NEW DELHI: The Euronext-listed digital security company Gemalto has announced the use of its IoT connectivity technology in OnKöl’s mHealth solution.
The press release states that Gemalto’s wireless module enables the smart hub that connects the elderly and those with special needs to their family and caregivers, allowing them to live in their own home safely, independently and comfortably.
With the population of older individuals due to double in size by 2030 1 and the ratio of potential caregivers to decrease by over fifty percent 2 , new technology must rise to meet the need for quality care. However, adoption rates amongst elderly patients have been low as current mHealth options are often too complicated.
The company has said in the press release that OnKöl products are designed for simplicity. The hub removes barriers to technology adoption and encourages engagement without intimidation. Straight out of the box, it can notify family members, caregivers, and even medical professionals of everything from vital signs to medication reminders to emergency response situations.
Equipped with Gemalto’s M2M module, the remote patient monitoring services are securely managed over-the-air to simplify deployment, personalization and software updates. The patient can easily connect health and home monitoring devices, like blood pressure cuffs, heart-monitors, and smoke detectors, and Gemalto’s module encrypts and sends the gathered information to the OnKöl platform where it is delivered to caregivers and can even be logged into the patients’ electronic medical records.