Sensiotec Inc. (Atlanta, GA) is presenting a new non-contact vital signs monitoring system at the 2012 conference of the American Telemedicine Association in San Jose. The Virtual Medical Assistant uses the ultra wideband, a former military high frequency band, to detect movements from the heart, lungs and torso. Using a specific algorithm, the detected absorption rates can be transformed into vital signs data. The server can transmit patient data to any number of nursing stations, personal computers, cell phones, tablets and pagers simultaneously.
A nice feature for developers is the server architecture that provides an API (Application Programming Interface) based on standard web technologies. This makes it possible to easily build new clients or create interfaces with all other types of software applications.
Sensiotec CTO Dr. Mary Ann Ingram released the following statement:
“With our patented Ultra-wideband technology, science fiction has become fact. Practical high-precision non-contact vital signs monitoring and patient movement and fall detection is now a reality, almost like a Star Trek tricorder.”
Product page: The Virtual Medical Assistant…