On April 12, 2021, Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company, held the Medtronic Technology Center (MTC) 2021 Supplier Conference in China. Cassia Networks, a leading provider of Bluetooth IoT products and solutions was awarded the MTC Best Innovation Supplier Award of 2021. This award is intended to recognize the contribution of Cassia’s innovative Bluetooth IoT technology and products in conjunction with Medtronic’s real-time continuous blood glucose monitoring solution for medical facilities. Medtronic is currently deploying Cassia’s S2000 Bluetooth Gateways and IoT Access Controller (AC) in hospitals to manage multiple Medtronic blood glucose monitors worn by patients. This is the first large-scale deployment of a continuous real-time blood glucose monitoring solution in hospitals. This innovative solution has improved the quality of patient care and the efficiency of treatment for patients diagnosed with diabetes. This is also the first commercial deployment of a secure and seamless Bluetooth roaming solution for use inside a hospital environment which allows patients to move freely inside the hospital without losing data or connectivity.
The large-scale real-time continuous blood glucose monitoring solution for use in hospitals has changed the way diabetic patients monitor their blood glucose levels. Rather than using the traditional fingertip blood glucose method to monitor a patient’s blood glucose levels, Medtronic’s continuous blood glucose monitor consists of a small wearable medical device with a Bluetooth sensor that is attached to the skin to continuously measure blood glucose data in real-time. Cassia’s S2000 Bluetooth gateways and IoT AC are being deployed in the hospitals to collect and transmit real-time data from patients equipped with Medtronic’s blood glucose monitors. This allows care staff to remotely and continuously monitor a patient’s blood glucose levels throughout the day. Cassia’s patented Bluetooth Roaming technology allows patients to move freely within the Bluetooth coverage of the hospital without losing real-time data. The collection and transmission of data are secured at all times and do not require any manual intervention during the roaming handoff. This solution greatly improves a doctor’s ability to make any necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment and allows for more accurate and timely diagnoses. Furthermore, this innovative medical solution does not require a patient to manually collect blood samples through the traditional finger-stick method allowing for greater convenience and ease of use.
The real-time blood glucose monitoring solution for medical facilities jointly created by Medtronic and Cassia Networks opens a new window of digital health IoT opportunities. Cassia is working closely with global leaders like Medtronic to provide various digital health IoT applications including continuous monitoring of vital signs such as blood glucose, ECG, respiratory rate, body temperature and more for use in hospitals and clinics. The future of healthcare is changing, and in partnership with medical leaders like Medtronic, Cassia is focused on providing the scalability, security and flexibility of IoT solutions our partners need to successfully deploy their digital health IoT applications.