MonitorMe is a clinical device and a telephone. The telephone handset is equipped with sensors to capture your vital signs and send them via telephone lines to your digital patient record. The digital patient record compares your vital signs with previous records and raises an alert to your medical professional in the event that changes are identified.
It is extremely easy to use and simply plugs into your telephone socket, replacing your current telephone. It is as reliable as your telephone, not needing any additional equipment such as a computer, modem or Bluetooth connection. If you can operate a simple basic telephone then remote healthcare monitoring is now available for you.
Measuring body temperature is very important in medicine. A number of diseases are characterised by a change in body temperature. With other illnesses, the course of the disease can be followed by measuring body temperature. This allows the doctor to analyse the effectiveness of treatments based on body temperatures.
Changes in temperature can indicate infections, fever or hyperthermia all of which particularly in the elderly can be a prelude to a poor health episode and hospitalization. Fever may be an indication of:
A very low body temperature (hypothermia) can be serious or even deadly. Low body temperature usually happens from being out in cold weather. But it may also be caused by alcohol or drug use, going into shock, or certain disorders such as diabetes or low thyroid.
A low body temperature may occur with an infection. This is most common in newborns, older adults, or people who are frail. A very bad infection, such as sepsis, may also cause an abnormal low body temperature.
Your pulse is checked to:
A fast heart rate may be caused by:
A slow heart rate may be caused by:
A weak pulse may be caused by:
Pulse Transit Time (PTT) is seen as a promising method for determining Blood Pressure. The problem of accuracy when converting PTT data to blood pressure readings is challenging as this depends on physical dimensions such as the length of your arm and stiffness of arteries. MonitorMe does not attempt to accurately measure blood pressure but to identify a trend in PTT which is indicative of change in the patients’ state of health. This is considered an appropriate proxy for blood pressure measurement avoiding the need for cuffs in the home environment and eliminating patient error.
High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) puts your health and quality of life in danger
Left uncontrolled or undetected, high blood pressure can lead to:
Normally low blood pressure is not considered a chronic condition but occasionally it may be and low blood pressure can occur due to medication. Low blood pressure may be accompanied by:
Blood oxygen saturation level is used as a measure of the effectiveness of lungs. Also, blood disorders and problems with your circulatory system may prevent your blood from picking up oxygen and transporting it throughout your body. Maintaining the precise balance of oxygen-saturated blood is vital to your health. People with chronic health conditions should monitor their blood oxygen level. This includes asthma, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In these cases, monitoring your blood oxygen level can help determine if treatments are working, or if they should be adjusted.
A below-normal blood oxygen level is called hypoxemia. Hypoxemia is often cause for concern. The lower the oxygen level, the more severe the hypoxemia. This can lead to complications in body tissue and organs.
When your blood oxygen level goes outside the typical range, you may begin experiencing symptoms.
If you continue to have low blood oxygen levels, you may show symptoms of cyanosis. The hallmark sign of this condition is a blue discoloration of your nail beds, skin, and mucus membranes.
Cyanosis is considered an emergency. If you’re experiencing symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention. Cyanosis can lead to respiratory failure, which can be life-threatening.
People who smoke may have an inaccurately high pulse ox reading. Smoking causes carbon monoxide to build up in your blood. A pulse ox can’t tell the difference between this other type of gas and oxygen. If you need to know your blood oxygen level and are a smoker, an arterial blood gas (ABG) test may be the only way to receive an accurate reading.