Swift Medical Launches the World’s First All-in-One Hyperspectral Imaging Device to Make Healthcare More Accessible

Swift Medical | March 03, 2022

Swift Medical, the global leader in digital wound care technology, unveiled the Swift Ray 1, a groundbreaking hardware device that wirelessly attaches to a smartphone camera and captures comprehensive clinical data to better support assessment, treatment and monitoring of skin and wound conditions. The Swift Ray 1 fits in the palm of a clinician or patient’s hand, making powerful medical imaging accessible anywhere, from the hospital to the home. Further, this advanced imaging enables the capture of accurate clinical data for every patient, regardless of skin tone, making wound care more equitable for everyone.

“The future of wound care goes beyond what the naked eye can perceive and beyond the walls of the clinic, which is why our dream has always been to equalize and improve healthcare access for humanity through intelligent diagnostics. The Swift Ray 1 gets us one step closer by helping clinicians and patients see below the surface of the skin, to heal wounds faster or prevent them from ever even developing.”

Carlo Perez, co-founder and CEO of Swift Medical

The Swift Ray 1 captures and analyzes important physiological characteristics of wounds that can indicate causes for concern and/or improper healing, such as signs of infection, bacterial colonization, tissue compromise, perfusion, inflammation and blood oxygen levels. The new device illuminates these invisible, beneath-the-skin characteristics through long-wave infrared, near infrared, ultraviolet and enhanced RGB imaging technology - enabling powerful clinical workflows.

The Swift Ray 1 works seamlessly with Swift Medical’s proprietary wound management software application and provides clinicians with unparalleled insights into a patient’s wound healing, informing clinical and operational decision-making. It also integrates directly into many of the leading EHRs to help clinicians both improve clinical efficiency and ensure that all relevant medical information is recorded in the patient’s chart.

“The technology can fit in your pocket. That means it can go anywhere a doctor or nurse goes. It means it’s on them, whenever they need it, wherever their patients are,” said Mike Comer, Founder and CEO at Wound Care Advantage. “There’s no forgetting it on the shelf or fumbling around with wires and clunky imaging devices. You just take it from your pocket and snap a photo. It really does make wound care accessible anywhere.”

Chronic wounds are one of the biggest public health challenges worldwide, and are often associated with other prevalent chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. More than 8.2 million patients are currently suffering from chronic wounds in North America. As rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions continue to skyrocket, the number of patients at risk of developing wounds will continue to rise.

The challenges of providing wound care are exacerbated by the reality that high quality care traditionally requires highly trained clinicians using multiple pieces of bulky, expensive equipment in an institutional setting. Conversely, the Swift Ray 1 allows any clinician to capture and share images at any bedside, enabling healthcare organizations to provide more accessible, efficient and preventive care.

The Swift Ray 1 supports a variety of use cases, including early detection of deep tissue injuries and prevention of pressure injuries; identification of wound infections and inhibited wound healing; and remote physiological monitoring of chronic wound patients in the home. The Swift Ray 1 is also ideal for pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations engaged in clinical trials.

About Swift Medical
Swift Medical is the global leader in digital wound care. Our mission is to make empathy driven wound care ubiquitous through AI-powered diagnostic technology. We are the trusted wound technology partner of more than 4,100 healthcare facilities in North America across the continuum of care. Our solutions empower healthcare providers to deliver standardized, accessible and equitable wound care for every patient - with advanced, high-precision imaging, compliant documentation, clinical analytics and remote care. 


As the UK's national institute for health data science, our mission is to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. 


As the UK's national institute for health data science, our mission is to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. 

Related News


CareView and SONIFI Health Streamline Inpatient Virtual Care

CareView Communications | March 06, 2023

CareView Communications, Inc., an IT company in the healthcare field, recently announced that it has built an integration with SONIFI Health that allows care teams to talk to patients through the interactive TV platforms that are already present in patient rooms. To create a patient-centric, networked virtual care system, CareView is integrating with SONIFI Health, which provides interactive technology to promote patient involvement. A hub-and-spoke telecare model spanning a system of hospitals is centered on a fully-integrated CareView Patient Monitoring System®-enabled virtual care command center. This virtual care system creates a scalable, flexible workforce that keeps patients interested and meets their needs. It also gives nurses a break by using virtual staff to take care of patients' needs immediately and do administrative work that doesn't require a license. Using the CareView-SONIFI Health integration, doctors may make video calls to patients' homes without leaving the EHR interface. This crucial component also supports virtual nursing, hybrid care, and telemedicine to reduce staff burdens and increase caregiver access. CareView Chief Operating Officer Sandra McRee stated, "Hospitals are facing unprecedented labor challenges and margin pressures." She added, "Integrating our interactive platform with healthcare technologies like SONIFI Health is key to creating a scalable and effective solution for virtual nursing to reduce labor costs and keep nurses working at the top of their license." (Source – Business Wire) Kelly Boyd, SONIFI Health General Manager, remarked, "CareView truly understands the challenges hospitals are facing today." "Integrating their virtual care solution is a great complement to SONIFI Health's interactive platform in creating smart hospital rooms with features both patients and clinicians increasingly expect and need," she continued. (Source – Business Wire) About CareView Communications CareView Communications provides cutting-edge remote monitoring systems and innovative telehealth services for patients. In addition, the company implements the most advanced and helpful patient monitoring and engagement components. Its clinically-driven solution is meant to make a product that is helpful for healthcare providers, patients, their families, hospitals, and nursing home staff.

Read More


Eko Launches SENSORA™, Detects Heart Disease with AI

Eko | February 24, 2023

On February 23, 2023, Eko, a digital health company employing artificial intelligence (AI) to combat heart and lung diseases, announced the launch of the SENSORATM Cardiac Disease Detection Platform. The platform features AI that detects structural murmurs, an indication of valvular heart disease, and Care Pathway Analytics software, which offers downstream visibility and metrics for the patient's journey along the healthcare system. SENSORA™ is a detection platform for cardiovascular disease that utilizes digital stethoscopes to capture and analyze heart sounds and electrical signals. This platform leverages the latest advancements in machine learning to continue expanding the platform and develop new use cases for cardiac conditions. Over 8 million Americans are diagnosed with clinically significant valvular heart disease (VHD), and one in ten older adults have a chance to develop it. Unfortunately, more than half (57%) of significant VHD cases in this population go undetected. Left untreated, VHD can cause blood clots, heart failure, and mortality. With SENSORA™'s FDA-cleared structural murmur detection, primary care physicians more than double their likelihood of detecting significant VHD. SENSORA™ Care Pathway Analytics can aid in crucial decision-making by identifying care gaps to convert them into improved operational efficiencies, ultimately improving patient and clinician satisfaction. In addition, the platform provides downstream visibility for those with identified structural murmurs by tracking clinical outcomes, patient flows, and economics throughout the care continuum. Eko currently offers five FDA 510(k) cleared digital solutions and is developing two novel machine-learning algorithms that use electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart sound data. These algorithms include "ELEFT," which detects low ejection fraction in heart failure patients, and another algorithm that detects and stratifies pulmonary hypertension. The company is dedicated to developing advanced solutions that fulfill the needs of patients and clinicians. By enabling early detection of heart and lung diseases, the company can help save lives. About Eko Eko, a digital health company based in Oakland (California), is evolving how healthcare providers diagnose and monitor heart and lung disease with its suite of innovative digital tools, patient and provider software, and AI-driven analysis. Its FDA-approved platform is employed by many healthcare professionals worldwide, enabling them to optimize detection, diagnosis, and treatment management, and ultimately provide the best care possible to their patients. It has received over $125 million in funding from Highland Capital Partners, Questa Capital, DigiTx Partners, NTTVC, Artis Ventures, Mayo Clinic, Sutter Health, and others.

Read More


Norman Regional Health System Signs an Agreement with VisiQuate Inc.

Norman Regional Health System | February 08, 2023

On February 07, 2023, VisiQuate Inc., is one of the industry’s top advanced analytics, intelligent workflow, results-driven, and AI-powered automation service provider, announced Norman Regional Health System, one of the most respected healthcare providers in America, has finalized a multi-year agreement with the company. The leadership of Norman Regional selects VisiQuate Revenue Management Analytics and Denials Management Analytics to optimize financial performance and drive revenue cycle yield enhancements of the organization. In addition, the health system would use the VisiQuate PayFlo solution to standardize and optimize different processes across its end-to-end revenue cycle operations. Director of Patient Financial Services at Norman Regional Health System, Richard Spray, said. "Having on-demand data to identify issues early and resolve them quickly – in addition to the ability to measure and evaluate our processes and productivity – is invaluable. The data analytics platform will help our teams work smarter, which is essential during a time of escalating labor costs and narrowing margins for health systems." (Source: Cision PR Newswire) About Norman Regional Health System Founded in 1946, Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that offers healthcare needs across south central Oklahoma. The company's critical care facility on the Porter Avenue Campus is registered for 219 beds providing a complete range of services to the patients. Norman Regional Moore, which costs $32 million, is a state-of-the-art hospital in Moore, Oklahoma. At Norman Regional Moore, physicians' offices, a place for the community to get together, and a 24-hour-a-day and seven-day-a-week emergency center are available for patients. In addition, the HealthPlex campus at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road has Cardiovascular Services, Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, and Women's and Children's Services.

Read More