New Clinical-Grade Wearable Delivers Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

MHW learned Wednesday that Spry Health — a leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring — is rolling out “Loop.”

Loop is a “first-of-its-kind combination of clinical-grade wearable and disease management platform.”

Loop, we’re told, enhances timely care to chronically ill patients, with individualized analytics to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalization; and decrease spending by healthcare organizations.

“At the heart of Spry Health’s mission is empowering better care – the right care at the right time – for patients who are coping with chronic conditions,” the company said in an announcement. “Spry Health, incubated at the highly-selective Stanford-affiliated accelerator StartX, began in 2013 in the minds of founders Pierre-Jean “PJ” Cobut and Elad Ferber while Stanford business school students.  In 2013, Business Insider named them among 17 Stanford business school graduates who will change the world.”

So how does the offering work?

The Loop wearable continuously and noninvasively collects vital signs to assess the patient’s baseline and monitor how their condition evolves. Loop’s analytics platform pinpoints subtle physiological changes and delivers relevant, actionable insights to healthcare organizations before new symptoms are noticeable to the patient. Healthcare organizations can then guide their most vulnerable members to the right care at the right time.  The combination of an easy-to-use wearable with individualized analytics increases peace of mind and compliance for patients, improves their outcomes, and prevents costly hospitalizations.

Spry Health conducted “one of the more comprehensive pre-market evaluations of a digital medical device ever published”, said Steve Steinhubl, MD, at Scripps Translational Science Institute. The evaluation had over 250 participants to prove the clinical equivalence of Loop against standards of care for blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiration, and CO2monitoring. Spry Health has submitted with the FDA and is seeking clearance for Loop by early 2018.

To learn more, check out Spry Health here.

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