TECH OFFER

All-Digital, Patient-to-Database, Continuous ECG Monitoring Platform

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Healthcare - Medical Devices
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO174329

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

This Technology Offer is a medical-grade solution for patients who require continuous heart rhythm monitoring and diagnostics from any remote location. The solution bridges a significant gap between extended Holter diagnostics and remote telemetry. The data is transmitted ‘live’ by patients, and the review of data and reporting can be completed even before device is returned to the institution. This monitoring system can be deployed in scale across large geographical locations, as it uses cloud-based technologies to simplify collection of continuous ‘live-streamed’ electrocardiogram (ECG) from any connected location worldwide.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

This system has a user-administered, easy-to-use discrete ECG wearable that has no cumbersome wires. The wearable and can be sent directly to a patient’s home for immediate use. The wearable streams the ECG data to the cloud through a smart device such as a mobile phone. It can be used clinically from 1-day up to 30-days for early detection of infrequent but dangerous arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation.

A cloud-based system with a web-based dashboard allows real-time assessment and review by a physician from any remote location with a tablet or personal computer without the need for return of the device to extract the data. This is a significant advantage over traditional wearable ECG patches which are in general recorders and not transmitters.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Health care practice and service is changing rapidly with the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. This non-contact, easy to use, continuous ECG monitoring platform has been proven in its use in a “lockdown” situation, and its “contact-free” delivery has benefitted many patients during this time.

This technology offer is available for co-development and integration into telehealth platforms, and the ECG data is ready for downstream post-processing, such as by artificial intelligence (AI) modules used for predictive diagnostics.

Benefits

No brick-and-mortar infrastructure is required to utilise the full potential of the system, which also minimises physical contact between the patient and the medical facility, thus improving community access to such tests and providing early diagnosis for all.

This technology offer is end-to-end capable; thus, it includes a core lab service which does all reporting and monitoring. The core lab is based in Singapore and manned by trained medical technologists. All reports are verified in-house in an anonymised fashion by certified cardiologists in Singapore.

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