SpryHealth, previously Echo Labs, is announcing the launch of Loop, a clinical-grade wearable designed to enable improved health outcomes through continuous vital sign monitoring and early detection of clinical deterioration. SpryHealth was founded by Pierre-Jean “PJ” Cobut and Elad Ferber out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and StartX, a Stanford accelerator. They started the company to enable proactive care and reduce the nearly 28M hospital admissions attributed to chronic conditions.
Little is known for now on the technology behind Loop, however, SpryHealth indicates that the device is capable of non-invasively measuring blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, CO2 levels, and respirations.
A quick review of patent applications provides insight into how the system might work (blood pressure and multispectral measurements). It seems that heart rate, oxygen and CO2 monitoring relies on the technology behind traditional pulse oximetry. Respiratory rate is often times derived from these measurements, however, the key is in implementation and accuracy of the system in real-life – this is something that has plagued many wearable technologies in healthcare.
SpryHealth will combine data from Loop with an analytics platform to deliver actionable insights to healthcare organizations designed to improve health outcomes and prevent costly hospitalizations.
Product page: Loop