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ePatch®

Monitoring of patients with heart rhythm disorders is a resource-intensive task that often requires hospitalization.Therefore, Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Hospital have collaborated with DELTA Microelectronics to develop a wireless, electronic patch that makes it possible to monitor patients with arrhythmia in their own home and implement this service in the daily hospital operations for heart patients.

The patient wears the ePatch® on their body where it records measurements and transmits them to a portable receiver that in turn sends the data to the hospital server. The ePatch®-technology offers a complete sensor with data log facilities. It is battery operated and has an extremely low power usage. A radio/antenna transmits the recorded data wirelessly so there is no need to connect the ePatch® to a hub or pc to get access to data. All in all the ePatch@ works exactly like other heart monitoring electrodes – just wireless.

ePatch

The project has run in several stages:

 

ePatch® I:

The first stage (2009-2012) was about developing and testing the ePatch®. The goal of the project was to develop a working prototype that could replace monitoring during hospitalization with home monitoring. The project was funded by The Danish Public Welfare Technology Fund (Fonden for Velfærdsteknologi).

This phase of the project has been completed, and a more comprehensive study of the clinical effects of the system has now been initiated as a part of the large research project Patient@Home.

This project was in part funded by the fund “ABT-fonden”, now called the Danish Public Welfare Technology Fund (Fonden for Velfærdsteknologi).

Fonden for Velfærdsteknologi

 

ePatch® II:

Another stage of the project has been initiated with the aim to

1) implement the solution in the daily operations and creating a logistic set-up for using it in patient homes. This began in fall 2012 in cooperation with the acute personal assistance organisation SOS International.

2) Execute more comprehensive clinical tests of the system at Svendborg Hospital.

This part of the project has received funding from Fornyelsesfonden (now called Markedsmodningsfonden).

 

The clinical and logistical testing has finished and the overall analysis work is in process. At the moment the technology has not been implemented full scale at OUH as the necessary conditions for this are not been present at the moment.

 

Read more about the ePatch solution on Deltas website.

 

Contact person

Henrik Gaunsbæk Fornyelsesfonden + Markedsmodningsfonden
Project manager

Phone: +45 3058 8342
Mail: henrik.gaunsbaek@rsyd.dk

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