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Lifelight supporting contactless GP observations during COVID-19

Lifelight supporting contactless GP observations during COVID-19

Scale-Up member xim’s technology – Lifelight – is currently being trialled to support the assessment of patients with suspected COVID-19.

Lifelight measures blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate aiding the assessment of these potentially unwell patients while reducing the need for contact between healthcare professional and patient as well as cross-contamination of devices. In short, Lifelight provides healthcare professionals with a safer remote consult and is currently being trialled at St Clements Practice, Winchester.

By looking at an iPad set-up in St Clements isolation room, patient’s vital signs are taken contactlessly.  Contact is only made if a physical examination is deemed necessary.

Matt Hammerton, GP Registrar at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “There is a clear need to protect both NHS staff and the public from spread of COVID-19. However, remote consultations, even via video, are currently limited by the inability to effectively assess the physical condition of the patient.  As a CE marked medical device, Lifelight has the ability to provide clinicians with a quick, accurate measurement of vital signs, improving patient assessment while minimising patient contact.”

Currently Lifelight is rapidly moving to final development and testing of oxygen saturation (Sp02) functionality, for an accelerated roll-out and embedding in video consult software as well as API to EPR.



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