Our Healthcare Access Devices can communicate with a wide variety of medical devices that collect patients vital signs or other medical data and then transmit the data to an IP server for review. These devices can be configured to connect with virtually any wired or wireless medical peripheral device. BL Healthcare offers a number of wireless peripherals that are FDA cleared for use with the Healthcare Access System.
The majority of medical peripherals used with BL Healthcare devices are Bluetooth® enabled and can be placed anywhere in the patient's home and will automatically connect to the BL Healthcare device when used.
Some examples of medical peripherals and vital sign data that be collected:
A weight scale to track a patient's weight and any fluctuations.
A blood pressure meter (or sphygmomanometer) for measuring arterial pressure.
A pulse oximeter to calculate how much oxygen is carried in the patient's blood.
A peak flow meter to monitor a person's ability to breathe out air. It measures the airflow through the bronchi and thus the degree of obstruction in the airways.
A glucose meter (or glucometer) to track the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood.
A PT/INR meter to measure the blood's anti-coagulation (or the time blood takes to 'clot') level.
Digital thermometers to to measure and track the patient's temperature.
When connected to a BL Healthcare Device, live streaming audio of lung and heart sounds can be sent to medical professionals.
USB connected high resolution exam camera can be used for examining wounds or rashes during a live video chat.