First Response Monitor designed to save lives in disasters

Cambridge Design Partnership, a technology and design consultancy nestled in UK has created a special design that is going to be of immense help saving lives during disasters. First Response Monitor is a wearable technology that will make measuring and monitoring vital signs of so many trauma patients easy, thus saving their lives.

A ray of hope for multiple trauma victims

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Often during battlefield and other emergencies, medics are supposed to cater to so many trauma patients, which make the circumstances chaotic. Majority of the devices used in emergencies only focus on heart rate of the patient and neglect the respiratory rate.

It is because devices that have the ability to measure respiratory rates are not good to use in such chaotic situations, and other devices are only capable of measuring heart rate. However, when people are in trauma in disaster situations, it is of paramount importance to pay due importance to both their heart rate and respiratory rate.

The Cambridge Design Partnership keeping this fact in mind and a few other challenges faced by army medics in emergency situations while designing a compact wearable device. They created First Response Monitor to make monitoring heart and respiratory rate of multiple patients amidst the chaos and clamor of a disaster with utmost ease and efficiency.

A compact device

The First Response Monitor is a small, lightweight and a tough wearable biometric device. Medics have to clip it onto a patient’s nose, and it monitors both the heart and the respiratory rate of a patient fast and accurately. It then transfers the data to a tablet or a Smartphone via Bluetooth. This feature makes it possible for medics to cater to multiple patients so that they could save more and more lives.

Although the device has been created keeping emergencies in mind, it can also be used in other fields. You can use it anywhere you feel there are low resource healthcare settings, as in educational institutes, offices, adventure tourists should keep one with them, and like. It is a low-cost, and an easy to use device people can use anywhere they want.

It becomes difficult for the rescue medics to monitor respiratory and heart rate of multiple trauma patients amidst noise and tough conditions of a disastrous situation. Fortunately, a compact and a highly efficient First Response Monitor has been created that makes all this easy.

Source : MedGadget.Com

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