Health monitor company EarlySense is expanding into the consumer space.
The Waltham, Mass.–based company announced Tuesday that is has created a contact-free consumer health monitor that can share information on heart, breathing cycles, stress and sleep indicators with users and their families and caregivers.
The Live by EarlySense is a two-part system that is similar to the EarlySense system that hospitals and clinics in the U.S. have been using. It uses a piezoelectric sensor disk that is placed under the user’s mattress. Vital information is gathered by Live’s smartphone app. The device has the ability to collect real-time vitals including heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing patterns, sleep and motion.
The app analyzes more than 50,000 data points nightly and can identify changes in health based on the information stored in the app and can alert people when there are significant changes, like when heart or breathing rates exceed defined thresholds. Live app information can also be shared with family and caregivers from their own smartphones so that they can monitor the users’ health patterns.
Under a partnership also announced Tuesday, EarlySense will include American Well’s consumer telehealth service Amwell so that EarlySense users in the U.S. can quickly connect with clinical experts.
“As the U.S. population ages, it is paramount that we empower our seniors and their families to age safely and respectably at home. For the first time ever, a contact-free sensing technology trusted by doctors to help them provide better care in hospitals is now made available for every home,” said Avner Halperin, founder and CEO of EarlySense.
The Live sensor accuracy was tested in a clinical study and was 92.5% as accurate as the wired tests used in clinics to detect sleeping patterns and sleeping disorders, according tot he company.
Live by EarlySense is selling for $199 and is available on the Live by EarlySense website.
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