Keeping an eye from home on baby in the hospital

Axis network cameras provide a constant view of children in hospital care

"It’s a service that the hospital offers to parents. The pictures reassure them that all is well," said Cees van Zitteren, head of the paediatric department of the Maas Hospital in Boxmeer.

Mission

The Maas Hospital in Boxmeer (NL) gives young parents the opportunity to keep an eye on their child being cared for in the incubator, over the Internet, thanks to Axis network cameras.

Solution

J&K Automatisering, a company based in Oploo (NL) and a partner of Axis, advised the Maas Hospital to opt for a user-friendly application based on Axis network cameras. This solution is practical and nurse-proof. The monitoring system is simple to operate, with few commands and little opportunity to get things wrong. The incubator unit is divided into sections, and everything in a particular section is shown on the image. The cameras are all connected to a central server, which receives the images and controls access to them.

Result

Babies in the incubator unit cannot be discharged immediately because of illness or premature birth. This solution allows the hospital to give parents the opportunity to see their baby all the same. Parents can also authorize close friends and relatives to see the baby, too. The hospital mentioned a medical reason as well: mothers in the hospital’s maternity unit need to be able to see their baby via a laptop, as contact between mother and child speeds up the mother’s recovery.

Related links

AXIS 211 Network Camera
Healthcare

Partners

http://www.jk-ict.nl