Wearable technology is one of the major developments associated with digital advances in recent decades. It allows access to previously unavailable data, and a valuable tool for professionals.
Using electronic devices (with microcontrollers) that are worn close to the skin, it is now possible to identify, analyze and transmit information regarding the behavior of the wearer, such as: body signals, vital signs, movement data, etc. All of these allow the wearer to conduct themselves in a much more efficient and smart manner, and to be one step ahead of everyday challenges.
Wearable technology in the service of the intensive care units
ICU4CUVID seeks to assimilate wearable technology in the intensive care units, and that they will be at the service of the medical teams. Sensors, a central information gathering system, and biofeedback alerts are just some of the tools this technology incorporates. The technology will allow medical professionals to monitor (in real-time) the changing environmental conditions and their body signals, it will alert them automatically when they are required to take a break, or when one of the ideal conditions they have set for themselves is disturbed.
It will allow them to anticipate the challenges they face and it will serve as a kind of personal assistant - someone who will take care of them while they take care of their patients.
What is our wearable technology ecosystem of
Our ecosystem of wearable technology begins with a central data collection system that is based on advanced information cross-referencing technology. The system is connected via cloud technology to the end devices scattered throughout the intensive care unit, which are used by medical personnel. The sensors will be located on the soles of the shoes, on the curve of the back, and on the wrist. They are all flexible, and comfortable and do not interfere with the hectic daily conduct of the medical personnel in the intensive care units.