With the winter flu and cold season almost upon us we can stock up and take some steps to prepare at home for this eventuality. Having a flu jab, eating well, getting lots of exercise and sleep, and maintaining good personal hygiene all help in preventing flu and colds. But what if you do fall ill? To correspond with the winter flu season, Aseptika has launched two new self-monitoring devices, which work directly with your Smartphone and Tablet: a Contactless Thermometer to track signs of fever and a Pulse Oximeter for monitoring pulmonary and cardiovascular health – all from home. These devices are now available direct from Amazon and soon from our distributors.
Popular media is full of the NHS England’s campaign to prepare us for seasonal flu, which can be more serious for those groups that have underlying conditions such as: aged over 65 years; any stage of pregnancy; have a long-term medical condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease or a neurological disease; or have a weakened immune system.
One of the main differentiators between the flu and the common cold is the sudden onset of fever, with a temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) or above. With the flu virus being particularly easy to pass from person to person, what better way to take your temperature than with a Contactless Thermometer, which uses infrared heat generated by your temporal artery rather than measuring your temperature in your ear. With no contact with the patient or single-use consumable, this Thermometer is simple and the reading is immediate. The latest in Bluetooth 4.0 technology, allows the Activ8rlives Contactless Thermometer to be simply linked to your Free Activ8rlives account via iOS or select Android Smartphones, where you can record all of your health and biometric data to help you stay healthy and well this winter season. The Contactless Thermometer measures body temperature but can also measure room and surface temperature, making it a handy addition to any household.
The Activ8rlives Pulse Oximeter Bluetooth 4.0 helps vulnerable individuals understand how their pulmonary and cardiovascular function can change throughout the week, during periods of ill health or as you change your weight and activity levels. It measures the oxygen saturation levels of blood and pulse rate, using a non-invasive monitoring technology. This is especially useful if you have Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and need to track your oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate. For people with these types of health conditions, a marked or sudden decrease in oxygen saturation and heart rate can indicate worsening health, and can help you to know when you need to contact your healthcare team.
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