Toumaz has received FDA approval for the Sensium Digital Plaster an ultra-small, ultra-low power wireless body-worn monitor that can collect vital signs data, including temperature, heart rate and respiration rate. It is intended for hospital ward environments but this might in the future expand into tele-care, chronic disease monitoring, community care settings and the home.
The technology will be licensed to third-parties, allowing them to build custom wireless monitoring systems, with the only thing needed for branding being a customized enclosure and integration with a host system.
From the product page:
The platform includes ultra low power wireless sensor nodes, USB/UART base station (or gateway) for up to 8 sensor nodes, source code and example firmware and software for easy integration with Windows XP/Vista or embedded host systems. All circuitry and sensors for continuous wireless monitoring of heart rate, ECG (single lead), physical activity via integrated 3 axis accelerometer and temperature via integrated medical grade thermistor are included. Additional functions, extra sensors and proprietary algorithms (e.g. for R to R peak detection) are simple to integrate and run on the Platform.