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Posted on February 3, 2020 by  & 

First FDA Cleared Wearable ECG Sensor Platform

VivaLNK, a leading provider of connected healthcare solutions, has received FDA clearance for its Continuous ECG Platform. Consisting of reusable wearable ECG sensors and associated software development kit (SDK), the sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Cardiovascular Disease 2020-2030: Trends, Technologies & Outlook.
One of the key issues surrounding medical IoT solutions is data control - who owns it and where it is stored. Most wearable medical devices that offer remote access force application developers and solution providers to use a 3rd party cloud for access.
"Caretaker is pleased to select VivaLNK as the FDA 510k cleared ECG sensor provider for our continuous wireless vital signs platform and thrilled to have a best-in-class form factor that is incredibly comfortable for the patient, easy to integrate into our system, reliable for our healthcare provider customers, and allows direct control of the data flow into our secure CaretakerCloud remote patient monitoring portal," said Jeff Pompeo, President and CEO of Caretaker Medical, Charlottesville, Virginia.
With the VivaLNK platform, application developers can integrate with VivaLNK medical wearable sensors, and send that data directly to the application. In addition, the VivaLNK sensor does not collect personally identifiable information.
"VivaLNK's Continuous ECG Platform has been seamlessly integrated with the AMPS Continuous ECG Recording Suite (CER-S) allowing for the direct analysis of the recorded data, and can therefore be immediately adopted by the pharmaceutical industry in the context of clinical trials," said Fabio Badilini, President and Chief Scientist at AMPS.
The SDK in the platform not only allows developers to integrate directly with the wearable ECG sensor, but also integrates with the previously FDA cleared and CE Marked VivaLNK temperature sensor. Thus, enabling multiple vitals to be remotely monitored from a single platform.
Source and top image: VivaLNK
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