COVID-19: Navy designs, develops equipment for remote monitoring of ICU patients
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COVID-19: Navy designs, develops equipment for remote monitoring of ICU patients

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Visakhapatnam, May 10 : A core team comprising of two officers and four workers of Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam under Eastern Naval Command, expeditiously designed and implemented a solution for remote monitoring of vital parameters of patients in ICU to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID to its health staff.

During handing over of Portable Multifeed Oxygen Manifold by the Indian Navy to VIMS (Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences) the hospital which caters to 4 adjoining districts for severe cases of COVID patients), VIMS Director had requested to explore the feasibility of providing a solution for remote monitoring of Vital Parameters of patients in ICU to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID to its health staff, a Navy release said here on Sunday .

The Audio Visual output of the bedside Patient Monitoring System was converted to HDMI output and multiplexed for all 48 beds in ICU through a Digital Video Recorder and provided on a big display outside the ICUs where the staff sits. The facility includes monitoring all patients simultaneously or selecting as required including zooming to one patient and an audio alarm if any vitals are beyond. Further, the same parameters through HDMI Ethernet converter have also been provided to the Doctors on their mobile over the internet. The doctor can at any time from any place with internet connectivity, monitor his 48 patients in ICU. The conceptualization to final implementation at VIMS and handing over to its Director VIMS was completed in six- days. (UNI)

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