Heartfelt Technologies exists to help patients, their families, carers and doctors, to reduce hospital re-admission rates from congestive heart failure de-compensation.
This is a big problem: heart failure costs the NHS about two billion pounds per year, and statistics show that one in five people will suffer from heart failure (it is the most common cause of hospitalisation for those aged over 65), and half of those affected will have multiple hospital emergency visits as a result. However, it is estimated that three-quarters of these repeat emergency admissions could be avoided.
We are developing a device to monitor heart failure in the home, whilst fitting naturally around the patient's lifestyle. What this means for the patient and their carers is one less thing to worry about with their often complex drug and monitoring routines; for the doctor this means consistently collected data to help patients to live longer, healthier lives.