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Nuevo sistema de monitorización sin contacto de los signos vitales

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20161025003
Publicado:
08/11/2016
Caducidad:
08/11/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa británica ha desarrollado algoritmos únicos que permiten monitorizar los signos vitales y seguridad de una persona con precisión de grado médico en numerosas situaciones del mundo real (policía, centros de salud mental, hospitales, hogar y vehículos) utilizando únicamente una videocámara digital común. La principal característica de esta tecnología es la monitorización sin contacto en distancias de varios metros en entornos del mundo real. La empresa busca clínicas, comisarías de policía y centros de salud mental y asistencia domiciliaria interesados en utilizar esta tecnología innovadora en nuevas aplicaciones. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Innovative non-contact vital sign monitoring system
Summary:
A UK company has developed unique algorithms that allow the monitoring of a person´s safety and vital signs (to medical grade accuracy) in a wide range of real-world situations, from police, mental health -Y- hospitals to the home and in vehicles and using only a normal digital video camera. They are seeking companies working in clinical, police, mental health and home care settings to harness their innovation in novel applications. They are seeking commercial agreements with technical assistance
Description:
Historically a patient´s pulse has been measured using a single application of the science of photoplethysmography (PPG), namely the use of pulse oximeters which are typically applied to the finger, but can also be used on other areas of the body such as the foot or the earlobe.

The UK company has developed a new medical technology that uses a series of mathematical algorithms and a digital video camera to achieve comparable tested results under ambient lighting conditions.

With each cardiac cycle, the heart pumps blood throughout the body. This causes small changes in the volume of subcutaneous tissue as the blood reaches the skin. These changes can be detected as they cause changes in the absorption of light which can be detected by a sensor or camera. Blood oxygenation can then be measured by analysing the difference in absorption of different wavelengths of light. The company´s technology determines the body´s breathing rate by looking at movement.

The science is applied through the use of complex patented mathematical algorithms, originally developed in conjunction with a UK university, and subsequently tested at a range of UK universities and clinical environments, including neo-natal and kidney dialysis.

They are seeking to join forces with hospitals or other environments where this technology might be applied, tested and adapted to new uses. These include, but are not limited to, police stations, mental health hospitals, acute hospitals, homecare and nursing homes.

They are seeking commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Advantages and Innovations:
The key characteristic of the camera-based technology is that it allows non-contact monitoring over distances of up to several metres in real-world settings. In healthcare this provides an alternative where the inconvenience or cost of other solutions is restrictive or impractical.

· Allows monitoring for extended periods
· Avoids the physical limitations and discomfort of ´wired´ solutions
· Provides healthcare-friendly hygiene advantages

The innovation deploys machine-learning algorithms as part of a ´vital signs´ technology. These algorithms allow early signs of deterioration to be detected and addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

The technology also works remotely. Provided the camera is within a reasonable distance of the patient, signals can be collected and analysed and the vital signs electronically transmitted to a clinician who can be located anywhere in the world.

The technology can deliver significant cost savings as it:

· Removes the need for expensive specialist equipment
· Reduces travel requirements
· Enables faster diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Industry or hospital

- Specific area of activity of the partner: Monitoring of human vital signs, medical monitoring or monitoring of behaviour

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: Adaptation of novel vital signs monitoring innovation to new applications

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06006001 Biomateriales
06006002 Bioplásticos
06006004 Biopolímeros
06006003 Componentes bioquímicos
09001007 Tecnología óptica relacionada con la realización de medidas