Xerox researchers have designed a medical technology that uses a video camera and analytics software to track a patient’s vital signs.
The Xerox Innovation Group is testing the wireless patient monitoring system at the Manipal University Hospital in India and University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, the company said Thursday.
“This research can have great implications for the future of healthcare and telemedicine in India and across the globe,” said Manish Gupta, vice president and director of Xerox Research Centre India.
Xerox aims for the technology to help clinicians remotely monitor patients in the home or just generally outside healthcare settings.
Xerox says that using cameras could make it possible to diagnose patients in places that are far from a specialist.