OmnySense is an Israeli medtech firm that has developed a system that empowers broad populations of healthcare consumers – especially the elderly – to track their health at home and receive remote care in a simple and personalized manner.
In recent years Israel has become known as the startup state or Startup Nation. The country has had multi-billion dollar exits for numerous software and security companies. But Startup Nations is also known for its medtech startups. Israel has always been a center for medical research and innovation. Now put that together with its startup culture and you have medtech nation.
And one of the aspects of medtech is making a doctor’s visit quick, safe and as productive as possible. Everyone hates having to go through all of those different tests at a physical and having to answer all of those questions that doctors ask. Now imagine a device like Dr. McCoy’s tricorder on Star Trek: something that can check for everything all at once. This is sort of what OmnySense is developing, but on a smaller scale.
OmnySense is a privately owned commercial company that is employing this technology platform to create a thermometer-shaped device, the Multimometer, which performs a complete medical check-up during the 30 seconds required to take the patient’s temperature. The Multimometer‘s measurements include temperature, a six-lead ECG, lung sounds, heart and respiratory rates, oxygen saturation, and body fluids.
The data and analytics are stored in the OmnySense Cloud and enables remote physicians, clinics, telemedicine partners, etc. to perform a check-up while in video-conference with the patient. OmnySense’s cloud-based storage and rule-based algorithms will enable relatives and the health systems to monitor their elderly parents and chronically ill, and automatic alerts to be generated. The
The company boasts that the Multimometer solves three main problems: simplicity and compliance for the patients, quality for physicians and costs to the patients.
Yossi Aldar, CEO, “In order to prepare for future pandemics involving viruses like COVID-19 which attack the respiratory system, it is important that the health authorities have a stockpile of Multimometers for distribution to those in need, such as the elderly. Using OmnySense’s system, the health system will receive automatic alerts and can prioritize the usage of resources accordingly.”