Continuous Hemodynamic Monitoring
VitalStream is an innovative monitoring device, cleared by the FDA and CE, which continuously and non-invasively measures and reports ICU quality data in real-time. Unlike the machines currently used for continuous hemodynamic monitoring, VitalStream replaces invasive catheter-based technology with a simple finger sensor and a patented algorithm measure and report key physiological parameters beat-by-beat. In studies, VitalStream non-invasive measurements have been shown to correlate to gold standard invasive catheter measurements.
How is Caretaker Different
VitalStream is designed to make advanced ICU level hemodynamic and physiological monitoring more accessible, efficient, and cost-effective, so improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients. As patients move along the full continuum of care, within the hospital, from remote facilities, or from the patient’s own home, VitalStream reports vital signs data via a wearable device that wirelessly transmits from virtually anywhere, setting a new standard in mobility, simplicity, and cost for continuous real-time monitoring.
Why the need for Caretaker
Until now, reliable cNIBP monitoring has only been achieved by using invasive catheters or expensive machines, and has therefore been largely restricted to critical care settings. VitalStream provides a low-cost, comfortable and practical alternative, reporting ICU quality data that’s accessible virtually anywhere. Intermittent blood pressure measurements, using cumbersome arm cuffs, have been found to be susceptible to errors and to leave patients at risk during the interval between nurse observations. VitalStream mitigates both these risks by gathering blood pressure data continuously and reporting it directly via its wireless connection.
How Caretaker 4 works
VitalStream gathers patient data via our FDA approved finger sensor and Pulse Decomposition Analysis technology, and sends it wirelessly to a central monitor, placed wherever the clinician needs it. By integrating low power Bluetooth, it functions as a “wearable hub”, collecting data from other Bluetooth devices such as Glucometers, Weight Scales, Thermometers, Spirometers, etc. In addition to its approved cNIBP, Heart Rate, and pulse waveform functions, VitalStream keeps healthcare staff informed about a patient’s changing health conditions at all times, enabling early intervention and rapid response the second conditions deteriorate.
How to use Caretaker 4
What Data Does VitalStream Measure?
VitalStream measures a wide range of vital signs and hemodynamic parameters, including HR, RR, Systolic, Diastolic, MAP, Sp02, ETC02, Temperature. It is awaiting clearance on Cardiac Output, Stroke Volume, LVET, HRV, Arterial Stiffness and Hemorrhage Detection.
A comfortable finger sensor picks up the arterial pulse pressure waveform
Physiological parameters such as temperature and weight are gathered from other Bluetooth devices
Arterial pressure waveform is analysed using Caretaker’s Patented Pulse Decomposition Algorithm (PDA)
Encrypted data is sent wirelessly to a secure cloud or Bluetooth device