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This project at IIT Kharagpur helps doctors to monitor patient on their way

18-06-2017 05:30 AM | MIND Correspondent | My Indian Dream

This project at IIT Kharagpur helps doctors to monitor patient on their way | My Indian Dream

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A team of IIT Kharagpur developed this technology to help doctors chase the emergency situation.

This new development by IIT Kharagpur team will help doctors monitor the health of patients while they are travelling in an ambulance. Known as AmbuSens, this technology has wireless body sensors connected with internet and cloud computing. Usually, such facility is not available in any ambulances and those facilities cost more. With this technology, doctors can monitor ECG, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure of patients moving in ambulances and fitted wireless sensors. 

 Sudip Misra, a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kharagpur, who led the project said, “There is no such technology at present that can help doctors to continuously monitor patients on the move. The web interface of the AmbuSens system provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for doctors and paramedics alike with data visualization tools such as real-time ECG graph. It can be accessed from Internet-enabled laptops, tablets and smartphones.” 

Doctors Indranath Banerjee of BCRT Hospital, IIT Kharagpur and Saurav Sarkar of AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar came together for this project.

 “We have utilized our expertise in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) to create a connected framework that enables patients, doctors and paramedics to have instant access to real-time medical data through the use of any internet connected devices capable of running a web browser (including smartphones and tablets). The framework enables wireless connectivity to state-of-the-art medical sensors, secure privacy-aware cloud-based data storage as well as cloud based analytics,” he added.

Initially, clinical trials of AmbuSens was also carried out on emergency patients at B.B.Roy Technology Hospital at IIT Kharagpur campus in July 2016 and also at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in December month. 


As per a report published in Hindustan Times, Sarkar also informed, “The AmbuSens data was verified to be at par with the traditional system and successfully reflected aberrations in ECG tracings of patients. There was no loss of data when internet connectivity snapped during transport of the patient and the system started generating fresh real-time data the moment connectivity was back.”

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