Company at a Glance
HealthWatch Ltd. is a medical device company, dedicated to developing next generation wearable monitoring solutions, designed to enhance personal safety and reduce risk for general care patients. Using emerging connectivity technologies, the products seamlessly and transparently secure personal health around the clock, to immediately notify both patients and medical professionals when an emergency is sensed. HealthWatch’s innovative continuous monitoring systems represent a breakthrough in wearable heart-sensing textile electrodes technology (3-15 lead ECG) – all integrated into simple everyday garments, enabling early detection of patient deterioration, inside or outside the hospital.
Market Potential: HealthWatch’s solutions offer exciting new revenue streams, with total available market potential of more than $35B. Our patented platform technology has wide market application.
The company initially targets the cardiac market, supporting in- and out-patient monitoring, preventive medicine, patient follow-up programs and homecare telemetry. Future applications will provide safer and more comprehensive monitoring of active elderly, pregnant women, and first responders. In the new medical insurance accountable care environment of capitation – caregivers can now effectively monitor patients remotely, while reducing hospital readmission rates and cost of care.
Technology & Product(s)
- Sensing: hWear™ (Healthwear) are heart-sensing seamless garments, featuring embedded digital textile electrodes, for continuous vital sign monitoring, that allow wearers to remain comfortable and enjoy complete freedom of movement. hWear™ are ideal for use in hospitals, by heart attack survivors at home, or for health and peace-of-mind – all without adhesives or shaving preparations. The garments are machine-washable, and capable of sensing 3-15 lead ECG and other bio-signals, such as activity, motion, falls and respiration.
- Alerting: MasterCaution™ monitor-and-control device attaches to the garment’s side pocket. MasterCaution™ utilizes sophisticated signal processing algorithms, accurately analyzing the wearer’s vital signs in realtime, as well as indicating trends over time. Processed data of actual ECG signals, cardiac events such as arrhythmias and ischemia, respiratory abnormalities, sudden patient falls or lack of motion – is wirelessly sent to the wearer’s smartphone and transmitted to the Cloud. Automatic alerts are then dispatched to assigned medical professionals and standard telemetry or remote monitoring services. MasterCaution™’s delivery of actionable data in real-time, empower both patients and caregivers, enabling early identification of severe conditions, before they become life-threatening.
Objectives: Sales, Strategic Partnerships, Distributors.
Target businesses: Medical Distributors and Service Tele-monitoring Companies.
Target Countries: Worldwide.