A telehealth technology innovator recently
received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to
market a Digital Electronic Weight Scale.
The scale integrates with a family of products utilizing internet network technology to create two-way communications between chronically-ill patients and a network of healthcare providers using voice, video and data transfers.
The scale provides the caregiver with an ability to detect changes in
weight of chronically ill patients - an important indicator.
"This device expands our peripheral offerings available on our other systems and provides the caregiver an important diagnostic measurement
against historic and ongoing data enabling the delivery of improved
patient care," said Mike Lemnitzer, vice president of business
development for CYBeR-CARE, Inc. Our customers have expressed interest in adding this device, and this illustrates our commitment to expanding the
capabilities of our product line."
CYBeR-CARE currently offers the ability to remotely monitor blood
pressure, pulse, blood oxygen levels, heart and lung sounds, blood
sugar levels, and temperature.
The company's monitoring system uses patented internet-based
technology that benefits users by simultaneously transmitting voice,
video and medical diagnostic data. Patient vital signs are collected -
using medical devices such as an electronic stethoscope, thermometer,
blood pressure cuff and glucometer - and stored in a central database
for real-time or periodic monitoring by caregivers. Caregivers measure
results against a patient's historical data, enabling the delivery of
improved patient care and more effective disease management treatment.
The product underwent clinical trials at the nationally renowned
Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital located in Atlanta, and will be
available for shipment to outside vendors as early as later this month.