On the battlefield or in the air, under extreme hot or cold temperatures, VitalSense delivers real time critical temperature data to improve the health and safety of our troops.
VitalSense proved to be a real lifesaver in a recent study of wildland firefighters in Montana. The study was designed to evaluate heat stress in high intensity work environments.
Canadian coaches used VitalSense to evaluate the physiological status of Canadian triathletes training for all three legs (swimming, biking and running) of their event in the 2004 summer Olympics. In another athletic related study, Nike is using VitalSense to test heat dissipation in clothing.
Since receiving 510K clearance from the FDA on April 22, 2004 VitalSense has been incorporated into a number of on-going clinical studies. Those in early stages of design and testing include menopausal hot flash monitoring, ovulation detection, and sepsis detection in hospitals. Healthcare implications for the latter are far reaching as there are approximately 700,000 cases of sepsis each year, 25% of which result in mortalities. Hospitals monitor core body temperature, heart rate and other vital signs to detect the onset of sepsis. Early detection of sepsis increases the likelihood of successful treatment, and VitalSense will enable the medical staff to pick up critical changes in those parameters earlier than they would with normal, manual monitoring.
In addition, Mini Mitter is exploring telemedicine options for the VitalSense system.