Hoana Medical, Inc, a Honolulu, Hawaii company that developed a wireless medical monitoring system which tracks a patient’s vital signs, has also been acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards.
Company’s technology is not only wireless but is also somewhat sneaky:
Hoana’s PSA™ [Passive Sensor Array -ed.] technology accurately measures basic physiology (e.g. heart rate, respiration) passively, without the use of electrodes, leads, cuffs or canula. Field-testing of the initial prototype demonstrated accurate, safe, reliable and convenient measurements of heart and respiration rates, (as compared to conventional measurement methods) including tests under severe conditions, such as the high noise and vibration environment of US Army Medevac helicopters.
Hoana’s PSA™ technology integrates proprietary signal processing algorithms with a family of patented pad-like data collection devices, which produce an electrical signal in response to physiological stimuli. Hoana’s PSA™ technology passively measures patient information as the patient lies or sits upon these collection devices providing accurate measurements even through clothing, gowns or sheets.
The firm’s system is primarily composed of a passive sensor array (under the sheet but just above the stashes of under-the-mattress cash) and a bedside monitoring unit, both illustrated above.
Company’s website with video…