on 6 Oct 2023
Videoworks has launched its new Health Remote Monitoring (HRM) technology for superyacht owners.
Videoworks, which has more than 25 years’ experience developing and installing innovative audio/video, entertainment, IT and lighting systems aboard superyachts, showcased its new Health Remote Monitoring technology at the recent Monaco Yacht Show.
The new Health Remote Monitoring technology allows for remote monitoring of health parameters via broadband connections. The system provides an owner or their guests access to their own personal physician with real-time information on their health, offering a reasonably complete clinical picture that includes blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygenation data so that the doctor can determine whether the patient can be treated on board, will soon require further examination in a hospital, or requires emergency intervention.
What makes this service truly original is the direct connection with the patient’s personal physician, rather than with a service centre, as is commonly the case of telemedicine, in which the patient’s data is analysed by whichever doctor is on duty. This preserves the patient’s privacy and, above all, ensures direct communication with his or her own doctor, who is familiar with the patient’s pathologies and state of health.
The development of this new technology is made even more efficient thanks to 5G connectivity and the new connections guaranteed by the LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite system, one of the innovations that Videoworks is able to guarantee on board, with a connection just as stable and fast as owners are used to having at home or in the office.
During a Videoworks press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show, visitors were able to test the HRM system, which measures a patient’s blood oxygen level and heart rate using a classic pulse oximeter, and can seamlessly transmit the data quickly and securely directly to the smart device of the patient’s personal physician wherever they are in the world. The physician can then make a determination for future medical intervention or even advise on immediate care for the patient on the vessel via installed cameras and a dedicated medical suite, which can easily be incorporated into existing wellness or grooming spaces aboard a superyacht.
At the Monaco show, the entire Videoworks stand was wireless, reproducing the same connection as on a yacht on the high seas; the stand didn’t make use of the Principality of Monaco’s fibre optic connection, but used a 5G wireless system with Bonding technology, which combines two 5G channels to obtain greater bandwidth for connection stability and speed similar to that at home.
The added value Videoworks offers is “georeferenced services”, guaranteeing, for example, that an American guest can browse using an American IP even when connected to a French or Italian provider and, of course, vice versa. This means that users connecting to streaming services or browsing the internet will find themselves in an environment identical to the one they are used to seeing, with home pages in their own language.
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