NeoGuard is a patient monitoring system consisting of the following components: wireless sensor devices, reusable wearable bands, and a software application that receives, displays, and stores data from the sensor devices. The sensor devices use reflectance pulse oximeter and temperature sensors to measure pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), respiration rate, and temperature from the patient. The neoGuard devices are attached to the patient’s body by reusable wearable bands and are battery powered. The devices transmit data using Bluetooth® Low Energy in a localized communication architecture. Data is received by a software application installed on a tablet. The software application is a central interface. The application displays digital values of pulse rate, SpO2, respiration rate, and temperature in real time. It includes a centralized patient dashboard view, patient information, patient vital sign trends, and backend data storage.
Using archived data: patient vital signs trends can be examined to guide clinical decision making, and the reporting functionality generates valuable data insights for hospital administrators, ministries of health and NGO partners.
b. Indications for Use
NeoGuard is indicated for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients during non-motion conditions in hospitals and hospital-type facilities. The device is indicated to be worn on the forehead and is indicated to be used by trained health staff, including: physicians, nurses and community health workers.
c. Use environments and key considerations
NeoGuard will be used in non-sterile clinical environments including: hospitals and lower-level health facilities. The technology can also be used in non-clinical environments such as quarantine centers or for remote monitoring of patients by clinicians, community health workers or public health officials.