Remote care

2019-03-08 07:20:17

Paramedics can now be alerted instantly if a patient has a heart attack or a stroke at home. A sensor developed at the University of Tokyo has electrodes to monitor the heart, accelerometers to monitor movement and inclinometers that indicate posture. Weighing 100 grams, the device is the size of a pack of cards and is worn externally. The sensor relays information to a nearby computer, which analyses the signals. If it detects a sudden movement such as a fall,