video monitoring FOR early Signaling of adverse EvEnts (FORSEE)

In hospitals, some 40% of unanticipated deaths occur in low-acuity departments. This alarming figure reflects the limited degree to which the cardiorespiratory status of patients is monitored in these departments, due on the one hand to the obtrusiveness and expense of existing monitoring technologies, and on the other hand to the unpractically high clinical workload and cost that deployment of such technologies would entail. To solve these two problems, this project explores continuous video monitoring of the cardiorespiratory status of a patient as an innovative unobtrusive method that could aid to reduce workload for the staff and better predict (acute) deterioration or adverse cardiac events. Beyond low-acuity hospital departments, the method could eventually be broadly deployed in extramural and at-home settings for cardiorespiratory risk assessment.