The application software installed on the user’s PC then utilizes the digital data to create a display of the individual’s blood pressure readings and pulse rate. The software also provides additional functions including recording the data and graphically plotting data over a number of parameters such as three-day averages. Communication of the data is also handled by the application software, including sending emails to medical personnel or archiving data.
This device goes beyond the standard use of the oscillometric process using a PC rather than a micro-chip, as is the case with other blood pressure monitors. Because the end result of blood pressure monitoring using the oscillo- metric process is a collection of data points, the more data that can be generated, the better the result. By using the PC’s significantly greater compute power, the MDMouse can generate many thousands of data points instead of the many hundreds that the typical BP monitor works with.
CalHealth anticipates having its first MDMouse product available for purchase by May or June of 2011.
This technology was done by CalHealth, Irvine, CA. For more information, visit http://info.hotims.com/34454-195.