Problem we are solving:
Commercial systems have an extremely limited ability to need
prioritization. Nurses report uncertainty and frustration stemming from not
knowing reasons behind calls, and whether to prioritize a calling patient
over the one currently being attended. Inefficient communication causes
longer response times which are correlated to increased patient falls,
impacting patient safety. No system provides a solution for patients with
pending YouCOMM Bed M8 is a tablet-based communication device
that provides effective patient-caregiver communication. The device
has 20 need options and allows patients to send specific needs to a
nurse's on-call phone. Custom messages are supported. The system
can be controlled via touch, voice recognition or head gestures,
making it convenient for motor impaired patients.Administrators can view patient satisfaction in real time, see a rise in
HCAHPS scores and obtain favorable reimbursement rates. A pilot study of the Bed M8 prototype (Gen.1)
showed 93% of patient users had a "strong" desire to use it again. Staff reported a wish for
implementation into their facility permanently.
Our value proposition:
The Bed M8 is the only patient communication system to offer a head gesture interface for motor impaired
patients. Voice activation and touch screen interfaces are supported. The Bed M8 is further the only
system to offer real time patient satisfaction tracking. It also allows specific needs to be communicated by
providing 20 default need options. Available need options, language of use and busy caregiver fallback
hierarchy are fully customizable
Competitive products are Responder 5 (R5), Voalte One, Novus Connect, and Eloquence . The leading
system, R5, doesn't allow for private two way communication. R5 is also roughly double
the price of the Bed M8. R5, Voalte and Novus all use a corded remote with under 5 need options. Out of
reach remotes are directly linked to falls. Eloquence is a limited tablet application with no Head Gesture
control for motor impaired patients
Currently seeking partners and/or investors.
CEO-Dan Yasoshima (M.S. Biomedical Engr.) - Roles at the NIH and
Kennedy Krieger Institute. Led team in 3 business incubators.
COO-Tom Cotton (M.S. Biomedical Engr. & Registered Patent Agent) - Several years IT experience between
UConn Student Health Services and St. Francis Hospital. Roles at Sikorsky, Nerac, UConn Health & Medtronic.
CTO-Patrick Kumavor (PhD Electrical Engr.) - PhD
work was the development of a multi-user communication system using
quantum information technology.
CNO- Dan Mayer (BSN, RN). Registered nurse actively practicing at Yale New Haven Hospital
CMO- Erik Pettit (BS - Buissness and Marketing). Experience as a marketing consultant and a proposal writer at Aetna.
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