VNA Personal Home Monitoring System @ Passavant

from: Longevity Explorers | Passavant Community

Discussion Summary

The Passavant Community Circle evaluated the VNA Personal Home Monitoring System: designed to independently manage health or chronic medical conditions at home, subscribe to services of a health coach for assistance.


Product Evaluation: VNA Personal Home Monitoring System

12 Evaluators

Product Description: Independently manage health or chronic medical conditions at home, subscribe to services of a health coach for assistance.

Cost: $75 - $125/month


Practicality/Usefulness      2.55/3


  • The monitoring system is easy to use.
  • Difficult for non-computer users.
  • When it malfunctions, the machine does not tell you to take reading again.
  • Will take getting used to, especially putting on the BP cuff
  • Depending on the situation. A person should have good eyesight and some knowledge of how to use technical devices
  • Practical/useful if person is capable of “physically” working the system
  • Once the user has learned to use this instrument through practice
  • Automatically sends info to doctor which is a big plus. Not good for those who have very little fine motor skills. Verbal instructions good.
  • Voice on machine talks too fast for people with hearing problems.  


Effectiveness    2.67/3


  • Needs to show and tell user how to install oximeter correctly.
  • Voice should speak slower or have a repeat function.
  • Looks like it would be very useful for someone who has the need for daily markers
  • Appears to be effective
  • Easy to use if person “can read” (poor eyesight) screen
  • Yes, when used properly. That can vary with each person.
  • Seems to be accurate
  • Great for those who have forgetfulness as each step is verbal
  • Needs to indicate verbally that it is working.


Ease of Use    2.20/3


  • BP cuff could be awkward
  • This would be easy to learn
  • Blood pressure monitor seems pretty cumbersome
  • Clumsy at first; would get better with practice
  • BP cuff hard to put on
  • PulseOx does not tell you palm up
  • Need to have trouble-shooting ideas if there are problems


Item is Portable Yes: 2 No: 10 Maybe: 0


Would purchase Yes: 7 No: 3 Abstain: 2


  • It is recommended to monitor after a heart operation for at least a month
  • A wrist BP device would be easier for most people, and give more consistent readings. Arm band is hard to use.
  • Connections via phone can be problematic. Not everyone has WiFi. “Acquiring data” occurs too often.
  • I would not recommend unless they are computer savvy.
  • I don’t have any need for this; heart healthy at 82
  • If someone needed to be monitored
  • This system would be helpful if needed
  • Depending on person’s health needs; not for everyone – more for acute health needs
  • I would recommend this to others, at least to see if it is appropriate for that individual. Would need to use instructions for a while until I am in the habit of using it.
  • I would recommend this for those who have problems keeping track of those medical tests and recording them for doctors. It would be easier to do.
  • Person would need to be trained how to use.
  • It should be programmed to ask you to retake BP if it doesn’t record it.
  • Should be alternative like wrist that would be easier for those who can’t handle cuff on arm.



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