Search Tag: vital signs

IT Management

Handheld Device Widens Vital Signs Data Collection

2015 31 Aug

A novel handheld, battery-powered device developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can quickly pick up vital signs from a patient's lips and fingertip. The prototype, called MouthLab, derived measurements of heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, temperature and blood oxygen from 52 volunteers, which compared well with vital signs measured by standard... Read more

IT Management

Google Unveils Wristband for Health Monitoring

2015 28 Jun

Google's latest gadget, a sensor-packed wristband, is designed to help medical professionals track vital signs of patients during clinical trials and drug tests. Developed by Google X, the search giant's life sciences research division, the new wristband can measure pulse, heart rhythm and skin temperature, and also other things such as light exposure... Read more

IT Management

Improving Treatment of Life-Threatening Bleeding

2015 17 May

U.S. researchers have successfully field tested a system that analysed patient vital signs during emergency transport, finding that it could detect those with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital, potentially saving lives. The study, published in the journal Shock, was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital... Read more

ICU Management

Assessing Early Warning Score Performance

2015 27 Mar

Sicker patients generally have more vital sign assessments, particularly immediately before an adverse outcome, and especially if the vital sign monitoring schedule is driven by an early warning score (EWS) value. This lack of independence could influence the measured discriminatory performance of an EWS.According to a new study published in the journal... Read more


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