A team at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) developed a system to closely monitor patients remotely. Caregivers can communicate with and see the patient via a two-camera system with one pointing towards the individual and the other towards the vital signs monitor. If hypoxia is detected, the machine will send an alert. This system decreases workload, lowers risk of contracting COVID-19, optimizes PPE use and allows healthcare professionals to act rapidly in case of a deterioration.
Avis Favaro, Elizabeth St. Philip. Canadian-designed system a new way of keeping an eye on seriously ill COVID-19 patients. CTV News. April 29, 2020.