Researchers at Xerox Innovation Group (XIG) are collaborating with Manipal University Hospital to develop non-contact health sensing technology that can accurately obtain and track healthcare vitals such as heart rate, temperature and some respiratory functions.
It can also detect cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heart beat) without any probes touching the patient. The innovation promises to change how medical professionals collect and use important health data.
The Xerox remote health sensing technology opens up new avenues in telemedicine. A non-contact system that is accurate can not only greatly improve the comfort of the patients but also has possible applications for remote healthcare at homes, clinics and in rural villages and locations that may be far from a specialist.
Xerox foresees great hopes for how this technology can change the work of a therapist and how medical doctors practice medicine in the future.