Belfast based wireless health monitor company Sensor Technologies and Devices (ST+D) is developing wireless health monitoring systems to improve patient care during hospital stays.
The Ulster University spinout is investing over £400,000 in the project, supported by Invest Northern Ireland and with EU funding under the NI Competitiveness Programme 2007-2013. The R&D project is a collaborative venture with CIMIT, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, located in Boston, US.
The collaboration aims to develop a miniaturised patient-worn monitor that will provide information on a patient’s heart, respiration, temperature and movement. The device will use the existing hospital wireless networks to give an immediate indication of change directly to the clinical teams even as patients move around the hospital.
Partners HealthCare, a member of CIMIT and a leading US healthcare system based in Boston, has signed a memorandum of understanding supporting the project.
The project will mean ST+D taking on another three staff and the first devices are expected to be market ready by July 2009.