connectBlue to Participate in IoT Home Cancer Care Project

December 19, 2013. Effective January 14, connectBlue will participate in the itACiH (IT Support for Advanced Cancer Care in the Home) project. The aim of this project is to make it possible for more cancer patients to safely undergo treatment in the home environment; connectBlue will bring to the project its know-how in reliable medical wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

“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,” said Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue. “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.”

connectBlue will bring to the project its expertise in 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. For instance, very simple devices can allow remote caregivers and family to monitor basic activities and can alert to changes or missed medications. Also, standard low-cost consumer devices provide for fundamental needs like medication monitoring and activity. Then, the home hub connects devices with the Internet so that caregivers can follow activities and provide support with confidence.

The itACiH project brings together resources from Lund University and Swedish healthcare companies that are specialized in medical, telecom, alarm, and safety industries. In the long haul, there is also the possibility to extend the home treatment to more types of treatment than cancer.

connectBlue is a provider of reliable wireless solutions for the last hundred meters of connectivity. It's products are designed and tested for demanding industrial, medical, measurement, data-acquisition, and quality-assurance applications. Based on Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, WLAN, and multiradio solutions, connectBlue markets ready-to-embed wireless modules as well as ready-to-use wireless serial/Ethernet port adapters and access points. The connectBlue products are radio type approved for European, U.S., Canadian, and Japanese markets as well as are compliant with EMC, safety, and medical standards and the Bluetooth qualification program. connectBlue has its head office in Sweden and local offices in Germany and the U.S.

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