That’s what personal alert system creator eHeart Health Monitoring of North Carolina believes. “Actually, grandmas and grandpas all the way down to the grand-children” says company president Eric Midgett. “We have users of all ages because of the things we can monitor. Our products rely on wearable sensors that monitor your condition in real time and relay it to your family and caregivers,” he explains. The basic system continuously monitors heart rate, GPS location, detects falls automatically, and features a waterproof “Help Button” to manually signal for help. “Continuous real time monitoring is a hallmark of our system,” adds Midgett, “it keeps you connected to your loved one and provides an unmatched sense of awareness of their status and location.” Additional sensor options are available that add the ability to continuously monitor blood oxygen saturation level. The company will offer the ability to continuously monitor heart rate variability, respiration, skin temperature, and posture in May 2016 with more to follow. “Those capabilities and more exist and are most of the way through the testing phase,” says Midgett.
The North Carolina company is unique among personal alert system makers because they specialize in continuous real time monitoring. According to the company website the system is capable of recording over 80,000 heart rate measurements per day with twenty four hour use depending on the sensor used. Blood oxygen saturation level measurements are similarly prolific as well according to the company. “More measurements per unit of time gives a more detailed picture and creates better visibility for caregivers,” offers Midgett. When the sensor data crosses an alarm or warning threshold set by the user, the system echoes an alarm to the user’s contacts in moments. While sensor data is within thresholds, the system echoes the user’s status to contacts every two minutes.
“We are very happy to announce a new plug-n-play base station option for eHeart Monitor available in April,” says Midgett. “This brings a super simple to use option to the market for our customers. Just take it home, plug it in, and wear your wristwatch or armband sensors and you’re monitored.” Previous versions of the eHeart Monitor system required the monitored user to carry an Android smart phone, now that is only required for mobile use. “We are also very happy to announce availability of eHeart compatible blood oximetry equipment in our store. We are thrilled to be offering technology from Nonin Medical, a leader in the Blood Oximetry field and the inventor of the finger-tip pulse oximeter,” adds Midgett.
Learn more about eHeart Monitor at their site www.eHeartMonitor.com