The surveillance system provides real-time video images, including the patient with connected monitoring devices.

The camera provides a high-resolution and high-frame rate video feed to the Patient SafetyNet view-station, while an external mechanical lens cap allows patients or their visitors disable the camera at any time.

Two-way audio of the system enables the caregiver to listen and communicate with the patient. It uses the existing hospital IT network, helping in viewing of images in the same care area.

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani said: "Video surveillance that is not cost prohibitive adds an exciting new dimension to hospital healthcare systems.

"SafetyNet Surveillance combines innovations we take for granted in our everyday lives — real-time video and two-way audio communication — with top-tier noninvasive medical technology to deliver a holistic system cost effectively."

The company is showcasing the SafetyNet Surveillance system at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 annual conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, US.

Masimo produces noninvasive monitoring technologies, including rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry technology that helps in continuous monitoring of blood constituents, as well as Root open architecture patient monitoring and connectivity platform.

Image: Masimo Root with SafetyNet Surveillance. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.