The Equivital LifeMonitor enables clinical grade cardiorespiratory monitoring, even in hazardous environments. Continuous cardiorespiratory monitoring during high levels of ambulation can be useful for first response teams, cardiorespiratory trainers and clinical researchers to name a few. Read more.
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CBRN workers are a prime target for suffering from heat-related injuries or heat stress. Due to wearing heavy and encapsulated personal protective equipment and working in extreme, high pressure environments. A worker may become disorientated, unaware they are suffering from heat stress or not wanting to admit it, and by that point the heat stress related morbidity can become more serious. This can cause the need for increased recovery time or even hospitalisation. Read more.
Workers wearing personal protective equipment are a prime target for suffering from heat stress or other physical injuries. Due to the heavy equipment and often working in extreme, high pressure environments, a worker may become disorientated, unaware they are suffering from heat stress or in pain, or not wanting to admit it, and by that point this can result in an injury, requiring a worker to take time off to recover. Read more.
The Equivital LifeMonitor measures ambulatory heart rate and breathing rate, which can be stored on its board memory for later download or transmitted in real-time to be viewed and analysed.
The heart rate is available every 5 seconds, 15 seconds or even beat by beat. Alongside this, the raw ECG waveform sampled at 256Hz is also stored and can be transmitted. Two leads of ECG is used to calculate heart rate and reduce noise, resulting in more accurate heart rate data during high activity. Unlike other heart rate monitors that simply measure the pulse, the LifeMonitor measures and stores the whole QRS complex which allows more detailed analysis. Read more.
The Equivital LifeMonitor measures clinical grade ECG from 2 leads on the chest and accelerometry data from a tri axis accelerometer. Both ECG and accelerometer data are available as raw waveform outputs as well as 5 or 15 second heart rate data or beat by beat (inter beat interval) data. The Equivital LifeMonitor can also record activity data, body position and also alert when there is a fall. This data can be stored on the device as well as being transmitted in real time for live view and analysis. Read more.
Equivital’s flagship LifeMonitor is a body worn sensor which measures ECG, heart rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, activity and body position, and connects with external sensors to store and transmit their data. Read more.
The Equivital LifeMonitor measures temperature using a medical grade infra-red thermometer under the left arm. The infra temperature is measured continuously every 15 seconds and this data is stored on the device or transmitted in real time for viewing and analysis. The data can be downloaded for further analysis. Read more.
The Equivital LifeMonitor measures core temperature using an ancillary ingestible core temperature capsule that is swallowed. The capsule contains a miniature radio that transmits the temperature reading pseudo randomly every 15 seconds, received by the LifeMonitor sensor electronics module. Read more.
Heat stress is a serious risk factor for immediate injury or long-term health problems, putting first responders and soldiers in danger during training or in action. Elevated core body temperature can affect cognitive ability and therefore normal decision making processes. Read more.
Mobile physiological monitoring is becoming widespread in both clinical and non-traditional monitoring applications such as lone worker welfare monitoring, soldier training and hazardous area emergency first response. In these applications it is essential that high data quality is available from individuals and teams as they carry out their day to day activities which can be extreme. Read more.
The challenges faced by those responsible for providing care in hospitals and in the community is how to reduce overhead costs without putting patients at risk. The expectation for impeccable healthcare provision is at its highest whilst the capability to deliver is becoming squeezed due to socioeconomic factors such as an aging population, higher numbers of people diagnosed with chronic conditions, reducing numbers of physicians and a per capita reduction in available budget. Read more.
Every sports person wants to be a winner in their particular event, gaining the desired edge and raising the standard of their achievements continuously.
One athlete being a winner and another coming second can be decided on millisecond differences in performance. Looking deeper than the grit and determination of the competitor requires reliable, unobtrusive technology that can measure, holistically, human body performance. Read more.