Making medical sense
Quantifying human physiology
Frontline Medical Technology Research
Increasing numbers of chronically ill and elderly expect support in pursuing a fulfilling life at their own terms - not just reactive and after-the-fact medical countermeasures.
To meet such changes in expectations and demographics, health care will be personalized, predictive and proactive.
Unobtrusive detection and quantification of fundamental human physiology will be paramount in acquiring data to fuel the AI and automation supporting medical professionals in this health revolution.
Metrics for Personal, Predictive and Proactive Health
We are deploying advanced digital signal processing, computer vision, machine learning and deep neural networks (AI, artificial intelligence) in the field of medicine and human physiology.
Our focus is to develop technology for contact-free detection and quantification of the most basic and fundamental features of human physiology - the vital signs.
The fundamental metrics of human physiology (the vital signs, or “vitals”) are the basis when assessing health, determining level of medical urgency and in many diagnostic algorithms.
The vital signs include heart rate (pulse), respiration rate, body temperature, blood oxygen level (SpO2%) and blood pressure.
Current methods for measuring vital signs are time-consuming, cumbersome and unpleasant. Requiring physical contact with patients, they inherently incorporate a risk of transferring infections between patients.
Detectivio’s technology measures the vital signs at arm’s length in less than one minute with no physical contact.
Technology capable of measuring the vital signs (or “vitals”) is relevant in all fields of medicine and a multitude of other application areas such as home care, personal health, pandemic control and work-place-health.
USE CASE: emergency departments
Rapidly identifying the most critically ill in a waiting room is called triage.
Triage is based on measuring the vital signs – patient by patient.
Bottlenecks in emergency departments cause waiting time, leaving patients at risk.
Introducing a medical device measuring the vital signs at arm’s length in less than one minute with no physical contact whatsoever brings several significant improvements; saves time, increases patient safety, eliminates transmission of communicable diseases, replaces several devices and removes delay by entering data directly into the EMR and decision support system.
“Saves me 9 minutes
- 30 times per shift!”
Sarah, ER Nurse