IoT devices can assist in the provision of cheap, discrete and reliable aid to people with special care needs. Develco Products provides state-of-the-art wireless products for IoT systems that help people with special care needs live more comfortable and safer lives. IoT systems for healthcare can provide safer and more efficient elder care and help limit overall healthcare costs.
When employing Develco Products’ IoT devices in a healthcare solution, all information is sent from the individual devices, through the Squid.link Gateway, directly to a monitoring station in, for instance, a hospital or an institution. This enables caretakers to react instantly in case of emergency.
The call for smarter healthcare
Worldwide changes in demography and a rise in the overall population are causing an increase in the elder population and in patients with special care needs. Unfortunately, these changes present an overwhelming challenge to the global healthcare industry. As a whole, the healthcare industry has traditionally been characterized by manual processes and close monitoring of patients, but to counter the changes to society, the healthcare industry must become as efficient as possible without sacrificing the quality of care. Fortunately, IoT and assisted living technology show great potential as aids in overcoming these challenges, given that effective healthcare greatly depends upon the speed and accuracy that IoT solutions are able to provide.
Sensors from Develco Products offer gentle and discrete monitoring of elder and ill patients, providing the possibility of a more comfortable life in their own homes. Well-placed sensors can detect patient movement, location, and even potential accidents – the opportunities are limitless. Furthermore, IoT technology can help create a sense of security for family members, who, through their phone or tablet, can monitor the health and habits of their relatives.
Flexible wireless devices for healthcare
IoT devices are also applicable directly in care centers or hospitals, where different sensors can instantly notify staff about the behavior and status of patients who are incapable of caring for themselves. In the case of Alzheimer’s patients, Develco Products’ Window Sensor can notify personnel or relatives, whenever the patient enters or vacates the premises.
IoT for assisted living
Healthcare solutions employing Develco Products’ Motion Sensor, allow the user to track the status and exact whereabouts of patients. Moreover, the sensor is able to immediately notify relatives or personnel via Zigbee communication, if the sensor finds something to be out of the ordinary.
Develco Products’ Smart Plug Mini has a number of uses in assisted living and healthcare solutions. The Smart Plug Mini enables the resident, caretakers or relatives to turn off electrical devices remotely, for instance, in case an Alzheimer’s patient has forgotten to turn off the stove.
You can learn more about our IoT products for Healthcare, here.