EyeThink is a medical device startup company located in Switzerland. The aim is to develop sensor medical device.
Wearable devices are becoming an everyday companion. We are pioneering the landscape of sensors for wearables. We work closely with doctors and understand real-life challenges of new wearable devices. Our mission is to provide sensors that will make wearables comfortable and accurate. Our sensor technology is unique and we are making it affordable for the consumer market.
Sensors are used in electronics-based medical equipment to convert various forms of stimuli into electrical signals for analysis. Sensors can increase the intelligence of medical equipment, such as life-supporting implants, and can enable bedside and remote monitoring of vital signs and other health factors.
Currently, the medical devices rely on sensors to aid in accurate monitoring, diagnosis and treatment. The medical sensors are considered to be the next high profile development, and many companies are taking advantage of the fast-growing trends.
Sensors in medical industry have been around for quite some time in various forms. The first thermostat came to market in 1883, and many consider this the first modern, manmade sensor. Infrared sensors have been around since the late 1940s, even though they have entered the popular nomenclature over the past few years.
Sensors are devices that detect physical, chemical, and biological signals and provide a way for those signals to be measured and recorded. Physical properties that can be sensed include temperature, pressure, vibration, sound level, light intensity, load or weight, flow rate of gases and liquids, amplitude of magnetic and electronic fields, and concentrations of many substances in gaseous, liquid, or solid form.
The use of sensors in the healthcare sector is fueled by the continuous need for advancements in healthcare electronic devices & equipment to “sense” and “monitor” temperatures, pressures, chemical, position, and biological levels of patients and drugs for applications in diagnostics, therapeutics, monitoring, drug discovery and delivery; in hospitals and other medical facilities, including home-treatments.
Over the years, sensor-based devices have evolved in terms of characteristics, performance, and features owing to the continuous improvements of electronics in medical and pharmaceutical applications. The advent of IT revolution, wireless sensor technology, and biosensors in healthcare has played a significant role in the evolution of sensors in healthcare.
The 21st century witnessed the emergence of information technology in the medical sensors market where the manufacturer started working in convergence with this cutting edge technology and invented wireless medical devices such as wireless ECG system, mobile monitoring devices, and wearable medical electronics devices.
Sensors are sophisticated devices that are frequently used to detect and respond to electrical or optical signals. A patient’s heart rate, blood glucose, and body temperature can be monitored to help clinicians diagnose the state of illness based on accurate sensor readings.
The medical sensors market is propelled by the rapidly growing geriatric population base, rising incidences of chronic diseases, shift from hospital admissions to home healthcare services and devices, demand for improved healthcare, and the rising demand for lab automation.