Joint Research Begins on Vitals Measurement Headset


Reading time ( words)

Kyocera Corporation and Tokyo Medical and Dental University announced a joint research project to develop a wireless headset that can remotely monitor high accuracy patient biometrics, such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of TMDU Medical Hospital began preparing for clinical research of the wearable headset system in May 2020.

Coronavirus Rehabilitation Activities at Tokyo Medical and Dental University

The Rehabilitation Center at TMDU Medical Hospital has introduced rehabilitation therapy for severely ill COVID-19 patients and remote rehabilitation for moderately ill patients who have recovered enough to walk independently. Aimed at helping patients recover faster, this will also help contribute to limiting infection risk for rehabilitation staff and preserving vital medical PPE for other uses. Dr. Tomoko Sakai, director of the rehabilitation center, explains, “The role of the rehabilitation center is important for recovering COVID-19 patients because of their tendency to develop thrombosis (blood clots) and cerebral infarctions (strokes).” This rehabilitation program has been well received by many patients as a way to help improve muscle strength, relieve stress, and facilitate psychological care.

Joint Research Background 

In order to perform this kind of rehabilitation treatment, the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of TMDU Medical Hospital proposed to incorporate the wearable headset system in joint research with Kyocera. The project is aimed at bringing remote telemedicine to rehabilitation for patients with COVID-19, and has started preparation for clinical research on the wearable headset system.

Benefits of Introducing a Headset System

A prototype in development can allow healthcare providers to check patient biometrics, such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) during rehabilitation in real time while communicating over standard wireless phone networks. It also allows medical professionals a more thorough evaluation and shortening the time of medical care. The new headset system incorporates bone-conduction audio technology instead of a traditional microphone and loudspeaker. This technology helps cancel unwanted ambient noise while letting patients move their limbs freely during exercise. Future development goals include miniaturizing the headset to allow convenient, real-time biometric monitoring of patients during at-home recuperation.

Kyocera Corporation and TMDU will continue the trial operation in Japan to verify the effectiveness of remote medical care and rehabilitation for patients and examine the system’s potential for treating other ailments.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

Enabling Revolutionary Nondestructive Inspection Capability

06/17/2019 | DARPA
X-rays and gamma rays have a wide range of applications including scanning suspicious maritime shipping containers for illicit materials, industrial inspection of materials and processes, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Wearable Tech Back to a Healthy Development Pace

02/11/2015 | Reed Exhibitions
Wearable tech was a major sensation in 2014. The wearable tech industry generated extensive interest among media, investors, start-ups, wearable tech enthusiasts, technology leaders and trade fairs. Many events were held around wearable products and industry last year. The trend for early 2015 has seen the industry fall back into a healthy developmental pace. Investors are keen to see a return on their capital injections and former start-ups are now reaching maturity.



Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.