Dubai works on plan to help doctors monitor patients remotely

Dubai Health Authority studies idea for tight-fitting shirt which will show vital signs of patients
By Staff writer
Fri 06 Oct 2017 12:34 AM

Health chiefs in Dubai are studying plans to create a tight fitting shirt which will allow the vital signs of patients to be monitored remotely by doctors.

The shirt technology would also alert doctors and family members of the patient of any emergency via a smartphone app, Dubai Health Authority said in a statement.

The idea is one of a number being studied as part of the authority's involvement in the Dubai Future Accelerators’ third cohort.

Dr Mohammad Al Redha, director of organizational transformation at the DHA, said the new phase will see notable collaboration with the leading companies in the field of innovation and health from all over the world to find the ideal solution to the challenges the health field is facing.

He said the third cohort includes four paths that the authority is taking part in, including the shirt.

Another path aims to adopt the latest technology for rehabilitation and treating patients who are suffering from different neurological problems and brain strokes, the statement said.

It added that the authority also aims to establish a smart platform to deal with health emergencies in collaboration with concerned parties and a smart system to exchange x-ray pictures between public and private hospitals.

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