BAM Labs Smart Bed Technology

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Summary

Technology to help avoid pressure ulcers, and monitor bed exits (which may help in fall prevention). Uses wireless to connect a "smart matress" to a monitoring station.

From their website:

"Using the BAM Labs TLC Smart Bed Platform, healthcare professionals and caregivers can monitor a group of people at all times while performing their daily duties whether in an acute, post-acute, or home health setting. The TLC Platform is an effective tool for position change validation, bed exits for fall prevention programs, and for automated documentation proven to save hundreds of staff hours per month. Clinicians can also review long term trend data for adverse sleep patterns, resting heart and breathing rate trends and overall sleep quality."

 

 

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Discussion and reviews

5

I have talked to these guys at a tradeshow and played with their product. It looks really clever, and it is easy to believe it will help with reducing pressure ulcers and perhaps falls due to un-aided bed exits

There have emerged several competitors though. Not sure how they stack up.

One would want to look into the status of clinical studies verifying that it leads to improved outcomes. Not sure if they do or do not exist as yet.

Seems like this would work best in a residential facility with staff on call. Perhaps also assisted living?

Also, I can see using it if one had a parent in a residential facility to help document that they are getting the right level of care (for example it could document the number of turns per day etc). Probably the residential facility would be less keen on this use case.

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pressure ulcers