New Technology Will Be Used For Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients

Wednesday 25 Mar 20


Helge Bjarup Dissing Sørensen
Groupleader, Associate Professor MSK, PhD
DTU Health Tech
+45 45 25 52 44


Eske K. Aasvang
Clinical Associate Professor
Anaesthesiology Clinic, Rigshospitalet
+45 26 23 20 76


Christian Sahlholt Meyhoff
Clinical Associate Professor
Anaesthesiology Department, Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg Hospital
+45 24 91 05 42
A new groundbreaking monitoring system, utilizing artificial intelligence and and wireless technology for monitoring of patients, shall help prevent further infection of COVID-19.

Danish hospitals are currently facing an added strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are experiencing shortages of protective equipment and are taking extra safety precautions due to the infectious nature of the virus. Furthermore, the longer the pandemic goes on, hospitals may be pressed for bed spaces.

To combat this strain, a project group, consisting of members from DTU Healthtech, Bispebjerg Hospital and Rigshospitalet, have received a grant of 3.9 million DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Using artificial intelligence and wireless monitoring, they aim to improve detection through at-home monitoring using a range of sensors. These will measure the patients blood pressure, heart rhythm, breathing, and oxygen saturation and forward the data to a central hub computer. By using artificial intelligence algorithms, the data will be evaluated and any deviations which may develop into further complications will be forwarded to medical professionals at the hospitals immediately.

Monitoring is expected to start from next week and will utilize the Wireless Assessment of Respiratory and circulatory Distress (WARD) monitoring system to introduce the first version of automated data interpretation within four weeks from project launch.

For the full article click here (Danish only)

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