An article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology states that “the speed of wireless communication technology on 3G and 4G networks and the widespread adoption and use of iOS equipped smart phones (Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA) provide infrastructure for the transmission of wireless biomedical data, including ECG data.”(SAXON, L.A., 2013) This new infrastructure is great for sending the ECG data quicker but we already are using the GSM/GPRS network for sending ECG’s wirelessly for more than 10 years now.
The article continues; “as patient advocates, physicians and particularly cardiac electrophysiologists should embrace the future and promise of wireless ECG recording, a technology solution that can truly scale across the global population”. At Vitaphone, we fully agree and we also did 10 years ago: the solution has been implemented in half of the Dutch hospitals. It’s very good to see that wireless ECG monitoring is getting attention, but it is definitely not a new technology. Our wireless ECG devices can automatic detect cardiac arrhythmias and send them immediately to the responsible physician. Check our solutions at www.vitaphone.nl.
SAXON, L. A. (2013), Ubiquitous Wireless ECG Recording: A Powerful Tool Physicians Should Embrace. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 24: 480–483. doi: 10.1111/jce.12097, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jce.12097/abstract