The potential of IoT in the Health Sector, H-IoT, is huge. According to Rajeb et al. (2023) the IoT applications are versatile with significant opportunities in both healthcare facilities as well in patients’ own homes. The deployment of IoT in remote health monitoring is beneficial to the patients as it allows for early detection, and prevention of illness and better diagnostics through continuous health monitoring. Moreover, medical services built on IoT are good for the overall hospital management as they “cut health service costs, improve efficiency, minimize equipment downtime and facilitate the allocation of scarce resources” (Rajeb et al. 2023).
The H-IoT technology is rapidly expanding encompassing sensors, software applications, and wireless gadgets in the healthcare industry with the main goal to “enhance patient outcomes, increase efficiency, and decrease expenses by offering real-time data, predictive analytics, and remote monitoring.” This technology can be widely applied to a variety of situations ranging from remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, intelligent hospital systems as well as monitoring workers’ health and safety.
Cassia Networks has worked with many partners on H-IoT projects. The real world applications proved efficient in improving health monitoring in senior homes, automating vital sign monitoring for both critically ill adult patients as well as severely ill children in specialized children’s hospitals, and in working with industrial partners to improve worker’s safety. In one instance, by creating digital hospital-wide blood glucose management solution, the rate of blood glucose compliance significantly improved and the work efficiency of medical staff increased. In another health facility, medical staff reported that they were able to be fully responsive to patients’ needs with the Cassia Networks system even when the resources and staff were limited. By doing vital sign monitoring continuously, the medical staff was able to identify patients at higher risk and place them closer to medical staff.
Cassia Networks has deployed a variety of BLE Gateways in hospital settings, nursing homes and industrial environments to meet a range of needs. Cassia Networks Bluetooth gateways E1000, X2000, and M1000 in conjunction with the IoT Access Controller create a powerful network management solution for a variety of clinical and industrial settings to continuously monitor health of patients and workers.
Cassia Networks Bluetooth Gateway E1000
- Extends Bluetooth Low Energy range up to 1,000 feet. (NOTE: Bluetooth 5.0 is not required.)
- Expands the number of Bluetooth Low Energy end devices simultaneously, bi-directionally paired and connected up to 40.
- Listens to hundreds of Bluetooth Low Energy end devices in broadcast mode.
- Several options for connecting to the Internet, include: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or cellular 3G/4G via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) dongle.
- Attaches to the ceiling or wall with an included mounting kit, or placement on a shelf or counter space.
Cassia Networks Bluetooth Gateway X2000
- Long range Bluetooth gateway (indoor/outdoor), extends Bluetooth connectivity up to 400 meters with Bluetooth 4 and up to one kilometer for Bluetooth 5 in open space
- Expands the number of bi-directional pairing devices to 40 Bluetooth Low Energy devices
- Weatherproof, designed for outdoor use, IP66 rated
- Pure Scan feature improves scan capability which is ideal for environments with high background noise and situations requiring a large number of sensors
- Cassia’s IoT Access Controller (AC) enables solution providers to deploy and manage hundreds of X2000 Bluetooth gateways and thousands of connected devices from a single easy-to-use user interface
Cassia Networks Bluetooth Gateway M1000 (Currently available in China. The global M2000 version release is expected in Q2 of 2024).
- M1000 is a compact, easy to install and use Cellular Bluetooth gateway that provides superior Bluetooth performance. It can be powered by a DC 5V 2A power adapter or portable charger.
- Can connect to up to 5 CGM sensors at the same time (will expand to 10 in the future)
- In line-of-sight scenario, the gateway can communicate with the CGM up to 25 meters
- Supports advanced functions such as roaming, data filtering, gateway auto-selection, etc.
- Supports 4G and Wi-Fi backhaul
- Suitable for a small number of CGM, mobility, and quick deployment scenarios
Cassia Networks IoT Access Controller (AC)
- Batch management of Bluetooth gateways: batch deployment, configuration, upgrade, maintenance, etc.
- Advanced DI (Device Integrator) function: a batch of Bluetooth medical devices integrated, supports whitelist, data filtering, data parsing, customizable interface. Convenient interface based on HTTP/HTTPS
- Bluetooth roaming: support Bluetooth roaming, support gateway auto-selection based on the best RSSI signal
For more information on Cassia Networks H-IoT solutions or to schedule a free demo, contact us at email@example.com
Kumar Mohit, Ashwani Kumar, Sahil Verma, Pronaya Bhattacharya, Deepak Ghimire Seong-heum Kim, A. S. M. Sanwar Hosen. 2023. “Healthcare Internet of Things (H-IoT): Current Trends, Future Prospects, Applications, Challenges, and Security Issues.” Electrnics 12(9): 2050. Accessed via https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/12/9/2050.
Rajeb Abderahman, Karim Rejeb, Horst Treiblmaier, Andrea Appolloni, Salem Alghamdi, Yaser Alhasawi, Mohammad Iranmanesh. 2023. “The Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare: Taking stock and Moving Forward.” Internet of Things 22. Accessed via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542660523000446#:~:text=By%20gathering%20and%20transmitting%20real,a%20fundamental%20aspect%20of%20IoT.