06 Nov Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Approves Caretaker Medical Wireless Remote Patient Monitor
Providing Australian Healthcare providers with access to Caretakers Continuous Non-Invasive “Beat-by-Beat” Blood Pressure (“cNIBP”), Respiration Rate, Heart Rate Monitoring.
GOLD COAST, QLD., November 6, 2019 – inTechnology Distribution, one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing Value Added IT Distributors, announced today that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved Caretakers Wireless Continuous Non-Invasive “Beat-by-Beat” Blood Pressure (“cNIBP”), Respiration Rate, Heart Rate Monitoring, Remote Data Viewing, and Automatic Self-Calibration, based on patented Finger Cuff technology.
The wearable CareTaker® monitor enables uninterrupted wire-free and electrode-free vital signs monitoring throughout the full mobile continuum of care; within the clinic and hospital, during patient transport, and remotely after patient discharge. Using a comfortable, low-pressure finger cuff, CareTaker’s patented Pulse Decomposition Analysis technology non-invasively measures continuous Beat-by-Beat blood pressure, Heart Rate, and Respiration Rate with accuracy exceeding FDA requirements, for remote display on the CareTaker® secure web portal or other wireless devices.
Historically, most continuous “beat-by-beat” real-time Blood Pressure measurements require an invasive arterial catheter or complex equipment, and have therefore been reserved for use mainly in critical care settings. The CareTaker cNIBP technology delivers “ICU Quality” continuous measurements without intrusive catheters or cumbersome wires, giving clinicians the ability to identify hemodynamic deterioration trends early, allowing more time for intervention while providing a much more comprehensive view of a patient’s hemodynamic status. CareTaker’s comfortable finger cuff is gentle enough to be worn continuously, even during sleep, and usage is intuitive enough to ease the clinician’s workflow. Equally important, CareTaker’s onboard Cellular and Bluetooth communication capabilities allow for simple setup and deployment as well as seamless integration with other devices, Remote Patient Monitoring platforms and hospital Electronic Medical Record systems.
“CareTaker is a real game changer, allowing physicians to remotely monitor medical-grade Continuous Blood Pressure and Heart Rate from anywhere, using only a patient friendly-finger cuff” said Dr. Jay Sanders, MD, Professor of Medicine (adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. “Until now, most clinicians have had to settle for intermittent ‘point-in-time’ Blood Pressure measurements using bulky arm cuffs, which can produce misleading results due to the influence of many factors such as movement, posture, anxiety, or caffeine. In remote monitoring settings, the ability to gather continuous Blood Pressure and vital sign data from such an integrated easy-to-use device will provide better information and improve patient compliance while reducing cost and workload.”
“The CareTaker sets a new standard in cNIBP and continuous vital sign monitoring in terms of patient comfort, mobility, and clinical ease-of-use, in a low-cost wearable form factor” added Jeff Pompeo, CareTaker Medical’s CEO. “We’re pleased to have achieved regulatory approval in Australia and are proud to be working with inTechnology to deliver our wireless, continuous, beat-by-beat blood pressure and vital signs monitoring to patients throughout the full continuum of care.”
About CareTaker Medical
CareTaker Medical is a Charlottesville, Virginia based wireless medical device firm focused on developing affordable, innovative, remote patient monitoring solutions that improve outcomes, increase clinician productivity, and maximize patient compliance and comfort.