A new hospital drip that easily, intuitively and reliably shows flow rate.
The Flomark is a new hospital drip that easily, intuitively and reliably shows flow rate.
The traditional drip design has not changed for decades. Currently, nurses measure quantities of hydrating fluids or medicines by manually counting drips; unfortunately, this is rarely done correctly, resulting in patients being given fluids too quickly or too slowly. This poses a serious threat to patient safety and can slow recovery time.
The patent pending Flomark shows a simple fluid level that indicates the flow rate, removing the human component and saving nurses valuable time.
In trials with clinical staff The Flomark has been proven to significantly reduce time taken to set infusion rates in comparison to the traditional IV sets currently on the market. Bench tests also show that the Flomark is more reliable than these standard sets and maintains the prescribed flow rate for twice as long.
The Flomark’s simple design means it can be manufactured at the same competitive cost as existing systems.
The Flomark Founder Jonathan West has spent 13 years working in design in healthcare, and leads the Healthcare Research Space at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art.
The company has already raised venture capital investment through InnovationRCA 1 fund.