You must be aware that telehealth visits and the trend of telehealth has been gaining a lot of traction ever since the pandemic came into our lives and we know that a lot of people are now warming up to the fact that telehealth is fast, easy and convenient which means that the normal visits to the clinics have reduced for a lot of people and this makes sense also for those who are unable to go to clinics for their routine checkups and don’t want to be neglected due to that reason. However, there is one problem with telehealth that is not there when you visit a clinic. This is the problem of checking your vitals such as blood pressure and pulse as well as oxygen when you visit a clinic. Since telehealth visits are done at your home, there is no one to measure your vitals and you need to do it yourself.
However, a lot of people will not have the instruments to check these vitals and this is a problem that needs to be solved in order to make telehealth the preferred option for most people. Withings has started solving this problem of checking the vitals by introducing a device which can check your vitals before your telehealth visits and here is what they have to say about it. “Smaller than a smartphone” per Withings’ description, the system offers four key health metrics. It’s kind of a supercharged digital thermometer that also serves as an electrocardiogram, oximeter and stethoscope, giving your healthcare provider more insight into what’s going on with you in real-time. The system is capable of reading SpO2, heart rate, and ECG (“medical grade” says Withings) at once, displaying pertinent info on its display. Headphones can be connected to the system using a USB-C to audio jack adapter. That audio can also be sent to the healthcare provider via an app. While the system is still awaiting FDA clearance for things like AFib detection, Withings anticipates it will arrive on shelves this July for $250.