Comprehensive healthcare solution in response to the greying population. Many seniors would like to retain their autonomy and continue to live independently at home as long as possible. This way they also help reduce pressure on the healthcare system caused by the greying population, in a personal and financial sense. This can be done from a medical perspective by continuously monitoring their condition (24/7).

SmartQare has developed a comprehensive solution for this purpose. This solution consists of an intelligent, wearable care band and a platform for healthcare professionals and institutions. The smart analysis of the data produced by the wearable helps healthcare providers to intervene efficiently and on time. The wearable is the first medical device to make use of the Internet of Things for this purpose. Technology developer and producer Demcon, in close cooperation with SmartQare, will continue to develop this innovation into a professional product. In addition, Demcon, together with other parties, will be investing in the start-up. SmartQare, founded in 2017, has developed a wearable device for home monitoring that is put on the client’s arm as a care band. The wearable continuously – 24 hours per day, 7 days per week – monitors the wearer’s vital functions. This includes parameters such as heartbeat, oxygen saturation and skin temperature. In addition, the wearable includes fall detection and accurate location determination in case the client has fallen or starts wandering. Naturally, it also includes an alarm button. The SmartQare stands out due to its ease of use, wearing comfort and long battery life.

Value-added platform and data
The real added value of this innovation lies in the platform provided by SmartQare. The healthcare providers, ranging from the family doctor, informal caregiver and home care provider to the nursing institution and the hospital, are involved in the monitoring via this platform. This enables the right instance to take action in the event of an alert. First of all the healthcare system benefits because this device reduces the use of expensive facilities in healthcare institutions, because people continue to live at home longer. Second, fast response and effective interventions due to the continuous monitoring limit healthcare costs. The platform collects medical data via the wearable, naturally with effective data security measures in place and with due consideration to the privacy regulations. This is the first medical device to make use of the Internet of Things for this purpose. This makes outdoor monitoring possible and does