Launched in 2002, Hoana is the world’s leading healthcare company focused on “Intelligent Medical Vigilance.” A spinout of Hawaii’s preeminent technology firm, Oceanit, Hoana originally created its sensing technology for the U.S. Department of Defense but soon turned its focus to address the problem of unnoticed critical events which often lead to increased medical complications and even death for patients in acute care hospitals. Designed for effective and inexpensive healthcare delivery, the company’s first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared offering, the LifeBed I, transforms any hospital bed into a medical vigilance system, capable of accurately tracking a patient’s vital signs without any wires, leads or connections.