Dr. Franck Fleurey is responsible for the IoT gateway product line and the development of remote patient monitoring tools for municipalities, institutions and hospitals at Tellu (Asker, Norway). Until 2017 Franck worked as a researcher at SINTEF (Oslo, Norway) contributing to software engineering for embedded systems, distributed systems and the Internet of Things, nature inspired mechanisms for software resilience as well as taking an active role in project acquisition and technical management of research projects. Over a 15 years carer Franck has contributed to over 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of Software Engineering.
15:30 - 16:00
- Chef/Beslutsfattare / Forskare (även studerande) / Omsorgspersonal / Patientorganisationer/Brukarorganisationer / Tekniker/IT/Utvecklare / Vårdpersonal
- Välfärdsteknik i kommunal vård och omsorg
In this presentation we will discuss the possibilities offered by this new generation of cameras and discuss how we are using these features in practice while ensuring privacy and security. The talk is based on our experience in deploying cameras in an elderly home for dementia patient. Part of this installation is a trial in a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. In this institution, the cameras were primarily installed for helping the personnel during the night. It allows them to supervise the patient which need it without waking them up or disturbing them. Another main function is to generate alarms when patient leave their bed or their rooms during night. For that purpose, the institution had previously tested other type of sensors, such as floor or bed sensors but dedicated sensors were found impractical because i) they needed to be physically on the floor or under the bed, wired and kept at the right place and ii) they both missed events when patients walked next to them and generated false positives when patient throw objects on them. Using a camera offer much more flexibility in terms of the tuning and type of events to generated and it is also a lot less physically intrusive in the patient rooms. In addition, the fact that all the processing is done the camera itself, without any storage of the images, makes it a solution which is as respectful related to patient privacy as any other sensor. In addition to the generation of alarms, cameras allow collecting events for trend analysis. For example, a sudden change of the number of visits a patient makes to the toilets is known to be a good indicator of a change in the patient health. The same camera used for supervising patients and for generating alarms can also detect and signal such changes in habits in order to alert the health personnel earlier than what current procedures would allow.