How it works

The challenge of turn protocol adherence meets its match

The LEAF Patient Monitoring System leverages wireless, wearable technology to promote turn protocol adherence through visual status alerts at the point of care and beyond.6,10 But the LEAF System goes further, helping confirm turn quality and providing automatic reporting of patient position, activity and mobility data, highlighting improvement opportunities and achievements.

The LEAF Sensor allows nurses to instantly confirm if a patient was repositioned to redistribute pressure and allow for tissue recovery – all at the point of care.

The LEAF System measures more than just turn frequency; it also measures turn angle and tissue recovery time through the Integrated Position Technology™.8,9


The LEAF System includes four basic components.

Wearable patient sensor

A lightweight sensor that attaches to the patient’s chest, monitoring whether they are sitting, standing or lying down – on their left side, right side, back or prone. A gentle yet powerful silicone adhesive allows the sensor to be removed for procedures and then reapplied. It even has pedometer functionality to help monitor a patient's progress toward mobility goals.*

About the sensor

Wireless mesh network

Antennas placed throughout your unit relay information from the sensors to the computer interface through a secure wireless network and data server.

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User interface

An intuitive user interface with a color-coded system lets you check the turn status for all patients being monitored, adjust care plans for individual patients and more, all via computers at both the nurses’ station and workstations on wheels.

About the user interface

Automatically generated reports

You can generate reports from the interface to show when patients were repositioned, as well as their progress toward mobility goals.

About the reports

Prone movement monitoring requires LEAF System software 2.0. If you are currently using a system implemented in 2020 or earlier, contact your LEAF representative for an upgrade.

New adhesive available on all sensor models manufactured in 2021 or later.

*The LEAF System is not to be used to alert staff of situations that would require immediate action in order to maintain patient safety. Be aware that there is a possibility of ambulation/step detection inaccuracy. Some patient steps may not produce enough movement to be detected by the system. Conversely, some patient movement may resemble the movement associated with taking a step and may, therefore, be recognized by the system as such.