What You Should Know:
– Vivalink, a leading provider of digital healthcare solutions launches a multi-vital blood pressure patch for remote patient monitoring is now available for research and development.
– The advanced multimodal continuous signal processing patch captures ECG trace, heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure on a single device.
Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor
Cuffless blood pressure is still in its infancy, but new research is exploring the use of a promising, FDA- and CE-cleared electrical-signal-based technology, unlike other cuffless monitors. Previous cuffless blood pressure monitors have used optical sensing or light-based monitoring, which is known to have issues with data capture accuracy, light sensitivity, and efficacy across skin tones.
Designed for remote and ambulatory patient monitoring such as hypertension diagnosis and management, the patch is wireless network-enabled to automatically capture and send a continuous stream of data to clinical applications in the cloud. In addition, the patch contains onboard memory in order to capture data during network outages, and then automatically synchronize the data once network connections are re-established.
The device is FDA/NMPA cleared for ECG and heart rate, and CE cleared for ECG, heart rate and respiratory rate. The blood pressure feature is integrated and available for research and development. Weighing just 7.5 grams and the size of a small bandage, the reusable and rechargeable wearable patch requires no additional components such as a wristband or wires in order to capture blood pressure.
To date, the device is FDA/NMPA cleared for ECG and heart rate, and CE cleared for ECG, heart rate and respiratory rate. Vivalink’s electrical-signal-based technology has shown promising signs of mitigating those challenges. In addition, unlike other cuffless blood pressure technologies, Vivalink’s reusable/rechargeable wearable patch is calibration-free and requires no additional components such as a wristband or wires in order to capture blood pressure.
The multi-vital blood pressure patch is available now for commercial research and development.