Remote Reading of Surgical Monitor`s Physiological Readings: An Image Processing Approach
By – Dr. Kaneeka Vidanage and Haritha Weerathunga
As a result of the global effect of infectious diseases like COVID-19, remote patient monitoring has become a vital need. Surgical ICU monitors are attached around the clock for patients in critical care. Most ICU monitor systems, on the other hand, lack an output port for transferring data to an auxiliary device for post-processing. Similarly, strapping a slew of wearables to a patient for remote monitoring creates a great deal of discomfort and limits the patient’s mobility. Hence, an unique remote monitoring technique for the ICU monitor’s physiologically vital readings has been presented, recognizing this need as a research gap. This mechanism has been put to the test in a variety of modes, yielding an overall accuracy of close to 90%.