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ZephyrLIFE Goes Live at Sanborn Place

Zephyr Technology, a world leader in remote physiologic monitoring, announces the installation of ZephyrLIFE at Sanborn Place. Sanborn Place is a 73-unit supportive living community for the elderly and those with progressive diseases located in Reading, MA. Sanborn Home Care is the sister corporation to Sanborn Place, dedicated to providing high quality home care services to the elderly and/or disabled in the community. Sanborn Adult Day Services, located in Wakefield, MA, services both the residents of Sanborn Place and the outlying communities. The system will be used to monitor the vital signs and activity of the residents and to provide near real time notification and alerting to the staff. This installation and pilot is the first of several the company has planned for hospitals and facilities prior to general commercialization.

Jacqueline Carson, CEO of Sanborn Place, states, “We are excited to be part of this pilot that benefits health and wellness and are enthusiastic about this technology that allows seniors to maintain their independence. We are starting in our facility and expect to expand throughout the community.”

Leo, a Sanborn Place resident, remarked, “I think it’s a great set of tools for hospitals or any place they need more communication. I’m excited to be in this program.”

About Zephyr Technology

Zephyr is a world leader in remote physiologic monitoring. For the last decade, patients and clinicians throughout the care continuum have relied on Zephyr’s solutions. Our system, called ZephyrLIFE, combines algorithms, wearable sensors, wireless communication and software which reflects the lessons we have learned in the field centered on clinician workflow, data visualization and alert escalation to deliver actionable information to care givers.

Secure and HIPAA compliant, ZephyrLIFE enables the seamless monitoring of patients in the hospital, in transition, and at home. ZephyrLIFE in a facility improves safety by alerting staff to reduce patient falls and prevent pressure ulcers, improves care by documenting both patient deterioration and stabilization sooner, increases hospital revenue by identifying previously undetected comorbidities. In the home, ZephyrLIFE adds cloud solutions to leverage the internet with smartphone and gateway access. Hospital grade vital signs, ECG and accelerometry (posture, position, movement, activity) is collected in the home giving patients security, independence and improved quality of life. Two way communications allows caregivers to make adjustments over the air without interruption of the patient’s daily routine. Weighing less than an ounce, the Bluetooth BioPatch vital signs monitor with accelerometer measures multiple parameters, including heart rate, respiration rate and ECG, movement and activity. Store and forward enables the freedom to live life to its fullest without missing a beat.

Additional information on ZephyrLIFETM is available at http://www.ZephyrAnywhere.com/solutions/healthcare.

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