EarlySense makes touch-less vital sign monitoring a reality: Podcast

EarlySense make a sensor that goes under a patient’s mattress and monitors heart rate, respiration and movement without needing to affix any leads to a patient. It makes it feasible to conduct monitoring outside of an intensive care unit or inpatient hospital bed, helps reduces “alarm fatigue” by cutting down on false signals, and can improve patient care by reducing falls and pressure ulcers.

EarlySense was founded in Israel and is now based in Massachusetts, the product of Governor Deval Patrick’s trade mission to Israel in 2011. The company’s CEO, Avner Halperin is a high school classmate of mine.

In this podcast interview, EarlySense president Tim O’Malley brings us up to speed on the latest developments and describes how the Affordable Care Act is creating opportunities.

By David E. Williams of the Health Business Group.

One thought on “EarlySense makes touch-less vital sign monitoring a reality: Podcast”

  1. You are missing the point. Nurses don’t go into patients rooms only to check vital signs. It is, and always has been, the reason to invade your privacy and provide person to person support. The situation is like a restaurant — a good waiter stops by periodically to ask: ” do you need anything?” Automated monitoring in a pub would put sensors at the bottom of your bottle of beer to alert the waiter to visit your table — duh, he is supposed to do that anyway, so sensors mean: don’t drink the beer, never see the waiter! Same with nurses, doing vital signs is not just done for the numbers. Currently, electronic monitoring in hospitals is excessive and excessively expensive.

    (P.S. The NSA is in favor of beer sensors)

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