20th May 2021: Lifelight secures £1.2m Innovate UK loan to improve outcomes by scaling remote patient monitoring of vital signs
Lifelight, novel technology that allows a smartphone or tablet device to measure blood pressure, pulse and breathing rate simply by a patient looking into the device’s built-in camera for 40 seconds, has secured a £1.2m Innovate UK continuity loan to fast-track safe remote patient monitoring of vital signs.
With COVID-19 accelerating the demand for scalable remote patient monitoring, further Innovate funding will support Lifelight to rapidly and as often as needed measure a user’s vital signs from home. Lifelight offers an easy-to-use solution to the user, who simply needs to look at their smartphone or tablet screen for up to 40 seconds. Therefore avoiding unnecessary contact for both user/patient and healthcare worker as well as minimising patient distress. As well as improving the overall patient experience, being a 100% non-contact device Lifelight enables patient self-management via one device, often the patient’s own smartphone and transforms traditional healthcare workflows by cutting down on unnecessary in-surgery or home visits.
Lifelight’s CEO and Founder, Laurence Pearce says, “Providing remote patient monitoring and enabling clinicians to understand how their patients are doing remotely is crucial in a post-pandemic world. Lifelight is at the forefront of this shift and we are delighted to be recognised in this way by Innovate UK.”
Innovate UK received 373 submitted applications, approximately triple the usual number, and were able to fund 18 projects – a fantastic achievement for the Lifelight team.
Laurence adds, “This is an exciting and crucial step towards changing the scope of care and outcomes for population health in the UK and beyond, combining remote patient monitoring and AI to make healthcare accessible for all via a standard smartphone or tablet device.”
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