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Scripps Health pilots Sotera’s ViSi Mobile System

Scripps Health is piloting  Sotera Wireless’s ViSi mobile, a wireless patient monitoring system, with up to 30 patients at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. Although the Scripps Translational Science Institute has investigated ViSi devices before, this pilot marks the first time Scripps has used the device in a real-world clinical setting.

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ViSi Mobile Presented During Eric Dishman’s mHealth Summit Keynote Address

Following his keynote address at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and general manager of Intel’s Health & Life Sciences Group, reiterated Intel’s belief that next generation technology for continuous monitoring of patient vital signs, such as ViSi® Mobile by Sotera® Wireless shown live during the keynote, could transform the delivery of care and benefit health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and healthcare costs. mHealth Summit

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Topol, Chopra team up to study physiological effects of meditation

Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most well known figures in digital health and Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most prominent voices in alternative medicine, are teaming up to measure the effects of meditation with digital health devices. The study of 40 individuals was conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute with funding from the Chopra Foundation.

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Wireless Sensors Used to Study Meditation’s Effect on Heart Health

“For thousands of years people have practiced meditation to experience inner calm, relieve stress and cultivate balance or what is known in modern medicine as homeostasis, which is the body’s ability to regulate its internal conditions and create a healthy, stable environment,” said Chopra Center co-founder Deepak Chopra, M.D. “We’re excited about the opportunity to use wireless technology to gain more scientific data about meditation’s tangible benefits for health and wellbeing. This research has great potential value for both meditators and physicians whose patients might be helped by meditation.”

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New Devices Help Patients Monitor Their Chronic Conditions At Home

People who suffer from severe chronic illnesses like heart disease can easily rack up enormous medical costs. If their conditions aren’t controlled properly, they’re forced to make frequent trips to the hospital. Remote sensors and other telemedicine devices can be a game-changer.

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