Application of IoT to Nursing Care Field
In recent years, "Health, medical care, nursing care" is
listed as one of the strategic fields where the government
concentrates policy resources while strengthening it.
Specifically, promotion of independence support by introducing
scientific care such as IoT is available. And the material
that describes them is "Future Investment Strategy 2017"
|2nd 1. (2) Maximum utilization of technological
innovation, optimal health care and medical treatment,
personal care and nursing care focused on self-reliance
support as individual and patient-oriented. Establish a
data utilization infrastructure. Building a model that
combines AI and robots to improve on-site productivity,
provide high quality, efficient health, medical care and
nursing care services.
① Establish effective lifestyle-related disease prevention service by collecting daily health information using Iot equipment such as wearable terminals.
③ Building a mechanism to equip and recognize the cloud environment for AI development.
⑤ Utilization of robots and sensors at nursing care staff at present stage and development of robots in the future will contribute to maintaining and improving the lives of users by supporting independence and reducing the burden on caregivers and aim for realization of both. Support creation of care plan using AI.
◯Home Electric Appliances
- Watching Over Concent
A watching over concent notify you by push notification and e-mail when it detects an unnatural electricity usage pattern (long-time ON / OFF) of the elderly living alone. You can use it in various appliances such as TV, shower toilet, stand light, pot and so on. Also, when abnormal electric power such as aged deterioration is detected, the built-in fuse shuts off electricity. In addition, if you use large power (1200 w / h) continuously, you can notify by e-mail and remotely turn off household appliances with the application I can do it. We will protect an elderly person living alone from electric accidents.
- Nestle "Iot×coffeemachine"
When you drink coffee, stamps are sent automatically via LINE, and you can learn the situation by a distant family. In addition, since messages can be exchanged easily by voice operation from a dedicated tablet, it is easy to use even for elderly people who are not good at smartphone operation, and family communication opportunities increase.
- Home Network System
By installing a camera at the entrance, it will inform you smartly that your parents are going out or going back to home by the built-in sensor. You can also voice from the camera, so that not only watching over but also communication will be a chance to ease the loneliness of the elderly and reduce the concern of older people against malicious visit sales or theft which increase every year.
It detects the sign of excretion (urination at the present time) with ultrasonic sensor. If we can change diapers at appropriate timing by detection of urination / defecation, we can reduce the burden on caregiver side and at the same time shorten the time for nursing persons to feel uncomfortable. It is already being used at nursing care workplaces and the possibility of reviewing the excessive service called "guidance on toilet that we have decided on a uniform time" can be seen.
◯ICT / IoT system gathering attention now in nursing care facilities
- 『EGAO link』
In a nursing care facility, a watching support system using various sensors was linked with a nurse call and a record management system so that one smartphone distributed to the staff who grasp the state of residents, call correspondence, record input, etc. was made possible.
→The nursing care industry has a characteristic that there are many job changes. There are some standards in the care part, but it is not the case with the record. Compatibility with other equipment · systems · Extensibility is high · EGAO link, which is easy to introduce not only in new facilities but also in existing facilities, spreads, becoming the industry standard, the burden of the entire staff working in the nursing care industry It also leads to mitigation and helps to lower the turnover rate and thus the retention rate to the nursing care industry.
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