Monitoring system to enable early intervention should a patient’s condition deteriorate.
M3Infekt is a cluster project that aims to develop a patient monitoring system to enable early intervention should a patient’s condition suddenly deteriorate, using the example of COVID-19 sufferers. By facilitating the required intervention at an early stage, the system helps to slow the progression of the disease, shorten the duration of treatment and make flexible use of intensive care units (ICUs). In the long term, the system addresses decentralized monitoring of patients on regular wards and in non-hospital environments.
Up to now, continuous patient monitoring has been exclusive to the ICU. This means that there is often a delay in recognizing a sudden deterioration in what started out as a non‑serious condition, resulting in the patient being taken to the hospital too late. In addition to extending treatment time, this often also causes irreparable damage to the patient.