Each year, close to 60,000 deep sea merchant marine vessels operates worldwide, carrying between 1.2 to 1.5 million seafarers ( Fairplay and Lloyd’s Register estimate). According to the International Maritime Health journal, 1 in 5 ships are forced to divert course for medical reasons, at an average cost of $180,000 per diversion and a total cost of $760m / per year to the industry.
Further research has found that at least 20% ($168m ) of the cases aren’t critical to warrant a diversion or helicopter evacuations and could easily be avoided by using modern on-board telemedical equipment.
Since January 2012, the shipping community and flag states are required to “ provide seafarers with medical care as nearly as possible equivalent to the care they would receive ashore.” and “ ensure by a prearranged system that medical advice by radio or satellite communication to ships at sea is available at any hour of the day or night ”. As per International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention (ILO/MLC) and International Maritime Organisation Standards for Training , Certification and Watchkeeping, Manila 2010 (IMO/STCW) amendments coming into force.
Evitalz telemedicine Kit is a combination of fda approved medical diagnostic devices and secured patient consultation software. The kit offers a comprehensive solution for care professionals and first responders to capture, store and transmit patient’s vital signs data to medical specialists for further consultation .The Evitalz kit transmits data via Inmarsat’s FBB & Ka services, 3G/4G or 2G where available. This ability to share vital signs data in real time will allow the doctor to make an informed decision as to whether the ship needs to be diverted or the patient is well enough for the vessel to continue on its voyage and receive further treatment in the next port of call.
eVitalZ Kit Includes
Rugged Carry Case
Blood Pressure Monitor
Video streaming to doctor
Evitalz Smart Consult Software App
Quick Start Guide & Manual
evitalZ features and benefits
Display patient vital signs in real time
Lightweight and easily transportable
Low Bandwidth device(2.4 kbps dataspeed)
Secure login and data encryption
Captures and relays still and video images
Supports clinical decision-making
Optional Text Chat
Optional Video conferencing
Provides encrypted transmission by 3G/4G,GSM & Satellite .