Smith & Nephew plc announces it has made a strategic investment in and signed a distribution agreement with Leaf Healthcare to distribute the Leaf Patient Monitoring system.
The pressure ulcer/injury prevention system, manufactured by Pleasanton, Calif-based Leaf Healthcare, is comprised of a small, lightweight, wearable sensor that wirelessly monitors a patient’s position and movement and uses that data to automate and document the management of prescribed turn protocols for patients at risk for ulcers/injuries, according to a media release from Smith & Nephew.
“The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is designed to help reduce the risk of developing ulcers/injuries as part of a full clinical protocol, making it highly complementary to Smith & Nephew’s existing portfolio in this area,” says Glenn Warner, president, US, Smith & Nephew, in the release.
“Aligning with Smith & Nephew will enable us to make our award-winning technology available to clinicians across the US, helping prevent pressure ulcers/injuries to the great benefit of patients and healthcare payors,” adds Barrett Larson, MD, co-founder and chief executive officer, Leaf Healthcare.
[Source(s): Smith & Nephew plc, PR Newswire]