BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2012) - Zephyr Technology, a world leader in remote physiologic monitoring, announces a collaboration program with Massachusetts General Hospital for ZephyrLIFE™ Monitoring System. Massachusetts General earned the top spot in US News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" for 2012. The announcement comes in conjunction with Zephyr's participation at Partners Connected Healthcare Conference, in Boston, October 25-26.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Zephyr are taking part in a clinical trial evaluating Zephyr's BioHarness™ and ZephyrLIFE™ Monitoring System. The ZephyrLIFE™ System combines multi-parameter vital signs, encrypted wireless communications and an intuitive notification graphics display to deliver seamless patient monitoring for general care. Zephyr will be previewing the system at the Partners Connected Healthcare Conference, October 25-26 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
"Zephyr's unique, advanced ZephyrLIFE™ System offers the unprecedented ability to monitor movement, ECG, and respiratory rate enabling us to detect arrhythmias, cardiorespiratory de-compensation, pressure ulcer risk and impending falls and to intervene before they reach the level of a catastrophe and it does all of this with a wireless system that is so small the patient will forget they are wearing it," remarked David A. Brill, MD, FACC, Zephyr's Chief Medical Officer.
ZephyrLIFE consists of the following components: BioModule, ECHO Radio System, and Escalation Engine with Notification Displays on PC and tablet and also includes cellular messaging.
The BioModule, weighing less than 1 oz., is attached with two Holter electrodes and provides ECG, R-R, HR, HRV, Respiration Rate, along with 3D accelerometry to measure posture, position, movement, and activity. ZephyrLIFE™ allows the seamless monitoring of up to 50 patients per instance -- providing minute-by-minute updates as well as instant physiological alerts sent to the clinical care team via text message. ZephyrLIFE™ monitors patients throughout the care continuum: in the hospital, in transition and at home. Additional information on ZephyrLIFE™ is available at http://www.Zephyr-Technology.com/solutions/healthcare.
About Zephyr Technology:
Zephyr is a world leader in remote physiologic monitoring. For the last decade, patients throughout the care continuum, soldiers in theater, first responders in dangerous conditions, and athletes in competition have relied on Zephyr's solutions. Zephyr's algorithms contextualize big data providing alert escalation to deliver actionable information in a simple to understand format. Zephyr's secure and HIPAA compliant cloud server solutions leverage the internet with smartphone and gateway access. Standalone radio systems are easily deployed in facilities reducing installation and maintenance. Weighing less than an ounce, this vital signs monitor with accelerometer measures multiple parameters, including heart rate, respiration rate, core temperature and ECG, movement and activity. ZephyrLIFE™ includes the BioModule and third party devices such as Blood Pressure, Blood Oxygen, Glucose and Weight.