Enabling stress-free recovery at home through remote patient monitoring 
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Remote monitoring for better care in the first critical days at home


Clinicians know a lot about patients when they are in hospital, but when patients are discharged, clinicians easily lose overview of their patient’s health. Complications can still occur, especially in the first few days of returning home.

Providing confidence in recovery at home


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.

Unobtrusive technology for ease of use


Philips Healthdot is one of the first biosensors that sends vital data to the hospital without any hub or mobile phone. It uses a built-in LoRa transmitter that sends data directly to the cloud. It ensures that the sensor is easy to use and that the data is reliable. By linking it to data platforms, advanced clinical algorithms can be used to support the caregiver in decision-making. For caregivers it provides confidence in monitoring patients remotely and means patients can potentially be discharged earlier, optimizing use of resources. For the patient, it means recovery can take place in their own home with the reassurance of being monitored by medical professionals.


The Healthdot sensor was designed by Philips Research and Philips Experience Design teams, in collaboration with the Holst Centre, which contributed its expertise in sensor technology and flexible electronics.

Designing remote monitoring

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Design phase

End results

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Award-winning creativity

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Silver award 2020

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