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Samsung partners with Deakin to trial new Vital Monitoring System

Vital Monitoring System

Samsung Electronics Australia is trialling a cloud-based platform,, on its Galaxy Watch4 that features a Vital Monitoring System (VMS) designed by Deakin University to provide peace of mind as people safely return to work. 

The platform was created by SaniteX Global. 

“The VMS solution has been built through a strong partnership with Deakin University and Alfred Health,” SaniteX Global founder and CEO David A. Collard said. 

“Partnering with Samsung and its global capabilities will see VMS scaled significantly, helping the individuals who wear the Galaxy Watch4 monitor their wellbeing with ease and make the world a safer place.” 

VMS, as well as other applications featured on, was developed by Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2), the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) and Alfred Health. 

The Vital Monitoring System uses physical health indicators and self-reporting tools to deliver an easy screening tool that is ideal for front-line workers and is a clinically proven risk management technology. 

The system uses algorithms to identify and predict respiratory risk indicators for all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, based on a user’s vital signs and responses to health-related questions. 

Prior to their shift, the user receives an SMS message which links to an observation survey containing questions about their vital symptoms. This includes temperature, heart rate, COVID-19 symptoms and whether they have been in close contact with anyone who has had, or shown symptoms of having, COVID-19. 

If the user passes the screening, they will receive a QR code which will grant them access to the workplace. 

Deakin’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute co-director Professor Kon Mouzakis said that smart devices are the perfect platform for VMS screening. 

“In order for the VMS solution to have the scale and usability that we want it to, we need to meet people where they are, on their favourite platforms, and with a seamless ease-of-use,” Mouzakis said.  

“Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 is a perfect device for us to partner with, given its health tracking capabilities – and we’re delighted that both current and prospective Galaxy Watch users will be able to utilise their device for VMS screening.” 

Alfred Health acting director of Emergency Dr Carl Luckhoff was involved in trialling the VMS solution. 

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been faced with considerable unknowns,” he said. 

“Screening measures will play an imperative role in the recovery process.” 

The Vital Monitoring System’s strict security measures mean that personal health data is kept secure and confidential, with the data encrypted to employers. The only people who can access the data are clinicians to help people who need treatment and require access to health records. The new screening tool is compliant with the highest standard of health privacy regulations. 

“Partnering with Deakin University and SaniteX Global on the VMS solution provides us with an opportunity to help in the quest to return the world to some sort of normality, and that’s incredibly exciting,” Samsung Electronics Australia head of Enterprise and Government Mobile Business Danny  Mandrides said. 

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