Highly Commended 2020

Seer Sense

Seer Medical

Seer Sense is a revolutionary wireless brain and heart monitoring wearable

Approximately 1% of the world suffers from epilepsy. Hospital based testing cannot scale to meet the needs of the 50k people who would benefit from week long monitoring each year.

Seer Sense is a revolutionary wireless brain and heart monitoring wearable that takes gold standard week long epilepsy diagnostics out of the hospital and into the home. It delivers a step change in patient comfort and freedom while empowering doctors with the data they need to make a conclusive diagnosis.

Design Excellence

Seer Sense eliminates the feeling of being tethered to a bedside system and delivers diagnostic quality sensing in a comfortable wearable device. Using 3D scanning technology we captured the body shape variations across age and gender and a composite of materials allows for the desired form and flex. We designed an ultra low power system that is capable of operating for 10 days on a single charge and can easily be disconnected, making showering possible for the first time. Seer is manufactured in our own ISO13485 purpose built facility, and is CE and TGA approved.

Design Impact

Sense reduces hospital burden by delivering a simple, compelling and scalable solution. It makes a complicated and uncomfortable test far more accessible and easy – greatly lowering barriers to those unable to undertake the test in a hospital setting.

Sense is delivered as a service allowing us to control the full product lifecycle. Through user testing we identified high wear parts and designed them to be easy and cost effective to replace, extending its life.

Sense delivers a 10x reduction in cost compared with commercially available systems. This enables Seer to scale our diagnostic service globally with a product manufactured locally.

Design Transformation

We recognised early on that revolutionising epilepsy diagnostics meant creating a service underpinned by innovation in patient and clinician experience. Investing in a full inhouse design and manufacturing team has led to a product that sets a new global standard, and will help to reinforce Victoria’s strong reputation in medical technology.

We are continuing in the tradition of medical technology companies like Cochlear who successfully translated Victorian research into a global success story. Seer fosters a creative culture that collectively understands the value of good design..

Design Innovation

Sense delivers an unprecedented battery life of 10 days eliminating the need for the patient to charge, and for the first time gives the patient freedom to shower during their study using our patented magnetic connector system.

Seer combines design, manufacturing and clinical service all under the one roof. This helped us first understand the true pain points of epilepsy diagnostics, and focus our design and engineering to develop innovative solutions to address them. From the unibody nylon and silicon form, through to the self-locating magnetic connector – we were guided by a commitment to delivering an uncompromising patient experience.

Other Key Features

Freedom to shower
A simple magnetic connector offers the ability to disconnect the Seer Sense and gives patients the freedom to shower and bathe throughout their monitoring period.

Built for all shapes and sizes
Quality biocompatible silicon and flexible nylon plastics conform to fit everyone.

10-day battery life
Seer Sense brings together the latest advances in wireless and recording technology, enabling an unprecedented 10-day battery life.

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