Ontario companies collaborate to give patients and doctors better results

by Liam Britten

Toronto’s Biosign, a health monitoring technology company, has announced the intention to deliver its non-invasive healthcare monitoring solution in collaboration with Ottawa's Mitel.

Biosign is the maker of UFIT, an automated system that takes the pulse and blood sugar readings of a patient and listens to them over the Internet. UFIT produces digital representations of a patient’s pulse taken at the wrist through an inflatable cuff connected to a patient’s home computer. Now that Mitel is involved, the data gathered by a UFIT system can be shared between a patient and their health care professional over the Internet.

The combined solution, when delivered, is designed to allow doctors to monitor patients with diseases like diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. These patients might be in remote regions or living in an assisted care facility or receiving home care, and by using technology like this, they could receive more frequent and accurate attention from a doctor than in the past. As well, since doctors need not make trips to see these patients, a doctor’s time can be used more efficiently.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mitel is a leading provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations – from the very small, single site offices to the multi-site, large enterprises. We offer customers a broad choice of solutions, from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to a managed service.... more

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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