‘There were more wires than him’: the potential for wireless patient monitoring in neonatal intensive care
Documents • Mar 07, 2018 12:02 GMT
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be one of the most stressful hospital environments. At present, monitoring technology in the NICU requires multiple wired sensors to track each baby’s vital signs. This study describes the experiences that parents and nurses have with the current monitoring methods, and reports on their responses to the concept of a wireless monitoring system.
“For years, the digital world has hardly pierced the medical cocoon. Until now. Now, for the first time we have the tools to check vital signs on mobile wireless digital devices and capture all the relevant data from each individual to push the field forward.” Eric Topol Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. 2013
Documents • Feb 27, 2016 10:59 GMT
NHS trials of the LifeTouch technology have produced less erratic readings and allowed the young patients to play and cuddle with their parents. Read the story here
Many agree that healthcare has been slower than most other sectors to pick up on the digital revolution, but developments in technology – especially in the area of mobile, wireless health – has accelerated significantly in the last few years and Keith Errey, CEO of UK firm Isansys, believes that ten years from now, it would be “inconceivable that patients are going to be wired up to anything.”
Documents • Oct 22, 2015 13:01 BST
The Patient Status Engine is a complete end-to-end patient digitisation and monitoring platform that continuously and wirelessly captures, collects, interprets and securely stores vital sign and other physiological data. It integrates a range of unobtrusive wearable sensors, gateways, network connections and back end IT and provides real-time data for novel predictive and diagnostic algorithms.
Documents • Jul 11, 2014 11:32 BST
Isansys will use funding from the SBRI to extend its existing CE marked Patient Status Engine real-time wireless vital sign acquisition and analysis system to provide warning notifications of sepsis in patients at home at an early stage in the critical 72-hour period.