Ad hoc release
LifeWatch announces its new product
Neuhausen am Rheinfall,
The chest patch VSP is a reusable portable device with embedded sensors that attaches to a patient's chest via a disposable adhesive part. The VSP system is an ambulatory patient monitor that enables the continuous and accurate remote monitoring of the vital signs of a patient routinely checked by nursing staff. It automatically analyzes and wirelessly transmits continuous patient data that can be reviewed by healthcare professionals and support coordination of care. Being small in size, easy to affix, comfortable to wear and far less restrictive and cumbersome than numerous wired devices currently used, the VSP will work in hospital, ambulance, nursing care and home environments, replacing multiple hardware devices with a far more comfortable and cost effective approach to care. Parameters can be customized and set for alerts; data can be configured and accepted into an EMR system.
The VSP system is comprised of:
•Patch: A disposable adhesive strip with embedded sensors (ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, saturation, accelerometer), cradle and battery which, attached to the body, acquires vital signals for 5 to 7 days•Brain: hardware unit that saves and transmits data to the gateway•Blood Pressure: ambulatory blood pressure cuff with radio frequency component to transmit the captured data to the gateway•Gateway: An Android-based smartphone with special software for monitoring, detecting and alerting, designed to transmit data to the backend•Backend: Receives and analyzes data, generates reports and alerts, provides location information.
The VSP's ability to communicate data and to generate alerts and reports makes it ideally suited to the telehealth market, where home care is benefiting from technology advances. The VSP patch will also enable a more efficient use of health system resources in hospitals as nursing staff can focus on their core strength. Routine procedures can be handled fast and effectively via the VSP limiting human errors and improving medical quality. In emergency medicine, the VSP patch offers additional benefits: The patch is immediately applied at the emergency site to capture, analyze and transmit relevant medical data to the hospital. All necessary hospital resources can then be deployed before the patient arrives, saving valuable time to start the emergency treatment.
LifeWatch just filed 510 (k) with the
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