patient monitoring and reporting software suite
Alex Alm, Tia Gao
usb transceiver is plugged into a laptop to communicate with the patients'
VitalMotes. This transceiver can plug-and-play with any USB compatible device – such as a laptop, tablet PC, or PDA. A VitalMote software suite runs on the
laptop: its capabilities include vital signs monitoring, map-based patient tracking,
and a pre-hospital patient care reporting tool. The patient care reporting
tool is an enhancement on a currently deployed system known as Michaels, developed
Optimus Corporation. Presently, Michaels laptops are installed inside advanced
life support ambulances in Arlington Country, Virginia.
Paramedics can use VitalMote software to monitor their patients in the treatment zone. All alerts are listed inside a side panel, making multiple alerts easier to manage.
The base station regularly transmits patient data (vital signs, location, triage color) and alerts for multiple patients to the database via a wireless network. If network connectivity is unavailable, the Vitalmote software suite continues to operate.