The Union Minister of India Shri Jitendra Singh recently launched COVID BEEP, the first physiological parameter monitoring system for COVID-19 patients.
About COVID BEEP
COVID BEEP is Continuous Oxygenation and Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod. It is the first indigenous wireless cost-effective parameter monitoring system. The COVID BEEP was developed by IIT Hyderabad and ESIC Medical College Hyderabad. It will greatly reduce transmission risk as it will help save resources such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The COVID BEEP incorporated non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, ECG monitoring and also respiratory monitoring.
What is the Vital Information in Medicine field?
The vital information includes temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure. Apart from these four vital signs, the fifth vital signs include pain, menstrual cycle, blood glucose level and oxygen saturation.
The sixth vital sign refers to end tidal carbon dioxide, shortness of breath, Gait speed (walking speed) or delirium. Delirium is the disturbed state of mind that occurs due to intoxication, fever or restlessness.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs