The future of non-contact patient monitoring: 6 things to know

A May 27 report found that non-contact technology is the most effective solution for large-scale patient monitoring and plays a critical role in the fight against COVID-19.

The report, released by market research company Frost & Sullivan, revealed that non-contact monitoring technology has the potential to significantly reshape healthcare providers' monitoring model.

Here are some key insights from the report:

  • Non-contact patient monitoring technology is moving toward mobile platforms and video and sound analysis technologies.

  • The non-contact patient monitoring field is incorporating sensor technologies, allowing for miniaturization of medical devices.

  • Non-contact technologies can be used to measure vitals, such as heart and respiration rate, to monitor patients as they undergo changes caused by new medications.

  • Big Data is affecting the medical field by using machine learning and predictive analytics in non-contact monitoring devices

  • Patient monitoring is experiencing a greater shift toward non-contact technology rather than wearable technology because people perceive the latter as costly, uncomfortable and having limited uses.

  • The medical field faces a persistent challenge in that non-contact patient monitoring technology usually needs custom software that redirects information to electronic medical record systems, allowing multiple access points.

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