EarlySense Expands Contact-free Patient Monitoring Capabilities

EarlySense Expands Contact-free Patient Monitoring Capabilities

<0> EarlySenseMarjie Hadad, media liaison617-939-9514 </0>

EarlySense, a market leader in proactive patient care solutions, launched today at Medica 2012 a new state-of-the-art whichexpands monitoring coverage of a patient beyond the patient’s bed The company also introduced at Medica 2012 an , which integrates pulse oximetry data into EarlySense’s contact-free system. The EarlySense booth is located in Hall 16, booth G40.

The EarlySense System continuously monitors heart rate, respiratory rate, movement, bed exits and entries – using a sensor placed underneath the bed mattress or a sensor that is integrated into a chair cushion and never touches the patient. The technology is designed to monitor ‘lower risk’ patients on medical surgical floors who are usually monitored by on-duty nurses once every four to five hours. In the event of a change in a patient’s heart rate or respiratory or motion rates, the system immediately alerts on-duty nurses at the central nursing station, on large LCD screens, which are placed in prominent locations, and on their handheld devices. EarlySense’s real time delivery of vital signs, coupled with comprehensive unit management tools, empower the medical staff to identify critical situations early on and to respond proactively. The system is quickly becoming a standard of care.

EarlySense CEO Mr. Avner Halperin said, “There is a consensus among clinicians today that getting patients out of bed and into a chair is an important step in accelerating recuperation and reducing risks. EarlySense is proud to be the first to provide clinicians with a way to continuously monitor patients in a contact-free way on chairs as well as in bed. This minimizes the hassle of connecting patients to wired monitors. It also empowers clinicians to provide maximal patient safety and proactive care.”

The bedside monitor’s graphical user interface highlights connectivity with the EarlySense chair sensor.

Mr. Halperin continued, “EarlySense is constantly seeking and driving meaningful expansion of its patient monitoring offering. One such enhancement the company has prepared in response to the Joint Commission’s August 2012 Sentinel Event Alert is the integration of SpO2 monitoring into the system. The SpO2 connects to the EarlySense bedside monitor and helps streamline patient care and assist clinicians in identifying the early warning signs of respiratory distress. Of significance, EarlySense’s is the first system to integrate SpO2 monitoring and contact-free respiratory monitoring into a unified solution.”

EarlySense is bringing to market an innovative technology designed to advance proactive patient care and enable clinicians to achieve better patient outcomes. The company’s flagship product, the EarlySense system, is a continuous, contact-free, patient monitoring solution that monitors and documents a patient’s vital signs and movement using a sensor that is placed underneath a bed mattress or integrated into a chair cushion. There are no leads or cuffs to connect to the patient who has complete freedom of movement and is not burdened by any irritating attachments. The system is designed to monitor non-ICU ‘lower risk’ patients on medical surgical floors who are usually monitored by on-duty nurses once every four to five hours. The system is currently installed at hospitals and rehabilitation centers in the USA and Europe. It is also commercially available in Canada. EarlySense Inc. is headquartered in Waltham, MA. Investors include: JK&B, Pitango Venture Capital, Etgar Challenge Fund, ProSeed VC Fund Docor International Management, Noaber, and Bridge Investment Fund, and Peter Soderberg, managing partner of Worthy Ventures Resources, LLC and former president and CEO of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. .

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