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The Growth in Home Use Medical Devices

Resonant Link
January 2, 2024

Healthcare is becoming increasingly personalized and accessible, thanks in part to changes brought on and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the use and evolution of home-use medical devices has grown, transforming how many of us manage our well-being. These devices not only increase convenience and accessibility of care, but also allow us as individuals to take a more active role in our health. In this blog post, we'll explore seven rechargeable home-use medical devices that are redefining how we approach healthcare. 

7 Rechargeable Home-Use Medical Devices Redefining Healthcare

1. Wireless Blood Pressure Monitors

Traditional blood pressure monitoring involved frequent trips to healthcare facilities. With the advent of wireless blood pressure monitors, individuals can now track their readings conveniently at home. Rechargeable versions eliminate the need for constant battery replacements, making monitoring more sustainable and convenient. Examples like the Omron Platinum Blood Pressure Monitor offer easy-to-read displays and wireless connectivity for seamless data tracking.

2. Smart Glucose Monitors

For those managing diabetes, smart glucose monitors have revolutionized blood sugar tracking. Compact and rechargeable, devices like the Freestyle Libre system offer continuous glucose monitoring without the need for routine finger pricks. These systems provide real-time data, empowering users to make informed decisions about their diet and insulin dosage.

3. Rechargeable Pulse Oximeters

Pulse oximeters are essential tools for respiratory health and other care. Rechargeable pulse oximeters, such as the Contec CMS50D, offer a portable solution for monitoring oxygen saturation levels. The rechargeable feature ensures that users have a reliable device at their fingertips, whether at home or on the go.

4. Portable Nebulizers with USB Charging

Individuals with respiratory conditions often require nebulizers for medication delivery. Portable nebulizers, like the Flyp Nebulizer, are rechargeable via USB, providing a convenient solution for those who need respiratory treatments. The compact design allows users to carry their nebulizers easily, promoting consistent adherence to treatment plans.

5. Smart Health Trackers with Remote Monitoring

While fitness trackers have long been popular, modern iterations now include advanced health monitoring features. Rechargeable smart fitness trackers like the Fitbit Charge series go beyond step counting by tracking heart rate, sleep patterns, and even stress levels, offering users a holistic view of their well-being. The rechargeable battery ensures uninterrupted use and maximizes the benefit to the user.

6. Implantable Cardiac Monitors (e.g., CardioMEMs)

Implantable cardiac monitors, such as CardioMEMs, provide continuous monitoring of heart conditions from within the body. These devices transmit data wirelessly to healthcare providers, enabling early detection of potential issues. With rechargeable capabilities, these implantable monitors offer long-term monitoring without the need for surgeries to replace devices whose batteries have run out. In addition, with advancements in wireless charging technology, real-time data and monitoring is more reliable and secure. For example, Resonant Link uses a proprietary communication protocol that transfers data bi-directionally over the power link, using radio frequency. This makes it possible for devices inside the body to communicate with devices outside the body, such as a tracking app, without needing Bluetooth connectivity, which can be interrupted and intercepted by other nearby devices using Bluetooth.

7. Rechargeable Neurostimulators

Neurostimulators, like those used for chronic pain management or neurological disorders, are becoming more common for home use. Rechargeable neurostimulators provide a non-invasive solution for patients, eliminating the need for dangerous surgeries to replace batteries and ensuring continuous therapy without interruption. To maximize patient quality of life, neurostimulators depend on wireless charging that is fast and easy to use. As opposed to some rechargeable neurostimulator that require patients to sit still to charge and precise alignment between the external charger and implanted device, Resonant Link’s wireless charging works as patients move around and can charge devices in 20 minutes, for charging that fits into patients lives as opposed to charging they have to fit their lives around.

The Impact of Rechargeable Technology

The integration of fast, safe, and easy to use rechargeable technology in home-use medical devices has significantly enhanced their practicality and effectiveness. In addition, users no longer need to rely on disposable batteries for devices like cochlear implants, contributing to a more eco-friendly approach. Additionally, rechargeable devices ensure that individuals can consistently monitor their health without interruption, fostering a proactive approach to well-being and providing new opportunities for preventative care.

Personalized, Accessible Healthcare

These seven rechargeable home-use medical devices exemplify the transformative impact technology can have on healthcare. By providing individuals and clinicians with the tools to monitor and manage their health from the comfort of their homes, these devices make it possible for many to live fuller, more informed lives. As technology continues to advance, we hope to see personalized, accessible healthcare become a reality for all.

To discuss how wireless power technology can make your new device possible or improve your existing device, contact us today.

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