Designer Dan Bishop thinks that his monitoring system concept, if implemented, will make collection of vital signs an easy and smooth process in the future both for clinicians and the patients:
The Vital monitoring system was designed with ease of use in mind. With only a few main operational steps, medical staff are able to effortlessly take and record a patients vitals data using the Vital monitoring system. First, a baseline vitals reading is taken manually, to reference future readings from.Then, whenever a new reading is needed, the patient is informed via light vibration that their vital signs need to be measured and recorded. Next, the patient swipes the temperature sensor, located on the bottom of the monitor, across their forehead. This activates the blood pressure/pulse sensor on the inside of the monitor, next to the wrist. The data collected by both sensors is then complied and sent wirelessly to a paperless charting system that records and logs patients vitals. Medical personnel can monitor multiple patients simultaneously, and respond if there is a significant change in a patient’s reading. Thus reducing stress and work load placed on medical personnel and staff.