PulseGuard helps to reduce the fear of SUDEP and other medical conditions. With PulseGuard on night duty, you can sleep soundly, giving yourself the rest you need to care for your family, day in and day out.
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Worn on the wrist or ankle, the sensor monitors BPM, sending the data to the PulseGuard monitor through the night. The size of a watch, the sensor is waterproof, suitable for all ages, and has a 24-hour battery life.
Set up in the wearer’s room, the PulseGuard monitor has a simple touchscreen interface, allowing you to set bespoke heart rate parameters, log recordings and send data directly to your consultant.
The pager allows you to be up to 100m from the PulseGuard monitor. As soon as the sensor alerts the PulseGuard monitor, which sounds the alarm, the pager will sound, vibrate and display a message with the details of the alarm condition.
About the PulseGuard Mk-III:
PulseGuard is a wrist or ankle-worn sensor, developed to alert caregivers to a loved one’s change in heart rate. Developed and produced by our family, PulseGuard is “user friendly” and “very easy to use and set up”.
The PulseGuard Mk-III system consists of three components: a lightweight watch type sensor that communicates via Bluetooth with the PulseGuard monitor, accompanied with the failsafe paging system to alert you as soon as an emergency arises.
The lightweight heart monitoring sensor can be comfortably worn on either the wrist or ankle and does not interfere with the user’s sleep. Even for those with sensory issues, PulseGuard out of sight, and out of mind.
The sensor is tailored to each wearer’s unique heart rate, and constantly monitors and sends data to the PulseGuard Mk-III tablet. The tablet raises an alarm if the wearer’s heart rate falls outside their unique parameters, immediately alerting you to their needs.
“All participants found the device very easy to use and were very supportive of the concept. The conducted usability study indicated the PulseGuard system could offer a higher level of monitoring than is currently used by nursing staff for patients vulnerable to seizures.”
Dr Tom Clutton-Brock - Chair Of School Of Pharmacy - University of Washington
Initial Hardware Purchase Cost: £360
Ongoing Software Licence & Support Cost 1st month free, £30 per month thereafter
Duration Initial 18 months fixed term contract, followed by rolling monthly contract.
Options at end of Contract:
Retain the Software Licence on a rolling monthly contract.
Upgrade to new PulseGuard products and packages.
Colour: Slate black
Display: 8.0 inch colour IPS HD
Memory: LP DDR3 2GB
Battery: L16D1P34 3.85V 4850mAh 18.7Wh
Connection: Micro USB
Speakers: Dual internal speakers
PulseGuard Home Screen Interface
Simple large buttons for connection to sensor, display heart rate and silence alarm
Tabs for data manager, settings and diary log
Pager connection status
Sensor connection status
Continuous heart rate graph
System battery percentage
As soon as the wearer’s heart rate breaches the unique parameters set for them due to a sudden rise or fall in the heart rate, PulseGuard will start recording. This data is stored securely in the built-in data manager.
Stored data can then be emailed directly from the PulseGuard tablet to the user’s GP, consultant or specialist nurse. Historic data can help with remote monitoring, and allow for changes to care plans and medication, between routine appointments.
Data recording settings:
There are two options for recording:
2. Continuous recording – Created for diagnostic purposes. Health care professionals can select the length of time they would like to record (i.e., 12 or 24 hours).
PulseGuard will record the heart rate over a whole time period in one continuous data file.
This allows specialists to see a fuller picture of the heart rate between events.
Heart rate parameters:
The heart rate parameters are simple to use. A sliding scale of 0-200 for upper and lower limits can be dragged across the touchscreen, or by typing the parameters you would like to set, and clicking save.
On the home screen there is a ‘Max and Min’ in the top left-hand corner of the screen, which helps with initial heart rate setup.
For your first night, the PulseGuard should set the upper heart rate limit to 200 and the lower to 40. This allows you to see heart rate averages over one night. This information also helps with setting up the parameters.
We recommend setting the upper parameters to approximately 10-15 beats above the highest recorded resting heart rate (without any event activity) and the lower level to 40.
If you follow our recommendations, these settings allow for an alarm to trigger as soon as the heart rate increases at the start of an event, or if the heart rate starts to fall into a dangerous lower level, whilst reducing the risks of false alarms.
Clinical Advisors are available to assist with heart rate parameters.
This shows you if your sensor is paired to the software.
If you have more than one sensor (or PulseGuard unit within the home), this setting can tell you which sensor is paired whilst PulseGuard is in use.
Enables you to test the PulseGuard pager.
The pager will display on the PulseGuard home screen as ‘Connected’, giving you peace of mind that the pager will be activated in an emergency.
If the user goes to respite care or lives in residential care, you can password protect your PulseGuard to prevent settings from being altered without your consent.
When an event starts you can click on ‘diary log’ on the PulseGuard home screen. It will open a page over the top of the PulseGuard screen without interrupting the monitoring or data collection.
In the diary log you will have the option to record:
A Notes section allows you to create an incident log that can be used alongside the heart rate data for personal records and with your clinical specialist.
Continuous heart rate graph:
A continuous running graph of the heart rate is displayed on the tablet screen to show any rise or fall in the heart rate visually. You can scroll back with the swipe of a finger to see what the heart rate was doing prior to or at the very start of an event, without the need to download the data.
Built-in interactive instructions:
Interactive instructions built into the PulseGuard software allow for easier initial set-up and troubleshooting.
When PulseGuard alarms it produces a loud audible continuous intermittent beep until ‘silence alarm’ is pressed. You have the option, with a volume slider on the home screen, to have the bleep on loud, soft or off completely.
Elasticated strap with adjustable slider to set to user’s size.
Rubber and plastic body with infrared light technology underneath to detect and monitor heart rate.
24 hour battery life.
Charging base that connects to USB plug. Charge time 2 hours.
Up to 10 metres from the PulseGuard monitor.
Suitable for all ages. For very small babies, the sensor can be worn on the upper leg.
Integrated power button on top of sensor. Hold for three seconds to switch on. Repeat to switch off.
Blue flashing light shows when Heart rate has been found indicating the time to pair up to the PulseGuard software.
Sensor has a light indicator on top that works through a traffic light colour scheme to indicate battery life left during use and when you switch the sensor on or off.
24/7 continuous ongoing support via telephone or email:
PulseGuard International will maintain all equipment during the rental period to ensure PulseGuard is always working correctly.
If you are having technical issues with your PulseGuard you can contact the support team. In a lot of cases, they can remotely log on and fix any issues, including a full re-installation, quickly and effortlessly, ensuring your query is resolved as quickly as possible.
Remote Access for software issues:
In a lot of cases, our engineers can remotely log onto any PulseGuard, anywhere in the world, providing your system is connected to the internet.
Through a robust system, they can fix software issues, including a full reinstallation, if required.
We work with you to give advice over sensor issues via telephone or email. If equipment is faulty, a replacement will be sent.
Pager issues are resolved via telephone or email. If equipment is found to be faulty, a replacement will be sent.
If you have charging issues with either your sensor, monitor or pager, a replacement will be sent (if in warranty).