All India Institute of Medical Science(AIIMS), Rishikesh and Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) have jointly developed the country's first remote health monitoring system. By the help of this the corona virus infected person can be found easily in remote resource-less areas. This will also helps the prevent the patient from being hospitalized unnecessarily.
Through this remote health monitoring system the patients can sit at home and inform the doctors of AIIMS Rishikesh about their illness through this mobile app and website.
What is Remote Health Monitoring System?
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings, such as in the home or in a remote area, which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs. It is a system integrating non-invasive health monitoring sensors to measure critical parameters such as temperature, pulse rate, SPO2 (Saturated Oxygen level) and respiration rate. BEL, which has proven expertise in network-centric and internet of things systems, has also networked these sensors for remotely monitoring the critical parameters.
About Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL):
Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) is a Government of India Navratna company in the defence sector. t is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. BEL is one of nine PSUs under the Ministry of Defence of India.
AIIMS said that it had developed a mobile app and a web browser in order for people to enroll with the Institute if they show symptoms of COVID-19. The Institute said that it will study patient complaints and based on the assessment by clinical experts, hand over a health monitoring kit to patients for periodical monitoring of the critical parameters.
BEL said “This will help hospital administration in visualising hotspots and taking necessary action to isolate and cordon off areas to check the spread of the virus,”.
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