Manufacturing of Disposable Wearable Patient Monitoring Devices
Wireless wearable devices can continuously assess and communicate the condition of patients and are crucial components of the move towards digital, mobile health monitoring. We envision the widespread adoption of disposable wireless devices has the potential to radically transform caregiving in clinical settings. Implementation of continuous patient monitoring could make practices such as spot-checking patient vital signs during hospitalization obsolete. Furthermore, an earlier patient discharge may become possible through earlier and safer patient mobilization enabled by wireless monitoring. In this talk, we will discuss flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing opportunities and challenges to create low cost, high-performance wireless sensor systems for patient monitoring. These single-use devices will support 3-Lead ECG, reflective SpO2, respiration rate and core body temperature sensing on a continuous basis for 72 hours.