What is IvyLife™?
IvyLife™ is a miniature, gravity independent, battery operated, IoT* infusion pump that can replace any traditional infusion pump in the hospital or at home.
*IoT = Internet of Things
Why did I invent IvyLife™?
We physicians were taught, in medical school, that patients' well-being is of utmost importance.
Years later, as a practicing physician & surgeon, I saw that patients’ independence and active lifestyle are major contributors to healing and curing pace and quality.
These concepts and real-life observations led me to look for a solution that will ease the daily burden on patients.
What is the IvyLife™ device like?
Just smart: a 150g device, size of a man's wallet, gravity independent controlled by a smart phone, smartly connected to patient medical records, battery-operated, enabling caretaker control and supervision, integrated in smart clothes, or worn in the pocket while patient pursues daily life activities.
The Ivy-Life offer to healthcare providers:
Reduce nurses’ and doctors’ work
Reduce drug delivery mistakes thus legal costs
Reduce ambulatory therapy costs
Automate information flow in medical databases
Automate administrative processes like billing & pharmacy
Improve central control and planning over workload and personnel
Infusion pump market in 2020 generated $13.5B
The IvyLife™ benefits at a glance
Gravity independent- no need to hang the IV bag at all
Discretely put it in the pocket and enjoy normal social life during IV therapy
Easy mobility for patients
Covid-19 days: enables remote therapy control and monitoring during isolation
Miniature, portable, super lightweight IV pump
For hospital, home, and emergency/field use
Disposable pump mechanism generates recurring revenues
Suitable for space and Mars missions
What is the IvyLife™ device made of?
The IvyLife™ device comprises three subunits:
A smartphone like 125g digital pod including a tiny electric engine and a battery. The digital pod communicates with any tablet/smartphone and can optionally be controlled through them.
A 25g disposable pump unit attached to the digital pod engine. The disposable pump supports any infusion rate with accuracy >99%. The pump can deliver any type of fluid like saline, blood products, and alimentation.
Device control software enabling real-time alarms and notifications, 24/7 logging and exporting all data describing the use of device and personnel operating it.
The IvyLife™ device was chosen to be tested onboard of the International Space Station [ISS] as part of the Rakia Space Mission by Mr. Eitan Stibbe, the second Israeli in space.