Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, which specialises in pressure-sensitive technologies, has teamed up with mobile device developer Proteus Biomedical to market patch-based wearable sensors for ambient assisted living and other applications.
Proteus has developed a personal device that incorporates multiple sensors to monitor important physiologic parameters of interest to consumers and clinicians, including heart rate, physical activity and sleep patterns. Avery Dennison Medical Solutions provides adhesive and material technologies to the project and is developing the manufacturing platform to mass produce the wearable sensors. The product carries a CE mark and has received 510(k) clearance from US FDA. The partnership with Avery Dennison Medical Solutions has enabled cost reductions and marketing advantages, according to a press release issued by both companies.
“The partnership with Proteus is a key component of our strategy to become a leader in the emerging areas of consumer and remote patient monitoring,” said Howard Kelly, Vice President and General Manager, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions. “Proteus’s personal monitoring technology, combined with our expertise in skin-friendly adhesives and advanced manufacturing capabilities, provide a platform for innovative products that can help improve people’s quality of life and reduce healthcare costs.”
Proteus’s personal monitoring technology has been licensed nonexclusively by Avery Dennison Medical Solutions for use in health, wellness and remote medical monitoring applications. Avery Dennison Medical Solutions will develop proprietary products that incorporate the Proteus technology. Proteus continues to develop and commercialise its personal monitoring and other intelligent medicine and mobile health products in consumer, medical and pharmaceutical applications.