Example Scenarios of Use for AIMCS by Health Organisations
These are not real people case studies but are suggested patient health condition scenarios where the AIMCS 4G smartwatch and Cloud Service could be used by doctors to provide enhanced remote monitoring and safeguarding solutions.
Patient with Hypertension and Heart disease (High blood pressure detected)
John Smith has been diagnosed by his doctors with both hypertension and heart disease as serious underlying health conditions which he is being treated for with several medications.
Aged 65 John uses his AIMCS smartwatch to provide his doctor with two vital sign readings daily, one AM and one PM, he also takes two minutes each day to complete his personal health diary, providing simple answers to stated questions relating to his specific conditions.
John’s blood pressure has recently been measuring above the higher limit that his doctor had noticed from his daily readings, with several occasions where the readings have been of concern to his doctor, this detection was only possible because of AIMCS, which automatically alerted his doctor to the abnormalities measured and recorded in John’s personal health data.
Furthermore, two days ago after a long walk, John suffered a serious cardiac event that AIMCS detected. John had just got home, and his heart rate spiked at nearly 180 bpm but then he collapsed in his kitchen with a heart rate of 30 bpm. AIMCS instantly detected this heart rate data pattern and automatically sent a code red alert to the local emergency 911 call centre, which allowed a dispatcher to immediately send an ambulance to John’s home address to provide him with medical assistance, which turned out to be a life saver for John as he lives alone.
Post-Surgery/Treatment Monitoring (Post-Op care)
Janet Ellis (58) recently had by-pass heart surgery and her doctor wanted to remotely monitor her progress and recovery when she was at home, as Janet has diabetes and suffered from depression, plus had a high BMI with her weight problem.
Janet lives at home alone and her doctor wanted to monitor her recuperation but had concerns about her heart issues, so AIMCS provided him with daily progress updates as to her heart status, he could see detailed heart readings, BP, HRV, temperature, SP02, stress and even sleep pattern data. With additional health diary notes entered daily by Janet, it provided a good overall picture of her post-op progress without the need to regularly visit hospital, but with a weekly video call her doctor could view real-time heart rate data from Janet, review her week’s data and health diary history, so allowing for a much closer and more effective post-op monitoring process than was possible previously.
Vulnerable Patient Safeguarding (Fall)
David Johnson (72) was wearing his AIMCS smartwatch when he suffered a fall in his house, he was not near a phone and could not get up from the floor, but David touched the SOS screen on his AIMCS smartwatch which immediately sent a code red alert to the local 911 emergency call centre, where police and paramedic units where immediately dispatched to his house to assist David with his medical emergency.
Vulnerable Patient Safeguarding (Cardiac event)
Diane Burrows (70) was in her kitchen and suffered a sudden cardiac event, collapsing on the floor which AIMCS instantly detected and automatically sent a high priority “code red alert” to the local 911 emergency dispatch centre via her AIMCS smartwatch, which immediately dispatched an ambulance to her home location to provide medical assistance. The AIMCS alert the 911 dispatcher received, contained all the necessary details for this event to be actioned quickly, the person’s exact GPS location (address) health status (cardiac event) so enabling prompt decisions to be taken to help save lives.
Patient with Hypertension and COPD (Low SP02 levels detected, possible Covid-19)
A US Veteran Peter Rogers (74) has bowel cancer and suffers from COPD and hypertension, so he uses AIMCS to provide his doctors with daily updates of his health conditions, providing updates in his personal health diary, twice a day vital sign readings, with special emphasis on heart rate, SP02 and BP. AIMCS spotted a concerning pattern in low SP02 measurements over the past day that could be of interest to his doctors, so highlighted these and provided a visual alert for them to review the health data in more detail, resulting in Peter being asked to attend hospital for more tests including concerns about possible Covid-19 due to lower than expected SP02 readings.
Patient with diagnosed PTSD (Panic attacks, poor sleep detection)
Brad Taylor (60), a US Army Veteran who has suffered and been diagnosed with PTSD for several years, he has regular consultations with his doctors at the VA hospital concerning his condition. Wearing the AIMCS smartwatch Brad’s PTSD condition was much more closely monitored, his doctors could review his daily sleep and stress patterns as he complained about poor sleep and high stress points. Using AIMCS his doctors could detect the medical signs of panic attacks, poor sleep patterns, excessive physical vital sign events that they were able to analyse better treatments, especially from additional personal health diary notes that provided better background details on each panic attack event relating to mental and physical stress points. AIMCS can provide valuable medical and patient input focused information, to allow for better and more proactive treatments for people with diagnosed mental health issues, an important addition for condition monitoring for PTSD and other mental health sufferers.
Long-Covid Patient Monitoring (detect heart or breathing problems)
Roughly 5% to 10% of Covid-19 patients have been diagnosed with long-Covid and currently doctors have no real guidance as to how lengthy a period people diagnosed with long-Covid will suffer from it, certainly many recorded cases have severe and debilitating symptoms of this known condition for six months or more, so given the large infection numbers, that equates to potentially millions of people.
Thousands of Covid-19 survivors have reported being plagued by symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain and heart arrhythmias – irregular heartbeats, months after beating the disease. AIMCS could easily monitor these patient’s by measuring SP02, BP, heart rate, HRV, sleep patterns and stress levels, add to that patients’ inputs into their simple personal daily health diary, all this would provide doctors with much more detailed and closer monitoring and analysis of patients who suffer from long-Covid.
The bonus of gathering all this medical data is that it can provide real-time and historic patterns/data for national medical research into long-Covid to further assist doctors to help treat the condition going forward. Another example of what AIMCS can provide, where at present there is nothing in its place to do this work.