Equivital physiological monitoring system gains CE approval
19 December 2008
Equivital, a remote physiological monitoring system produced by UK
company Jaltek Systems, has been given CE approval.
The Equivital system can now be used in a range of medical
environments within a hospital facility or at home as part of a
telehealth solution for monitoring long term conditions such as chronic
heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
by Cambridgeshire-based Hidalgo Ltd and manufactured by Jaltek Systems
in Luton, UK (both companies are part of the Jaltek Group), Equivital is
an ambulatory, wearable, high performance physiological system providing
continuous real-time visibility of an individual’s vital signs (see
photo on right). These include heart rate, 2-lead electrocardiogram
(ECG), respiration rate and effort, temperature, body position, blood
oxygen saturation, impact and fall detection.
Equivital can be integrated with a range of other ‘point in time’
measurement systems including weigh scales and blood pressure monitors.
The wearer’s physiological data can be communicated over a secured
wireless network for viewing by a healthcare professional and is
recorded onto an integral memory card.
Extensive validation trials performed by a number of agencies
including the US Department of Defense have shown that Equivital’s
ambulatory data recording performance is the best in its class.
Equivital has already been implemented in a range of demanding
applications and offers exciting possibilities in areas ranging from
telehealth, first responder and paramedic applications, to occupational
welfare, sports performance analysis and physical endurance research.
The CE marking follows successful registration with the US FDA.
Dr Ekta Sood, Hidalgo clinical and marketing director adds, “Equivital
is not just a concept, it is a proven system which has many applications
in a diverse range of environments. Achieving medical CE compliance now
allows Equivital to be used in key healthcare applications. We believe
that our technology offers significant opportunities in economical
healthcare provision and patient care such as facilitating early patient
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