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 beyond conventional distance limitations (e.g. at distances more than 1m), with the ability to add other components (e.g. tissue oxygenation and blood pressure) in the future
  • This solution enables contactless screening and monitoring of vital signs in kiosk, multicamera, or handheld approaches
  • 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


  • 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 can 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
  • Provisional patent application filed




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

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

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