From Clinic to Home: Kuartismed's tech for new parents @ CES 2024 - Show Notes

From Clinic to Home: Kuartismed's tech for new parents @ CES 2024

Sunday Jun 16, 2024 (00:08:49)


The advancement of technology has brought about numerous innovations in various fields, including healthcare. One such innovation is the development of a groundbreaking newborn health monitoring device by Kuartismed, a biomedical company. This device is designed to revolutionize the way newborns are cared for and monitored, providing crucial insights and data to parents and healthcare professionals.

Innovative newborn health monitoring device

The device, developed by Kuartismed, is a non-invasive diagnostic tool with machine learning algorithms that assess the oral feeding ability of infants. This is a critical function for newborns, as it is one of the top three criteria for discharge from the hospital. Traditionally, experienced physicians in the US conduct a car seat test to determine if an infant is ready for discharge. However, Kuartismed's device offers a more efficient and accurate solution, allowing physicians, midwives, and nurses to make informed decisions about a newborn's readiness for discharge.

In addition to the clinical version of the device, Kuartismed has also developed a consumer-friendly version for parents to use at home. This family of wearables includes sensors that collect data on vital signs, body temperature, and body sounds, such as coughs, sneezes, and swallows. The device also estimates fluid intake and temperature during feeding, as well as suction times and durations. These insights are then provided to parents, giving them valuable information about their newborn's health and well-being.

The consumer version of the device is currently in the final stages of development, with trials being conducted in 40 families. Kuartismed plans to launch the product by the end of March, making it available through their own branded site, Shopify, and Amazon. The price point for the device is yet to be determined, but it is expected to be accessible and affordable for new parents.

Affordable subscription model for parents

Kuartismed's decision to implement an affordable subscription model for parents is a game-changer in the industry. By offering a three to six month commitment to own the hardware and a monthly fee of $14.99 to $18.99, Kuartismed is making essential healthcare accessible to a wider range of families. This subscription model not only ensures that parents have access to the device and mobile app for monitoring their newborns, but it also alleviates the financial burden that often comes with purchasing expensive healthcare products.

The affordability of Kuartismed's subscription model is particularly noteworthy when compared to competing products that can cost upwards of $200. By offering their device at a fraction of the price, Kuartismed is prioritizing the well-being of newborns and ensuring that all families, regardless of their economic status, have access to essential healthcare technology.

In addition to the financial benefits of the subscription model, Kuartismed's commitment to reaching as many parents and families as possible is commendable. By pricing their device at a lower three-digit total commitment, Kuartismed is making a conscious effort to ensure that their innovative technology is accessible to a wide range of families. This inclusivity is crucial in ensuring that all newborns have access to the healthcare they need to thrive and grow.

Conclusion: A vital new tool for baby health

Overall, Kuartismed's innovative newborn health monitoring device represents a significant advancement in infant care. By combining cutting-edge technology with medical expertise, the device offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and ensuring the well-being of newborns. With the potential to prevent emergencies such as sudden infant death syndrome and provide valuable insights to parents, this device has the potential to revolutionize the way newborns are cared for and monitored. Kuartismed's commitment to innovation and improving infant health sets a new standard for newborn care and highlights the importance of technology in advancing healthcare.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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