Hey! I am sure; all of you have watched 3 Idiots, the amazing comedy movie of Bollywood. So, why do we get late? Let’s create a plot of movie here to understand AmbuSens.
Remember the scene of suicide attempt of depressed Raju Rastogi because of Virus threatening to expel him from college? Yeah! Everyone knows that deadly scene.
In that scene, Raju was in coma for 2 months and through intensive care and support from his friends, he recovered fast.
Let’s go at flashback of this scene when Rastogi was in Ambulance & his condition was getting serious as the time was passing. If in ambulance, he got the treatment from expert doctors then his situation must not get worse as was shown in that movie.
I think, most of you understand what I actually want to say. If someone is there to continuously monitor the health of our near ones while on road to hospital then we can say there must be 90% of chances to save them.
To solve this serious issue, the researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a life saver technology AmbuSens for doctors to monitor the condition of patients moving in ambulances before they reach the hospital.
It will help expert doctors to advise or suggest medical technicians travelling with the critical patient to deal with the situation in an ambulance.
AmbuSens – Smart healthcare monitoring system
This technology will be a boon for the referral patients who are transported from a hospital in the remote area to a city hospital. The embedded system of AmbuSens includes both hardware and software. This technology —
- Can be accessed from Internet-enabled laptops, tablets and smartphones.
- Capable of wireless monitoring of various physiological parameters like ECG, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure of patients moving in ambulances.
- Utilizes a unique mechanism to preserve patient’s data confidentiality while simultaneously using the analytic and computing power of cloud computing.
How AmbuSens will work?
Currently, the embedded system of AmbuSens leverages wireless on-body sensors, cellular (3G/4G) and wireless technologies (Wi-Fi) and cloud computing to achieve seamless real-time monitoring and management of patient data.
Through this technology, the referred hospital, the referee hospital as well as the ambulance will all have laptops or tablets with an internet connection.
The patient will be fitted with wireless body sensors, which will aid doctors of both referred and referee hospitals to continuously monitor real-time the health condition of the ambulance-borne patients.
The web interface of the AmbuSens provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for doctors and paramedics alike with data visualisation tools such as real-time ECG graph.
Prof Sudip Misra, Department of CSE, IIT-KGP, said
We conducted successful field trials of the developed system at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and BC Roy technological hospital (BCRTH), IIT-Kharagpur. The trials were conducted on patients admitted to ICU, cardiac unit and patients coming for normal health check-up (OPD), in the age group of 10-70 years, with 20-30 minute duration each.
The life saver technology has been developed in the SWAN Lab of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at IIT-KGP.