Continuous Blood Pressure Technology

First FDA clearance of passive, non-invasive technique could transform cardiovascular medicine


October 11, 2013
Sotera Wireless Inc FDA Clearance cNIBP Mobile Technology

Sotera Wireless Inc.’s patented continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology is a new feature of the ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring system. For the first time clinicians can continuously monitor all patient vital signs, including beat-to-beat blood pressure, without the use of a catheter or blood pressure cuff.

Physicians can use cNIBP measurements to better manage patients with hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure. 

Sotera's cNIBP technology maximizes comfort and safety by obtaining measurements without invasive procedures or the frequent use of a blood pressure cuff.

The ViSi Mobile System is the first wrist-worn monitor to measure all core patient vital signs: cNIBP, heart rate or pulse rate, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood oxygenation level, respiration rate and skin temperature, with the accuracy of systems used in hospital intensive care units. Wireless technology transmits vital sign data, enabling clinicians to monitor measurements on remote viewing or notification devices. The system incorporates safety features, such as an advanced alarm management system that notifies clinicians of unfavorable changes in a patient's condition, enabling early intervention if needed.

The system received FDA clearance in October 2013.

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