We are developing a medical wearable for sensing vital parameters in clinical wards and care facilities for continuous monitoring.
On clinical wards, patients' vital signs are still taken in an extremely rudimentary manner with pencil and paper by nursing staff, sometimes with the help of very simple fever and pulse measuring devices. This is very labor-intensive, error-prone and is done only at long intervals (sometimes once per eight-hour shift or even less frequently). Especially in times of nursing shortages, the data situation is very fragmented. This can lead to surgery being performed too often instead of, for example, antibiotic administration with simultaneous monitoring of the patient's fever curve in the event of diverticulitis, appendicitis or sepsis, etc. Continuous monitoring through PROXIMY provides nurses and physicians with a clearer basis for making decisions about their treatment strategy and enables better diagnoses, including through the cloud application of Big Data and emerging trends in vital signs. Fundamentally, this offers significant potential for surgery avoidance, quality improvement for clinicians and health insurers, and in the treatment of patients, especially for internal medicine, surgery, stroke patients, surgeries in the course of discharge management, patients with dementia, and in emergency departments. Several clinical studies prove the potential by seamless continuous recording of vital parameters by wireless medical wearables, for example by early detection of changes in vital parameters, which often announce so called Adverse Events.