Have you met ANNE? She’s the self-proclaimed “future of remote patient monitoring (RPM).” That’s a bold claim from the med-tech company Sibel Health for its ANNE (Advanced Neonatal Epidermal) suite of biosensor tools. But not a boast that’s entirely without merit given the system’s range of connected devices and one-stop-shop approach to RPM. And the ANNE One platform received FDA 510(k) clearance last year. Still, ANNE has lots of competition with companies such as Vitls, Oxehealth, TytoCare, and others offering similar RPM tools. So let’s take a look at what ANNE can do. 

ANNE One monitors vital signs with two medical-grade wearable sensors. Attached by conductive adhesive, the ANNE Chest patch — with a temperature sensor, 1-lead electrocardiogram, and 3-axis accelerometer — measures respiratory rate, continuous heart rate, and chest wall movement. It can detect snoring, body position, respiratory sounds, and seismocardiography (micro-vibrations produced by the heartbeat). The ANNE Limb sensor, which wraps around the index finger, has a temperature sensor and a photoplethysmograph that detects blood volume changes. It measures heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature, and step count. The two sensors, which are reusable and rechargeable, send real-time data to the cloud-based ANNE Hub and a mobile app via Bluetooth.

The ANNE Care system adds five more wireless devices: an oximeter, thermometer, weight scale, glucometer, and blood pressure monitor. Together, the devices work to monitor for issues related to maternal health, diabetes, COPD, heart failure, hypertension, COVID-19, asthma, and chronic kidney disease. The ANNE Sleep system, which underwent a clinical trial last year, is designed to detect obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and offers insights into the user’s sleep health. 

Overall, users of the ANNE suite of products can link up to 10 sensors with millisecond accuracy for real-time streaming of data to one mobile device with the ANNE Care app. All collected data is also sent to the ANNE Hub, where it is viewable with analytics and built-in visualizations. That does sound like the future of RPM. Guess we’ll find out when we get there.