Manipal University Hospital & Xerox non-contacts diagnostics

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Hospital and Xerox join hands to develop non-contact diagnostics solution.

April 16, 2014

Manipal University Hospital, Xerox to develop non-contact diagnostics solution

Xerox is collaborating with Manipal Academy of Higher Education Hospital to develop a non-contact health-sensing technology at its research centre in Banga¬lore, the company told report¬ers recently.

Under the collaboration, it is working on the Neonatal Unit, where it can analyse and de¬tect respiratory and other medical conditions in infants without requiring contact probes to be attached to the skin.

The new non-contact diagnostics solution can obtain and track health¬care vitals such as

  • heart rate,
  • temper¬ature and
  • some respi¬ratory func¬tions.

It can also detect cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heart beat) with the help of imaging technology.

Xerox has developed image and signal processing algo¬rithms that convert patient videos captured on camera into health indicators such as heart rate. The light emitted from the camera penetrates into patient's skin allowing information to be captured and converted to health indi-cators. The visible light is captured and is not harmful, making it suitable for observation.