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connectBlue Takes Part in IoT Project for Home Cancer Care

December 26, 2013

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Staying in the hospital is exhausting and time-consuming, especially for patients with long-term diseases.  The advancements in treatment and healthcare systems are shortening hospital stays and enabling patients to be cared for at home. In cases of long-term diseases like cancer, many tests, measurements and monitoring activities can be done at home instead of taking time and resources from the hospitals. This practice can be beneficial in terms of cost and time.

connectBlue, a provider of reliable wireless solutions, is participating in the itACiH (IT Support for Advanced Cancer Care in the Home) project. connectBlue will be a contributor of the Swedish itACiH and will provide its know-how in reliable medical wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company will provide seamless and secure integration of wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN as well as how to best utilize Internet of Things for medical procedures including chemotherapy treatments, monitoring and follow-up.

With the integration of these wireless technologies, very simple devices can allow remote caregivers and families to monitor basic activities and alert to changes or missed medications. Caregivers can use home hub connects devices to follow patient activities. 

Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue, said in a statement, “We have delivered proven medical wireless solutions for ten years and we know safety, robustness and reliability is of outmost importance in medical and healthcare. With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, it is now possible to move patient care into the home in a fashion not previously feasible.”

The itACiH project includes the resources from Lund’s University (LTH), Swedish healthcare and companies that are specialized in medical, telecom, alarm and safety industries.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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