‘Getting Up’ Alert for Geriatric Patients


The alert system in hospital beds gives often gives off false alarms for when a patient is trying to get out of the bed.


An alert system that is attachable to a bed is needed to notify those taking care of the patient that the patient is trying to get out of bed. The solution needs to be out of the way of the patient and the patient should not be able to manipulate it.

Provided by GW Medical Faculty Associates, Geriatrics & Palliative Care at George Hacks 2019 Medical Solutions Hackathon.

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