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Ms. Keri Froese Joins HealthsignTM as Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Manager

November 02, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Keri Froese has joined the HealthsignTM team as Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Keri brings over 20 years of experience in medical device quality assurance, FDA and Health Canada regulations, EU regulations, compliance management, and risk analysis. She has worked in various regulatory capacities in companies such as Spartan Bioscience and Abbot Point of Care. Welcome, Keri!


PCT Application for ECG Smart Bands Published

September 17, 2020

Access Tech’s world patent (PCT) application “Leadless electrocardiogram monitor” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology has been published on the WIPO website. This application combines the three US patents that Access Tech has been granted for the ECG wristband pair technology. The above PCT publication gives Access Tech the option to cover various international jurisdictions.


Third US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Granted

June 30, 2020

Access Tech has been granted a US patent “Leadless ECG monitoring via electrode switching” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. This is the third granted patent in a series of three patent applications that Access Tech has filed pertaining to this technology.


Third US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Allowed

April 03, 2020

Access Tech’s third US patent application “Leadless ECG monitoring via electrode switching” pertaining to its wearable ECG smart band technology has been allowed by USPTO. Access Tech is currently in the process of paying the issue fee after which this patent will be granted.


Second US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Granted

March 10, 2020

Access Tech has been granted a US patent “Leadless ECG monitoring via fusion of DSP and analog signal conditioning techniques” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. This is the second granted patent in a series of three patent applications that Access Tech has filed pertaining to this technology.


US Provisional Patent Application for Multiparameter Smart Wristband Filed

March 06, 2020

Access Tech has filed a US provisional patent application “A smart wristband for continuous multiparameter physiological monitoring” for its recently developed wearable wristband multiparameter monitoring technology. This is a low-cost unobtrusive smart wristband equipped with multiple sensors and proprietary algorithms for measuring parameters like heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen.


International PCT Application for ECG Smart Bands Filed

March 06, 2020

Access Tech has filed an international PCT application “Leadless electrocardiogram monitor” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. This PCT application covers all three US patent applications that Access Tech has filed (2 granted, 1 allowed) pertaining to its wearable ECG smart band technology. The application has been allotted serial number PCT/CA2020/050304 and the priority date is March 06, 2020.


Second US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Allowed

January 10, 2020

Access Tech’s second US patent application “Leadless ECG monitoring via fusion of DSP and analog signal conditioning techniques” pertaining to its wearable ECG smart band technology has been allowed by USPTO. Access Tech is currently in the process of paying the issue fee after which this patent will be granted.


First US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Granted

November 05, 2019

Access Tech has been granted a US patent “Leadless electrocardiogram monitor” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. This is the first granted patent in a series of three patent applications that Access Tech has filed pertaining to this technology.


Two New US Patent Applications for ECG Smart Bands Filed

July 18, 2019

Access Tech has filed two new US patent applications (“Leadless ECG monitoring via fusion of DSP and analog signal conditioning techniques” and “Leadless ECG monitoring via electrode switching”) pertaining to its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. These patents essentially protect enhancements to the system architecture whereby fusion of digital signal processing (DSP) and analog signal conditioning techniques along with rapid electrode switching is proposed to enhance the quality of the acquired ECG signal.


Embedded System Development IRAP Project Kicks Off

May 01, 2019

Access Tech has embarked on an IRAP-supported R&D project to convert its tabletop multiparameter physiological monitoring prototype into a commercial grade device that will use microcontroller technology and run embedded code. This is a six-month project whereby Access Tech will be hiring external contractors and consultants to develop the desired hardware and software.


First US Patent for ECG Smart Bands Filed

March 14, 2019

Access Tech has filed a US patent application “Leadless electrocardiogram monitor” for its wearable ECG wristband pair technology. The bands are provided with electrodes that contact the skin to measure cardiac activity on either side of the heart. They then share this information wirelessly amongst themselves to continuously acquire and analyze high quality ECG waveform data.


Tabletop Multiparameter Device Prototype Successfully Developed

February 02, 2019

Access Tech has successfully developed the prototype for its tabletop multiparameter physiological monitor. The prototype acquires and analyzes ECG, pulse, and respiration waveform signals, and measures heart rate (HR), breathing rate (BR), HRV, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and blood pressure (BP) by virtue of biosensors like touch electrodes, nasal cannula, brachial cuff, and SpO2 finger clip.

This prototype has been developed by integrating Access Tech’s proprietary biosensors and analog interfaces with National Instruments (NI) myRIO module that runs NI’s LabVIEW software. A custom enclosure has also been designed and developed for this prototype. The prototype runs on a 12V rechargeable battery and streams all physiological data wirelessly to a laptop running a graphical user interface (GUI).


Market Research IRAP Project Completed

January 03, 2019

Access Tech and Stratford Managers successfully completed an IRAP-supported market research project that investigated the business potential for Access Tech’s tabletop monitor in Canada. Stratford Managers delivered a detailed business plan and report that projects a total revenue of about $80 M over five years for Access Tech’s tabletop monitor.