BedDot, a contact-free and privacy-preserving sensor device attached underneath a bed, monitors sleep activities, including time-enter-bed, time-exit-bed, sleep movements, posture change, and urgent events, and estimates heart rate and respiration rate. It is based on a patented technology from the research of the University of Georgia. Care-givers have reported anxieties due to the lack of information about care-recipients during the night. Especially some care-recipients may get out of bed in the middle of the night, and fall on the floor that nobody knows until the next morning. In addition, the heart attack and sleep apnea problems may suddenly happen in the evening. BedDot will give both care-givers and care-recipients a peace of mind.
Heart and Respiration Rates
BedDot monitors the heart rate and respiration rate of the person in bed, and issues real-time alerts when necessary
BedDot monitors whether the person is in or out of the bed. Healthcare facility often needs to monitor if the person is exiting the bed for unusual amount of time during the evening. Real-time alerts may be issued when necessary.
Movement and Posture Change detection
BedDot monitors the movements and posture changes of the person in the bed. Sleep quality score may be derived based on that. Some seniors might need to change postures periodically for health reasons.
Safety event detection
BedDot may detect safety events near the bed. According to the literature, most senior fall-downs happen when the person tries to get out of bed, especially in the evening. BedDot may provide alerts of safety events to the caregivers, such as a patient did not get back to bed after ## minutes during the midnight.
Flexible Deployment Configurations
The real-time alerts may be sent to users through a bedside monitor, a remote central display station or mobile devices of authorized persons. The data may be imported to the chosen health record systems as well.
The deployment kit may come with rechargeable battery and cellular wireless link with upgraded packages. BedDot can also be integrated with smart assistive devices like Google Home or Amazon Alexa for confirmation or notification.
Disclaimer: The BedDot is not a FDA approved device yet and shall not be used for medical diagnosis. Also, BedDot is offered as a safety assistance device and the safety shall not solely rely upon it.