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Lionsgate Technologies Brings Patient Monitoring in Medical Professional's Hands
Technology has advanced to become a platform that medical professionals can use in a hospital or on the go to monitor their patents. Lionsgate Technologies, Inc. a company at the forefront of medical technical development has plans to re-launch one of its popular universal interfaces to allow medical professionals to get accurate real-time vital signals on their smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. This new portability will allow doctors, nurses, and others to really stay connected to their patents at all times.
The developer of the technology, Dr. Mark Ansermino, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), said this technology could help hospitals on a global scale.
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“Pairing medical diagnostics with mobile phones will greatly advance the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of critical diseases in developing countries,” said Ansermino.
In an official statement, the company said this technology uses a mix between traditional and next-generation technology. “Using standard medical sensors connected directly through the universal audio port of virtually any mobile device, the proprietary interface, called the Vital Signs DSP (Digital Signal Processor), provides precise monitoring of blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and body temperature which are displayed on the mobile devices monitor,” said Lionsgate.
The re-launch, which is being called The Phone Oximeter, will now include monitoring of blood oxygen levels and using technology to connect to the patients monitoring system, it will allow critical patients to be monitored at all times from anywhere in the world – with real-time data being collected.
“The availability of portable, easy-to-use and affordable mobile health monitoring technology will move medical diagnostics from the hospital to non-hospital settings, helping reduce global health inequities and improving health outcomes worldwide,” said Ansermino.
In addition, to the monitoring and portability that is being developed all over the world to enhance the current health system – many other hospitals have begun to take their traditional paper health records and begin to store them in a digital format which would be available to any physician the patient sees instantly.
This technology is still new, but Lionsgate plans on releasing its new application and other technology to clinical markets in 2013.
Edited by Brooke Neuman