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Automated capillary refill device - continuous early warning system

Capillary refill device - output readings

Many of our sensing technologies are well suited for children as they are usually non-invasive and painless.  We are using these to develop more robust and child friendly methods to accurately measure key vital signs.

We have developed a new type of capillary refill device using our patented design to better monitor children and identify any potential clinical deterioration.  This wireless device can be coupled with other vital signs to create an illness severity score and so continuously monitor a child in hospital or triage settings. 

The recently completed PRefill Study was the first clinical trial of the device and included many very sick children on intensive care.  We have now developed the latest iteration of the device and are about to commence new studies with this improved device. 

Demonstration of capillary refill device on baby
 

 

 

Experts: Ed Morris, John Crowe, Don Sharkey, Barrie Hayes-Gill