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IIT Kharagpur develops technology to monitor hospital-bound patients

Jun 4, 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, on Friday said it has come up with a wireless technology for remote monitoring of patients’ condition ferried in ambulances. Christened ‘AmbuSens’, the technology has been developed in the SWAN lab of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of the Institute.

“AmbuSens is capable of wireless monitoring of various physiological parameters like ECG, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. It can be fitted in an ambulance to ensure remote monitoring of patient condition by the doctors even before they reach the hospital,” a statement from the institute said.

The system preserves patient’s data confidentiality while simultaneously using the analytic and computing power of cloud computing. The web interface of the AmbuSens system provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for doctors and paramedics alike with data visualization tools such as real-time ECG graph rendering and can be accessed from Internet-enabled laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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