EarlySense, American Well partner to leverage smart sensors for telehealth

EarlySense announced a partnership with telehealth technology company American Well that will leverage the former's continuous monitoring and American Well's consumer telehealth service Amwell. Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense, remarked that "with American Well's consumer telehealth service…users can connect with health professionals in minutes to receive expert personalised advice." Halperin added that "this is the next crucial step toward empowering people to take control of their health from the comfort of their home."

Under the deal, of which financial terms were not disclosed, EarlySense's US customers "will gain access to an extensive pool of clinical experts and be able to initiate consultation sessions with doctors practicing on Amwell whenever users have questions or see opportunities to improve their sleep or general health." EarlySense added that the service is available alongside its recently launched home digital health solution called LIVE.

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EarlySense noted that its home solution includes a sensor that "monitors and analyses more than 50 000 data points every night," such as "heart rate, breathing patterns, sleep and motion, to provide a precise picture of overall health." The sensor is placed under a mattress and requires no wires or wristbands, permitting "accurate monitoring with no change to one's daily routine," EarlySense added.

American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg said that "the ability of new technologies to collect and deliver patient information to the remote physician, during a telehealth consult, will have a dramatic impact on its value to patients."

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