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Back To Vidyya Internet Ready Digital Weight Scale Wins FDA Approval


Scale Will Allow Health Professionals To Monitor Weight Of Patients From Remote Site

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.


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