In prototype, the Hero STAT System comprises a mobile App & forehead vital sign sensor "cufflink" for continuous data-driven care for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other medical emergency patients.
Sensors can be worn with or without the Hero bandage because not all head injuries have a scalp bleed. But when scalps bleed, time is wasted with rolled gauze dressings, and data is missed.
The Hero STAT System, designed for ER use, offers patented triage alert lights and Machine Learning derived predictions to offer actionable insights so that clinicians can intervene before a patient deteriorates clinically.
Our mission is to detect dangerous changes in vital signs among among TBI and trauma patients for whom a TBI diagnosis might otherwise be missed and treatment not rendered. Earlier intervention can improve outcomes.
In the case of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), clinical evidence shows that low blood pressure (systolic blood pressure under 90mmHg for adults) before arrival at the hospital can double risk of death after head injury.
42% of head injury diagnoses are missed in the ER.
On average, patients with head injury will wait for 6.6 hours regardless of whether their CT scan eventually is normal or abnormal.
CT scans fail to detect dynamic and neuro-sensory changes that can cause life-long debility.
Over 50% of TBI patients suffer from chronic pain. Based on our preliminary data, acute pain is a key biomarker for TBI. By obtaining our image and vital sign bio-signatures, we are creating a precision platform for ongoing data-driven care.
Earlier & continuous data collection from the sensor for crucial early data for improved decision support. Bluetooth connectivity for data acquisition and App use.
Proprietary algorithms use Machine Learning models to monitor vital signs based on millions of ambulance patient data.
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