Multi-Vital Ambulatory Monitor for COVID-19 Patients Launches in the U.S.

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VivaLink, a provider of connected healthcare solutions known for its unique medical wearable sensor platform, announced the availability of its new multi vital ambulatory monitoring solution for Infectious Respiratory Diseases. Currently deployed in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, it is now available in the Americas and Western Europe.

Why It Matters

Continuous vital signs monitoring, which leverages medical wearable sensors to decrease contact between the patient and caregiver, opens the door for improved inpatient care and proactive remote patient monitoring (RPM). This medical technology can prove essential for the world’s ability to manage the effects, spread, and long-term impact of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

Built upon VivaLink’s proprietary ambulatory medical wearable sensor platform, the solution can easily be set up and scaled in hospitals, nursing homes, and remote environments. Even pop-up hospitals with little to no network and IT infrastructure can be supported by the flexible platform. Once deployed, nurses and caregivers can effectively manage the vitals of all patients from a centralized console to easily identify changes, and view trends and history.

“VivaLink’s continuous temperature monitor wearable, which was used for the first time in the fight against COVID-19 in our hospital, really reduced cross infection risks for our doctors and nurses due to its capabilities to provide data and vitals remotely. We used more than 200 temperature monitors throughout our hospital, and it made a huge impact in the care we were able to provide,” said Ms Zhang, deputy director of the nursing department of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center.

Key Features

The multi vital monitoring solution includes:

– Vitals: temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, Sp02 Oxygen Saturation, and ECG
– Reusable sensors with continuous monitoring and live streaming
– Centralized patient monitoring application console
– On-premise data server software
– RPM option with a patient companion app and cloud hosting
– Up to 21 days of continuous monitoring on a single charge

The VivaLink solution works by automatically and continuously collecting patient vitals, and wirelessly sending it to a secure on-premise server via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) WiFi router. The data is then consolidated and presented to a centralized console for caregivers. In RPM or remote field hospital deployments, an optional patient app and mobile device, and a cloud-hosted application are available.

Availability

This solution is currently deployed in 15 hospitals (1,500 beds) in China for on-premise in-patient monitoring of COVID-19, and in Romania, Qatar, and UAE using the mobile option.