LOIS Newsletter 11th Oct 2021
We want to start our first ever newsletter by thanking our earliest LOIS community members. As you signed up for LOIS updates, we are hoping you know who we are, but just in case, here is a quick recap. We are LOIS and we are making a wearable (bracelet) for people with ICDs and SICDs. Our wearable is designed to that help people with these devices, and their loved ones, live life to the full. If you are receiving this email, you are one of the very first people to know about our technology and the work we are doing. This makes you very special to us and we intend to provide some good benefits for your support.
ICD webinar by our founders
We are going to be hosting our first webinar soon. Exclusive to our followers, we are going to be introducing ourselves (Kristian and Patrick) the cofounders of LOIS, and running a Q&A about the business, our plans and any ICD related questions you may have. This is also a great opportunity to tell us what you need from a wearable, features, function, design. Tell us what you want and we will try and build it in!
Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
Keep your eye out for our social media profiles! We are using Insta, Facebook and Twitter to answer common ICD questions that are a great little way to learn about living with an ICD – if you have a question then please feel free to send it our way and may feature it on our social media account!
LOIS is all about living life to the full, this is not just about our wearable, this is about our attitude to heart disease. Our entire service will go beyond our wearable to bring positivity and optimism about living life to the full. We are a half glass full kind of company.
We will also be updating you on our progress (so you know just how we are getting on) – here is our first mini update!
Making a wearable is challenging, especially as we created out own sensor. Making a wearable that is classed as a medical device is even tougher, BUT we are doing well! Really well actually, so we want to keep our followers updated because we know you are hoping that our device can be on your wrists sooner rather than later.
So the first thing to know is that we have built LOIS and we have tested it over and again using our special simulators and it works well in the lab. It can detect an ICD shock and send an alert. Incredibly, making it work is the easy bit, the tough bit is the regulatory requirements that exist when launching a medical device. We need to prove that it is safe (on real people), prove that it works (on real people) and then prove it really helps (real people)! These are the things that we are currently doing but they do take a lot of time.
Our clinical trial is being run at Imperial College Hospital in London. This is one of the most respected cardiology research hospitals in the world and it is a credit to our technology and our innovation that we managed to run our research there. Our plan is to publish the results form our clinical trial at the end of this year – of course you will be the first to know.
We actually hoped to have the clinical trial wrapped up ages ago but we have had delays and learned the very important lesson that you should not launch a clinical trial one month before a global pandemic happens. It turns out that global pandemics really slow down innovation that is not directly linked to the pandemic. The good news is that the clinical trial has gathered pace and we are confident in finishing in the next couple of weeks.
We are also updating our website so it really shows off LOIS and the work we are doing. In the meantime it will continue to be a mini blog with the opportunity to sign up for these updates.
Helping us succeed
If you fancy and it is totally up to you, our success will be helped by spreading the word about LOIS and what we are trying to achieve. By telling a friend, your support group or a Facebook group about LOIS and encouraging them to sign up on our website (loismedical.com) – you will go a long way to helping us succeed. We are a small team working part time on this, we are not a big pharma or medical device company so we need any help we can get 🙂
Patrick, Kristian & Duncan
Want to be the first to know about our progress?
We are amazed (and delighted) that our first clinical trial is nearly done and we edge closer to making a difference to peoples lives. We have spoken to people with ICD’s and their families all through our process to create a wearable that is right for you. If you want to keep updated with our progress, test run one of the devices or be one of the first to get hold of one after our launch then sign up here