Sensium Healthcare was created to commercialise the unique, patented, ultra-low powered wireless healthcare technology developed by Professor Toumazou, Regius Professor of Engineering and founding director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College.
Sensium Healthcare is focused on two leading wireless technologies. These are the SensiumVitals® System for wireless monitoring of patient vital signs in hospitals, and the worlds first radio chip to enable the wireless connection of medical devices in compliance to the latest IEEE 802.15.6 Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) Standard.
SensiumVitals® is an ultra-low power wireless system to monitor the vital signs of general care patients. The system comprises light-weight, wearable, single patient use patches, that monitor patients’ heart-rate, respiration rate and temperature every two minutes, and wirelessly communicate those vital signs via a bridge to the nurse station or any web-enabled device. This compares to current hospital practice, where the majority of patients on general wards have vital signs taken once every four to eight hours. SensiumVitals® provides early detection of patient deterioration, allowing for early intervention, shorter hospital stays and reduced treatment costs. SensiumVitals® is the first ultra-low power, wearable, wireless patient monitoring product to have received FDA (510k) clearance. In March 2013, the results of a pilot study in a Los Angeles hospital demonstrated significant clinical and economic benefits.
Leveraging the core skills and know-how from across the Toumaz Group, Sensium Healthcare has been developing a new radio chip that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create wireless patient sensor connections in compliance to the new IEEE 802.15.6NB1 global standard for wireless healthcare. This standard - and the Sensium Healthcare chips - have potential uses not only in hospitals, but also in the home.
Click here to read a 3rd party article highlighting the 2.36-2.4GHz RF band, recently set aside in the US by the FCC, for wireless medical devices and the potential impact of wireless technology in transforming healthcare. The new IEEE.802.15.6NB standard is specifically designed to operate in this new MBANs (Medical Body Area Network) band as well as the 2.4GHz ISM band. Sensium Healthcare aims to provide the world's first wireless system to enable medical device companies deliver this transformation..