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NHS tests 'sticking plaster' patient monitor

The NHS is testing a patch to continuously monitor some patients.

Placed on the chest, it wirelessly transmits data on heart rate, breathing and body temperature while the patient is free to move around.

Independent experts say the system, developed in Britain, could ease pressure on wards and has the potential to monitor patients in their own home.

Adam Brimelow demonstrates how the system works.

  • 22 Jul 2014
  • From the section Health
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