Dubai launches smart device for home patient monitoring

Dubai - All-in-one non-invasive medical device is paired with a smartphone/tablet application.

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Published: Sat 27 Feb 2021, 7:52 PM

Dubai's healthcare regulator is exploring the use of an artificial intelligence-powered device for remote patient monitoring. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it would collaborate with Enpy, a local start-up, for the non-invasive medical device.

"Enpy's all-in-one non-invasive medical device is paired with a smartphone/tablet application. It ... measures vital signs,” the DHA explained.

The machine is an all-in-one "healthcare companion" at home that combines integrated medical sensors, embedded electronics, and a unique user interface.

The announcement came during the ongoing UAE Innovation Month 2021.

The authority plans to implement such technologies across its primary healthcare centres to foster remote patient monitoring initiatives. This will help "empower patients" and aid in early detection of health complications.

“It will also help healthcare professionals by providing them with vital patient data to ensure regular follow-up and better patient compliance,” said the DHA.

Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of the Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA, said: “Over the last few years, we have focused on home patient monitoring , especially for elderly patients. We have also swiftly foraged into telemedicine.

“The use of technology for remote patient monitoring is of particular importance in the current healthcare landscape of the world."

Awadh Al Ketbi, Director-General of the DHA, said the authority will continue to focus on research, innovation and implementation of smart technologies "across all aspects of healthcare delivery and management".

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