UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs

In partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), UBC Emergency Medicine Professor, Dr. Kendall Ho, is investigating whether a new contactless sensing technology can be integrated into existing virtual care platforms to boost patient care.

Using built‑in cameras in laptops, cellphones and other portable devices, the new software, developed by the NRC’s Medical Devices Research Centre, would enable healthcare providers to remotely receive near real‑time readings of patients’ vital signs—ranging from their temperature, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation levels.

Read the full story from the UBC Faculty of Medicine here.