Blue Spark Technologies is launching a multi-sensor remote patient monitoring platform, called VitalTraq.

VitalTraq includes the Remote Photoplethysmography (rPPG) contactless vital sign measurement sensor. Using a simple 30 to 60-second selfie scan, patients, clinicians, and researchers can collect digital measurements, including heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, and respiratory rate vital signs in a single contactless patient experience.

Engineered to modernize continuous remote care for patients, VitalTraq integrates the concept of device and data to optimize high-quality, real-world data collection while minimizing participant and site/physician burden. Patients can experience convenient care by combining Blue Spark’s core body temperature wearable TempTraq sensor and contactless rPPG facial scanning in a single mobile application.

Using clinically validated rPPG technology, patients scan their faces for a reading that captures blood flow patterns and translates them into vital sign measurements for the remote monitoring platform. Combining the two technologies on a patient’s own device reduces the number of devices a patient needs while also reducing device distribution logistics on health care providers. rPPG sensing is currently available on the VitalTraq platform under investigational use only.

“The VitalTraq platform is ideally suited to remote patient monitoring in clinical trials as well as applications such as post-surgical patient monitoring for complications such as sepsis,” said John Gannon, president and CEO of Blue Spark Technologies. “The growing need for decentralized clinical trials drives the need for wearable and non-contact vital sign monitoring platforms such as VitalTraq. Continuous temperature monitoring detects fevers earlier, transforming today’s vital sign monitoring standards and helping healthcare providers deliver better care using real-time vitals intelligence.”

The VitalTraq remote patient monitoring platform consists of iOS and Android mobile patient applications, the HIPAA-compliant VitalTraq Connect cloud service hosted on the Google Cloud Platform, and a web-based clinical remote monitoring dashboard. VitalTraq is currently being tested and adopted by leading healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, according to Blue Spark.

Blue Spark’s FDA cleared TempTraq, is a Bluetooth-enabled patch that monitors patients’ temperature continuously and alerts them to temperature rise events in real time. The patient mobile application also supports the collection of axillary temperature using Blue Spark’s single-use disposable TempTraq patch. Other vital sign monitoring devices can be supported upon request. The disposable patch is an FDA and CE Cleared Class II medical device, providing clinicians with a quicker and more effective way to continuously measure temperature in inpatient and outpatient settings.