Stage Technology development
Investors Trendlines Medical Singapore, The Trendlines Group
Project Manager Ivan Chandra Suriady
Chronically ill cardiac and renal patients, among others, often have difficulty managing their day-to-day fluid levels, developing complications from under- or over-hydration. In hospitals, hydration is assessed subjectively, leading to suboptimal care.
Using Szone’s bioelectrical impedance analysis device, the user can determine the body’s hydration level in seconds simply by placing the tip of the device on the tongue (like a thermometer). The device delivers accurate results in real time to eliminate the inconvenience and take the guesswork out of fluid management.
Szone is developing the system in partnership with the National Healthcare Group (one of the major health care clusters in Singapore) and Trendlines Labs.
Completed PCT examination and currently undergoing National phase examination in four jurisdictions (United States, Europe, Japan, China).
More than four years of experience in new product development, including two years as co-founder of a medical device start-up; broad engineering experience in chemical, software, mechanical, and electrical engineering
The health care burden from inadequate fluid management has been estimated at $9.1 billion per year in the United States. Complications from fluid imbalance impact diverse patient groups from cardiac patients to renal patients, to the elderly. The prevalence of chronic heart disease has been estimated at 6% of the population and chronic kidney disease at 14%.
The demand for hydration monitoring from the consumer side has been steadily growing with the trend toward health monitoring through smart devices. Along with the rapidly growing geriatric population, a segment particularly susceptible to dehydration, the market for hydration monitoring devices is expected to see a 8.9% CAGR.
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