Umana Medical Technologies: A Second Skin to Monitor Vital Health Signs
Dr. Adrian Attard Trevisan, Co-Founder & CEO
Monitoring the vital signs of an individual quite often becomes a routine for doctors, requiring specific medical apparatus. However, such procedures become cumbersome for the patients in the long run. Umana Medical Technologies, on the other hand, takes things up a notch with its ‘tattoo-like sensor’ that could be simply worn by an individual as a second skin, which continuously records the vital signs for medical diagnosis automatically. “A medical professional might come across a scenario where he or she would need to monitor a patient’s cardiac activities for a longer period as opposed to the brief and minimal ECG readings. This is where our tattoo-like sensors come into the picture, empowering medical practitioners with a comprehensive and real-time health monitoring system,” says Dr. Adrian Attard Trevisan, co-founder and CEO of Umana Medical Technologies.
Umana’s products not only provide a sneak peek into the future of healthcare, but also transcend the barriers of the medical sciences by automating the aggregation of crucial data required for ECG, brain activity and muscle development monitoring, and sweat analysis. The company has designed a patient monitoring ecosystem—Umana T1—that maximizes the benefits of the tattoo sensor technology to observe and record various health parameters. It offers an end-to-end approach that constitutes the company’s SmarterSkin sensors, a heart rate monitoring device, a mobile application, a cloud-based control center, and a wide range of tools for medical professionals.
Developed as a part of an academic research in the nanomaterial conductive ink, SmarterSkin sensors deliver a non-invasive technique to monitor and gather information pertaining to the vital signs of an individual.
We bring patients to the center of healthcare
They integrate with the epidermal layer of the skin to collect data when worn by an individual. These sensory data form the foundation of Umana T1 ecosystem, allowing healthcare professionals to analyze the obtained information for suitable diagnosis procedures proactively. Similarly, Umana’s heart monitoring device also features a lightweight and ergonomic form factor with a critical focus on a patient’s comfort. The device can be worn throughout the day, similar to the SmarterSkin, which collects ECG and physical activity data on a mobile application using the Bluetooth functionality. In accordance with Umana’s software suite, these devices—constituting the ecosystem— collect information from various events and for different medical conditions. They include fall detection, respiration rate, atrial fibrillation, systolic blood pressure, heart rate variability, single lead ECG, and abnormality information.
“We bring patients to the center of healthcare,” adds Dr. Trevisan, highlighting the merits and advantages of Umana T1 ecosystem. The company offers an integrated healthcare platform as a part of its ecosystem that includes a T1 heart monitoring application, a user control center, and a hub control center. The T1 heart monitoring application uses machine learning algorithms to process and analyze physiological data and records it in real time, in tandem with the user control center; users can access and explore their clinical data through the T1 recording sessions. Simultaneously, the hub control center allows medical professionals to analyze health data readings from multiple patients for trials and group monitoring sessions, depending on specific parameters such as demographic information and patient age groups. Collectively, Umana nurtures its T1 ecosystem to not only deliver continuous monitoring of an individual’s vital health signs but also ease the lifestyle of patients utilizing its products, along with providing medical professionals a one-stop solution for their clinical necessities. Initially launched in the month of May 2018, T1 has received a fair share of acclamations and support from medical professionals, taking the medical sciences by storm as it continues to grow.
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