Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
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Preventice, a developer of mobile health applications and remote monitoring systems, recently announced its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System (RMS), which has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The system was developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and uses algorithms to support remote monitoring for patients with cardiac arrhythmias. It lets doctors monitor key biometrics while patients can go about their daily lives.
A small sensor attached to the patient's chest collects data, including ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, and activity level. The device then transmits data to physicians via mobile phone technology. This remote monitoring of the patient provides a continual connection between patients and their care teams. Pictured above is the BodyGuardian system displayed on multiple mobile devices, as well as the wearable body sensor.
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