The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted market approval to EarlySense of Waltham, Mass., for its chair sensor solution.

The chair sensor, which continuously monitors patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate and movement, was recently evaluated at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., where it successfully enabled the clinical team to proactively respond to early signs of patient deterioration and to prevent patient falls. EarlySense says this is the first contact-free sensor for vital sign monitoring in a chair.

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