From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
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BAM Labs provides an FDA-approved sensor mat that is placed under mattresses to monitor a patient's presence, sleep pattern, heart rate and breathing rate. The clever part is that the patient isn't connected to any wires -- the "smart bed" does all the work. The mat can be used in a hospital or home setting. Data collected is transmitted online to an app viewable on any Internet-connected device. Doctors and caregivers can monitor multiple patients at once from the app.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?