Ivor Kovic, our former editor, has interviewed CEO of RS TechMedic, a Dutch medical technology company currently specializing in remote monitoring of patients. He posted the interview over at his new blog. The company recently introduced the Dyna-Vision device that performs cardiac monitoring and transmits the data via the cell phone network to a doctor’s office. Moreover, the firm just announced during the interview that they are releasing an application that can receive mobile transmissions and display the data on an iPhone.
From the interview:
Currently one of your major products is Dyna-Vision. Tell me a little bit more about it and the ways it differs from similar products on the market?
Dyna-Vision is developed with the latest available technologies. What we often see is that other companies are “upgrading’ existing products to be used for telemedicine. We are convinced that this is not the best solution. We created a wish list of physicians and their patients and developed a new technology based on these requirements. This is a different strategy and makes that we can offer the most recent technology.
We are a bit careful with making comparisons as Dyna-Vision as we really see Dyna-Vision as a new “type” of products and not as one of the existing ones. Our device gives you 3, 5 or 12 lead ECG, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, RR-time, Plethysmogram, Oxygen Saturation and Pulse Transit Time.
Basically, the device creates a data file to be used in different software for analyses. Currently we certified 4 packages: Cardio, Monitoring, Health and Fitness and Research. This makes Dyna-Vision a multi-purpose device. Physicians can use Dyna-Vision for different indications optimizing there return-on-investment.
Dyna-Vision is the first and only device in the world with an integrated mobile phone. With this connection the recordings are transmitted to a remote server for analysis by a physician. This process is fully automated so there is no action required by the patient to transfer the data. A physician can download the recordings for analysis from anywhere at any time. Also, we offer the unique feature of real-time remote monitoring. For example, a patient has symptoms and contacts the physician who can simply login to the server to monitor the actual streaming parameters on a computer !
The rest of the interview at Ivor Kovic’s blog.
A somewhat long winded video demonstrating the device:
Press release (PDF)
Dyna-Vision product page…