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Clinical Determination and Usability Testing for Contactless Monitoring and Remote Care for Older Adults (Aging in Place study)

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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This project aims to further develop, test and validate the prototype “interactive” PC-based contactless monitoring system, VitalSeer Software Suite, developed by the National Research Council of Canada to support seniors with aging in place.
We aim to examine and validate the accuracy of the contactless sensing system in measuring heart rate (HR) and oxygen saturation (SpO2). As technology advances, the contactless sensing system may include additional physiological parameters like respiratory rate, which will also be incorporated into our testing.
For the current phase, we will recruit participants to participate in test sessions at our research lab and out in Metro Vancouver at community centers. During a test session, select physiological parameters will be taken by the contactless sensing system via video recorded of the face, neck and/or hands of the participant along with the same measurements from medical grade contact-type devices. These parameters include heart rate and SpO2, and respiratory rate when the technology is ready. It is expected that a test session will take up to 60 minutes and that the participant will be seated in a chair.

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Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Titilola Yakubu Research assistant, Emergency medicine | Vancouver Coastal Health (236) 866-1862

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