Wearables maker Sotera Wireless said yesterday that it acquired sensor developer Reflectance Medical Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Sotera said the merger will help broaden the range of patient parameters covered by its ViSi Mobile System, a wearable sensor system used to continuously monitor a patient’s vital signs.
RMI’s FDA-approved Mobile CareGuide technology is used to measure 2 tissue metabolism parameters, muscle oxygen saturation and muscle pH, which can help determine if a patient has internal bleeding and might be going into shock, according to a press release.
Sotera said it has received government funding to integrate RMI’s technology into its ViSi Mobile platform for use in emergency vehicles.
"Our ViSi Mobile System is the preeminent platform for novel sensing technologies, and we are excited to venture beyond the scope of traditional patient vital signs in our effort to transform care," CEO Tom Watlington said in prepared remarks. "Combining the power of our platform with RMI’s novel technology will add value for customers, enable us to compete more effectively and extend our reach into military, emergency medical services and trauma markets."