A new contactless sensor unveiled at the Naidex show at the Birmingham NEC allows remote monitoring of heart rates and respiration.
The Vitalerter integrated care platform, which is being rolled out by smart living solutions specialist Atel, provides health readings and sleep quality analysis for nurses, carers and residents’ families.
Wout Mattaar of system designer Murata Europe (pictured) said: “Vitalerter is part of the big trend in the healthcare sector towards remote non-obtrusive technology which provides good care.”
The fully integrated system can also provide vital signs monitoring through a body patch.
By detecting signs of health deterioration and bed exit the systems helps prevent falls. It also identifies dizziness and provides alerts should a resident fall.
Vitalerter also tracks bed time and movement in order to help prevent ulcers.
It can also predict epilepsy seizures and prevents hypothermia through an accurate thermostat system.
Atel said: “Vitalerter’s reporting system enables care home managers to make informed decisions, improve resource utility and provide clear accountability to residents and their families.”