[ Tech Corner ] Creating a Smart, Connected and Barrier-Free Ecosystem for All - Part 2

For patients with chronic diseases, they may need to monitor their health once or multiple times a day. These routine checks can disrupt their daily lives. On the other hand, allergy sufferers need allergen information, as they could cause adverse reactions.

Autonomous devices enable individuals with such needs to go about their daily lives without disruption. Remote technology gives caregivers and family members peace of mind as well. We are seeing greater adoption of remote monitoring with several connected devices and shared platforms, making smart healthcare a reality.

We look at these next-gen health monitoring devices.

1. MyTensio Keeps Track of Blood Pressure Without Disruption of Daily Activities

Health monitoring solutions from BewellConnect, powered by Visiomed, are helpful for people with chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease, obesity and chronic pain. The solution is also beneficial for homebound or handicapped seniors.
Its blood pressure monitoring device, MyTensio Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, automatically calculates average blood pressure from blood pressure measurements taken three times in one day. If anything irregular occurs, the system notifies patients and their caregivers, along with entering the data to a log. The solution frees patients from constantly recording their health updates and keeping an eye on irregular events throughout the day.


2. DIABNEXT is Next-Generation Diabetes AI for Diabetes Care

DiabNext is an artificial intelligence tool integrating a suite of interactive software and connected hardware. It brings mobile solutions, cloud technology and connected devices together to optimise diabetes and pre-diabetes management.
The JARVIS interface connects physicians and patients on a single platform. Physicians logged into the platform can better assess what drives patient highs and lows by visualising patient insulin injection therapy metrics, oral medicine intake, blood glucose levels, meals and precise carbohydrate intake calculation, diabetes standard diagnostics test results, A1C trends and even workout and weight data trends.
In line with the development of big data and connected devices, DiabNext opens the door to knowledge for researchers, clinicians and patients.


3. Portable Gluten Sensor Nima Empowers Users with Food Allergies

Nima Labs is a provider of portable gluten sensors. CEO and co-founder Shireen Yates has practised a gluten-free diet for eight years, due to multiple food allergies. Understanding the stress of unknown ingredients in her food, Yates decided to create greater food transparency that enables consumers to make better health decisions, deliver social freedom and make mealtime enjoyable again.
The innovative gluten sensor Nima is pocket-sized, allowing users to test their food for gluten anytime and anywhere. It takes about two to three minutes to display the test result after users place a pea-sized amount of food into a single-use capsule inside the device. The sensor has a smartphone app and an information sharing platform for users with dietary concerns.


4. Emfit QS Enables Contactless Sleep Tracking and Analysis for Eldercare

Emfit has produced bed monitoring technology for eldercare since 1996. The company found its niche in the fast-growing health management industry in manufacturing proprietary sensors and wireless real-time monitoring solutions.
Emfit CEO and cofounder Heikki Raisanen described the driver behind Emfit QS: QS stands for “quantified sleep,” which is a challenge in eldercare. It is difficult to detect changes in the health of a senior resident. “Even in care homes, night-time nursing could be a handful for the staff, which could lead to decrease in efficiency,” Raisanen said. Emfit QS is a remote and real-time bed occupancy monitoring solution for ensuring safety and health management for the elderly. Integrated with Wi-Fi and a cloud service Web application, the solution includes an unnoticeable sensor placed under mattress. It allows detailed ballistocardiography (BCG), breathing and movement analytics. Its health data tracking makes any bed smart and can improve eldercare outcomes.

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