Interactive monitoring system designed for post-operative, cardiac patients
Designed by Cobalt in conjunction with VPMS, ST&D and world renowned bio-engineer Professor John Anderson, the sophisticated Vpatch technology platform analyses, stores and reports on a patient’s vital signs (such as ECG, respiration, blood pressure and oxygen levels, temperature and movement) using advanced patented biosensors, proprietary RF technology and cellular hardware.
The Vpatch system consists of three elements. A particular focus on size, usability and mechanical performance was made to create a device suitable to the rigours of everyday use.
A flexible, disposable wearable pad adhered to the patient chest; the Vpatch contains biosensors and electrodes that sense a patient’s vital signs. The shape, material and method of mechanical and electrical attachment of the Vpatch was designed to be both functional and comfortable for 24/7 use.
Primary sensing device that attaches to the wearable Vpatch via magnetic electrode connectors. The Vpod was designed to be small and non-obtrusive, whilst still allowing (often elderly) patients the ability to easily connect and replace the unit’s batteries.
An ’in pocket’ device which uses a proprietary radio-frequency receiver and a cell-phone engine to connect the patient to expert monitored care.
The Vpatch system is a non-invasive device that allows users to move around freely while maintaining a high level of post-operative care and monitoring. The device is small, lightweight, comfortable to wear and simple to fit.
The unit was designed to allow ease of use for elderly or users with poor dexterity. The magnetic connectors allow the sensor to self-align when attaching to the wearable patch. A convenient latch system was developed to allow simple battery replacement.
An innovative overmoulded enclosure creates a robust design suitable for everyday use, while high levels of ingress protection allow users to wear the device while showering.
Overmoulding is also used to create a strong visual identity. Colour is used to reinforce the VPMS brand, while creating a distinctive appearance.
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