iHealth announced two new personal health care products at CES. Adam Lin, President of iHealth Lab said in their press release, ?These new products bring continuous vitals monitoring to a whole new level. We designed these products with the users in mind. They are ergonomically engineered to be comfortable and easy to use, while delivering robust, accurate measurements that can be easily shared with health care professionals using the latest wireless technology.?
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
iHealth unveiled the industry?s first 24 hour wearable blood pressure monitor that connects to a user?s mobile device via Bluetooth or a PC through a USB cable, for simplified data transfer. The new technology allows for a sleeker, lightweight monitor that is worn inside a vest. It provides constant monitoring without changing a user?s normal daily routine. The monitor can be set to obtain blood pressure readings over a long period of time at regular intervals of 15, 30, 45, 60 or 120 minutes.
Such readings are useful in helping doctors get a clearer picture of how an individual?s blood pressure changes throughout the day. Twenty-four hour blood pressure monitoring is commonly used to better understand cases of suspected nocturnal hypertension, ?white-coat? hypertension ? caused just because you find yourself in a clinical setting ? or resistant hypertension where anti-hypertensive medications fail to control high blood pressure. The device is compatible with both iOS and select Android devices. It uses a rechargeable battery and will store up to 200 measurements.
Wearable Pulse Oximeter
The other new entry in the iHealth wearable suite of products is a pulse oximeter designed to continuously monitor blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate. The new design uses a fingertip sensor that connects directly to a sleek and comfortable wristband, making it ideal for measuring blood oxygen levels during normal daily activity or while sleeping. Pulse oximeters are commonly used to detect OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
The product stores up to 1,000 hours of data, uses Bluetooth 4.0 BLE and is compatible with iOS devices and select Android devices. Data is displayed on the mobile device and automatically stored in the cloud, making it easy to manage and share results.