Monitoring hospital patients requires more than what conventional fitness trackers can offer. Leaf Healthcare unveiled a comprehensive mobility monitoring system at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Houston.
The system is specifically designed to monitor hospital patients, including those with impaired mobility or who are bedridden. It uses a wearable wireless sensor to monitor patients throughout the mobility continuum.
The system supports mobility goals to decrease length of stay and risk of readmission. The system tracks, monitors and documents patients' walking distance, number of steps and amount of time in motion.
"When hospitalized patients spend too much time in bed or insufficiently active, bad things tend to happen," said Barrett Larson, co-founder and CEO of Leaf. "Our patient monitoring system helps clinicians track patient movement and focus more effort on those who could benefit from increased activity."