Shvabe Holding of Rostec State Corporation has demonstrated a prototype of a personal telemedicine system for remote monitoring of vital functions. The device allows to monitor blood pressure, electrocardiogram, heart rate, respiration, as well as the level of oxygen in the blood and can be used for remote monitoring of patients with coronavirus.
The "Obereg" hardware and software system consists of an instrument block with sensors that are attached to the patient's body. The personal telemedicine system combines the functions of a pulse oximeter and a tonometer allowing to monitor blood pressure, produce an electrocardiogram, monitor pulse and respiration, and track the level of blood oxygen. The "Obereg" instrument cluster is equipped with a liquid crystal display and keyboard, allowing its use in stand-alone mode powered by rechargeable batteries.
“The ‘Obereg’ system allows to control patients’ condition remotely. It is convenient, comfortable, prevents unnecessary visits to the doctor and saves medical personnel’s time. Such devices can be of great help in remote monitoring of patients with coronavirus, as they are able to monitor blood oxygen levels and other vital functions online”, said Oleg Yevtushenko, executive director of Rostec.
According to experts, Russian hospitals’ need for such systems totals at least 50 thousand units.