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EarlySense Gets Clearance to Integrate Oximetry Device into Otherwise Contactless System

EarlySense Gets Clearance to Integrate Oximetry Device into Otherwise Contactless System

EarlySense Gets Clearance to Integrate Oximetry Device into Otherwise Contactless System

Last week at TEDMED we were excited to check out the EarlySense patient monitors that slip under the mattress and provide a completely contact-free way to continuously measure respiratory and heart rates, as well as to detect overall patient movement. Here’s our interview with CEO of the company Avner Halperin:

The EarlySense System is contact-free and continuously measures respiration rate, heart rate and patient movement, including an adjustable 6 level bed exit alarm and patient turn protocol verification.

A sensing plate described in multiple pending patent applications with an integrated piezo-electric sensor is easily placed under the mattress so the patient remains comfortable and enjoys complete freedom of movement. There are no leads or cuffs.

Using groundbreaking signal processing techniques developed on a database of over 1,000,000 patient monitoring hours, EarlySense’s Embedded Algorithmic Engine converts the patients’ cardioballistic effect, respiratory motion pattern and large body movements into accurate vital signs and movement rate monitoring.

The patent pending sensing of motion enables effective filtration of artifacts for an extremely low overall alarm rate to prevent “alarm fatigue.”

The accurate results are transmitted and displayed automatically at the bedside, nurses’ station and on additional displays in centralized areas.

The data is also sent simultaneously to handheld devices to ensure intervention of all relevant caregivers throughout the unit.

Israel based EarlySense received FDA clearance for its bedside system and central display system with oximetry integration. EarlySense’s systems are based on a contact-free sensor placed under the mattress which can monitor respiration rate, heart rate and patient movement, and now the probably wired pulse oximeter (no pics yet) can provide additional critical data.

The company is promoting the additional capabilities of the system by noting that the Joint Commission’s recent Sentinel Event Alert recommended oxygenation and ventilation monitoring in post-op patients recovering on opioids. By offering a system that can do contact-free vitals monitoring, clinical staff has one less thing to hook up to the patient, making everyone involved free to do other things.

More about the company’s technology:

EarlySense device EarlySense Gets Clearance to Integrate Oximetry Device into Otherwise Contactless System (VIDEO)

A sensing plate described in multiple pending patent applications with an integrated piezo-electric sensor is easily placed under the mattress so the patient remains comfortable and enjoys complete freedom of movement. There are no leads or cuffs.

Using groundbreaking signal processing techniques developed on a database of over 1,000,000 patient monitoring hours, EarlySense’s Embedded Algorithmic Engine converts the patients’ cardioballistic effect, respiratory motion pattern and large body movements into accurate vital signs and movement rate monitoring.

The patent pending sensing of motion enables effective filtration of artifacts for an extremely low overall alarm rate to prevent “alarm fatigue.”

The accurate results are transmitted and displayed automatically at the bedside, nurses’ station and on additional displays in centralized areas.

The data is also sent simultaneously to handheld devices to ensure intervention of all relevant caregivers throughout the unit.

Source : http://www.earlysense.com/01/technology-platform/

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VBOX Trooper, World’s Smallest Oxygen Concentrator

VBOX Trooper, World’s Smallest Oxygen Concentrator

VBOX Trooper, World’s Smallest Oxygen Concentrator

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VBOX, Inc., a medical device company, today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Trooper™ portable oxygen concentrator for prescription oxygen therapy. The Trooper will be available in second quarter of 2013 for patients who are prescribed oxygen and want to maintain a more active lifestyle.

The Trooper provides oxygen therapy via the first truly wearable, full-range concentrator ever launched. The size of the device is equivalent to a small pair of binoculars and is capable of delivering a pulse of one to five liters per minute flow equivalence. Weighing only three and a half pounds with its battery, the Trooper can fit in a fanny pack or purse and can be worn over the shoulder or around the waist. Two half-pound rechargeable batteries are included, each lasting approximately 3 hours and delivering a six-hour running time with both batteries.

“The Trooper is a major technological breakthrough for medical oxygen therapy and we are thrilled to bring this device to our patients,” says William Still , VBOX Chief Executive Officer. “For many medical conditions that require oxygen therapy, exercise and movement is key to maintaining lung function, so a truly wearable oxygen therapy solution will make a significant difference in the quality of life for these individuals.”

The FDA determined the VBOX Trooper oxygen concentrator is substantially equivalent to legally marketed predicate devices and is approved for use on a prescriptive basis by patients requiring supplemental oxygen. It supplies a high concentration of oxygen and is used with a nasal cannula to channel oxygen from the concentrator to the patient. When available in 2013, The Trooper may be used in home, institution, vehicle and various mobile environments.

About VBOX, Inc.

VBOX, Inc., is a medical device company based in White Bear Lake, Minn. VBOX Inc.’s mission is to bring the latest medical technologies to its patients to improve their quality of life.

VBOX Inc., a Minnesota based firm, was given FDA clearance to bring to market its portable oxygen concentrator. Touted by the company as the world’s first truly wearable O2 concentrator, the Trooper weighs only three pounds including the battery and is the size of a pair of binoculars.

A battery lasts for about three hours and each Trooper comes with a pair of them for a total of six hours of oxygen delivery. The company plans to make the Trooper available for purchase in the second quarter of next year, so hopefully we’ll soon be seeing more people that require oxygen participating in physical activities that would otherwise be nearly impossible without a small oxygen source.

• Small design allows the device to fit in a fanny pack or purse.

• Lightweight – only 3 Lbs (1.3 kg)

• Pulse delivered every breath, 1 to 5 LPM flow equivalence.

• Long lasting- 7.0 hours life @ 2LPM (2 batteries included: each lasting approx. 3.5 hrs. and weighing only 1/2 lbs.)

Source : http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vbox-incs-troopertm-oxygen-concentrator-receives-fda-approval-171781391.html

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