years you have to serve in GBIS and the required experience and accomplishments. All BOT are lifetime members of GBIS. We are very proud of our Board of Trustees. Awesome group. Horace Hunter, Christa Shiver, Dr. Mike O'Rear, Dianne O'Rear, Emmanuel King. This blog was submitted due to questions on our Board Of Trustees and who are they. Oh by the way, our executive director is Horace Hunter. Thank you Horace for everything you have done for our society.

    Maybe more education on our blog soon:  Submitted by: Christa Shiver, GBIS, Board of Trustee.    2-23-17     1:22PM


  • 10 Aug 2016 8:23 PM | Christa Shiver

    The 2016, once again, a success. Thanks to all the Board of Trustees like Horace, Dr. Mike, Dianne who had a major responsibility in preparations for the conference. Many do not realize the task of preparing, packing, setting up, perform duties during the conference,  packing up again then organizing and putting things up for the next year. Thank you to all and I so much appreciate everything.

  • 05 Sep 2015 2:12 PM | Horace Hunter

    The 2015 GBIS Conference provided the perfect arena to take advantage of educational and networking opportunities.

    As a vendor at the conference, I found the meeting to be extremely beneficial.

    Gabrielle Spina

  • 23 Aug 2015 8:17 AM | Horace Hunter

    I wanted to thank you for making the 2015 GBIS Conference a success. I'm not sure what was different this year, but the booth traffic was great and everyone seemed to be happy to be there. I thought the CHOA facility was great for the conference. I believe this was the best GBIS ever!

    Mike Clotfelter 

  • 23 Aug 2015 8:07 AM | Horace Hunter

    Horace, Christa and entire team that worked on the GBIS 2015 Conference.

    Congratulations on the success of the events. The location was more than adequate. The classes were interesting. Presenters were very knowledgeable. Food & Beverages tasty. The turnout was much better than last year. I know how hard you had to work to make the event a success.

    I wish to thank you for inviting me to attend. I look forward to next year and to continue to sponsor and support GBIS.

    You'll are doing fine work.

    Gus Sakis

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