The mobile health monitor marketplace got a new entrant last week: the BodyGuard Remote Monitoring System, from Preventice.
Preventice's first product, which incorporates a Mayo Clinic algorithm, goes beyond the exercise space and monitors heart rhythms, respiration and activity with a small system that consists of a peel-and-stick patch that transmits information to a phone that comes along with the kit. The FDA 510(k) device then sends the patient information to a third party which crunches the data. Preventice marketing EVP Michael Emerson tells MM&M that while ECG monitoring is the current focus, the device has the potential to be a springboard into something more.
“This is the first device of what will be a family of devices that will line up according to what a doctor wants to order monitored," says Emerson. "Whatever ailment you might have, we will have something that will keep track of it and hopefully keep you safer, healthier and more comfortable.”
MINNEAPOLIS, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Preventice, Inc., a leading developer of mHealth solutions, announced today the commercial availability of its BodyGuardian Remote Patient Monitoring System (BodyGuardian RMS). Preventice received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2012, enabling the mobile health solutions company to market BodyGuardian for use in detecting and monitoring non-lethal cardiac arrhythmias for ambulatory patients.
Developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the BodyGuardian System uses sophisticated algorithms to support remote monitoring for individuals with cardiac arrhythmias. The BodyGuardian System allows physicians to monitor key biometrics outside of the clinical setting, while patients go about their daily lives. A small body sensor attached to the patient's chest collects important data, including ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, and activity level. Patient data can then be transmitted to physicians via mobile phone technology. This level of remote patient monitoring can create a constant connection between patients and their care teams.
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By Stephanie Baum, MedCity News, Dec 27, 2012
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By Katharine Grayson, Business Journal, Dec 27, 2012
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By Jeff Kiger, The Post-Bulletin, Dec 26, 2012
A local firm featuring a Mayo Clinic-created remote monitor is on the forefront of using new technology to improve medical care.
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By Peter Burrows, Business Week, December 13, 2012
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By Jeff Kiger, The Post-Bulletin Rochester, MN, Dec 5, 2012
Look for a new Mayo Clinic-linked remote medical-monitoring device on the market by early 2013.
Preventice, a Minneapolis medical technology firm with its main development site in Rochester, says BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System will be commercially available soon, at least by spring. Read More>
Dec 4, 2012, Eric Wicklund, mHIMSS
Preventice's BodyGuardian Remote Patient Monitoring System, which received 501(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in August, is almost ready to make its public debut. Read more >