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Hanwha forms partnership to provide health monitoring of detainees

Steve Rogerson
April 19, 2016
 
South Korean video surveillance company Hanwha Techwin hopes to break into European telemedicine market following a partnership with Oxehealth, a developer of contact-free health monitoring software. Together, they have launched a camera-based health monitoring system for secure room environments.
 
“The technology partnership we have formed with Oxehealth is a perfect example of how Hanwha Techwin is delivering against its commitment to provide innovative video surveillance that fulfils real market needs,” said Cheol Kyo Kim, president and CEO of Hanwha Techwin. “Combining our award winning open platform cameras that are able to capture superb quality high definition images with Oxehealth software, means we can provide users with a solution that offers both peace of mind and increased operational efficiency.”
 
Hanwha Techwin’s cameras, working in harmony with UK-based Oxehealth contact-free health monitoring software, presents police, mental health institutions and prisons with the opportunity to measure remotely the movement, heart rate and breathing of detainees and patients.
 
It has been successfully trialled by UK police and mental health organisations and, with worldwide increasing awareness of the need for early intervention measures to reduce deaths in custody, Hanwha Techwin and Oxehealth will jointly be globally promoting a system that quickly alerts supervising staff to any sudden, dramatic change in a detainee’s physiology.
 
“We are delighted to be partnering with Hanwha Techwin,” said Jonathan Chevallier, CEO at Oxehealth. “They have an impressive track record of manufacturing robust, high performance video surveillance solutions for demanding mission critical and high security applications. We see them as fantastic founding partners in the Oxehealth Partner Network. We are looking forward to working with the Hanwha Techwin team to promote this market leading camera based health monitoring solution to secure room environments, as well as, in the future, exploring the opportunities for the technology in other market sectors.”