The Manipal University Hospital and Xerox Innovation Group have joined hands to test out a number of remote sensing healthcare technologies that can make monitoring patients with chronic illnesses less intrusive.
The technology is currently being tested out at the neonatal unit in Bangalore where doctors are able to analyze and detect any respiratory illness or other medical conditions in the infants without the need of attaching contact probes to the skin.
The technology makes use of a camera whose lights penetrate the skin and the information is captures and converted into health indicators. With the process being absolutely safe for the patients, long observation periods is possible and it also allows greater mobility to the patients.
"Our partnership with Manipal University Hospital is helping us move the technology closer to reality. This research can have great implications for the future of healthcare and telemedicine in the country. As Xerox conducts research in the area of healthcare, not only are Xerox scientists learning about anatomy and physiology but also gaining knowledge in the medical field by interacting with medical practitioners. We appreciate Manipal University Hospital's cooperation with us to partner, learn and conduct research with real patients", the vice president of Xerox Corp and Director of Xerox Research Centre in India, Dr Manish Gupta said.