Internet of Things project for home cancer care

19th December 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers

Bringing it's expertise in reliable medical wireless and Internet of Things applications, connectBlue has announced its participation in the Swedeish itACiH (IT Support for Advanced Cancer Care in the Home) project. The itACiH project has the ultimate goal of making it possible for more cancer patients to safely undergo treatment in the home.

connectBlue's participation in the project includes seamless and secure integration of wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN/WiFi, as well as the company's experience in using the Internet of Things for medical procedures including chemotherapy treatments, monitoring and follow-up. Simple devices can allow remote caregivers and family to monitor basic activities and can alert to changes or missed medications, while standard low-cost consumer devices provide for fundamental needs like medication monitoring and activity. In these instances the home hub connects devices with the Internet so that caregivers can follow activities and provide support with confidence.

With a total budget of 22m SEK (almost €2.5m), the itACiH project brings together resources from Lund’s University, Swedish healthcare and companies specialised in medical, telecom, alarm and safety industries. There is also the possibility to extend the home treatment to more types of treatment than cancer.

Rolf Nilsson, CEO, connectBlue, commented: “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 solutions, it is now possible to move patient care into the home in a fashion not previously feasible."

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