Founded in 2014, NE Device SW has since its beginnings grown into a versatile and
diverse group of 18 industry professionals, delivering software for smartphones,
sports-watches, health devices, cameras and more. We came to vital signs monitoring
through personal experience and awareness of a hidden problem in hospitals.
The foundations of what would in 2020 shape into the NE Device SW Vital Signs
Monitor were laid all the way back in 2012, when the infant son of our lead
computer vision developer was hospitalised. During his stay in the hospital,
the child's vital signs were measured using a pulse oximeter. The oximeter,
however, kept falling off during monitoring. This got the developer thinking – surely
there must be better ways to gather vital signs data.
Later on, in late 2018, we were made aware of a problem in triage, faced by
Emergency department nurses in Oulu University Hospital. The problem was obtaining
and recording accurate measurements of respiratory rate and being able to
ensure the safety of unmonitored attendees in the waiting room. Linking this
information and our previous experiences together, we knew we could improve
vital signs monitoring with our experience in computer vision.
In early 2019, Oulu University Hospital opened a challenge funded by the European
Union as part of the inDemand program, for a Respiratory Rate Monitor using computer
vision. We entered and were delighted to win. Since then we have been working in
co-creation mode with clinicians and specialists, and running trials in the Oulu
University Hospital testbed. We have iterated and tested the user experience in
several rounds with clinicians, collecting valuable feedback along the way.
Our solution is to be piloted in the Emergency Department in May 2020. We’re aiming
for ISO 13485:2016 certification to be completed by mid-2020, and CE marking during
the autumn. We are working according to a Quality Management System.
Interested in our work?
We’re always looking to hear from those who share our vision for the future of
healthcare. Whether you’re working in a hospital or primary care, an investor
looking for an innovative solution to back or another professional of your trade,
we welcome you to get in touch.
Currently we are looking for partners for pilot opportunities and seed funding.
We are particularly interested in getting peer-reviewed clinical validation.
Our solution is ready to deploy immediately for non-commercial trials, so drop
us a message and we can find the perfect customized solution for you. Please
note that we are not yet clinically validated.