Generally, when patients are moved from the ICU to a general ward, nurses monitor vital signs three- or two-times 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 biosensor for patients discharged from hospital that allows health care professionals to monitor their progress after discharge. It is a single-use device which is placed on the lower left rib and continuously captures the patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, posture, and activity and transmits these vitals every 5 minutes, on average, to the clinical information system.
To access the data, Philips Healthdot should be used in combination with a clinical information system, such as Philips IntelliVue Guardian Software and Philips VitalHealth Engage platform, allowing health care professionals to check vital signs and to monitor their patients inside and outside the hospital.