SATO Healthcare Supports Nagoya University Hospital Smart Hospital Initiative

21/12/17SATO Healthcare Supports Nagoya University Hospital Smart Hospital Initiative

SATO Healthcare and Nagoya University Hospital announced the Smart Hospital initiative, a joint proof of concept (PoC) led by Nagoya University Hospital’s Medical IT Center which seeks to improve service and patient safety using cutting-edge connected IoT technologies. The initiative seeks to bring about revolutionary service and patient safety improvements with ICT/IoT technology through the joint development of a new service model. From January 2018, 130 hospital staff and patients 18 years of age and older will take part in the test development of the new system.

The research seeks to improve health services by tracking work processes of hospital staff and vital signs of patients with IoT wearable devices that capture, log and visualize data on location and health status. SATO Healthcare provided a high precision indoor location system to detect the location of workers and patients down to the accuracy of a hospital bed. The system allows unprecedented visualization of the movements of hospital workers to understand their work status. Using a beacon which monitors vital signs such as heart rate, physical activity, stress level, when a patient falls and more, the system captures data in real-time for immediate visualization of stress levels and changes in health conditions.

Hiroyuki Konuma, President of SATO Healthcare said, “We continually seek to provide one-stop solutions that capture accurate data for healthcare providers and support the working environment of medical professionals to help patients achieve peace of mind.”

Nagoya University Hospital Medical IT Center project leader Shintaro Oyama said, “We feel that improving the safety of inpatient service is a crucial challenge and the core of this Smart Hospital initiative. Thanks to the solution from SATO Healthcare and our research, we will provide a new inpatient experience and services to provide unparalleled reassurance to patients. With AI, we will use the captured data to analyze and develop systems to prevent incidents.”

Reference

The overview of the Smart Hospital clinical study can be found here. (UMIN University Hospital Medical Information Network clinical trials registry)

System overview

A high-precision indoor positioning system that visualizes communication between staff and patients

 

 

About SATO

SATO (TOKYO:6287) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or on linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen

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