US FDA clears Dozee’s contactless measurement system, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Bengaluru: Dozee announced its proprietary contactless vital signs (VS) measurement technology has received US FDA 510(k) clearance. According to nursing and midwifery professional organisations, India falls short of the WHO recommended rate of three nurses per 1,000 population and needs 4.3 million more nurses by 2024 to meet the WHO norms. Dozee aims to bridge this massive gap by adopting automated patient monitoring systems across secondary and tertiary public hospitals.

Studies have shown that remote patient monitoring technology reduces the workload on nursing staff for monitoring patients in hospitals and clinics, and improves efficiency by enabling them to continuously monitor multiple patients with clinical accuracy at once. Contactless technology improves the in-hospital experience for patients by removing the need for wires, electrodes and cuffs attached to the body.

Gaurav Parchani, CTO, Co-Founder, Dozee said, “When we started Dozee, our market assessment suggested that India imports 85-90 per cent of the medical devices. We are committed to ‘Make in India,’ with global standards. Dozee VS is our flagship contactless vitals technology that has received US FDA clearance, an important milestone towards our vision #HarBedDozeeBed globally.”

Dozee’s proprietary contactless sensor sheet is placed under the patient’s mattress to capture micro-vibrations produced by every heartbeat, respiration cycle, and body movement, using ‘Ballistocardiography’. The Dozee pod placed next to the patient’s bedside converts the vibration data into encrypted digital signals. These signals are converted into vital signs such as heart rate, respiration rate, and body movements, using proprietary cloud-based algorithms. The vital sign data is presented on a cloud-enabled remote monitoring dashboard to healthcare providers.

Along with enhanced patient safety, contactless RPM can enable the digitalization of vital data and drive operational efficiencies, especially with the growing shortage of nursing staff. As the paradigm of the healthcare ecosystem evolves, remote patient monitoring will play a crucial role in enhancing the performance, productivity, and profitability of overall healthcare delivery.

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