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Wireless wristband continuously monitors patients

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Palomar Health organization is using a new device that will make a visit to the hospital less invasive.

They are using a small wrist monitor called the ViSi Mobile. The ViSi, which is short for Vital Signs, is used on patients who normally would only be checked a few times a day while in the hospital. The wireless wrist monitor continually sends a patient's vital signs to the nurses' station.

"The ViSi system currently allows us to monitor blood pressure, skin temperature, breathing rate, and oxygen levels without having to disturb the patient," Dr. Benjamin Kanter said.

The device was approved by the FDA last August and has been in use at the Palomar Medical Center since February 11.

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