VitalLink is a small, lightweight and durable medically approved telemedicine computer that can connect to and communicate with medical devices (peripherals) in order to control their operation and to receive physiological data from them. These medical devices can range from equipment with wireless connectivity to existing electronic bedside monitors.
VitalLink unit collects the medical information provided by the peripherals, organises it into a consistent, synchronised format and then passes the data stream over a live link to monitoring devices for viewing and computers for storage or further manipulation by third party software applications. In this way, local PCs or PDAs with wireless connectivity can, subject to appropriate authorisation, view the real-time telemedicine vital signs directly from the VitalLink unit.
VitalLink can connect to other devices both medical and non-medical in many ways; wirelessly by Bluetooth or 802.11b, cellular via a 3G/GPRS/GSM data card, or wired connection such as RS-232, TTL, USB or Ethernet (RJ-45). Peripherals do not need to be limited to medical devices.
The basic VitalLink kit includes the following peripherals: non-invasive blood pressure, temperature, 6 or 12-lead EKG/ECG and SpO2. EKG and SpO2 data are provided to VitalLink via Bluetooth while NIBP and temp have been integrated into an expansion pack (XPac). The XPac can also host an EtCO2 module if you require this optional capability. Additional capabilities are available for specific applications, please ask your sales representative for additional information.