Press Release - Worlds first wearable emergency vital signs monitor; a tool needed to improve those caught up in disasters.
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METIX Ltd Pioneering Where Emergency Medicine Begins
Worlds first wearable emergency vital signs monitor; a tool needed to improve those caught up in disasters.
Glasgow, United Kingdom (April, 2015) – Following the tragic events in Nepal over the past few days the need for remote medical clinicians to be as well-equipped as if they were in an emergency room has never been more critical. With tens of thousands of people in isolated areas requiring emergency treatment and with clinicians having limited access to the medical instruments they require; there is a desperate call for emergency responders to be much more adequately equipped to deal with these types of disaster.
Events such as the Nepal earthquake strengthen Metix’s resolve to ensure it can produce the world’s wearable emergency vital signs monitor, COREMED Aid —a device pioneering where emergency care can begin. COERMED gives clinicians the tools and the vital information they need to make life saving decisions.
A team formed at the University of Southampton has received support in various forms from UK Trade & Investment, University of The West of Scotland and the Extreme Medicine EXPO. Their support has brought Metix to a stage where we are only eight months away from delivering their first device to testers who will be using Metix’s creation in extreme and emergency environments.
Metix is now approaching Sir Richard Branson in the nationwide Pitch to Rich competition. The advice and investment, if won, will ensure that COREMED can see through its development and be implemented to help in a variety of disaster zones such as those being witnessed in Nepal. Metix is currently ranked #21 in the competition out 583 entrants. Metix needs to stay in the top 50 to ensure its device is put in front of Sir Richard Banson’s team. There are plenty of great ideas being put forward to Richard however your vote for Metix will be crucial in helping to complete a lifesaving device for the world to benefit from. Please vote for Metix Medical by visiting - http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/pitch-to-rich/new-things/metix-limited/
Metix’s device gives responders the ability to measure through a robust, reliable and highly mobile device the following vital signs.
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Oxygen
- Respiratory Rate
- Heart Rate
- Body Temperature
COREMED's platform is designed to be robust, mobile, affordable and compatible. A tool that doctors can rely on and that can make their vital work more streamlined. COREMED will dramatically improve patient outcomes by harnessing and obtaining data during the most crucial moments of a patient’s trauma, which will always nearly be outside a hospital. It is estimated that less than 1% of trauma accidents worldwide are monitored, COREMED is going to change that. When connected to the internet via a satellite beacon COREMED has the ability to transmit medical data ahead of time to the emergency room so that doctors and first responders can work together to make life saving decisions.
Metix was invited to exhibit at the Extreme Medicine Expo where it gained valuable interest from various organisations involved in extreme and remote medicine such as the Irish Defence Forces, Royal Navy, MSF and even NASA! It is to these organisation Metix looks to provide its first batch of devices, helping to save the lives of servicemen, those caught up in natural disasters and even to help further our understanding of Astro Medicine.
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Metix was founded in 2012 by Mexican doctor and entrepreneur Julio Enrique, he was inspired by technology since he was a teenager and has always looked for unconventional solutions to problems. After graduating in Medicine and volunteering in clinics in rural Mexico he was convinced that the path to improve patient outcomes for everyone was outside his day job as a GP. Julio chose a path rarely chosen by doctors: focusing in developing technology to improve quality of care by empowering clinicians with reliable and accessible tools.
Julio built a team of graduates all from the University of Southampton specialising in Artificial Intelligence, Low Power Micro Processors, Software Engineers, Marketing and Finance. Working together this teams will provide the worlds first wearable emergency vital signs monitor by December 2015.
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