Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to trial wireless environment sensors in intensive care units

Written by Sooraj Shah on 10 October 2017 in News

Sensors can monitor room temperature and carbon monoxide concentrations

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is to pilot the use of wireless environment sensors in its intensive care units. 

The sensors, which will allow for ‘near real-time monitoring’ of room temperature and carbon monoxide concentrations, will be installed in the next few weeks.

The project is part of a campaign run by CW+ ​the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which aims to raise £10m to expand and redevelop the adult and neonatal intensive care units at the hospital.

Related content

CW+ has partnered with UK technology start-up Drayson Technologies for the launch of the campaign which, if successful, will enable the hospital to treat 700 more critically ill adults and children each year.

Drayson Technologies’ equipment will form part of CW+’s wider plans to create an environment which uses a number of sensors, as the charity believes this will have a significant impact on critically ill patients’ wellbeing and their recovery.

 “We are delighted to be partnering with Drayson Technologies to pilot this truly innovative technology in our intensive care units,” said Zoe Penn, Medical Director for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

“Together with our charity, we want to create the best possible environment for healing and being able to monitor the environmental conditions in near real-time will be crucial in achieving this,” she added.

Earlier this year, Drayson Technologies announced a five-year strategic research agreement with The University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The deal enabled the company to sell technology developed by the trust and the university at their jointly run Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

As part of the deal, the trust and the university would receive a percentage of the profits, and Drayson would continue to “sponsor significant further research and clinical validation of new digital health products” over the five-year term.


Share this page




Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Government testing identifies accessibility issues on 99% of public sector websites
25 January 2022

CDDO monitoring found that vast majority of sites did not wholly comply with regulations

Sturgeon reported to statistics authority over ‘twisted’ use of ONS Covid data
25 January 2022

Objection follows similar complaint about deputy John Swinney 

Consultants still comprise one in four Test and Trace workers
20 January 2022

Efforts to reduce reliance on external providers have had an impact

Scottish Government launches app to find free period products
19 January 2022

PickupMyPeriod program allows users to find one of 700 locations where free products can be collected