FAQs

What is the project about?

The aim of this project to develop a tool to collect vital signs from wireless medical devices in real-time to enable faster and efficient clinician responses to the changes in vital signs and also to monitor patients from anywhere, at any time.


What are the key focus areas?

Our research focus area is vital signs monitoring, NZ early warning score, patient deterioration, escalation of deteriorating patient and medical devices and wearable sensors.


Who is the funder for this research?

Precision Driven Health (PDH) Research Partnership is the main funder of this research project.


What is the project timeline?

The project is spread out over four-phases

  • Phase-1 (Jul 2018 to Dec 2018): Study registration and Ethics approvals; User-experience and Co-design workshops; Medical device investigations; Technical architecture.
  • Phase-2 (Jan 2019 to Jun 2019): Cross-platform mobile/tablet application development; wider stakeholder engagement; approvals and permissions; system integrations.
  • Phase-3 (Jul 2019 to Dec 2019): Testing; Enhancements; Implementations and Validation.
  • Phase-4 (Jan 2020 to Jun 2020): Analysis; Measures; Validations and Reporting.

What vital signs will be monitored?

We aim to monitor Respiratory Rate, Oxygen Saturation, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Temperature, Level of Consciousness and Oxygen supply.


How to get more information about the project?

Please feel free to contact us.


When it will available for a Demo?

The Demo of an end-to-end application will be available in the second half of 2019. For more info please feel free to contact us.


More information about the mHealth App!

We aim to design and develop an mHealth application for clinicians, this will be a cross-platform application which will be available for smartphones and Tablets (iOS and Android).


How can I get involved?

Our research team members are across; Auckland DHB, University of Auckland, Orion Health and Waitemata DHB. Please feel free to contact us for more info about your local organizational contact.


Are you aware of New Zealand National Early Warning Score?

Yes, we are fully aware of the NZ EWS revised guidelines and this application is aligned with NZ EWS for calculating the EWS score and Escalations based on the NZ EWS. About the Health Quality and Safely’s “New Zealand Early Warning Score Vital Sign Chart User Guide 2017“, July 2017.


Can I obtain a copy of the participant information sheet?

Yes, you can get a copy of the study’s participant information sheet in English, Chinese, Korean and Māori. Please fill out the request form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.