Imaxdi, a company out of Vigo, Spain, is working on releasing a new mobile device that can provide first responders, nurses, and even patients themselves with the ability to easily check and keep track of ECG, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure. The mBEAT device, once cleared by the authorities, will be available in a professional model that can be used in clinics and other medical facilities, and a home model that can be used by the patient for long term monitoring.
MobiHealthNews is reporting that the mBEAT uses Imaxdi’s own patented heart monitoring technology which the company has paired with a stretcher to allow for continuous watch over a patient’s vitals even during transfers to and from an ambulance. It uses the new Bluetooth 4 low power wireless standard to send data to a paired device such as a smartphone or tablet, which can then pass on the information to a cardiologist for review.
Here’s Imaxdi’s video presenting the mBEAT:
Device info page: mBEAT…
(hat tip: MobiHealthNews)