This past Saturday, April 18th, Medical Device Depot sponsored Adam Zilberbaum in his pledge to swim 60 laps to benefit breast cancer research!
MammoJam is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment programs through artistic and live music performances. They work with local organizations to provide diagnostic and treatment services for uninsured and homeless women in the Baltimore area. Check out their website for details and to donate to their cause – http://mammojammusicfestival.org/
Adam completed a little more than a mile in just over 31 minutes – wow! We’re proud of his dedication to breast cancer awareness.
Physicians save time and money with a PC Based EKG Machine
Modern medical science takes assistance from modern technology. The medical technology has developed to unimaginable heights in past century. Doctor’s diagnostic skills are now aided by computers and diagnostics equipments.
These diagnostic equipments are very precise and are expensive. Every individual medical practitioner can not afford these equipments no matter how much he desires to have those. In such case he has to refer the patients to bigger institutes, in spite of being capable of treating patients. PC Based EKG can solve this problem in applicable cases.
EKG or ECG is electrocardiogram. Heart is a pump which ahs to work non-stop during life and that too in proper rhythm. Heart functions by electrical pulses named as sequence PQRST. Any change in these pulses changes heart function. Due to this fact EKG or ECG is most important diagnostic test for detecting heart problems. As routine check up people undergo stress test. In stress test system, person is made to take brisk walk or to run on a belt. This makes his heart work under stressful condition and during the test, 12 lead EKG is taken to confirm heart functions. The interpretive EKG machines make physician’s job easier. Holter monitor’s is a device that can record ECG continuously even if patient is mobile. Pulse oximeter or finer oximeter is attached to patient’s finger and it continuously measures oxygen concentration in patient’s blood. All these systems are complicated and expensive. These require additional man power and also monitors, recorders for the results. An independent working physician or small clinics can not afford such expenses.
QRS Diagnostic’s have come up with solution for this problem. They have come in market with medical equipment that can be connected to PC, personal computer. A physician can have a EKGCard and convert personal computer or PDA in to 12lead Electrocardiogram machine. Same can be done with help of ‘SpirOxCard and convert PC into, pulse or finer oximeter and monitors blood oxygenation with one computer card device.
These patented QRS devices can save lot of space and also are fairly inexpensive, easy to operate. The time, money and energy saved are also substantial
Stress Test System
Today our lives are very hectic. We have schedules that are packed from hours way earlier than we should wake up until hours until way later then we should go to bed. Many people have such incredibly packed schedules from a very young age and if you are on any advanced career track you are sure to be pulling incredible hours. The advancement that comes with this is great and is something very important to many people. But it also comes at a very steep cost to life. Stress puts an enormous toll on the bodies and some of the habits that come with a stressful life only amplify this. It becomes difficult to workout and so weight can start to become an issue. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet as this may take time and though and so this only adds additional stress on the body. And of the parts of the body that take the most stress it is certainly the heart and circulatory system that take the brunt of the abuse. As such Stress test system setups at doctor’s offices are very important as they can provide you with a red flag that things are getting out of control. An EKG can tell you when you have to take emergency steps to get your health under control.
SPO MEDICAL – ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2008
SPO Medical Inc. a firm of reputation in biosensor and microprocessor technologies, made public its Annual Report for the year 2008. The company recorded gross earnings of US$2.8 million, indicating its sales of finger oximeters PulseOx 6000™ and also the hand-held PulseOx 6100™ tools. They were also glad to announce that with the introductions of these two products in the market, they were able to sell more than 160,000 tools in 40 countries worldwide earning them sizeable revenue.
SPO Medical also announced that they were specifically targeting US market with dedicated sales representation. This step was taken mainly to capture the US market, their primary target area. This decision was on account of the global recession which was reflected in their sales too, culminating in a dip in their earnings in 2008. They hoped that with the new strategy in place, they hoped to do well and cover a wider spectrum of market in the US, but it might take them some time to register a profit as they had suffered some setback in the initial stages of their establishment. Being a reputed developer of medical equipments in the field of biosensors and microprocessors, the company has network of distributors and also authorizes certain companies to incorporate its technologies to popularize its products. The company has made certain hopeful predictions on the strength of certain beliefs and assumptions for the current fiscal year and here is wishing the company a good performance in the year 2009 as anticipated.