There are a number of applications where patient monitoring systems are used.
Inside hospital and clinical walls: patient monitoring systems are crucial to any surgical operation.
During an operation, the surgeon must have continuous access to a patient’s vital signs to mitigate the risk of something negative happening.
In an operating room, you will typically find some form of thermometer to track a patient’s temperature, a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen levels, a capnography machine for monitoring CO2 levels, and a sphygmomanometer to measure blood pressure.
After an operation, many of these same monitoring devices are used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to ensure that post-operative recovery is going smoothly.
Beyond the clinical setting, remote patient monitoring systems are used in a variety of applications, such as diabetes care.
Glucose monitoring devices have been used outside of the hospital by diabetes patients for years, enabling both the patient and their physician to prevent dangerous health events.