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August 23, 2018

Bittium launches new waterproof Bittium Faros™ ECG device and Bittium FastFix™ patch electrode at ESC Congress 2018

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Free for publication on August 23, 2018 at 2pm (CEST +1)

Bittium launches new waterproof Bittium Faros™ ECG device and Bittium FastFix™ patch electrode at ESC Congress 2018

Oulu, Finland, August 23, 2018 – Bittium exhibits its innovative products and solutions for cardiology at ESC Congress 2018 on August 25-29 in Munich, Germany. ESC Congress is the world's largest conference in cardiovascular medicine organized by the European Society of Cardiology. At the event Bittium launches the new waterproof Bittium Faros™ ECG device and Bittium FastFix™ patch electrode for ECG measurement. At the event Bittium will also showcase Bittium Cardiac Navigator™ software meant for accurate analyzing of long-term Holter ECG recordings, Bittium Cardiac Explorer™ software for analyzing Cardiac event based ECG recording and Bittium Cardiac Rehabilitation System™ a real-time solution for cardiac rehabilitation monitoring.

The new waterproof Bittium Faros 180 and Bittium Faros 360 ECG devices together with the Bittium FastFix patch electrodes make the patient’s life easier during long-term (3-30 days) ECG recordings. Bittium Faros ECG device together with the Bittium FastFix patch electrode is meant for wireless ECG measurement. The chest-attachable patch electrode can be used for 3 to 7 days at a time, after which measurement can be continued by replacing the patch electrode with a new one. ECG recordings with the waterproof Bittium Faros ECG devices and Bittium FastFix patch electrodes enable the monitored person to be active, do sports and shower without having to remove the device and thus stop the recording.

“We are proud to introduce the new waterproof Bittium Faros ECG devices and FastFix patch electrodes. In addition to being waterproof, the battery life of the device has been improved, allowing up to 8 days of continuous recording, functions that really ease the patient’s life. We have also speeded up the transfer of data from the Bittium Faros ECG devices to analysis tools, as well as brought them RFID readiness. Our ECG monitoring devices are the top products in the world”, says Arto Pietilä, Senior Vice President, Bittium Medical Technologies.

Products and solutions exhibited at the event are:

  • Bittium Faros is a versatile waterproof ECG device that is used for early detection of cardiac abnormalities in everyday life. Bittium Faros is ultra-small and lightweight, which enables precise long-term full disclosure ECG measurements for long-term Holtering, cardiac event monitoring, mobile cardiac telemetry and assessing autonomic nervous system functions.
    Bittium Faros outpatient monitoring solutions include several software options for cardiac monitoring. The built-in arrhythmia detection algorithms of the Bittium Faros device are used for event recording and mobile event monitoring. Bittium’s solutions enable earlier repatriation of patients and even better ability to react to potentially emerging arrhythmias faster.
  • Bittium Faros Cardiac Rehabilitation System is a solution for cardiac rehabilitation real-time monitoring for up to 16 patients simultaneously. The system offers safety and efficiency for cardiac rehabilitation by showing each patient’s heart rate changes in real-time during the exercise, ECG curve and changes in ST-segment. Utilization of the latest wireless technology allows complete freedom to choose different exercises in various training environments.
  • Bittium Cardiac Navigator is a completely new type of solution for the analysis of clinical Holter ECG recordings. Its user-friendly and informative data presentation and intuitive analysis tools make the software efficient and easy to use when analyzing multiple days of ECG recordings. Bittium Cardiac Navigator is designed for scanning longer measurements efficiently in a shorter time and thus speeding up the final diagnosis.
  • Bittium Cardiac Explorer offers a quick and flexible way of working with event-based ECG arrhythmia analysis. The biggest benefits of the software are having full disclosure ECG always available, full access to the events identified by the device, total control on the reporting content and the ability to analyze an unlimited amount of measurement data.

Bittium’s products and solutions are exhibited at stand F150.

More information on the offering: https://www.bittium.com/products__services/medical

Further information:

Arto Pietilä
Senior Vice President, Medical Technologies
Tel. +358 40 344 3507

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Bittium

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Bittium also offers healthcare technology products and services for the measurement of and monitoring of biosignals in the areas of cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2017 were EUR 51.6 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com