NISSEI MT-500: Professional Non-Contact Thermometer
MT-500 is a clinical thermometer designed for home and professional use in medical institutions, and it is intended to be used for patients with all ages except for pre-term infants and small for gestational age (SGA) newborns.The product is also intended to be used during professional transportation of a patient outside the healthcare facility and home healthcare environment.
Made in Japan and designed for professional use and home healthcare for patients of all ages.
3 sensors technology provides high measurement accuracy by analyzing various data of measurement conditions.
Three built-in sensors automatically control:
the distance to the body (object),
the temperature of the ambient for the adjustment of results,
the temperature of the measured body (object).
Clinical accuracy of MT-500 was verified by the comparison with the reference clinical thermometer as stipulated in international standards. The clinical verication was conducted for hundreds pacients covering the age distribution from newborns to adults. MT-500 has achieved the clinical repeatability of 0.113°C which confirms its considerable accuracy at repeated measurements. Measurement range: body temperature +34.0 to+42.5°C.
Axillary temperature. MT-500 calculates internal body temperature (axillary/armpit temperature) with its special algorithm according to the skin surface temperature at forehead and the ambient temperature.
Design from True Expert
Kazuo Kawasaki is a reputable Japan designer, Ph.D, professor of Osaka University.
According to the rating of NEWSWEEK magazine published in 2004 and 2009, he was listed among top 100 prominent Japanese.
He is a winner of a number of rewards:
- Best Design Prize of the Industrial Design Forum in Hannover;
- SILMO International Grand Prix, France;
- An eleven-fold winner of Japan Good Design Award Contest, Japan
He took up the post of Design Director in Apple Inc.
Designed by Kazuo Kawasaki:
Pulse Pressure Measurement
Pulse Blood Pressure (PP) is an index of the cardiovascular system. Pulse blood pressure is calculated as the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure.
It has been proved that the pulse pressure level is an important factor affecting the development of complications in patients with various cardiovascular diseases.
The pulse pressure level can adequately reflect the “real age” of arterial vessels, which does not always coincide with their “biological age”.
As a rule, pulse pressure in healthy adults at rest is about 30-60 mm Hg.
Low (reduced) pulse pressure
Low pulse pressure – the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure is less than 30 mmHg, for example, 125/100 mmHg.
The most common causes:
reduction in the stroke volume of the heart left ventricle (tamponade, constrictive pericarditis or aortic stenosis);
excessive tachycardia, when the filling time of heart ventricles dramatically decreases;
shock due to increase in peripheral vascular resistance;
High (elevated) pulse pressure
High pulse pressure the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure is over 60 mmHg, for example, 140/70 mmHg. High pulse pressure is very harmful to the body, because it accelerates the natural aging of internal organs, especially heart, brain and kidneys.
The most common causes:
increased stiffness of large arteries;
chronic heart failure;
increased intracranial pressure.
In the case of significant change (decrease or increase) in pulse pressure, it is mandatory to consult a doctor.