curtism637 wrote:I have a pacemaker monitor that needs to be plugged in to a telephone line to send data to my Doctor. Can I unplug my telephone and plug the monitor in to get it to work?
It is very difficult to to say, depending on all of the variations of different Monitor equipment out there.
Maybe the best coarse would be to make arrangements with the doctor's office before hand, so that they expecting the incoming data. Then do a test run using the Monitor plugged into the Ooma Telo Phone port.
Please let the Forum know about the results, if you decide to do this test.
I am in the same situation. Had a PM "installed" a year ago and the tech at the hospital was adamant that I couldn't use VOIP. He gave me no reason why, except "you must have a landline." I really would like a yes/no answer to this as it's a long drive and I am a number of months tardy for my current check.
I can understand that it there if an echo or out-and-back delay that a 1970's modem design might fail. I say this because my mother had a PM monitor that used an acoustic coupler
back in the early 90s. Given the inertia of getting medical technology approved they might still be using this primitive modem hardware.
What would be best would be a USB-connected device that does all the data processing with your PC and transmission via the Internet. There is
a need for a tech to operate the monitor. For example, he sped up my heart rate while I was in the office for the purpose of checking its/my operation. But this is already being handled by the current "landline-only" device.
If you do get further info it would definitely be useful to some of us here. Thanx