VistaTablet Can Monitor Patient’s Vital Signs From Anywhere in The World
VistaTablet, manufactured by Silicon Valley based firm, VitalConnect, just released its brand new patient-monitoring handheld interface monitor and VitalPatch.
VistaTablet and VistaPatch allows doctors, clinicians, and healthcare providers to monitor 24/7 their patients 8 vitals from anywhere. No wires, no fuss, no mess.
The VistaTablet simultaneously measures these 8 vital signs, regardless of patient location:
- heart rate,
- heart rate variability,
- respiratory rate,
- skin temperature,
- body posture,
- activity levels,
- fall detection,
VistaTablet: How it Works
Patients can be discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing home with the VitalPatch already stuck to the skin. This allows for continuous updating in real time. Just as when on a hospital monitor, parameters that move outside their normal zones will trigger an alarm. Patients then receive immediate care.
For patients residing in a skilled nursing home for rehabilitation, the VitalPatch sensor allows for 24/7 monitoring and allows the patient to move freely and confidently as they go about their day.
The VitalPatch is FDA approved and weighs a light 11 grams. Its battery can rung for 5 days without a recharge or replacement. Overall, it sends live continuous information and can store up to 10 hours of data.
In addition, it’s wireless, water resistant, and can be placed in any variety of positions to suit the patients comfort. Also, motion artifact is minimal, allowing for accurate data collection. One of the most attractive features is its fall detection feature for ambulatory patients. This is key for senior citizens that either due to age or chronic illness are more prone to serious falls.
The new technology will improve patient care and reduce costs.