Hoana Medical has received European clearance to market its LifeBed hospital bed monitoring and notification system. The system comprises of a bed coverlet which monitors breathing and heartbeat, as well as patient movement, and a wall monitor that can interface with communication systems installed in the hospital.
From the product page:
Hoana’s technology transforms any hospital bed into a LifeBed, which invisibly tracks a patient’s basic vital signs without any connection to the patient whatsoever. However, if the patient begins to deteriorate, the LifeBed immediately notifies the hospital nursing staff — all invisible to the patient. It essentially provides “another set of eyes” to look after the patient. Changes in a patient’s condition due to medications, changes in physiologic conditions, or other treatments are identified early by the LifeBed, which results in early interventions and positively impacts patient outcome. The LifeBed has also helped reduce falls in partner hospitals by as much as 90 percent, a costly and dangerous problem facing many hospitals today.
The LifeBed has experience on more than 15,000 acute-care medical-surgical patients around the U.S., or more than 1.5 million patient hours, and has shown that errors and accidents don’t discriminate between social or economic classes; it can happen to anybody, anywhere.
Press release: Hoana Medical Acquires CE Mark to Expand Patient Safety Technology to European Market
Product page: LifeBed
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