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IVT Corporation Starts Mobile Health Services in China
September 14, 2009
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

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IVT Corporation, a global supplier of Bluetooth software, Fixed-Mobile Convergence (News - Alert) terminal solutions, proximity marketing systems and mobile healthcare system, has reportedly announced a new mobile health service in China.

           
IVT said that the new remote medical monitoring solution allows medical monitoring from home, reducing the risk of diseases and assisting with speedy rescue in the case of an emergency. The new system from IVT provides a S120 special designed mobile phone, a wireless blood pressure meter, a wireless ECG monitor, a wireless oximeter, and a wireless PSTN access point that helps users measure their blood pressure, cardiogram and blood oxygenation.
 
According to the company, S120 mobile phone is first of its kind that realizes Fixed-Mobile Convergence with a fixed-lined telephone via the wireless PSTN access point. The mobile phone can be used as a cordless phone to make it more convenient when making/receiving fixed-line calls.
 
This new system is more convenient to users as test results can be automatically forwarded to a third party via short messages, allowing a patient's relatives to easily monitor their loved one's medical condition, making whole procedure fully automated.
 
Also, users can utilize the new system to record their personal health data in a database using an online network platform. All health data can be accessed remotely at any time by hospitals, emergency centers, or patients and their relatives. Moreover, this online platform provides a series of health care information.
 
The company has also organized a call center facility with national uniform call number 400-8186-120 in China. It provides around-the-clock services in China with health consultations, and instantly assists on processing the emergency rescue requirements sent by client terminals.
 
In case of emergencies, patient can just dial the hotkey on the S120 to connect to the emergency centre via the mobile network, if it is indoors, then it can automatically connect to the emergency centre via a PSTN line when the mobile signal is weak. The system will also automatically send a rescue short message to all related parties and will also automatically send a rescue signal to the IVT call center via a GPRS link in real time.
 
The company has also announced its plans to export the complete system, including the online platform and devices kit, outside China soon.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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