FDA Clearance for Portable ECG Solution
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised GE Healthcare’s latest ECG solution, the portable MAC 800, which is based on cell phone technology. Originally produced in China in 2008, the portable device combines the keypad of a phone with a full size colour display and diagnostic software.
MAC 800 has the features of a full size, 65-pound ECG device, engineered down to under seven pounds, battery included. The unit’s integrated carrying handle enables clinicians to carry it like a briefcase, expanding access to care, regardless of patient location. Its lithium ion battery keeps it running for roughly two hours and a four-hour recharge ensures minimal downtime. Its multiple communication options include LAN, modem, SD card and serial port to store and send ECG data from any location.
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