Sensium

By Jonah Comstock January 29, 2015
Toumaz, a developer of low-power wireless systems, made $1.1 million (750,000 pounds) off the first deployments of its SensiumVitals healthcare monitoring technology according to the company's annual trading update. That's up from just $90,000 (60,000 pounds) last year. SensiumVitals is a peel-and-stick sensor that continuously monitors vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, and...
By Neil Versel November 7, 2012
Toumaz Sensium Digital Plaster Toumaz Ltd., a British maker of wearable medical sensors, has begun the first U.S. pilot of its SensiumVitals disposable "digital plaster" at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's California Capital Equity. Working through Toumaz US, a joint venture backed by UCLA surgeon and billionaire investor Soon-Shiong...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2010
Toumaz, a wireless medical sensor company based in the United Kingdom, told investors that it has made operational strides for both healthcare industry products and consumer-focused initiatives. While Toumaz launched its CE marked Life Pebble late last year, it has plans to submit an end-to-end wireless vital signs monitoring system for FDA clearance and a CE mark later next year. Toumaz said its...
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2010
Last December, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group released a new standard called Bluetooth Low Energy, which we noted at the time counts mobile health as one of its key use cases. Now, Broadcom, a $4.4 billion chipset company, has added to its portfolio a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, specifically for "very low power health and fitness sensors enabled by Bluetooth" to connect to consumers' mobile...
By Brian Dolan November 2, 2009
UK-based wireless body area monitoring company Toumaz has begun a clinical trial of its peel-and-stick body monitoring system, Sensium, at London's St. Mary's Hospital. The trial is sponsored by Toumaz's U.S. partner CareFusion. Toumaz's Sensium wireless band-aids continuously monitor patients' vital signs, including skin temperature, heart rate and respiration. Toumaz founder Chris Toumazou...
By Brian Dolan October 27, 2009
UK-based Toumaz Technology has commercially launched its Sensium Life Pebble vital sign wireless monitoring device after attaining a CE mark. The monitoring system is now available in the European Union and other countries that have adopted the CE standard for certified medical devices. The Life Pebble includes a single lead ECG, skin thermometer, and an accelerometer, which enables it to track...
By Brian Dolan June 10, 2009
As we reported earlier this week, Continua Health Alliance selected the upcoming Bluetooth Low Energy technology for its second version of guidelines for medical device interoperability. Continua tapped Bluetooth LE for personal area network (PAN) devices, which include activity monitors and heart rate sensors and other mobile solutions that typically connect to a user's cell phone. Continua also...
By Brian Dolan June 8, 2009
In what looks to be a coup for the ZigBee Alliance, the Continua Health Alliance has picked Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee for inclusion in its next set of guidelines for interoperability between health devices and systems. The two low power standards will become the technology that Continua promotes for devices used in health and fitness and aging independently.  The two technologies beat out...
By Brian Dolan May 21, 2009
Has Bluetooth already won the race to wirelessly connect medical devices? Currently, Bluetooth's Health Device Profile is the only wireless technology specification that the interoperability group Continua Health Alliance has included in its guidelines, however, last month the Alliance met in Spain to begin the process of deciding which other wireless technologies should be included. The group...
By Brian Dolan March 27, 2009
This past week Sensium, the Zigbee Alliance, ANT+, Bluetooth Low Energy, BodyLAN (used in Nike+) and Z-Wave each presented their short range wireless technologies to the Continua Health Alliance at a summit in Barcelona, Spain. The technologies are candidates for the radio technologies selections that the Alliance is making for its Version 2 guidelines. Continua is looking to add guidelines for...