iRhythm Technologies. has filed a patent for a wearable monitoring device with flexible wings and an electrode to detect physiological signals. The device includes an adhesive layer with channels to transport moisture, ensuring secure attachment to the user. GlobalData’s report on iRhythm Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on iRhythm Technologies, Treatment progress monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. iRhythm Technologies's grant share as of January 2024 was 51%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Wearable monitoring device with adhesive layer for physiological signal detection

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: iRhythm Technologies Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230371873A1) describes a monitoring device designed to be attached to a user for detecting physiological signals. The device includes a housing with a hardware processor, a wing with an electrode to detect the user's physiological signals, and an adhesive layer with channels to transport moisture away from the user's skin. The channels can be arranged in various patterns such as an array, lattice, or radial pattern, and may have shapes like diamond, oval, rectangle, circle, or trapezoid. Additionally, the adhesive layer may include adhesive islands connected by a web and a void in the central portion.

Furthermore, the patent application outlines a method for monitoring physiological signals using the described monitoring device. The method involves attaching the device to a user, collecting physiological data, and transmitting the data to a computing system. The channels in the adhesive layer help in transporting moisture away from the user's skin, and the device may include a wicking material for this purpose. The channels can be aligned to increase moisture drainage when the user is upright and transverse to the direction of muscle movement. Overall, the monitoring device and method provide a novel approach to monitoring physiological signals while ensuring user comfort and effective moisture management.

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