The FDA has cleared Sotera Wireless‘ ViSi Mobile System that’s designed for monitoring of vital signs of ambulatory patients in non-ICU clinical settings. The wrist-worn device works with a number of sensors that measure blood pressure, heart rate / pulse rate, SpO2, respiratory rate, skin temperature, as well as 3-lead or 5-lead ECG. All the data is sent over a standard (802.11) in-hospital wireless network to a central server for simultaneous real-time monitoring of all the patients on the floor using a computer or a tablet PC.
The company promises the next version of the device will provide continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring as well as the patient’s posture and activity levels.
From the product page:
In addition to the color touchscreen display on the patient-worn device, desktop PCs, tablet PCs and other mobile platforms can be utilized as remote viewing and notification devices. ViSi Mobile is able to wirelessly transmit data, leveraging existing hospital WiFi infrastructure, and is designed to provide information output in electronic form (i.e. EMR connectivity) as well as print-outs.
Product page: ViSi Mobile System…