Henkel and Byteflies today have announced an extension of their existing partnership to further drive innovative solutions for remote patient monitoring. Therefore, the companies have signed a letter of intent toward the development of a joint commercial and joint development cooperation. This partnership aims to further strengthen the combination of Henkel´s medical adhesives and printed electronics expertise with remote patient monitoring solutions of Byteflies focusing on ECG monitoring. Together, the partners are driving the development of additional innovative remote patient monitoring solutions on their mission to making virtual care available to all – both in the hospital and at home.
Today, advanced sensor solutions for wearable devices based on printed electronics enable real-time monitoring of patients and the collection of a variety of relevant patient data. The technology offers enormous potential while at the same time still posing challenges for developers and manufacturers, related to, for example, functional material formulations, material compatibility or form factor. Remote patient monitoring solutions are worn on the body, measure vital signs and record them. Thus, these wearable devices play an important role in supporting the treatment of diseases and in improving the quality of life, especially for people with chronic diseases. With their extended partnership Henkel and Byteflies are further driving the development of additional innovative remote patient monitoring solutions and contribute to increasing their availability and adoption.