MediSens Wireless focuses on the development and manufacture of personal body-monitoring systems for medical and health applications.
In 2009, we were one of the first startup companies selected for the UCLA on-campus technology incubator at the California Nano Systems Institute (CNSI).
Since receiving funding from a strategic investor in the greater Los Angeles area, we set up our own base of operations in Silicon Valley.
The technology, invented by Majid Sarrafzadeh, a professor of computer science and engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and co-director of the Wireless Health Institute at UCLA, is used to develop body-monitoring systems. MediSens Wireless was the first spinoff from the Wireless Health Institute, which Sarrafzadeh helped create.
Sarrafzadeh, and the team formed the startup when they created a "smart shoe insole" — an insole equipped with a device allowing it to be monitored remotely, enabling health care professionals to keep track of patients with balance problems.
We began clinical trials in 2010 on its novel Clinical Movement Assessment System (CMAS), a wireless monitoring technology for assessing muscle and neuromotor functions in the upper extremities. Our CEO, Behrooz Yadagar, who joined us in 2009 says,
"I wanted to make a difference in a more meaningful way. So, I joined UCLA Wireless Health Institute on my own for almost 1 year and worked with brilliant people across all disciplines – Doctors, Nurses, PHD students, Researchers, and Professors to use technology to make quality of life better."
We looked at sensor platforms to improve quality of life for disease such as; diabetes, Falls, neuro motor rehab after stroke and pressure ulcer. We focused on pressure ulcer reduction at first by innovating a bedsheet that is all fabric, breathable and stretchable and has over 8000 embedded sensor to monitor incident pressure, posture and movement activity on the bed.
After developing a prototype, we took it out to several healthcare facilities to validate the story and to implement pilots and as a byproduct of these discussion, we were persuaded to address moisture detection since it also contributes to pressure ulcer and Fall in some cases more specifically related to incontinence.
A couple of years later we have now successfully completed over 16000 residents hours of pilot project across Benelux countries.
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