Contactless vital signs monitoring in an in-patient setting

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Contactless vital signs monitoring in an in-patient setting.



  • Contact name

    David Jayne

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Identifier

    NIL, NA

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 7 months, 4 days

  • Research summary

    VastMindz is a novel smartphone application designed to take vital signs in a contactless manner. The application can be downloaded on to a smart device and by using the devices camera, can measure a number of physiological parameters which can be helpful in the remote assessment of patients.
    It is estimated around 6.6 billion people world-wide and over 80% of adults in the U.K have access to a smart phone. If this method of vital signs monitoring proves reliable, it will allow for an efficient and accessible method of measuring vital signs to help facilitate remote monitoring of patients.

    Primary objective: To assess the ability of Vastmindz application to detect vital signs in an in-patient setting in both adults and children and to assess the accuracy compared to the current gold standard.
    Secondary objectives:
    1. Assess whether there is a difference between ethnicity, skin colour, gender and age between Vastmindz and the current gold standard.
    2. To estimate recruitment rate and potential barriers to future, larger research studies involving Vastmindz application
    3. To determine patients opinions on the use of the device and assess the acceptability through a semi-structed interviews.

  • REC name

    North of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 1

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    5 Jun 2023

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

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