Psychiatric hospital using cameras as health monitors

Broadmoor High Secure Psychiatric Hospital in the U.K. is giving monitoring the health of psychiatric patients with camera technology a trail run


Broadmoor High Secure Psychiatric Hospital in the U.K. is giving monitoring the health of psychiatric patients with camera technology a trail run, according to an article on the Imaging & Machine Vision Europe website.

The trial observed seven patient-volunteers overnight and captured more than 180 hours of data. 

The study used software from University of Oxford created Oxehealth, which is designed to turn cameras into health monitors.

The system took on average just 3.6 seconds to acquire vital signs and was as accurate at acquiring breathing rate even when patients were hidden wrapped in a blanket, for instance.

Read the article.

 

 



October 19, 2016


Topic Area: Security


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