Spire Health Wins Best Health Monitoring Platform at World Future Awards

High technology, for all its complexity, is intended to significantly simplify the lives of people and society as a whole. Some of the latest technological developments may be minimal in size and virtually invisible, but their functionality allows them to replace much larger devices, making users’ lives much more comfortable and secure. A prime example is Spire Health‘s development of miniature wearable sensors that replace traditional devices for monitoring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other diseases. This year, the company was honored by the World Future Awards research team as a winner in the category of Best Health Monitoring Platform.

World Future Awards is a global award selecting, recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the best products, software, and services that will transform the global economy and define the landscape of the future. The organization researches inventions across all categories, including technology, beauty, health care, food, home, and entertainment, that are making the world better, smarter or even a bit more fun. Spire Health was founded in 2013 and is now the market leader in continuous respiration sensing and patient-friendly outpatient monitoring. The company’s commitment to improved technology and innovation in healthcare contributes to the healthy society of the future that is inherent in every World Future Awards winner.

For nearly a decade, Spire Health has been specializing in manufacturing medical devices and developing solutions for remote monitoring and for the proactive care of patients with chronic diseases. The company’s core product is Health Tags, ultra-compact devices that provide 100% passive sensing for long-term monitoring of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma and some other pulmonary conditions.

The health tag is a small device easily glued to the patient’s clothing and continuously monitors specific body condition indicators. The data captured by the tag is automatically synchronized with the Healthcare Professional Dashboard, through which the healthcare team monitors the patient’s condition. If there is a minimal change in the patient’s condition, notifications are triggered on the Healthcare Professional Dashboard, allowing healthcare professionals to recognize problems in advance and prevent them from developing before the patient even senses the change.

The innovative health tag does not make patients uncomfortable or affect their daily routine. Once they stick it on their clothes, they provide physicians with up-to-date data about their condition. This is a new word in medicine that can have a significant impact on the treatment of various diseases in the near future.