EarlySense will unveil a new contact-free patient monitoring system at MEDICA 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, which will be held on 16-20 November.

The system uses a compact, contact-free sensor to automatically and continuously record and documents a patient’s cardiac, respiratory and motion parameters.

In clinical studies conducted in the US and Europe, the EarlySense system was shown to reduce patient falls by 62%, and hospital-developed pressure ulcers by 74.7%.

The FDA-cleared and CE-marked system alerts nursing staff when thresholds are crossed, if there are any changes in a patient’s condition, if a patient needs turning in order to avoid pressure ulcers or if a patient has left or fallen off the bed.