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Leading wearables awards shortlist novel medical device from Cambridge Design Partnership

Innovative technology and design partner Cambridge Design Partnership has been shortlisted in the upcoming Wearable Awards for its novel connected vital signs monitor for first responders. The awards form part of the Wearable Technology Show 2016 (WTS2016), being held in London on 15-16 March, which recognises excellence in wearable, smart device and IOT innovation.

Shortlisted in the Healthcare Innovation category, Cambridge Design Partnership’s First Response Monitor is the world’s first wearable device designed to monitor the vital signs of multiple trauma patients for emergency response in disasters and battlefield situations.

The small device simply clips onto a patient’s nose and provides ‘at-a-glance’ displays of both heart rate and respiratory rate. Data can be collected from multiple monitors and displayed through trends graphs on a single mobile device, enabling medics to triage a number of trauma patients and assess their condition over time.

We’re excited to be shortlisted for the Healthcare Innovation Award at WTS2016. We believe our First Response Monitor has the potential to completely transform the triaging process of emergency patients, whether in a civilian or military situation, and ultimately save lives,” comments James Baker, Partner, Cambridge Design Partnership.

Understanding the user is critical when designing a new medical device. Through early research with combat medics, paramedics and other stakeholders, we were able to clearly identify unmet needs and develop a new product concept that provides direct benefit to medics, potentially enabling them to provide a higher quality of care. The resulting device is compact, wearable, connected and most importantly, completely fit for purpose,” James added.

The winners of the 2016 Wearable Awards will be announced on 15 March 2016. More information on the awards, including a full list of categories and shortlisted companies, can be found here.

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