InnovationLab and Bitquadrat Demonstrate Smart Mattress Cover for Real-Time Patient Monitoring

By Tiera Oliver

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 19, 2021

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InnovationLab and Bitquadrat Demonstrate Smart Mattress Cover for Real-Time Patient Monitoring

InnovationLab demonstrated a smart mattress cover that may reduce by up to 88% the risk of developing decubitus ulcers, according to the company, the potentially life-threatening pressure ulcers that affect up to 2.5 million hospital patients in the U.S. annually.

InnovationLab demonstrated a smart mattress cover that may reduce by up to 88% the risk of developing decubitus ulcers, according to the company, the potentially life-threatening pressure ulcers that affect up to 2.5 million hospital patients in the U.S. annually.

Combining InnovationLab’s flexible printed sensors with Bitquadrat’s health-monitoring software, the new platform conducts personalized, real-time risk-assessment of pressure ulcers—providing a suitable way to inform nurses and other caregivers when patients require repositioning on their mattress.

The smart mattress-cover demonstrator features an array of several hundred flexible printed pressure sensors from InnovationLab integrated with health-monitoring software from Bitquadrat, which leverages machine learning (ML)/artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time data processing.

The smart mattress cover assesses the risk of pressure ulcers by monitoring the size and duration of pressure at each point of contact. Per the company, this is an advantage over smart mattresses that use motion sensors, which only detect when a patient moves and changes position but cannot detect the size or duration of pressure on the mattress.

For more information, visit: https://www.innovationlab.de/en

 

 

 

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Tiera Oliver, Assistant Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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