A mattress that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to read the vitals of a patient and send the data to the doctor and to a monitor in the nursing station has been introduced in a city hospital.
Belle Vue Clinic conducted a trial run of the mattress over the last three months. Following satisfactory results, hospital put such mattress on 26 more beds on Wednesday, said Pradip Tondon, chief executive officer of Belle Vue.
“The AI-based mattress will be placed under the bed. It is contactless (there will be another mattress between the one reading the vitals and the patient). The mattress reads oxygen saturation, pulse, heart rate and other vitals. The readings are then sent to the doctor as well as to a monitor in the nursing station. If there is any abnormality, an alert will go to the monitor as well as to the doctor,” said Tondon.
“The family of the patient can also get alerts on their mobile phones. This brings more transparency,” Tondon said.
The trial, he said, was conducted with 33 such mattresses over the past three months.
“Three-hundred patients were monitored through those mattresses during the period. The results were satisfactory. We are now introducing 26 more mattresses,” he said.
Dozee, the name of the mattress, can help monitor patients in wards who need round-the-clock monitoring. Gaurav Parchani, co-founder and chief technology officer of Dozee, which is also the name of the company that makes the mattress, said roughly about 5 per cent of beds in hospitals are critical care beds.
The critical care beds have monitors beside them where vitals are displayed. Parchani said there are patients in wards who need continuous monitoring, too.
“This mattress will help the hospital keep track of the vitals of such patients constantly,” Parchani said.
“Usually, a nurse checks the vitals of patients in wards at an interval of five or six hours. With the help of this mattress, the vitals can be continuously monitored,” he said.