Home Health Covid: a ‘smart’ bracelet monitors patients at home – Medicine

Covid: a ‘smart’ bracelet monitors patients at home – Medicine

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Through a smart bracelet connected to an App it will be possible to monitor Covid patients at home and keep the spread of the pandemic under control: this is what the ‘Telemachus’ telemedicine project promises, developed by a consortium of Southern companies led by’ g- nous’, an Apulian company active in the space economy sector, in collaboration with the Polytechnic of Bari and co-financed by a call from the European Space Agency (ESA).

The smart bracelets have been in the testing phase for some weeks in the Asl Bari and at the Policlinico Riuniti in Foggia. Aesthetically similar to a watch, made in Puglia and internally composed of various biomedical sensors, it has a double function: it detects the wearer’s vital parameters and communicates with spatial (satellites) or terrestrial geolocation systems. Monitors heart rate, body temperature, blood oxygenation (SpO2) and electrocardiogram (ECG). And the data is then sent in real time to the doctors who examine it. Furthermore, all the information collected will be processed by ‘g-nous’ for epidemiological analyzes and for the development of predictive models, through artificial intelligence algorithms.

“The ‘Telemachus’ project – explains the CEO of ‘g-nous’ Ruggiero Giannini – starts from the difficulties highlighted by the pandemic. The hospitals, in fact, have been stormed by the huge influx of Covid patients, also causing slowdowns in treatment of other pathologies. General practitioners were not equipped with the necessary tools to effectively monitor patients in home isolation “.

“‘Telemachus’ – says Vincenzo Contursi, general practitioner of the Bari ASL – is an integrated telemedicine system that allows you to remotely monitor and manage Covid patients at all stages of the disease, also thanks to the clinical risk card and tele-visits by appointment “. (HANDLE).

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