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VitalTag: Next-Generation Patient Monitor

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  • VitalTag Prototype: VitalTag keeps first responders connected to their patients via a suite of disposable sensors and mobile app.

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Every second counts during a mass casualty event. Emergency medical personnel must move quickly to triage, treat, and transport patients while keeping track of their vital signs along the way. First responders overwhelmingly indicate that a device is needed to continuously monitor patients in demanding environmental conditions. The patent-pending VitalTag sensors presents a wearable, cost-effective health monitoring solution.

VitagTag comprises a disposable suite of sensors that detect, monitor, and transmit patient vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, and other other metrics such as blood oxygen (SpO2), shock index and single-lead electrocardiogram. VitalTag connects seamlessly via WiFi or Bluetooth to securely share patient data via a mobile app. Responders can see each patient's medical status and location and receive alerts when the status changes.


  • Securely detects and communicates vital sign data in real-time via a mobile app
  • Allows simultaneous monitoring of multiple patients, enhancing situational awareness and improving resource management.
  • Combines expensive/bulky medical devices into a single vital sign monitoring sticker.
  • Enables continuity of care through triage, treatment, and transport.
  • Improves operational efficiency, situational awareness, and patient outcome.
  • Provides advanced incident and emergency management capabilities for first responders.


This is a field prototype technology that has not yet been approved by the FDA and is not commercially available. This document contains the results of work performed under Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830 from the United States Department of Energy.


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