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Officials at Newton-Wellesley Hospital have been one of the first in the nation to turn their general care beds into mobile sensors. They are capable of alerting staff to potential falls, gathering biometric data and other health emergencies.
“The Newton, Mass.-based hospital is one of the the first in the nation to fully deploy the EarlySense System, which uses a contact-free sensor placed under the mattress to measure heart rate, respiration rate and patient movement. The data is sent wirelessly to nursing stations and mobile devices, enabling clinicians to determine more quickly if patients are in distress.”
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