201517th International Congress of Metrology
|Number of page(s)
|Métrologie : pour les sciences de la vie / Metrology to support Life Sciences
|21 September 2015
Testing wirelessly-monitored thermometers for improved patient safety
1 National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, UK
2 Isansys Lifecare Ltd, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK
a Corresponding author: Radka. Veltcheva@npl.co.uk
We describe the metrological characterisation of temperature measurements performed by a wireless patient surveillance system developed by Isansys, which allows healthcare providers to remotely monitor a patient's vital signs even after they have left the hospital. The system collects and analyses patient data, such as temperature, heart rate and respiration rate, alerting healthcare providers if it detects the early signs of sepsis - a condition which kills 37,000 patients in the UK annually.
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