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Researchers develop a wireless device to monitor COVID-19 patients 

Researchers develop a wireless device to monitor COVID-19 patients 

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 April 2020 7:04 AM GMT

With a large number of doctors and nurses across the world getting infected with COVID-19 after treating patients, researchers at MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a wireless device that allows healthcare professionals to monitor patients remotely. The device can monitor a patient’s breathing, movement and sleep patterns using wireless signals. This week, a clinical team in Boston used the device to monitor a COVID-19 patient remotely, CSAIL said on Tuesday. Developed by MIT professor Dina Katabi and her research group at CSAIL, the device called “Emerald” is a WiFi-like box that analyses the wireless signals in the environment using artificial intelligence (AI) to infer people’s vital signs, sleep, and movement. After obtaining consent, Heritage Assisted Living in the Boston suburb of Framingham installed Emerald in the patient’s room, where it non-invasively monitors her health and reports the data to her doctor, Ipsit Vahia. (IANS)

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