HK PolyU ex­perts de­velop new sys­tem for el­derly care

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - SCIENCE NEWS -

The Hong Kong Polytech­nic Univer­sity (HK PolyU) has de­vel­oped eNightLog, a multi-func­tion night­time mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem for el­derly with de­men­tia, to track their res­pi­ra­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties in bed for pre­vent­ing fall or wan­der­ing away. The safe and non-re­straint sys­tem, par­tic­u­larly de­signed for cop­ing with the typ­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment of nurs­ing homes in Hong Kong, will help greatly im­prove the el­derly’s qual­ity of life, while en­hanc­ing the ef­fi­ciency and less­en­ing the work­load of health­care per­son­nel. The non-con­tact and non-in­va­sive eNightLog sys­tem is em­bed­ded with event se­quence track­ing and dif­fer­ent kinds of re­mote sens­ing and imag­ing tech­nolo­gies, based on in­no­va­tive al­go­rithm de­vel­oped by the Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing (BME) team of PolyU. This in­no­va­tive tech­nique has al­ready been patented. The re­search team will soon ex­tend the func­tions of eNightLog sys­tem to de­tect­ing heart rate and body tem­per­a­ture, and con­nect the sys­tem with dif­fer­ent kinds of smart de­vices such as elec­tronic di­a­per.

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