Note: this solution is not yet CE certified and the information presented below should be read in this context.
Results at a glance
Once the solution has been deployed, the software will proceed to monitor the
camera live view to actively search for a human face. When a face is located,
it will be tracked and digital landmarks will be placed over the face- and
chest area. By tracking these landmarks, the program is able to calculate
the vital signs of the patient.
The user interface is intuitive and easy to interact with. After a patient
has been found, the program proceeds to automatically provide up-to-date
measurements until the face is no longer found or the application is reset.
In the case that the user is only interested in measuring a specific vital
sign, many elements of the user interface can also be moved out of the way
or the entire application minimized to a widget form, where it provides
little distraction and takes little space on the screen.
The measurements are provided both as a timestamped list and in trend format
and can be read at a glance. Direct integration to electric patient records
is possible, or a selected result can be manually copied to any chosen platform.
No specialized equipment needed
Our solution includes all necessary software components and is easy to deploy.
The first part is getting a video of the patient. This can be a dedicated app
that delivers a short video clip from a smartphone or for continuous monitoring,
a live view from a regular web camera that can be placed up to 2.5 metres away
from the patient.
Our processing server then analyses this video feed and runs the computer
vision algorithms to obtain the Respiratory Rate, Pulse and Oxygen Saturation.
This server can be situated in the cloud or physically in a hospital, on a
mini-PC running Linux. As an additional service, the measurements can be
written to a patient record system.
For emergency triage and other clinical settings, we provide a dedicated
Windows application for measuring and monitoring the vital signs continuously.
This application allows a nurse to view trends and see the history of measurements.
The solution can be run on any hardware that meets the requirements on performance
and security. Since there are no demands on specific model or manufacturer on
any individual item, there is flexibility in both setting up the system and
altering the setup later on. In a situation that a piece breaks, it can be
replaced with another approved 3rd party device without issue.