Since April 26, 2012, doctors at SEIN [the Dutch center for epilepsy] are better able to diagnose and consequently treat people suffering from epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Specialists at SEIN worked together in a unique collaboration with security companies [Flexposure and Ajax Chubb Varel] to set up a video surveillance system, known as the SEIN Observation System (SOS). By continuously monitoring patients, experts can detect sudden and sometimes very subtle behavioral changes that occur prior to a seizure.
Technology improving treatment
The necessity of surveillance for security purposes speaks for itself, but the use of this technology to enhance medical care might come as a surprise to some. Upon a closer look, it quickly becomes clear that video networking can provide a meaningful contribution to healthcare.
SOS includes everything that a typical video network system does. Its 85 cameras provide oversight of every single area in the SEIN clinic in Zwolle, The Netherlands. All of these cameras stream image material twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, to the FlinQ centralized management system, which facilitates around-the-clock recording capability.
The ease of insightful evalution
This integrated system was customized specifically for the SEIN facility, and it took into account what doctors need to evaluate a patient’s symptoms. Using touch-screen monitors, medical professionals can simultaneously observe up to 50 patients live, as well as immediately retrieve and play back recordings for further assessment. Doctors can directly pull up a medical record and take notes whilst observing an incident. Ultimately, the intuitive FlinQ interface together with this streamlined system expedites a diagnosis and the start of an effective treatment program. It also reduces the amount of time patients need to remain in the clinic.
A successful remedy
SOS has proved to be a success in every aspect. Users enjoy an intuitive and efficient system, and patients benefit from better treatment. As a result, SEIN continued to work with Flexposure and Ajax Chubb Varel. SOS and FlinQ are now installed in the SEIN clinics for children and mentally handicapped persons.