Deployment of a wearable biosensor system in the emergency department: a technical feasibility study

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2021-01-05
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Miller, Kristen
Hasdianda, Mohammad Adrian
Jambaulikar, Guruprasad
Baugh, Christopher
Divatia, Shreya
Boyer, Edward
Chai, Peter
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Wearable devices to detect changes in health status are increasingly adopted by consumers, yet hospitals remain slow to assimilate these devices into clinical practice. Despite the clear benefits of capturing clinical information in acutely ill patients, such technology remains difficult to implement in emergency medicine. To improve adoption, barriers must first be removed. In our technical feasibility and acceptability trial, we studied the deployment of a wearable wireless biosensor that collects physiological data. We enrolled 44 adult patients receiving care in an emergency department observation unit. After we consented patients for participation, we applied biosensors to their chest and collected basic demographic and clinical information. We then collected biosensor data on an isolated system and measured patient experience via an exit survey. Throughout this process we documented and studied technical challenges. Overall, the technology was feasible to deploy in the emergency department observation unit and was acceptable to participants. Such technologies have tremendous future operational and clinical implications in settings ranging from emergency to home-care.
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Implementation of Body Sensor Systems in Healthcare Practice, biosensors, emergency department, vital signs, wearable systems
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Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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