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Our revolutionary BEAMS system provides healthcare facilities with the ability to improve response times and provide consistent high levels of patient care.


BEAMS can ensure all patients get the care they need in potentially life threatening situations.



Patients are commonly connected to many different monitors that can measure cardiac rhythm, blood pressure, respiratory rate and many more vital signs. If a monitor sounds an alarm a nurse needs to attend to the patient immediately. Worldwide economic recession has put intense pressure on healthcare budgets at a time when wards are getting bigger, contain more single-bed bays, and patients are becoming more audibly and visibly isolated from nursing staff. The United States’ Joint Commission attributed 22% of deaths and injuries involving ventilator monitors to the alarms being inaudible so it’s imperative something changes. However, tight budgets, combined with a worldwide shortage of nurses, means the economic reality is that nurse numbers cannot be increased to manage these isolated patients in the traditional manner and the monitors can’t be replaced to make them more noticeable.


In the UK’s National Health Service, staff account for 40% of the total NHS budget so there is a need for innovation to maintain or improve patient care without increasing staffing levels. Ensuring alarms for existing monitors and pumps are acted on early so that nursing staff can intervene quickly is an area of concern.



The BEAMS device is a wall-mounted device which detects and identifies specific medical alarms and ignores ambient sounds. Upon detecting a medical equipment alarm BEAMS then alerts hospital staff via the existing nurse call system.

The BEAMS device can detect and identify specific medical alarms above the surrounding cacophony, alert nurses immediately and help hospitals to improve patient care without increasing staffing levels; an example of reducing costs but improving patient safety through innovation. BEAMS can ensure all patients get the care they need in potentially life threatening situations.



The final BEAMS product is currently on trial in Sheffield Children’s Hospital and will be rolled out across all wards over the coming months. A second trial is planned with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals which, if successful, would see the device adopted across Sheffield’s hospitals. Furthermore, the NHS is advising that patient rooms in newly built hospitals should be 50-100% single occupancy. With approximately 200,000 hospital beds in England, there is a huge market for the BEAMS product.

Apply for a free trial of BEAMS at your healthcare institution by visiting the BEAMS website.

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