Around 200 sensors are in use in the Riga Municipality using Slim sensors, and the system won first place in Europe's digitisation of healthcare.
Slim Sensor is an automated analysis and information system designed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare by making the work of medical professionals in nursing homes, hospitals, health centers and rehabilitation centers easier.
The system is designed to detect abnormalities in the daily activities of patients and works according to the requirements of the healthcare institution. It monitors a set space and alerts the caregiver if an external situation occurs, allowing medical staff to react quickly. The Slim Sensor can be connected to any device - a computer, tablet or smartphone. It is also equipped with a PA system. When the patient calls for help, the sensor beeps. If necessary, the caregiver can also use it to talk to the patient. Caregiver do not need to monitor patients regularly several times a night. The whole room can be monitored more easily - using a computer or smartphone. This in turn means that fewer medical staff are needed on night shifts. It is also possible to set an alarm to monitor patient behavior to spot out of the norm behavior. For example, whether the light comes on after a set time in the evening, such as 22pm. This is just one part of the sensor's extensive functionality. See a full list of all the features below.
This smart patient care system is decentralised, which means it generates alarms even without streaming images to a server and storing them. This ensures the privacy of individuals - there is no video recording, staff have no access to sensitive data and no possibility to copy it. Slim Sensor technology is used to improve patient safety, not to monitor or control them. This system is in use in the largest hospital in Riga and in four nursing homes around Riga, so it is not just information on paper, but a proven working system.