Hospitals: Use Cases

CloudD and Hospitals

Build a connected hospital with CloudD's IOT platform. Hospitals and healthcare in general represent one of the biggest opportunities for the internet of things. Managing the constant patient inflow and outflow, the numerous and complex machines within a hospital, maintaining adequate levels of vital medical materials, and managing paperwork and employee hours are all very complex tasks that can be simplified and made easier with the real-time monitoring and control capabalities of an IOT platform such as CloudD.

1. Medical Equipment Logistics

Like the manufacturing sector, health care providers can benefit greatly from using sensors to monitor the state of their medical equipment and the inventory levels of various medical supplies.

With supply shortages an issue in modern medicine, being able to instantly know the level of all of your key medical supplies from a quick glance at a tablet or website can greatly improve the efficiency of a hospital's logistics operations. Similary, monitoring the utilization rate and status of expensive pieces of equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners can lead to reduced maintenance costs and improved ROI.

Benefits

Remotely Monitor Inventory Levels:

Reduce supply shortages; instantly know the state of your medical supply inventory levels with real-time tracking.

Automate Purchasing:

Automate your supply purchases - when something runs low, sensors will automatically detect a shortage.

Increase Utilization Rate:

Increase the utilization rate of expensive assets like MRI machines and CT scanners. These machines can be monitored 24/7 and the data generated from this monitoring displayed to hospital administrators on a tablet or web page.

Reduced Costs:

The data generated from sensors installed on hospital machinery and used to monitor inventory levels can lead to cost savings in the form of fewer machine breakdowns, fewer unused assets, and more predictable inventory purchasing (i.e. no price gouging).

2. Patient Monitoring

IOT sensors can enable hospitals to remotely monitor the vital signs of their patients, electronically track the location of their patients throughout a hospital, track when patients have been given medication, and reduce the amount of time spent in waiting rooms.

This sort of real-time monitoring can lead to fewer errors in patient care and better/faster service.

Benefits

Leaner Operations:

Fewer personnel will be required to monitor a larger number of patients.

Reduced Waiting Times:

Reduce the time it takes to get to waiting patients.

Move Patients Through a Hospital More Efficiently:

Move patients through hospitals more efficiently by knowing exactly where patients are located and when rooms become available (through the use of sensor equipped patients and rooms all feeding real-time data to a mobile device).

Fewer Medical Errors:

Reduce medical errors by carefully tracking when medications have been dispensed.

Elderly & Home Care: Use Cases

CloudD and Elderly & Home Care

CloudD's IOT platform provides an end-to-end solution for building wearable health devices, vital sign monitoring technology, and health emergency alert systems.

1. Elderly & Disabled In-Home Monitoring

The Internet of Things makes it possible for many patients that would otherwise have to stay in hospitals for extended periods of time to live at home. Sensors that can monitor the vital signs of elderly or disabled people makes it possible for doctors to provide high-level care to patients remotely.

Remotely monitoring a patients vital signs also means that physical visits to the doctor - that may be burdensome to many patients - will be less frequent.

Benefits

Medical Care at Home:

Elderly and disabled people can live at home and have their health and vital signs remotely monitored. Burdensome visits to a doctor's office will be less frequent.

Remote Dcotors Visits:

CloudD can power live audio and video streaming, enabling virtual doctor visits from home.

2. Medical Alert Wearables

With CloudD you can easily build medical alert devices for seniors and the disabled. CloudD provides you with device connectivity (wifi or cellular), reliability, scalability, and front end tools to easily build apps and dashboards.

Medical alert wearables made possible by CloudD's end-to-end solution can provide emergency services with a patient's GPS location, enable live audio communication with that patient, and automatic connection to emergency personnel (911) with the push of a button.

Benefits

End-to-End Solution:

For businesses and developers looking for an easy way to implement a medical alert device or wearable, CloudD can handle ALL aspects of the building and implementation of these products. Contact us for more info!

Live at Home with Confidence:

Live at home; wearables make it possible to live without a caretaker.

Further Reading on the Internet of Things and In-Home Care

Fitness & Sports: Use Cases

CloudD and Fitness & Sports

With CloudD, build fitness and activity tracking devices, use sensors to track athlete performance, and build tools for better officiating at sporting events.

1. Activity Tracking

With CloudD you can build fitness tracking wearables and apps to track your daily activity - how far you ran, your average speed, how many steps you took, etc.

Benefits

End-to-End:

As with medical wearables, CloudD's platform is a complete end-to-end solution for companies and developers looking to build fitness wearables and other fitness trackers.

2. Sports and Performance Data

IOT enabled sensors on sports equipment and athletes will generate an enormous amount of performance data for the sports world - the speed of a bat swing, the acceleration of an athlete, the arc of a shot. Sensors will also help officiating and news crews make more accurate rulings on the field.

Benefits

Data Analytics:

With data analytics playing an ever larger role in sports, the internet of things and CloudD can help athletes better monitor and analyze their performance.

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