Luciole Medical has developed a unique, easy-to-use and technologically advanced system, which will finally provide clinicians with the tools they need for monitoring of cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygen metabolism across care areas, helping to improve outcomes and save lives.
Software including a graphical user interface used to control the system and to evaluate and visualise measured data.
RheoPatch is a multiple-use sensor that is patched onto the skin and measures oxygen metabolism and blood flow of the subjacent tissue non-invasively. It is used in conjunction with a disposable patch guard cover. The RheoPatch is used with the RheoControl unit, and allows the simultaneous use of RheoSens and RheoPatch. The RheoPatch may be used on its own, or in parallel with the RheoSens to gain a thorough understanding of transcranial measurements. It will be submitted for regulatory approval in 2018.
RheoSens is used for patients with severe brain injuries and brain hemorrhage. These patients are unconscious. It is a sterile, implantable probe that is inserted with a suitable introducer kit into the brain (parenchymal) tissue. The procedure is identical to the installation of a conventional intracranial pressure (ICP) probe. Up to two RheoSens probes may be used in parallel on one patient. While conventional probes only measure ICP, RheoSens can give additional important information to the clinician, as it measures ICP, brain temperature, oxygen metabolism and cerebral blood flow. The RheoSens is a disposable single use product which can be placed in the brain for up to 7 days.
RheoLity is a user-friendly software used in conjunction with RheoControl, RheoSens and RheoPatch, which displays and analyzes the measurement data. CBF and oxygen metabolism are analyzed and displayed on the Rheo Monitor. The display of ICP and brain temperature (Rheo Probe only) requires a connection to a standard patient monitor using a dedicated cable (RheoSens Adapter Cable). This is going to be optimized soon to have all the data on one screen. RheoLity manages patient information and the patient measurement series. The software can be run on a standard medical PC.
The RheoControl unit contains the laser diodes, optics, electronics, and safety measures required for and reliable and safe measurements. It is small, lightweight and USB powered by a Medical PC. A Control Unit has connectors for a single Probe, but up to five control units can be operated in parallel.
The control unit can display data to a tablet or smart phone to allow the doctors/nurses to monitor the patient more conveniently.