BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Keeping track of patients and their medical needs is a challenge many hospitals face when they discharge patients.
But Binghamton University is hoping to help solve that problem with remote sensors. The sensors would track a patient's vital signs, which could be accessed by doctors or the hospital.
President Stenger says the data received from the sensors could help everyone.
"You may sense something in the patient and the message might be, have you taken your medication today? It could almost be automated. Or could be we need to get a doctor or nurse practitioner involved with this. Helping the patients make decision about what the next step should be rather than going to the emergency room which might be their first instinct," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.
BU's president says this kind of technology will be developed in their Center of Excellence building, which is set to open in the near future.