Prashamana- A Smart Hospital Bed
Project Description :

Conventional hospital beds with remote monitoring capabilities are complex and cost is very much putting them beyond the reach of most of hospital and patient. modifying these costly beds and invasive monitoring devices could provide a much better experience for patients and ease the burden on hospital staff responsible for managing these complicated beds and multitude of devices. the hospital beds used for their treatment are not so user friendly compare to the type of monitoring and facility necessary for their healthcare of patient. a busy surrounding and daily check-up routines in the hospital affects patient privacy. it affects mentally to a patient when they see adjacent patient’s condition and the environment. the monitoring system is manual and thus requires time to time checkups. so the problems can be categorized into two major areas mainly privacy of the patient and monitoring system. it is very much essential provide better environment to patient, monitor patient sleep analyse sleeping patterns. similarly it is also required to monitor problems like seizures and sever cough in addition with passively keep track of sleep, resting patterns of body. if patient does not get attention in time by caretakers, there may cause a death. with smart bed it is possible to provide solution to critical health-monitoring problems associated with bed-bound patient. intelligent bed sensors will eliminate the need of the cuffs and wires normally associated with patient body. caregivers/staff are no longer burdened by the constant preparation to attach devices to patient’s body and watch on patient activity. caregivers can receive timely alerts at the nurse’s station anywhere in the hospital regarding signal trends, body movement, and bed presence. since most health monitoring occurs while a person is in bed so smart bed is the ideal platform for improving health and better care. prashamana is a hospital bed which ensures the privacy of the patient as well as the regular monitoring. it consists of the overhang roof with sliding curtain which allows patient to switch from his social to personal zone. the curtains will help to neglect the surrounding distractions. the down light is provided to make the user comfortable at nights depending upon his sleeping habit. the sliding chair is provided to give a space for seating for caretaker and doctor for regular check-ups. each bed will have its personal chair and it is designed such that occupies less space. the lcd display provides the personal information like, name of the patient; bed no, condition of patient, blood group, weight, temperature etc. the information can be monitored from the monitoring room or nurse room. prashamana smart bed also monitors pressure and vibration using sensors which ensure better healthcare of patient. it detects the vibration during heart attacks and notifies with an alarm connected to monitors in nurse/doctor’s hospital space. bed also monitors body pressure to analyse sleeping pattern and pressure graph for body ulcer early care. automatic continuous monitoring helps to get the health pattern and data analysis of patient. it is difficult to measure weight of bed bound patients like paralysed, cardiac, paediatric etc who cannot move from bed so to solve this problem; bed incorporates with weight measurement system. various sensors like vibration sensor, pressure sensor, load cells (for measuring weight of patient) and temperature sensor are used to measure required parameters and continuous patient monitoring. the ability to track patient’s movement and position non-invasively and monitor them remotely makes great sense to improve both safety and vigilance. automated recording of bed exits, time out of bed, and position changes can reduce the paperwork burden on hospital staff and provides easy way to manage activities of patient.

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Project Details :
  • Date : Dec 28,2014
  • Innovator : Nikhil Jamdade and Toshib Bagde
  • Team Members : Nikhil Jamdade
  • Guide Name : Dr. Ramkumar Janakarajan
  • University : Indian Institutes of Technology Kanpur
  • Submission Year : 2015
  • Category : Design
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