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Monday, April 14, 2014

Another new wrist medical device that could help older people




As you can see from the video, this device continuously measures heart rate and blood oxygen levels — two of the core vital signs used to monitor patients suffering from numerous chronic and acute conditions,

The Oxitone watch is a wrist-worn, medical-grade pulse oximeter which eliminates the need for an ‘crocodile clip’ fingertip sensor and thereby continuously measuring oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiratory rate.

No doubt this will be in a pharmacy near you within the near future.

Another example of how new medical devices will go straight to the consumer whilst the medical institutions will keep on using the old technology. Dick Stroud

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