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.