IoT smart hub to make healthcare more efficient

Posted on 11 Jan 2019 by Maddy White

Nexus Intelligent Engineering (Nexus IE) has partnered with a globally leading healthcare company, to fast track the development of a smart hub that could make healthcare systems more efficient.

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INETIQ allows hospitals to more easily and efficiently manage their inventory of medical oxygen cylinders – image courtesy of Nexus IE.

The company has partnered with Linde Healthcare to produce the innovative IoT platform, INETIQ, which allows hospitals to more easily and efficiently manage their inventory of medical oxygen cylinders.

The hub has been specifically designed to wirelessly transfer data on the location, content and status of multiple cylinders within its vicinity and to store the data in the cloud.

Data can then be displayed on a dashboard app on any connected smart device, minimising the amount of unused or wasted oxygen purchased by a healthcare facility.

The UK-based engineering company’s role in the project has included; manufacturing initial batches of prototype INETIQ smart hubs for use in field trials and working to further improve and optimise hub design.

The INETIQ smart hub is a completely new generation of smart oxygen cylinders with leading 4IR communications capabilities, a digital display and advanced features to improve safety.

IoT healthcare case study: Sensor City

- Image courtesy of Sensor City
Liverpool’s Sensor City is a world-class innovation hub and centre of excellence devoted to the technologies of sensing.

The technological innovation centre Sensor City is a joint venture between Liverpool-based universities; the University of Liverpool, and Liverpool John Moores.

It’s at the forefront of Liverpool City region’s LCR 4.0 programme that aims to make Liverpool a major centre of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Sensor City has completed over 45 projects, covering healthcare, funeral care and robotics.

One object that was created using Sensor City’s facilities was a 3D printed brain. The 3D printed brain could reportedly be used by students to combat issues surrounding mental health through projects dedicated to improving human wellbeing.

A partnership with sports innovation company SportScientia saw the centre develop 3D printed smart insoles that use IoT technology to predict and reduce the number of sport injuries. The venture has helped SportScientia to reduce both the development time and costs of producing smart insoles.

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