Rick de Ree and Malou Peppelman work in the Slingeland Hospital with smart bracelets for corona patients. As a result, it is immediately visible if something is wrong, which means that intervention can be made more quickly and hopefully the survival rate of patients will increase.
This is possible with the bracelet from the firm Ascom around the patient’s upper arm and which measures heart rate and breathing. A sensor on the finger monitors the level of oxygen in the blood. “In corona patients, this can drop very quickly and timely intervention is necessary. We see that happening immediately with the sensors ”, says Rick de Ree, who is conducting research into the functioning of the bracelet in the Slingeland, which is known to be the only hospital in the Netherlands that works with this system.