In Government hospitals/Lazarettos in emergency wards, ICUs are the sensitive areas where we need to have a centralised monitoring on a continuous basis.
It is pretty much difficult to have the presence of doctors/nurses all the time with each patients. They would be in charge of service only on a periodic basis on if there is any notification by the service personnel who takes care of particular floor/room. Again doing the same turns to be a manual effort and any manual activity is prone for making more mistakes and in this particular case the consequence is much sensitive and critical.
We propose a key solution with the Intel IoT Galileo board. In these Government hospitals we could have a IoT KIT per ward basis or per floor basis and using a USB webCam, Light & Temperature sensors, we continuously monitor the same.
By means of this monitoring,
a. we could check the hygienics of the hospital at any point of time
b. to check the light variation in the night times, inside any ward or room as in India power cut, low voltage and power variation due to generator being the critical problems.
c. to check the temperature variation of the ward
Upon collecting all these information, we push them to cloud so as to check it from anywhere. By collecting the chart from the cloud, we could make a report out of it to measure the quality of different wards and how they are being maintained.
Additionally with few effective sensors we could perform the following add-ins as well!
On emergency/need based, a touch will be accessible across all the beds, whenever there is a need for immediate attention in case of trip bottles are getting drained, untidiness of floors etc., patients or the neighbours or the well wishers could touch these to send an alert notification to the first level personnel. In case of no action taken with in a certain time threshold, there will be an escalation alert notification addresses to the higher officials/management and so on.
Also by using another touch could also be simulated in case of emergency.
Step 1: How Does It Work Technically?
How does the project work technically?
We are addressing the suggested solution as below.
A surveillance camera is simulated to monitor a hospital ward/room/floor on a continuous basis with a USB webCam. The monitoring video is live streamed in cloud which can be used to monitor the cleanliness of the ward at any point of time.A light detection sensor is used in any ward to capture/monitor the light variation and the data would get pushed to the cloud so that a report can be generated out of itA thermal sensor is used in any ward to monitor the variation of room temperature and can generate a report in cloud.
By using the above reports we could measure the quality of each ward in an hospital. Upon Globalization of the product across the world in all the hospitals, these reports could be a greatest and cheapest measure to outcast/project the quality of any hospital.
and as an attractive add-ons, following 2 use cases can also be achieved.
ALERT Notification in case of a real emergency or in need of an immediate attention
a. When there is an medical emergency, a touch sensor would be accessible for all the patients who could use the same to get the Doctor attention. Simulated by a touch and Buzzer sensor
b. When there is an attention needed although its not an emergency, for example 'cleaning the floor to maintain tidiness', Patients could access an another touch sensor to get the attention of some hospital personnel. Simulated using a touch and Buzzer sensor trips level monitoring
by means of a trips level monitor sensor (in this case simulated using a potentiometer) we take the following measures.
a. when the trips level goes below 50%, there will be a notification mail/sms sent to the personnel.
b. when the level goes below 10%, a notification mail/sms goes to the personnel and the higher official/management/Doctors.
c. when the level becomes NULL, it's a real emergency and thus an ALARM NOTIFICATION.
A well developed and maintained Intel IoT cloud platform is used for this purpose.We make use of this cloud server to plot/project the analytics. Live streaming of web camera is done in the cloud.
a. Potentiometer (To simulate Trips sensor)
b. Touch sensor
d. USB Web Camera
e. Light sensor
f. Thermal sensor
a. We use PYTHON as an END TO END SOLUTION to make the Galileo board to interact with API, to communicate with cloud and also for email notification.
b. IoT Intel cloud.
c. mjpeg streamer for live steaming.
Intel Galileo board, Wifi connector, USB camera