Rapid, remote vital sign monitoring and screening

  • Based on thermal and optical sensing analysis of digital imaging, this technology allows for rapid measurement of photoplethysmogram (PPG), temperature, respiratory rate, and heart rate from a distance
  • This solution is a portable diagnostic system that allows for contactless screening and monitoring of vital signs beyond conventional distance limitations (e.g. at distances more than 1m)
  • Proprietary algorithms eliminate the need for individuals to remain motionless for extended periods of time and can be adapted to monitor groups of individuals at once
  • The technology’s modular platform allows for custom, rapid deployment in diverse settings, with the ability to add other components (e.g. tissue oxygenation) in the future
  • The platform can be adapted to kiosk, multicamera, and handheld approaches


  • This tool would allow for the screening of individuals before or instead of coming into contact with other individuals, patients, or healthcare workers
  • The platform will be optimized to monitor or flag for further screening individuals displaying symptoms associated with Covid-19 in settings including:
    • Hospitals
    • Elder care facilities
    • Airports
    • Factories
    • Workplaces
    • Stadiums
  • The team’s expertise in respirology, optics, tissue oxygenation, and hemodynamics is combined with experience adapting technologies to urgent care, clinical, and industrial use


  • Seeking codevelopment and commercial partners
  • Patent position is being evaluated




Advanced Health Technologies , Covid-19 , Remote monitoring , Patient Care , Biometrics , Biomedical engineering , Biomedical Imaging , Biosensor , Software , 3D imaging , Image and video processing , Screening

VPRI Contact

Donna Shukaris

Commercialization Manager
Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO)
(416) 946-7247

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