Blipcare, the Chicago-based company that developed the world’s first Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor, announced availability of its new cellular blood pressure monitor, the Blip BP 800. The Blip BP800 is specifically designed to serve patients who need remote patient monitoring (RPM). It requires neither setup nor cables to plug in. The monitor is the only product of its kind on the market that supports multiple users—and even guest users.
“We have leveraged the deep experience that arose from serving Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial populations to develop an innovative solution with new functionality at the lowest cost in the market,” says Sukhwant Khanuja, PhD, CEO of Blipcare. “All elements of cost, including training, shipping, maintenance, and support, have been carefully addressed to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). The advanced analytics of biometric and behavioral data can now help prevent readmissions and reduce the cost of care.”
The company’s 15 years of telehealth expertise also drove the thinking behind the product’s user experience. Blipcare designed the Blip BP800 so it can be used by two users and the occasional guest. A patient and his or her spouse need only one unit in the home, which reduces cost and clutter. “The solution is designed to fit into the user’s lifestyle,” Khanuja adds. “All they have to do is take a reading!”
The Blip BP800 is cleared by the U.S. FDA as a Class II Medical Device. It comes with an inbuilt 4G cellular radio and SIM card. The monitor encrypts all data at rest and transit for enhanced security. It is integrated with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub for high scalability. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available to integrate with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and care management systems.
Featured image: Blip BP800 cellular blood pressure monitor for RPM (Courtesy: Blipcare)