November 9, 2009

Mayo testing remote health monitor

By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic is testing a remote health monitor device, or "guardian angel," it developed with a Swiss company that could snag a piece of a multimillion-dollar market. 


STMicroelectronics, which has engineers in Rochester working with doctors, is collaborating with Mayo on a device that monitors a patient's heart rate, blood pressure, activity levels and breathing. The goal is to create a device that goes home with patients and tracks their conditions.


One clinical study of the device has already been conducted here, and a second study targeting hospitalized heart patients began Thursday, said Kathy Anderson, a Mayo Clinic spokeswoman. The goal is to enroll 10 patients, Anderson said.


Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Kiger, 11/6/09

Tags: Business Relations, Cardiology, remote health monitor, STMicroelectronics

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