Integrated mobile monitor allows patients to track five vital signs

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vital moto modVital USA Inc., a healthcare internet-of-things (IoT) vital sign company announced at the Consumer Technology Association’s annual meeting (CES; 9-12 January, Las Vegas, USA) the release of the Vital Moto Mod: mobile monitoring platform featuring the first fully integrated platform to measure blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry (SpO2) and core body temperature. The technology is delivered in partnership with Lenovo and Motorola.

Working with Motorola’s Moto Z mobile phone, the Vital Moto Mod operates with the HIPAA-compliant Vital App and cloud in order to measure, monitor and track five vital signs. The technology enables users to monitor their heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry (SpO2), non-contact core body temperature, and accurate blood pressure.

The technology is supported by over 55 approved and pending patents and creates a user friendly mobile vital sign monitoring platform. “This is really the next frontier for personal wellness,” says 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 incorporates breakthrough blood pressure technology which accurately measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The propriety finger cuff technology utilises advanced sensors and a novel inflatable bladder. The finger cuff replaces traditional arm-cuff blood pressure measurement methods which can be uncomfortable and difficult to self-administer.

This platform also measures heart rate, pulse ox, respiration, and non-contact temperature readings. Performing all five measurements takes between two to three minutes, facilitating easy mobile monitoring multiple times per day.

Irwin Gross, executive chairman and founder at Vital USA Inc., says, “The finger cuff blood pressure functionality and the direct integration with the cloud make it an exceptionally powerful and attractive mobile device for multiple markets. There is tremendous potential for this platform as we launch the Vital Moto Mod globally.”

In a press release, the company states that their 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”.

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