For the first time, consumers can continuously monitor health indicators including heart rate, stress, respiration and more using only one, unobtrusive sensor
SAN JOSE, CA – Consumers are more in touch with monitoring their health and wellness than ever before but, until now measuring steps, heart rate, stress, sleep patterns and other health indicators usually required wearing multiple, often awkward, devices. Vital Connect, an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology for use in healthcare applications, is introducing its first biosensor product, the HealthPatch™ biosensor, as a solution. The HealthPatch is capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements in a continuous, configurable and non-obtrusive manner using a small yet powerful patch worn on the chest.
HealthPatch can replace devices like chest straps, bracelets, arm bands, clip-on pedometers and sport watches currently being used to track fitness and wellness. Instead, athletes training for a major competition or average people simply trying improve overall health can wear the HealthPatch day and night for continuous readings and evaluations. Also, because the HealthPatch is worn on the chest and nearly invisible under most clothing, it can be worn outside the gym to the office, a party or other event without apprehension.
In addition to being the ideal tool for monitoring fitness, HealthPatch can also benefit aging consumers requiring specialized care. Capable of detecting falls, body posture, respiratory rate and skin temperature, among other measurements, HealthPatch can notify family members or other caregivers if pre-set thresholds for these health indicators are dipped below or surpassed. Coupled with various monitoring applications and services, HealthPatch can automatically trigger text or email message alerts when thresholds are crossed, so that help can quickly be provided without any action by the user.
HealthPatch uses cutting-edge sensor and chip technologies combined with Vital Connect’s proprietary algorithms, to continuously provide clinical-grade measurements of core health metrics: heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body posture, steps and fall detection/severity. Processing thousands of data points per minute, Vital Connect’s sophisticated SensorFusion algorithms analyze multiple biometrics to generate intelligent health measurements that are more meaningful and accurate than any individual biometric alone. These measurements can include stress, sleep staging and quality, and contextual heart rate, among other health predictors.
“Even though HealthPatch looks like a simple patch, the biosensor technology we have integrated into the HealthPatch is far more advanced than any other devices consumers are currently using to monitor their health,” said Dr. Nersi Nazari, Chairman and CEO of Vital Connect. “Not only can consumers count on HealthPatch, in combination with leading health apps and services, to provide an accurate assessment of their overall health, they can also rely on HealthPatch to protect the wellness of their loved ones.”
Consumers can use HealthPatch for personal health management, fitness tracking, stress feedback, remote monitoring and many other applications. The HealthPatch is the most comprehensive biosensor solution that provides clinical-grade, 24-hour, real-time tracking of vital signs and additional measurements.It is less obtrusive and more comfortable than other sensors, can be customized for type and frequency of data collection, leverages Bluetooth 4.0 and provides fully secure cloud-based storage and connectivity.
For more information on the HealthPatch and its applications, visit: www.vitalconnect.com.
About Vital Connect, Inc.
Vital Connect is a Silicon Valley-based startup founded in 2011 with the goal to develop the newest generation of technologies that help address some of the most challenging healthcare issues in the world today. Vital Connect’s extensive expertise enables the company to create wireless, wearable biosensors that are small, powerful, and capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements in a continuous, configurable and non-obtrusive manner. Through various partnerships, Vital Connect solutions will be available for use in hospitals, research facilities, doctor’s offices, care facilities, homes and everywhere in between. For more information, visit: www.vitalconnect.com.