BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the movement of increased patient engagement in healthcare, Vital
"We have learned that frictionless technologies for biometric data collection from patients is key in fostering their engagement with digital products," said Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Senior Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation. "This product streamlines the vitals measurement process, replacing five discreet devices with one, and we are going to validate that this product is changing digital vitals collection from patients."
Using light and pressure sensors, Vital's proprietary finger cuff is the first device to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure from the finger. Vital's technology captures user data and employs Bluetooth technology to wirelessly upload this information to the cloud securely, where it can be accessed for reference later. The finger cuff replaces traditional arm-cuff blood pressure measurement methods which can be uncomfortable and difficult to self-administer.
"This is really the next frontier for personal wellness," said Dr. Mark Blatt, Chief Medical Officer at Vital USA Inc. "By providing the consumer with a simple way to measure and monitor the five critical vital health signs they are empowered to take control, and keep an eye on their own overall health and wellness."
"The Vital Moto Mod is ideal for users who want to capture their vitals multiple times a day and while on the go," he continued, adding, "The device's handheld form factor and low cost make it an ideal solution for Telemedicine/Remote Patient Monitoring and Population Health on a global basis."
The two companies are working together on a clinical trial that will compare the Vital Moto Mod to predicate medical devices, a step in the road to FDA approval.
About Partners Connected Health:Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology – mobile phones, tablets, wearables, sensors and remote health monitoring tools – to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. Partners Connected Health programs are also helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Connected Health team creates and deploys mobile technologies in a number of patient populations and care settings, and is conducting innovative research studies to test the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in various clinical applications, including medication adherence, care coordination, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness. To learn more about Partners Connected Health, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
About Vital USA Inc.,
Vital USA Inc., is a Healthcare IoT company that has developed the industry's first connected integrated multi-vital sign mobile monitoring platform for the consumer at home. For more information, visit vvvital.com.
CONTACT: Geoffrey Kula Partners Connected Health 617-724-1492 GKula@Partners.org
Liz Gross Vital USA Inc. 213-797-5536 Liz.Gross@vvvital.com
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