Changi General Hospital to develop wearable medical sensor
The device assists in monitoring patients' vital signs.
Changi General Hospital (CGH) is partnering Respiree, a medical technology spin-off of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), to develop a wearable medical sensor to accurately and remotely monitor patients' vital signs, Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) said in a press release.
When deployed, the device has the potential to save up to 12 hours of the time spent by nurses on vital signs monitoring daily in a general ward, the state-run company said.
Comprising a sensor patch and a finger oximeter, the medical device can be easily attached to a patient's chest and finger respectively, and is linked to a central system via wireless monitoring once activated.
“With the seamless collection of vital signs data, nurses will be able to view and check the data of all patients within the ward at any time, presented through the dashboard at the nurses' workstations in the ward,” SingHealth said.