Tyndall develop ‘revolutionary respiratory detection microchip’

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute, UCC, Cork, have developed a microchip sensor that can detect a persons respiratory rate without physical contact. The sensor microchip consists of ultra-wide-band pulse radar, capable of detecting sub-centimeter movements. It allows for constant monitoring of hospital patients and other people at risk of obstructive apneas. The sensor technology also enables several other important applications such as facilitating patients in being monitored in their home, with data sent in real-time to GPs and first-aid medical staff in hospitals. It can also be used for fitness (fatigue) monitoring and personalised healthcare for independent and healthy living. Tyndall press release.

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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