Wireless pressure monitoring for medical devices
Houston, Texas – Millar Inc., medical device manufacturer and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) solutions partner, has released a wireless pressure platform for integration in medical device technology. This wireless platform enables unique OEM partnership opportunities for innovative device development in cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic, neurology, and urodynamics applications.
Through Bluetooth data transfer, the wireless device can connect to existing monitoring systems through the paired dongle while maintaining a wire-free environment for the patient. Millar's research and development team has extensive experience developing wireless devices and leverages innovative technology from the company's relationship with the University of Auckland.
The current platform design is flexible and can be customized to meet various product development specifications. From digital read-outs directly on the telemeter to data connectivity to existing hospital monitoring systems, the versatile applications all deliver real-time, accurate pressure measurements.
Millar's platform can provide improvements in patient care by eliminating the need for additional wires and allow for greater patient mobility. When considering the application for continuous intra-compartmental pressures in trauma patients, real-time feedback is critical for those patients who may be unable to provide symptomatic feedback for discomfort in their extremities. A catheter inserted with wireless, continuous pressure read-outs reduces the need for multiple pressure measurements and can provide immediate feedback to the care team if pressure levels begin to elevate. Such preventative measurements can avoid loss of limbs from undiagnosed compartment syndrome.