Patient X plugs MonitorMe into a power socket and also the telephone line. No further set up is required. He/She can continue to use MonitorMe as an ordinary telephone.
At the specified time(s) of day the automated call will ring Patient X. The automated call will ask for Patient X’s “password” (may be specific health authority reference number or just date of birth). Patient X will confirm this using the telephone keys.
This will start the health questionnaire and the vital signs sensors. Software in MonitorMe will check that readings from the sensors are stable and that the handset is therefore being held correctly. (Left hand, ear piece centred in the left ear, fingers connecting properly on the handset). In the event that this is not the case then the automated call will ask Patient X to adjust his/her grip.
The results of the health questionnaire will be stored together with the vital signs readings on the patient record.
The automated call will end with a confirmation message that the data has been captured accurately.