Dr. Samir Qamar, a local physician and the CEO of MedWand Solutions Inc., introduced the eponymous “MedWand,” a stethoscope, thermometer, EKG and about seven other diagnostic devices in a hand-held item. The multi-purpose device, a CES Innovation Award Honoree in “Health and Wellness” and “Tech for a Better World,” was created by physicians and medical device engineers, according to information provided on the CES website. It provides clinicians the chance to conduct remote office visits and collect vital sign readings and patient data in real time.
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“In addition to the real time remote exams,” the website said, “it can be used by Home Health Care, EMS, Hospice and Palliative care workers, as well as assisted living home monitoring environments.”