If you have ever been in the hospital or visited a loved one there, you may have observed endless wires and machines connected to the patient, and nurses frequently visiting to monitor key vital signs. This can result in the patient at times being less than comfortable and often results in lack of sleep.
According to Marc Petre, PhD, Executive Director, Clinical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic – finding a solution to improve the way low-acuity patients are monitored will potentially provide for more responsive care, a better patient experience, and lower the cost of care.
Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with Israeli company Vayyar Imaging, Ltd., leveraging their 4D imaging solutions to evaluate the use of a non-invasive and contactless patient monitoring system. The collaboration seeks to validate if without physical patient contact of monitoring devices, the team is able to monitor health, activity and behavior, while maintaining quality standard of care, enhancing the patient experience and comfort while providing a more effective solution.
“We are looking forward to working with Vayyar to study their mature sensor technology in the new use case of the hospital setting,” said Petre.
Ofer Familier, Director of Business Development at Vayyar, said: “We are pleased to enter into this collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to leverage our sensors to evaluate a non-invasive and contactless monitoring solution that potentially helps patients feel safe and protected whether they are at the hospital, at home or at another facility, without compromising their privacy.”