New Healthpatch biosensor captures a wide range of information with just an adhesive, disposable patch
Given the increasing burden of chronic disease, the benefits of being able to remotely and obtrusively monitor patients seems intuitive. How to realize that benefit is certainly a matter of debate.
One clear trend that is emerging, though, is that single-function devices are giving way to far more versatile and less onerous multi-functional sensors.
One of these next generation sensors is HealthPatch, a wearable biosensor that has the ability to continuously monitor everything from a single lead ECG to posture and sleep quality. Vital signs and other biometric data can be wirelessly transmitted to a cloud-based devices where the data can be monitored by physicians and patients via Bluetooth. The HealthPatch, made by Vital Connect, is currently under FDA review, but has been cleared in Europe and in Canada.
iMedicalApps recently had the opportunity to get a full demo of the HealthPatch from the Vital Connect team.
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