Ambulatory telemetry monitors imply use of lightweight, portable equipment for recording the patient’s heart’s electrical activity without disturbing his/her routine. This monitoring could go on for several days/weeks. The basic objective of an ambulatory telemetry monitor is that of checking if factors like chest pain, fainting, dizziness, or shortness of breath are caused by disturbance in heart’s rhythmic functioning.
Telemetry monitors have been used since long to monitor 1-2 parameters of heart patients. However, technological advancements of late have rendered these devices empowered for monitoring 3-4 parameters on an average. Wireless ambulatory telemetry monitors are generally found in stroke units, cardiac units, step down & step up units, and coronary care units.
To be taken care of
• Let the monitor and communicator be kept in each other’s vicinity. If this distance happens to be more than 15 feet, an alarm would beep.
• Keeping the entire equipment dry would help in avoiding electrical conduction.
The wireless ambulatory telemetry monitors market is expected to witness steady growth by 2028; thanks to majority of hospital settings showing interest in investing in patient-worn monitors. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the near future owing to increasing awareness amongst medical practitioners regarding need for healthcare expenditures. Besides, economies like India and China are turning out to be the focus areas on the count of availability of cheap labor. As far as Europe is concerned, Germany is well-placed as entry for new entrants is simpler as compared to the other marketplaces. The other markets in Europe include France, Italy, U.K., and Spain.
The players contributing to the wireless ambulatory telemetry monitors market include Boston Scientific Corporation; Nonin Medical, Inc.; Spacelabs Healthcare; Nihon Kohden; Omron Healthcare; Welch Allyn; Natus Medical Incorporated; Mindray Medical International Limited; GE Healthcare; and Philips Healthcare. Organic expansion is being focused on. For instance – Philips Healthcare’s “IntelliVue telemetry system market” uses smart-hopping technology along with cellular architecture; thereby making way for IntelliVue‘s Information Center and transceivers.