Waltham, MA and Düsseldorf, Germany, September 4, 2012 --- EarlySense, a market leader in proactive patient care solutions, announced today plans to launch at Medica 2012 the new generation EarlySense contact-free continuous patient monitoring system which expands monitoring coverage of a patient beyond the patient’s bed by adding a new state-of-the-art chair sensor capability to the EarlySense system. The company also plans to introduce at Medica 2012 another key system enhancement: a trend indications feature, which flags the medical team regarding changes in heart or respiratory rate trends or signals. The EarlySense booth will be located in Hall 16, booth G28 from November 14-17, 2012.
The EarlySense System continuously monitors heart rate, respiratory rate, movement, bed exits and entries – using a sensor placed under the bed mattress or a sensor that is integrated into a chair cushion and never touches the patient. The technology was 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. 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.”
Caption: 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 is preparing in response to the Joint Commission’s August 2012 Sentinel Event Alert is the integration of SpO2 monitoring into the system. The SpO2, which will be connected to the
EarlySense bedside monitor, will help streamline patient care and assist clinicians in identifying the early warning signs of respiratory distress. Of significance, it will be the first system to integrate SpO2 monitoring and contact-free respiratory monitoring into a unified solution. In addition, our new trend indications feature, which notifies nurses regarding changes in a patient’s vital sign trends or signals, is well aligned with recently published peer reviewed clinical research defining the importance of using trend changes to provide effective proactive care.”
EarlySense is bringing to market an innovative technology designed to advance proactive patient care and enable clinicians to achieve better patient outcomes. The system is currently installed at hospitals and rehabilitation centers in the USA and Europe. It is also commercially available in Canada. More than 30,000 patients have already been monitored with the EarlySense system. EarlySense Inc. is headquartered in Waltham, MA.
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