Generally, when patients are moved from the ICU to a general ward, nurses monitor vital signs three times a day. If the patients need to continue being monitored after they’re discharged, they’re often sent home with bulky, complicated hospital systems that require a lot of steps to transmit data.
Healthdot is a wearable sensor for patients discharged from hospital that allows clinicians to monitor progress after discharge. It measures vital data such as respiratory rate, heart rate, activity and posture of a patient every five minutes, for 14 days. The data can be sent automatically to platforms such as Philips IntelliVue Guardian or Philips Engage, enabling healthcare providers to monitor their patients inside and outside the hospital.