We have recently designed a sensor that attaches to care home residents’ beds, helping to minimise risks of injuries and falls by residents, particularly at night when they are sleeping. 

These wireless, non-wearable sensors operate using a Doppler radar that detects micro-movements of the human body such as a heartbeat or breathing. Doppler technology uses the frequency spectrum within mmWave, and in our case, we are using radar with a frequency of 60 GHz. Importantly, mmWave frequencies are non-ionising and have frequencies that are much lower than those used by mobile phones, which prevents their penetration into the human body.The frequency detected by the Doppler radar is used to measure velocity and the data is transmitted to the user interface. 

Care home personnel can then use the information displayed to monitor residents’ health and safety by assisting those whose movement is undetected. This helps overall healthcare management in healthcare facilities. These devices will be wholly manufactured in-house by Sensor IT as we value creating sustainable and innovative solutions from the ground up. We intend to deploy them in the long run in public healthcare facilities.

Care home personnel can then use the information displayed to monitor residents’ health and safety by assisting those whose movement is undetected. This helps overall healthcare management in healthcare facilities. These devices will be wholly manufactured in-house by Sensor IT as we value creating sustainable and innovative solutions from the ground up. We intend to deploy them in the long run in public healthcare facilities.