Systems that monitor vital signs are among the most important tools heath care professionals have at their disposal when looking after a patient. Even small changes to certain vitals can be early warning signs of a problem that can be detected long before any discomfort is felt by the patient. And in cases where patients are unconscious, sleeping or otherwise unable to communicate, vital sign monitoring is even more crucial.
Current systems in place do a good job of monitoring patients’ vitals and alerting medical staff of any abnormalities or causes for concern. But these systems all utilize sensors that require constant and secure physical contact with the patient. Earlier this week, Philips showed off a revolutionary new camera that can monitor certain vitals without touching a patient at all. More →