New telemedicine solution collects heartbeat data wirelessly

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GlobalMed introduces the TotalECG, a battery-powered device that streams 12-Lead data securely and wirelessly to interpretation software on a computer that could be up to 100 feet away. TotalECG’s CardioVu software uses the Glasgow ECG Programme, which according to a company release is considered the scientific standard for interpretation and data analysis. Since TotalECG runs on batteries, its use is not limited to the location of an outlet or the length of a power cord.

“TotalECG is a wonderful step forward in high quality 12-lead Echo’s,” says Joel E Barthelemy, chief executive officer and founder of GlobalMed. “The small size of the base unit also makes the TotalECG a fantastic mobile solution.”

TotalECG is easy to set up and use. No Bluetooth drivers are required, and connecting the ECG acquisition unit to a PC is a one-click process. TotalECG eliminates possible confusion by only displaying Telemed Solutions devices in the device list.

TotalECG is small enough to hold in one hand, and the high impact plastic body weighs just four ounces. Using two AA batteries, it can stream data continuously for up to 40 hours, or operate for up to a month in normal use.

According to GlobalMed, generating a study is a simple process, beginning with electrode placement and lead hookup on the patient. The LCD screen on TotalECG provides visual verification of lead quality. After inputting the patient’s demographic data into the TotalECG CardioVu software, the study is generated and streamed to the computer running the interpretation software.

TotalECG runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. An alert pops up on the PC screen when the batteries in TotalECG are running low. To save battery life, TotalECG goes into “sleep” mode when not used for three minutes. A single key press awakens it for use.

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