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.full article
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.full article
MOBILE MED-TECH REVOLUTION HITS HOSPITALS
The benefits of mobile technology in a healthcare setting have not, it’s safe to say, gone unnoticed. A throng of companies is trying to turn the smartphone into an assortment of medical devices, from blood pressure cuffs to otoscopes. Such devices offer patients a chance to keep up with chronic conditions and send data to their doctors on occasion.full article
Sotera Wireless To Highlight New ViSi Mobile Capabilities And Concepts At FutureMed Conference
Sotera Wireless will demonstrate its groundbreaking ViSi Mobile® System and preview a concept for ambulatory surgery that transmits vital sign numerics, waveforms and alarms from the ViSi Mobile Monitor to Google Glass.full article
First FDA Clearance of Passive, Non-Invasive Technique Could Transform Cardiovascular Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Sotera Wireless, Inc’s patented medical device, a continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology, a new feature of the ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring system. For the first time clinicians can continuously monitor all patient vital signs, including beat-to-beat blood pressure, without the use of a catheter or blood pressure cuff.full article
FDA clears Sotera’s continuous blood pressure monitor
Sotera Wireless has received yet another FDA 510(k) clearance for its ViSi remote patient monitoring system, this time for its novel continuous noninvasive blood pressure (cNIBP) monitoring software.full article
Intermountain Healthcare Opens Innovation Center
As a further testament to Intermountain’s pioneering spirit, last week’s announcement also included commitments from key strategic partnerships – including Intel INTC +0.06%, Dell DELL 0%, CenturyLink CTL +0.43%, NetApp NTAP +0.75%, Sotera Wireless and another Salt Lake City based startup – Xi3full article
Citizen Astronauts Complete Suborbital Scientist Course Training, Evaluating New Medical Technology at NASTAR Center
The ViSi Mobile device from Sotera Wireless is a next-generation, wireless vital-sign monitoring system. “We demonstrated how the ViSi Mobile device might be used in a spaceflight or simulated-spaceflight environment, with no disruption or discomfort for the wearer,” Wright said. “This could open the door for using the device to collect actual data during our future training as well as operational space missions.”full article
Futuristic inventions help Intermountain Healthcare transform patient experience
A wireless life detector to monitor vital signs of patients is displayed on a mannequin as Intermountain Medical Center introduces Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, its new lab with technology created in Utah, at the hospital in Murray.full article
iMedicalApps.com: Incubator created for Google Glass app developers for medical applications
Palomar Health will provide a hospital for apps to be tested and refined in a real-world setting. This is territory they have experience in having tested Sotera Wireless’s mobile vital signs monitors (ViSi Mobile) and AirStrip’s mobile data platform. For an in-depth look at ViSi Mobile, take a look at our previous article on that systemfull article
Information Week/Healthcare: Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Sotera Wireless: Wearable Data
Sotera’s ViSi mobile system gives physicians and caregivers remote access to a patient’s vital signs from anywhere within the hospital. The system monitors heart and pule rates, ECGs, blood oxygen saturation level, blood pressure, respiration rate and skin temperature — both in and out of bed and in transport. The color touchscreen device is strapped to the patient’s wrist, with sensors attached to the patient’s chest and arm. Data is transmitted to physicians via Wi-Fi to desktops, tablets and mobile devices.full article
HealthLeaders Magazine: Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile
Away from the ICUs, on the regular nursing floors, patients in postacute care can benefit from portable monitors such as Sotera Wireless’ ViSi Mobile, according to Lisa Graydon, chief nursing officer of five Salt Lake City–area hospitals of Intermountain Healthcare: Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Riverton Hospital, and Alta View Hospital.
Qualcomm Life, Palomar Launch Incubator for Google Glass Health Apps
The incubator will be housed at the new Palomar Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., a “hospital of the future” that opened in August 2012, according to Portale. The center incorporates several technologies from Cisco, AirStrip’s mobile data platform and Sotera Wireless’ body-worn Visi Mobile patient vital sign monitors.full article
ADVANCE for Nurses: Wireless Monitoring Arrives in Acute Care
On Feb. 11 patients at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, Calif. became recipients of state-of-the-art medicine that allows nurses and other healthcare providers to closely and continuously observe vital signs-remotely.full article
Survey: ACOs not sold on RPM technology – mobihealthnews
In a recent survey, more than half of the accountable care organizations interviewed were unsure of the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring and its ability to generate a positive return on investment.
This week, Spyglass Consulting released a study on remote patient monitoring based on telephone interviews from more than 100 healthcare organizations including home health agencies, standalone community hospitals, multi-hospital delivery systems, government agencies and payers.full article
Intermountain CTO: Patient experience ripe for transformation
Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based hospital system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, has worked extensively with digital health companies — most recently upgrading their pilot with wristworn vital signs monitor company Sotera Wireless into a full partnership last month, and teaming up with MModal in February to develop a speech-enabled computerized physician order entry system.
WSJ: Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Sotera(R) Wireless
SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sotera Wireless(R) , creator of the ViSi Mobile(R) wireless patient monitoring system, announced today that Intermountain Healthcare will officially partner with the Company. Furthering this collaboration, Intermountain Healthcare executive vice president and chief financial officer Bert Zimmerli joins Sotera’s board of directors.full article
Utah healthcare system inks deal for wristworn vital signs monitors
Back in March at HIMSS, Sotera announced it was piloting its ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring platform with two Intermountain hospitals, its flagship Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. This week’s announcement elevates that pilot to an official customer deal, and Intermountain’s executive vice president and chief financial officer Bert Zimmerli will join Sotera’s board of directors. Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit healthcare system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics in Utah and Idaho.full article
Bloomberg TV Brink: Hospital on the Brink of the Future – Palomar Medical Center
Palomar Medical Center was featured on Bloomberg TV Brink on May 6, 2013 showcasing a few of their innovative technologies being used there today which includes the ViSi Mobile System.
To see the full segment, please click here: http://youtu.be/YG-CprxdL1o
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iHealthBeat – When It Comes to the Future of Wireless Sensors in Health Care: The Sky’s the Limit
The market for wireless health monitoring and sensor-driven medical devices is taking off. In an iHealthBeat Special Report by Kenny Goldberg, experts discussed how such tools could affect health care delivery
Audio transcript: iHBSpecialReport-Transcript041013
FierceMobile Healthcare – Monitoring Patient Vital Signs Wirelessly
When it comes to patient monitoring, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., is the first hospital in the country to use a wrist-worn device that continuously monitors a patient’s vital signs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved ViSi Mobile System from San Diego-based medical device company Sotera Wireless is the technological enabler that transmits patient data to nurses in the hospital, providing them with around-the-clock surveillance of key vital signs.
Medical Design Excellence Awards 2013: Finalist Products Enhance Efficiency
Patient monitoring systems have become another way for medical device companies to answer the healthcare system’s demand for efficiency. One example is ViSi Mobile, a platform for comprehensive vital signs monitoring made by Sotera Wireless (San Diego) that was named a finalist in the general hospital category.full article
MD+DI Announces 46 Innovative Products as Finalists in 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) has announced the finalists of the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the MedTech industry’s premier competition for medical device design and innovation.
ViSi Mobile comprehensive body-worn vital signs monitoring system. Manufactured by Sotera Wireless Inc. (San Diego, CA). Entry submitted by Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN).full article
Eric Topol gives Stephen Colbert an ear exam and other Colbert Show highlights
One of the funniest comments came as Colbert’s sized up Topol as he used the VISI Mobile device to read his blood pressure and oxygen levels, remarking: “Are you Dick Tracy?” I was waiting for the Inspector Gadget comparisons that never came.full article
Topol turns Colbert around on digital health
Making the most of the brief interview, Topol demonstrated some of his standby mobile health technologies: the AliveCor ECG heart monitor and the ViSi Mobile Monitor from Sotera Wireless. Taking a cue from a tweet in which Colbert had complained of a ruptured ear drum, Topol produced a CellScope smartphone-enabled otoscope, and showed Colbert’s fans the inside of his ear, eliciting cheers from the Colbert Nation.
Throughout the demo, Colbert seemed genuinely impressed with the technology, asking Topol “How is it doing that?” and, in the case of the wristworn ViSi, “Are you Dick Tracy?”full article
ViSi Mobile on the Colbert Show – March 26, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol was on the Colbert Show on March 26, 2013 showing ViSi Mobile along with a few other innovative technologies.
New Intermountain Technology Improves Patient Monitoring Followng Surgery
San Diego Business Journal – Monitoring Device Debuts at Palomar
Palomar Medical Center has recently deployed a new wrist-worn device developed by San Diego’s Sotera Wireless Inc. that allows clinicians to continuously and remotely monitor their patients’ well-being.
Channel 9 (KUSI) News – San Diego – ViSi Mobile Technology with Gary Manning Interview
Live interview with Gary Manning, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Sotera Wireless, Inc.full article
NBC Channel 7 San Diego: New Technology Used in SD Hospitalsfull article
CBS Channel 8 San Diego: Wireless wristband continuously monitors patients
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The Palomar Health organization is using a new device that will make a visit to the hospital less invasive.full article
Fox 5 News: Taking patient vital signs goes high-tech…
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Palomar Medical Center is breaking ground when it comes to patient care. On Friday, the hospital unveiled a small, but powerful device designed to monitor vital signs.
The medical center is the first hospital in the nation to use the technology called VISI.
“It’s really cool, I wear it on my wrist and it automatically does its’ thing,” said Anastasha St. Augustine, patient.full article
Channel 6 San Diego News – Revolutionary Device Helping Patientsfull article
Palomar Health Unveils New Way Of Monitoring Patients – First Hospital to Use this Technology
SAN DIEGO — Palomar Health will unveil a wireless device this week that will change the way patients are monitored in the hospital. The device, built by San Diego’s Sotera Wireless, will let doctors and nurses keep track of patient vital signs on tablets and smart phones.
Palomar will be the first health system in the world to use the technology.full article
MobiHealthNews – Sotera Wireless lands $14.8M in new financing
Sotera Wireless, maker of the wrist-worn ViSi Mobile wireless vitals monitoring system, has landed $14.8 million in fresh capital, including $1.33 million from Safeguard Scientifics and an undisclosed amount from another new investor, Delphi Ventures.full article
Fresh from primetime cameo, Sotera Wireless’ remote patient monitoring tech nabs $14.8M
If you watched NBC’s Rock Center a couple of weeks ago, you might have noticed a segment featuring Dr. Eric Topol, a longtime cardiologist, author of “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” and one of the leading voices in digital medicine.
In the segment, he showed off a futuristic flip-phone-sized touchscreen device, worn on the wrist, that helps doctors keep tabs on their patients from afar. The device, called the VisiMobile monitor, tracks a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and other indicators, and lets doctors check in from wherever they might be via PC, tablet or smartphone.full article
ViSi Mobile on Rock Center with Brian Williams – January 24, 2013
One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
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Wearable ViSi Mobile System lets doctors wirelessly monitor patients
Dr. McCoy’s tricoder isn’t looking too futuristic these days. Not only are real life versions of the Star Trek device under development, but some new medical devices are making it look a bit old fashioned. Take, for example, the ViSi Mobile vital signs monitor built by Sotera Wireless of San Diego, California.full article