Just when you think you have heard it all, you haven’t. This certainly makes it easier than using a USB cord and it will automatically shut itself off when not in use. It will give around 600 readings and uses standard 2 AAA batteries.
The distance is stated at 100 meters and will send the information to a PC, PDA, etc. Of course you also get an entire audit and data trail of everything submitted and sent. All these “smart” medical devices pretty much have this all built in. Once more, this would be a nice device to connect to a PHR, like HealthVault. The device was approved by the FDA a couple months ago. I just wrote about the Blue Tooth Stethoscope and here it appears we have a companion if needed. BD
With the increased need for remote disease management, there is an opportunity to provide oximetry device monitoring solutions to simplify the exchange of secure information. The integration of interoperable, Bluetooth® wireless technology in health monitoring devices will allow patients, along with their clinicians, to monitor vital signs as they go about their daily lives.
Breakthrough devices such as the Onyx II, Model 9560 will enable clinicians to remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or Asthma. Wireless oximetry gives patients a new level of freedom and control.