A Japan-based IoT start-up, run by Malayali trio, has come up with an inclusive Internet of Things (IoT) – based technical hospital provides a range of services including parent care, safety to staff management, along with various other high-class services.
The start-up Assistplus, developed by Pinmicro, recognized among 500 ‘Most Promising Start-ups’ managed by an ensemble of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. It offers a location-based activity analysis solution, which is considered among one of the topmost services. More than eight hospitals, among which two are in Japan are all set to run as a major health care institution in Mallapuram by June of this year.
Upon asking about the functionality of the entire set-up, the Chief Executive Officer Ravindranath A.V said - the solution provides a number of services including providing smart cards (or bands) to doctors, patients, staffs, etc., various sensors located in different parts of the hospital will collect necessary signals through those IoT sensor devices and send real-time location information. The best part of this system is the administrators of the hospitals can check these reports collected by the devices on an admin web console together with a dashboard. The id and password required for this operation will only be provided to the backend operator. The collected information can be used for data analysis.
As the COVID – 19 pandemic continues across the globe, the technological platforms required to be modified by incorporating hand hygiene activities to doctors and other hospital staff who are interacting with patients. This system will also provide extra help to the cleaning staff of the critical care units; it will allow them to spot the vulnerable areas with the help of automatic detection of vulnerable areas.
Mr. Ravindranathfurther added, with this updated system, it is possible to track the interaction of doctors with the patients and other staff in order to identify contacts for quarantine. Assistplus can be programmed to generate alerts for the doctors and nurses to keep them updated about the sanitization and steps that required taking after the violation of no-entry zones marked for staff. This system can monitor the current status of valuable equipment together with their movements; evaluate their utilization, sending updates to junior or senior doctors to approve a particular medicine or test, etc. It can also suggest the best suitable action by analyzing past medical records and other available data.
This system is also capable of incorporating existing systems to the asset management along with adding an extra facility to the management like CCTV Network, central AC system, etc. The current pandemic situation taught the healthcare industry about taking prompt action and how they can save a considerable amount of time on each patient. Automated systems are able to check the body temperature of each patent and send it to the doctors. It also suggests the necessary actions required to take. It will especially assist junior doctors who have to rely on seniors because of their experience.
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