Intelesens out of Belfast, Northern Ireland has received the European CE Mark for its Vitalsens continuous vital signs monitoring platform. The packaged system is capable of measuring single and 3-lead ECG, temperature, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, and activity levels. The system can also expand its capabilities by interfacing with other monitoring devices via a wire, or wirelessly through Bluetooth. All this data is then uploaded to a nurse’s station or an EMR via the internal WiFi or cell phone network interfaces. What this means is that the Vitalsens can be used for continuous clinical monitoring or as a take-home device for remote patient observation.
Here’s the list of system’s components:
Disposable, non irritant, easy-to-apply, adhesive body-worn patch electrodes for high quality collection of vital signs Reuseable, miniaturised clip-on transmitter (powered with long life battery) with telemetry and on-board analysis Optional matching belt-worn device forms a telemetry gateway using cellphone networks On-board intelligence monitors for and triggers on medical events, eg arrhythmias, transmitting data immediately for access by the clinician via the internet.