Article 2023 May 19

The benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) connected pressure relieving support surface

     The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) has become increasingly popular over the last five years or so, and it looks like we’ll be hearing even more about it in the coming years 1.  

Embedding Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology into medical devices enables the manufacturer to monitor the equipment remotely.  

  When a patient requires an air mattress after the pressure injury assessment, the average waiting time to get the right treatment is 7~21 hours. Delaying the right treatment for HAPI (hospital-acquired pressure injury) can significantly increase the risk of tissue damage, infections, and extended hospital stays.  

  The IoT connected pressure relieving support surface equipped with our cloud-based medical equipment management platform streamlines care journey and eases caregivers’ workload. The cloud-based medical equipment management platform provides real-time monitoring of device performance and health, allowing technicians and service providers to proactively identify and address issues before they become critical. This can include monitoring device uptime, network connectivity, and data transmission. Through automated alerts for critical events, such as device failures or connectivity issues, the platform effectively decreases response time. Issues can be quickly diagnosed and fixed device issues remotely, without the need for onsite visits, saving workload for the hospitals.  


Here are four benefits 

  1. 1.Increases efficiency for troubleshooting.  

Provide real-time monitoring of device status and alerts for any abnormal conditions or malfunctions. 

  1. 2.Enables stand-by rental model with real-time device usage. 

Provide greater visibility and control of usage over connected medical devices, which allows hospitals to allocate resources more economically.  

  1. 3.Reduce patients’ waiting times for medical device treatment. 

Implement strategies with the real-time data and remote monitoring tool to reduce waiting times for medical device treatments and improve the overall patient experiences. 

  1. 4.Data integration and analysis

Collect and analyze data from connected medical devices and integrated data to identify trends and improve patient outcomes.