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PulseGuard Mk-II Package

£30.00 / month for 18 months with 1 month free trial and a £360.00 sign-up fee

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PulseGuard™ Introduction

For parents across the world, the love you feel for your child is fierce and the fear of losing them incomprehensible.

But for parents of children with epilepsy this is a fear they face every night when tucking their child into bed.

PulseGuard™ helps alleviate this fear by watching over your child all night and alerting you as soon as their heart rate rises for a seizure or falls for a clinical emergency, allowing parents to get some much needed rest so that you can give the best possible care to yourself and your family in the morning. 

Product Description

PulseGuard™ Mark II is a pioneering heart rate monitor specifically developed to alert to seizures and other complex medical conditions that cause a sudden change to the heart rate.

The PulseGuard™ Mk-II system consists of three components: a lightweight watch type sensor that communicates via Bluetooth with the PulseGuard™ Mk-II tablet accompanied with the Plesio 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.

The sensor constantly monitors the wearer’s heart rate and sends data to the PulseGuard™ Mk-II tablet that is located in the same room.

 

The tablet processes this constant flow of data and will raise an alert if the wearer’s heart rate falls outside the normal parameters, which are individually programmed and tailored to each wearer’s unique heart rate.

Tablet Specification
Colour Slate Black
Display 8.0 Inch Colour IPS HD
Interface Touchscreen
Memory LP DDR3 2GB
Storage 16GB
O. S Android
Battery L16D1P34 3.85V 4850mAh 18.7Wh
Wi-Fi Yes
Connection Micro USB
Speakers Duel Front Speakers
Software Specification
PulseGuard™ Home Screen Interface Touchscreen:

  • Simple large buttons for connection to sensor/display heart rate/silence alarm/
  • Tabs for data manager/Settings/Diary Log.

Display:

  • Clock displayed
  • Volume slider
  • Pager connection status,
  • Sensor connection status
  • Continuous heart rate graph
  • Tablet battery percentage
  • Users name
Data Manager As soon as the wearer’s heart rate breaches the unique parameters set for them from a sudden rise or fall in the heart rate, PulseGuard™ will start recording all the data and store it securely in the built-in data manager.

 

The data can be emailed directly from the PulseGuard™ tablet to the user’s specialist consultant or epilepsy nurse to help with remote monitoring and allow for changes to care plans and medication to be made            in-between routine appointments to improve the wearers quality of life and well being.

Data recording settings There are two options for recording:

 

1.      Seizure monitoring

  • Allows for each seizure or cardiac event to be recorded individually

 

2.      Continuous recording

  • Created for diagnostic purposes. Health Care Professionals can select length of time they would like to record (i.e.- 12 or 24 hours)
  • PulseGuard will record the heart rate over this whole period of time in a continuous data file.
  • Allows for specialists to see what the heart rate is doing in-between seizures as well as just prior to and after.
Heart rate parameters The heart rate parameters are simple to use by either the sliding scale of 0-200 for both upper and lower limits or by simply touch typing the parameters you would like to be set and clicking save.

 

On the home screen there is a ‘Max and Min’ in the top left-hand corner of the screen which will help with initial heart rate setup.

 

We recommend the user wears their PulseGuard™ for a night with the upper set to 200 and the lower set to 40 to allow the carer to see what the heart rate averages at over a night and help with setting up the future parameters.

 

We recommend setting the upper parameters to approximately 10-15 beats above the highest recorded resting heart rate (without any seizure activity) and the lower level to 40.

 

This will allow for an alarm to trigger as soon as the heart rate increases at the start of a seizure and if the heart rate starts to fall into a dangerous lower level whilst reducing the risks of false alarms.

 

(Clinical Advisors available to assist with heart rate parameters should you require it)

Sensor Settings 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.

Pager Setup Enables you to pair the PulseGuard™ software to the Bluetooth gateway for the pager.

 

Once paired it will display on the PulseGuard™ home screen as ‘Connected’ giving you peace of mind knowing that the pager will be activated in an emergency

Send Feedback If you are having technical issues with your PulseGuard™ you can contact the support team and tell them your problems.

 

The team can remotely log on and fix any issues, including a full re-installation, quickly and effortlessly, ensuring you are never left without your monitor.

Security If the user goes away into respite care or lives in residential care, you can password protect your PulseGuard™ so that no settings or data can be tampered with
Diary Log When a seizure starts you can click on ‘diary log’ on the PulseGuard™ home screen and 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 click on a series of tick boxes including:

  • seizure type
  • VNS Swiped
  • PulseGuard Activated
  • Seizure length in seconds and minutes
  • Users Health
  • Medication administered

 

Also, a handy notes section at the bottom allows you to create an accurate seizure log that can be used alongside the heart rate data for personal records and to share with your epilepsy specialist.

Continuous Heart Rate Graph At the bottom of the screen is a continuous running graph of the heart rate. This shows 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 a seizure 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 trouble shooting
Sound When PulseGuard™ alarms it produces a loud audible continuous intermittent bleep 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

 

 

 

Sensor Specification
Strap Elasticated strap with adjustable slider to set to user’s size
Sensor Rubber and plastic body with infrared light technology underneath to detect and monitor heart rate
Battery 24 hours battery life
Charger Charging base that connects to USB plug. Charge time 2 hours
Bluetooth distance Up to 10 metres from PulseGuard™ tablet
Age suitability Suitable for all ages.

For very small babies’ sensor can be worn on the upper leg

Waterproof Yes
Power Button Integrated power button on top of sensor. Hold for three seconds to switch on and again to switch off
Notification Lights 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

Support
Type of Support 24/7 continuous ongoing support

via telephone or email

PulseGuard™ International will maintain all equipment during rental period to ensure PulseGuard™ is always working correctly

Remote Access for software issues Our engineers can remotely log onto any PulseGuard (connected to a Wi-Fi network) anywhere in the world to fix any software issues and even do a full installation if required quickly so that you are never left without your vital monitoring system
Sensor Issues We work with you to give advice over sensor issues via telephone or email and if equipment is faulty a new replacement will be sent
Pager issues We work with you to give advice over Pager and Bluetooth Gateway issues via telephone or email and if equipment is found to be faulty a new replacement will be sent
Charging cables and duel plug If you start finding charging issues with either your sensor, tablet or pager. We will replace all faulty parts with new one’s
Rental Contract Information
Initial Cost £360 one off upfront cost
Ongoing Cost £30 per month with first month free
Duration 18 months fixed term contract
Options at end of Contract ·        To keep existing package and renew

·        To Upgrade to any new PulseGuard™ products and packages available