Friday, May 1, 2009

Tunstall Gets FDA Clearance for Wireless Telehealth Monitor With Built-in GSM/GPRS


Mobile technology has taken home monitoring to an entirely new level. The company Tunstall has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market wireless telehealth monitor with built-in GSM/GPRS technology. The device is called the RTX3371. It collects data from various home monitoring devices (like blood pressure cuffs, weight scales, etc.) and then transmits that data wirelessly to your healthcare provider. It can even talk to you! So, if you want to keep an eye on your patient's weight at home, this may be the device to get. Hopefully, as we see more of these types of medical devices emerge, the self-management of chronic conditions will improve. These are some exciting developments in the world of medicine and technology!

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