REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- biotricity inc. (OTC.QB:BTCY), a healthcare technology company dedicated to delivering innovative, medically relevant biometric remote monitoring solutions, announced today that it will be expanding its existing research partnership with the University of Calgary. In order to develop and validate the next generation of medically relevant wearable monitors, the focus of the new partnership will be on areas beyond cardiac medicine including fetal monitoring and sleep apnea. biotricity’s goal is to develop a series of clinically accurate devices that are applicable in both clinical and home-based settings. The initial focus of this expanded partnership will be to investigate using Heart Rate Variability Monitoring to optimize recovery after surgery and medical illness, and to develop solutions for the fetal monitoring and sleep apnea markets as well.
Dr. David Liepert, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, anesthesiologist at AHS’ Rockyview General Hospital and lead investigator of the study adds, “The Department of Anesthesia and Peri-Operative Medicine looks forward to expanding on the developmental Heart Rate Variability Monitoring (HRVM) work we have already completed with the bioflux device, and working with biotricity's consumer-based biolife device as well.”
He explains, “HRVM’s ability to simultaneously monitor internal physiology and activities of daily living combined with biotricity’s convenience and portability seems ideal for tracking return-to-function and allowing early and individualized intervention and optimization. Maternal/fetal monitoring has long-included HRVM, and exploring the impact of offering convenience and portability to that patient group as well as the sleep apnea population is an exciting opportunity. We look forward to capitalizing on Waqaas Al-Siddiq's expertise in wearable biometric monitoring, connectivity and data processing and are also exploring the benefits of creating a relationship with the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering which would be of utmost value to Alberta's budding Biomedical Engineers."
In other news, biotricity is expecting a response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to their 510(k) submission within the next few weeks.
biotricity founder and CEO Waqaas Al-Siddiq commented, “We continue to believe a significant opportunity exists for our remote patient monitoring solutions to gain traction in the rapidly expanding diagnostic and preventative healthcare markets.”
About Biotricity, Inc.
biotricity is a modern medical technology company focused on delivering innovative, remote biometric monitoring solutions to the medical and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. biotricity’s R&D continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market, with a vision of putting health management into the hands of the individual. The company aims to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of innovative solutions to ease the growing burden on the healthcare system. To learn more, visit www.biotricity.com.
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