Vital Sign Measurement Made Easy
A team of engineers and physicians at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, led by Gene Fridman, Ph.D., created a hand-held device that measures patients’ vital signs and has the potential to detect medical emergencies early. The device, named MouthLab, can estimate pulse rate, blood pressure, and temperature, among other vital signs. The research team demonstrated that patients without medical training can use MouthLab and that results can be sent to mobile devices through a WiFi connection. The team will continue to develop the device so that it can take additional patient measures, display data, and allow clinicians to upload results to electronic health records.
More information on MouthLab can be found here.
Source: JHU News