The COVID-19 era has led to more and more people becoming ‘self-reliant’ in the field of healthcare, limiting their hospital visit only for urgent and life-saving procedures, this has led to the rise of some of the most innovative health technologies and the development of path-breaking mobile medical monitoring systems. In line with the new trend, the pandemic is acting as a catalyst for the adoption of technological advancements that will continue to drive improvements in healthcare even after the pandemic has passed. There are several examples of this including the increased use of personal health monitoring devices, portable patient monitoring systems, and so on.
Here are a few examples of portable devices that have received an overwhelming response in wake of the COVID-19 disease.
Blood Pressure Monitors
Blood pressure monitoring is an important way of diagnosing hypertension and cardiovascular health. Doing it on own at home allows one to actively assist the doctor or healthcare practitioner by carrying out additional checks that are important in analysing the progress of the body’s blood pressure. Blood Pressure Monitoring has become a daily schedule for people suffering from blood pressure issues. Today, there exist several blood pressure monitors of different varieties. The most common are automatic monitors that take quick and accurate readings and eliminate the potential for human error. The integration of new‑age AI and wireless technologies in BP monitoring has resulted in the development of wireless BP monitors that are highly portable that they can attach to your upper arm, use smart technology to record, and monitor your blood pressure and if needed, share those details with your family doctor.
Pulse Oximetry devices
Pulse oximetry refers to a prompt, non-invasive test that determines the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) in the blood. The pulse oximeter is a clip-like device that is attached to a body part, such as a finger or ear lobe. This device makes use of light to measure the volume of oxygen in the blood. Complications associated with the COVID-19 disease lead to an inefficiency of the lung thus depleting oxygen levels in the blood thus making pulse oximeters one of the most selling health monitoring devices now.
Although oximeters are fairly ubiquitous in society today, found not only in the doctor’s office but in almost every pharmacy and even in many educational environments, choosing the correct device is one of the most important decisions to be made. Labspec provides the most accurate information about the level of oxygen in the blood and other vital body parameters.
When the issue of critical care transportation arises, one of the most vital equipment to have on‑hand is a portable ventilator. Portable ventilators deliver room air or oxygen-enriched gas into the breathing circuit, where it can be humidified by a heated humidifier or a heat and moisture exchanger before delivery to the patient. They provide long-term support for patients who do not require complex critical care ventilators. They can be used for treating patients with severe COVID-19 complications. Several portable ventilator systems exist in the market among them Labspec’s MTV 1000 portable ventilator system offers great convenience, high performance and ease of maintenance. Along with optimal respiratory care.
Continuous measurement of patient parameters such as respiratory rate, heart rate and rhythm, blood-oxygen saturation, blood pressure and many other different parameters has become a common characteristic of the care of critically ill patients. When accurate and immediate decision-making is crucial for effective patient care, patient monitors frequently are used to collect and display physiological data.
Increasingly, such data are collected using non-invasive sensors from less seriously ill patients in a patients’ own homes to detect unexpected life‑threatening conditions or to record routine but required data efficiently. Several portable patient monitor systems are brought into use to serve the purpose. This state-of-the-art monitoring tools developed by Labspec provide consistently reliable, accurate data and has been extensively field-tested in hospitals and other medical facilities across the globe. These include iVita O2 Plus which is one of the most portable patient monitoring system that provides accurate patient benefits and offers numerous other benefits.