EarlySense partners with Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth to pursue Chinese market

By Jonah Comstock

Ramat Gan, Israel-based EarlySense has scored a major partnership that will accelerate it into the Chinese market. EarlySense, which makes a passive and contactless bedside monitor that continuously measures respiration rate, heart rate, and motion, is partnering with Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth, a leading Chinese smart healthcare company. 

“We are pleased to collaborate with Lachesis to bring our clinically-proven sensors to China, to help improve patient care and empower health teams,” Yfat Scialom, VP of International Sales and Marketing of EarlySense, said in a statement. “China is a key market in our global strategy and we look forward to working together to provide best-in-class solutions to one of the world’s largest markets, and to positively impacting healthcare in the region.”

Together, the companies will launch Lachesis’s new Intelligent Hospital Ward Solution, a suite of technologies that will include, according to the companies, “a closed-loop infusion management system, intelligent diagnosis and treatment assistant, nurse digital assistant device, nurse information system, IoT management and a variety of patient monitoring sensors.”

“The need to continuously monitor post-acute care patients is growing, and we are pleased to collaborate with leading smart sensor developer EarlySense on a solution that will prove essential to both patients and healthcare staff across the region,” Shuangquan Zhu, CEO of Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth, said in a statement. “Our platform combines wireless sensing technology and advanced analytics to create a seamless, end-to-end solution for safe, cost-effective monitoring of general care patients.”

Partnerships are a staple of EarlySense’s strategies and it has worked with some pretty big names. The company signed a deal with Samsung in 2015 that got its product out to some Asian markets. It has worked with other startups ResMed and iFit. Then, in January telemedicine provider American Well and EarlySense partnered to make telemedicine visits available to users of EarlySense's bed-based sleep sensor. The service is related to EarlySense Live, the long-awaited home use version of the the Ramat Gan, Israel-based device maker's signature product.