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Irish University Spin-off Creates Wireless Monitoring Devices for Medical Patients

Irish University Spin-off Creates Wireless Monitoring Devices for Medical Patients
Thursday, 26 October 2017

Intelesens, a company established by professors based at Ulster University in Belfast, has developed a set of devices to monitor hospital and outpatients vital signs in a wearable, non-invasive way [1]. The company hopes that with this technology medical professionals will be able to improve patient care, reduce the time needed for diagnosis, provide re-assurance to patients, and help deliver healthcare savings. In this way, the company is working towards increasing the accessibility of healthcare and improving patient safety. [2]

The spin-off has recently been acquired by a US-based company, UltraLinq. This means that Intelesens will have the ability to advance their research and their data-management platform [2]. At the same time, their continuous relationship with Ulster University permits the company to have access to the most up to date academia and recruit a team of highly qualified personal [1].

Intelesens is currently made up of a team of 39 and will remain in Belfast even though UltraLinq is based in New York [3]. This acquisition is a testament to the world-leading research and development team not only of Intelesens, but also to Ulster University [1].

[1]https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/ulster-university-spin-out-intelesens-acquired-by-us-tech-firm-1.3175781
[2] http://intelesens.com/about
[3] http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40817009