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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.

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Design Outcomes





The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.

Jack Magree

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Lorrin Windahl

Lorrin Windahl
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Other Work