Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Waldo Health™ (http://www.waldohealth.com), an innovator in low-cost, highly functional, easy-to-use telehealth equipment and systems for home health care and remote patient monitoring applications announced that it demonstrated a new telecardiology system at the American Telemedicine Association Meeting held in Tampa, FL May 1-3. The Waldo Health system will soon be able to provide an electrocardiogram (ECG) that can be obtained at home without the need for on on-site healthcare professional. The system is in development and not yet available for commercial sale.
The Waldo telecardiology system includes three critical technologies that work together to provide clinicians with valuable information to aid in managing their patients. By integrating Bio Harness™, a simple to use, wireless, dry-electrode chest strap, and Kinetic™ Rhythms, an ECG Algorithm that provides automated analysis, into the Waldo Health System, it becomes easy and beneficial for the patient to receive, and caregiver to deliver quality remote cardiac care.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and Waldo currently provides monitoring services for this important segment. Because ECG is the preferred method to identify and monitor abnormal rhythms of the heart, the addition of this critical test will add new information that clinicians can use to better manage their patients. What makes the system particularly suited to remote care is it is easy for the patient to use, and the ECG analysis software aids the physician by providing key measurements and identifying heart rhythms.
BioHarness™ was developed by Zephyr Technology, a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring. BioHarness™ utilizes Smart Fabric sensor technology for patient comfort and enables the capture and transmission of comprehensive physiological data on the wearer.
Kinetic™ Rhythms was developed by Monebo Technologies, a leader in products for monitoring and interpreting the electrical activity of the heart. Kinetic™ will automatically provide detailed analysis of the ECG signal including key measurements, rhythm identification, and trending data. This information will aid the physician in their final analysis.
"The ability to better manage patients with cardiovascular disease is extremely important to our customers. The addition of ECG to our integrated line of vital sign monitors will provide new information to clinicians and will aid them in managing their patients remotely", remarked CEO and Co-Founder Sam Fuller. “We are pleased to be working with our technology partners, Zephyr and Monebo to bring this important technology to the medical community.”
Waldo makes personal health management simple, friendly and affordable. Waldo features a simple personalized touch screen interface to users with customized applications designed to manage their health from the comfort of home. Examples of Waldo applications include: A medication reminder and tracking service, disease specific vital signs tracking, disease and treatment specific educational applications. The system also includes built-in support for high-quality voice and video conferencing, unique at Waldo's price point. Waldo also includes optional entertainment features designed to improve patient compliance, and hence outcomes. Designed in a small, transportable form-factor and able to sit on a night-stand, bathroom or kitchen counter, the unit is also mobile, allowing patients to take it with them on trips. Multiuser support is available to support “a Waldo per household” usage. Health information collected by Waldo is securely transmitted wirelessly over WiFi, 3G/4G, or Ethernet networks and stored in compliance with federal regulations. Responsible caregivers can access patient data instantly via the Internet or through a wireless phone using the web-based Waldo Clinician Access System that provides secure online access to patient electronic health information. Caregivers can also receive customized alerts to warn of potential health situations and can easily conduct high quality video chat sessions with patients through the Waldo Health System.
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