Good Health and Well-being

Extending life expectancy, reducing maternal and child mortality, preventing communicable diseases, and ensuring access to health care coverage are all elements of the third UN Sustainable Development Goal. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can support  SDG 3  with smarter healthcare and public safety solutions. Explore tech for social good solutions from the LoRaWAN® ecosystem below.

Dementia Patient Care Solution

Today, 40 million people are living with dementia around the world, with forecasts showing that this number will triple by 2050. We have an obligation to care for our population as it ages; these are our mothers, fathers, and elders in our communities. Amongst those with dementia, there is a dangerous, prevalent problem, which also causes caregivers stress and worry. This problem is wandering. About 60% of those living with dementia will wander or get lost by leaving their home or care facility, which can lead to injury or possibly death. 

CareBand was founded in 2016 with the mission of helping seniors living with dementia stay safe and providing families with peace of mind. By combining LoRaWAN communication technology with machine learning learning, CareBand helps caregivers check in on their loved ones and enables seniors to stay out of the hospital and remain independent for longer. The world is aging, and we desperately need cost-effective solutions today to help protect and support people at scale.

For more info contact info@careband.co

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Emergency Panic Button

TEKTELIC’s Panic Button is a compact, mobile, wireless panic button that transmits an emergency signal from any location. The Panic Button is ideal for lone workers, seniors, and children to signal for help in an emergency situation. When triggered, this device instantly sends an SOS message containing location details to designated support staff or security personnel to ensure a rapid response in the event of a panic situation. This device combines the long-range, low-power communication capabilities of LoRaWAN® with the universal availability and reliability of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to provide real-time location information. The Panic Button is seamlessly integrated with TEKTELIC’s end-to-end IoT solution.

For more info contact info@tektelic.com

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Plant Efficiency Improvements for Worker Safety

Opening or shutting a valve seems like a straightforward task, until that valve is placed in an industrial environment, surrounded by chemicals, machinery, high heat and dangerous equipment. In such an environment, making a mistake can be disastrous. Thankfully, new communication protocols and sensors are now available, eliminating the risk of mistakes by hands-on workers performing more dangerous day-to-day operations within industrial plants worldwide. Aloxy opted for multiple low power wide area network (LPWAN) radio technologies such as LoRaWAN® and DASH7 Alliance Protocol to monitor communications from its ATEX/IECEx certified sensors, that were placed on the valves.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Digital Property Management

Within the UK, these providers are responsible for managing tens of thousands of properties and ensure that properties and tenants are safe and well managed. Poor property conditions introduce serious problems for the property and tenant health, resulting in the need for constant refurbishments and costing millions of pounds every year. It was just these kind of problems that UK based Pinacl set forth to solve. The innovative end-to-end solution from sensor, IoT network to application dashboard – monitors humidity, temperature, Co2 and movement, saving housing providers precious time and resources while, freeing them up to better support the tenants. The new information acquired on properties also ensures that properties remain “healthy” avoiding costly remedial works or even, in some of the worst cases, full refurbishments. Pivotal to the overall solution is MultiTech’s IoT gateway, MultiTech Conduit® which is used to transfer the LoRaWAN data from the sensor to the IoT dashboard.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Digita wants to support society during the state of emergency – free nationwide IoT data transfer connections for applications aimed at critical target groups until the end of 2020

Digita has launched a campaign to help support Finnish society during the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus. Digita is also extending this invitation to any of its IoT customers who provide services to critical target groups with respect to the coronavirus, such as home carers, nursing homes, those caring for close relatives and those working in healthcare.“The coronavirus epidemic has placed us in a challenging situation with respect to the care of the elderly and other risk groups. Visits from relatives are largely prohibited and people over 70 have been obliged to remain in conditions akin to quarantine. This is sure to raise concerns among relatives and carers about how these people are coping at home. We want to do what we can to even slightly alleviate these concerns using the opportunities afforded by IoT technology,” says Ari Kuukka, Director, IoT Services at Digita.

For more info contact ari.kuukka@digita.fi

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CO2 Level Monitoring in Schools and Workplaces

According to recent studies, the level of carbon dioxide in indoor spaces can directly affect people's wellbeing and performance. Poor air quality due to high levels of CO2 is linked to detrimental cognitive effects such as poor decision making, lack of focus, and drowsiness.

To tackle this problem, companies need to be able to measure the air quality on their premises and take actions based on the collected data. It is such projects that Akenza accompanies together with facility managers and schools.

Our IoT software infrastructure enables our partners to develop their IoT solutions with a simplified path from hardware to end-user applications. The Akenza Core allows to easily connect sensors and monitor the CO2 levels continuously and react automatically when a set of predefined rules are met.

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Smarter Labs Using IoT

A critical function within the lab is ensuring refrigeration systems accurately track and maintain proper temperatures to safeguard the invaluable specimens, vaccines and reagents that they house. One failure of the freezers or an unexpected, unannounced change in storage temperatures, can tragically lead to sudden and major losses. Such losses can have significant financial and scientific consequences, Within TNPRC, every freezer requires protection, and alerts need to be smart and customized to ensure appropriate staff is notified effectively.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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