Vitalthings Guardian M10

The Future patient monitor for complex challenges

We are developing a contactless multiparameter patient monitor

The patient monitor provides automatic, continuous, and precise monitoring of the patient's respiratory rate, and in the upgraded version, pulse.

Additionally, there is the option for wireless monitoring of pulse oximetry through a Nonin WristOx sensor.

The product has passed all clinical tests and is now awaiting medical approval.

Improved Patient Safety with Vitalthings Guardian M10


Real-Time Status Overview

Contactless and continuous monitoring ensures that healthcare professionals always have an overview of the status, development, and trends of their patients. The system also assesses presence and the degree of movement/restlessness.


Direct Mobile Alarms

Unlike traditional monitoring systems that primarily sound alarms at the patient's bedside, Vitalthings Guardian sends alarms directly to the nurse's phone, enabling them to respond proactively before traditional alarms are activated.


Contactless and Cable-Free

The system is entirely contactless, and monitoring begins when the patient is within the measuring area. For healthcare proffssionals, this means time saved on setup, and for patients, it means less discomfort from cumbersome equipment.

Developed in collaboration with end-users and patients

Vitalthings Guardian M10 is a continuation of Autoskår, an innovation collaboration between Vitalthings, St. Olav's Hospital, and DNV Imatis. The goal is to develop medical technology for improved patient safety, more efficient treatment, and better utilization of personnel resources.

Close user involvement has been essential in developing the form factor, features, user interface, IT requirements, GDPR compliance, and more, to meet the needs of both system users and department managers

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Designed to Avoid Alarm Fatigue

False alarms, errors, and irrelevant clinical and technical alarms can lead to alarm fatigue for healthcare professionals working with continuous monitoring. Vitalthings Guardian M10 is being developed with multiple evidence-based measures to minimize the number of alarms. This also eliminates noise from the surroundings.

The alarm system is designed to be easily adaptable to the departments it is meant to operate in—not the other way around. With over 400,000 days of sensor data and several thousand hours of comparative data measured against the gold standard, we have a unique position to understand how different settings affect this crucial aspect.

Mobile and Flexible

Can be moved to where the need arises or to areas that are not permanently adapted for patient care (corridors, isolation rooms, halls, disaster areas, etc.).

It has its own battery for over 24 hours of operation before replacement is necessary. Battery replacement is easily done with "hot-swap," ensuring continuous operation and monitoring even when needed for several days.


Suited for fixed bed positions. You can customize and adjust the sensor system's measurement range from the bed, chair, or parts of the patient's room.

Additional Advantages

Hardware built for the future

Vitalthings Guardian M10 is constructed with advanced sensor and alarm systems, empowered by substantial processing capabilities.

In addition to being a fully separate alarm system with built-in audio and LED alerts, Vitalthings Guardian M10 has backup batteries, storage, and its own sensors to detect changes in the patient's position during monitoring. The system also contains a substantial amount of processing power to enable advanced algorithms for accurate and robust measurements, even for new features currently under development.

Customized user interface

Our system is designed so that healthcare professionals unfamiliar with patient monitoring can intuitively understand it.

The screen of the Vitalthings Guardian M10 is custom-built by the esteemed company Advantech. In practical terms, it serves as the interface that healthcare professionals rely on for initiating measurements, managing alarms and events, as well as reviewing crucial data. The development process has been dedicated to building intuitive and uncluttered menus, with a deliberate avoidance of unnecessary complexity.

The screen also provides convenient access to a user-friendly quick guide and user manual. The user interface is thoughtfully designed with a strong emphasis on safeguarding privacy, incorporating a host of contemporary solutions to ensure the confidentiality of information in demanding healthcare environments.

Accurate measurements achieved with wideband radar technology

This implies that the system can non-invasively and consistently capture every subtle movement within the measurement area, irrespective of the patient's position—whether they are lying on their stomach, side, back, sitting, under covers, or fully clothed.

Through advanced signal processing and our proprietary algorithms, the signals from the wideband radar are transformed into information about respiratory movements and pulse (coming The system can measure how fast or slow the patient is breathing and also how the patient is breathing, for example, shallow, obstructed (COPD/asthma exacerbations), or restricted airways, etc. This is a functionality we plan to add to the system after the initial approval round.

Engineered with the latest IT security standards

Through our collaboration with Advantech, we have access to a secure and verified platform for "over the air" software updates.

Over-the-air updates offer an efficient and swift method to maintain equipment consistently updated, a pivotal requirement for robust security. Furthermore, this approach circumvents any disruption to hospital personnel during logistical operations.

The system can function autonomously or seamlessly integrate into a broader system, enabling alarm transmission through an API. Data can be stored in the patient's health record. We are working with several integration partners (DNV Imatis, Ascom, and Bestgroup In our collaborative effort with Autoskår, we've successfully developed an integration with health record provider, Epic.

Possible addition: Wireless pulse oximetry

If, in addition to contactless monitoring, you wish to add wireless pulse oximetry monitoring, you can easily connect the sensor to the system.

Cost-Efficient Solutions with Environmental Benefits

Vitalthings Guardian M10 has no wear and tear parts that need to be replaced, and no consumables. Additionally, the system can be installed in a way that eliminates the need for cleaning, as opposed to close-to-body equipment that requires cleaning between each patient.

This accumulates significant cost and environmental savings over time. Furthermore, we employ sustainable packaging and produce the devices in Norway to minimize unnecessary transportation and assembly in multiple stages.

Our Development Partners

Guardian M10 is an innovative acquisition and an innovation partnership that covers the hospitals in Health Mid-Norway, the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), and collaborative municipalities with Malvik municipality as a representative.

Vitalthings has been chosen to develop and implement the solution together with DNV Imatis, a well-known and established international player in health-related software and technological infrastructure.

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