Tens of thousands of beds. Hundreds of qualified personnel. Imbalance between the number of workers and patients. Even that is an issue, for which IoT technologies offer a cure.
What can be monitored?
- Patient's position (staff alerted to falls)
- Breathing air quality (CO2, VOC)
- Light intensity
- Patient's movement around the room
- Open/closed windows and doors
The measurement is done by battery-powered sensors discreetly placed on the wall or ceiling.
- Data collection for attending staff
- Documentation of nonstandard events
- Monitoring of staff presence in the patient’s room
- No cameras and intrusion of privacy
- Quality of service enhancement
- The SimONet application provides basis for energy costs optimization
- Savings for the health care provider
Benefits for the customer
The attending staff cannot be by every patient at once. Monitoring of conditions as described above can provide an overview of the status of the rooms and alert personnel to nonstandard events. The platform cannot replace a qualified nurse but can aid them in making the care for the patient more efficient.