Leaf’s patient monitor system is composed of a wearable wireless sensor designed to track patient movement and notify caregivers to prevent immobility-related health complications, such as pressure ulcers or injuries. The company said it is “highly complimentary” to Smith & Nephews Allevyn Life and Secura skin care products.
The companies inked a partnership deal in February, with Smith & Nephew making a strategic investment and signing a distribution agreement with Pleasanton, Calif.-based Leaf Healthcare.
“The benefits of patient turning and improved mobility are well recognized, including the potential for shorter hospital stays. We are really excited as partnering with Smith & Nephew has allowed us to make our award-winning technology more widely available to clinicians across the United States, which benefits patients and potentially reduces the cost of care,” Leaf co-founder & CEO Dr. Barrett Larson said in a press release.
The 2 companies are slated to make their joint debut appearance this week at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring meeting in San Diego.