Rubitect is a device that allows users/patients to detect bedsores. Bedsores are human health problems that can develop over a period of time. It can be fatal if not treated. The product comes with an easy-to-use probe and a software platform that can be used with minimal training in the home, nursing home, rehab, and hospital setting. The user can follow these steps:
- Select site on any part of the body
- Place on the skin gently
- Read results on device and software application (A user who can’t understand the results from the device can forward the results to their doctor using the telehealth service on Rubitection’s software)
The Rubitect Assessment System includes the following features:
- Risk analytics and alerts
- Severity progression monitoring
- Care plan management
- Remote monitoring and telehealth
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The Rubitect Assessment System is currently not available for sale but interested persons can sign up on the manufacturers website for a demo as beta tester or partner.
Distributions to Date Status
Battery and the disposable cover
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
Number of Tests Performed
Power supply type: Continuous, Recharging only (V, time required, battery life), Other
Time required for procedure (minutes)
The technology provides quantitative skin assessment to facilitate personal care. The system consists of a probe and software. The probe is used for skin measurement to detect changes in its health to support reliable detection. Rubitect Assessment Software displays the results from the Rubitect probe and enables users to monitor changes in the health of the skin to help detect progressing bedsores. The software platform provides risk analytics and alerts, severity progression monitoring, care plan management, and remote monitoring, and telehealth.
Provided by the manufacturer
Replaceable components include the battery and cups.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
No known safety hazards are related to this product
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
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