North-West University
Overview of innovation

We have developed a universal, non-invasive remote condition monitoring system for ventilators. It provides remote monitoring of a heterogeneous/ multi-brand fleet of ventilators and patients’ respiratory function. In an already stretched healthcare system with limited human resources, this will allow fewer medical personnel to monitor more patients and still provide proper care.

The non-invasive nature of our system makes it applicable to all makes and models of ventilators (i.e. brand agnostic plug and play), requiring no modification to existing equipment.

Market opportunity
The ability to monitor patients remotely unlocks significant opportunities and value in ICUs during pandemics, and for the home care market.

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Innovation Opportunity Type
Human health and social work activities
Medical Devices
Human health activities
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Experimental prototype developed
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