The Philips wearable biosensor is a wireless device that is attached to the upper left chest of a patient for continuous medical care. It measures heart rate, respiration, posture, and falls and collects this data to a database for recording and alerting. Any drastic change in numbers alerts the appropriate medical staff.
– Lightweight and discreet: non-obtrusive
– Wireless: Patient is able to move around freely without hassle
– Continuous and automatic reading: Able to detect and alert drastic and dangerous changes without constant physical monitoring by staff
– Easily removed: If the device is aimed at older patients (assumed from fall count), there is a likelihood of self-removal. Hindrance to idea of continuos reading
– Unclear what “relay” or network systems are used to send continuous readings: possibility of disconnection or poor connection
– Unclear of battery life: if battery runs out, reading is halted.