Wearable monitors physiological signs of pain

When we experience pain in a clinical setting, we are asked to rate it on a scale of 1-10, which guides our treatment plan.  This method is obviously imprecise, but also irrelevant if a patient cannot communicate or is under anesthesia.

Medasense is developing a finger mounted wearable with a sensor that records physiological signs of pain.  The measurements are derived from the nonlinear composite of heart rate, heart rate variability, amplitude of the photoplethysmogram, skin conductance, fluctuations in skin conductance, and their time derivatives.  Algorithms convert the data into a real-time, continuous index on a bedside monitor.  The system is meant to be used both in the hospital and at home.

WEARABLE TECH + DIGITAL HEALTH SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 5, 2016 @ THE MISSION BAY CONFERENCE CENTER

NEUROTECH SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 6, 2016 @ THE MISSION BAY CONFERENCE CENTER