New Delhi: The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday inaugurated a 'Remote Health Monitoring Solution' at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh through video conferencing. AIIMS's (Rishikesh) Director Padma Shri Professor Ravi Kant and Principal lead of this project while Dr Mohit Tayal briefed Chief Minister about the solution that has been developed by Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a Hyderabad based PSU under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), in association with AIIMS (Rishikesh).
The solution aims to enable round the clock health monitoring of cases in home isolation, reduce the demand for PPE and mitigate the problem of increasing exposure to doctors and healthcare workers. Chief Minister, while giving name “MONAL” to the solution after the state bird, congratulated the entire team of ECIL of Hyderabad and AIIMS Rishikesh and told that this will play a pivotal role in combating COVID-19. He reiterated and assured every support to the AIIMS Rishikesh for the successful state-wide deployment of this solution.
The system consists of an indigenously developed intelligent wearable instrument for measuring vital parameters of Corona patient like body Temperature, Sp-O2 (Blood oxygen level), Heart Rate and Respiration Rate along with patient location and novel application software that remotely displays these parameters on a mobile phone, laptop or desktop computer for monitoring by doctors from any location.
The system is built on the Internet of Things (IoT) based technology to reduce the exposure of doctors and frontline healthcare personnel to Corona patients and can be easily installed in hospital premises and quarantine centres. The indigenously designed instrument digitally transmits the recorded parameters of the patient on a bluetooth or GSM SIM to an IoT gateway or internet cloud from where data is securely uploaded over a network to a command control centre from which the data can be downloaded by the doctor on his mobile phone or laptop through an application software (App) developed by ECIL for remotely monitoring the health parameters of patients.
The display software designed by ECIL has many useful features like patient identity, geographic location on a map, important health parameters with recorded time and different zones (like red, orange and green) of a specified area (like City, District and State). One of the salient features of the system is that it presents the trend of the vital parameters of the patient and also generates alerts in case any of them are not in specified limits.
The system also utilizes Google Map or indigenously developed BHUVAN Software of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for identifying the patient location. ECIL worked closely with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) for incorporating this feature. The system has already been tested successfully on a large subset of patients at AIIMS (Rishikesh).