/C-connect – The future of medical monitoring

C-connect – The future of medical monitoring

Challenge: A solution that delays the need of help from the home care in Karlskrona

Solution: In the future the population of seniors is expected to grow. This is a problem for the society since the workers will have to take care of more seniors. Therefore a solution that delays the need of help from the home care is necessary. When examine current problems among seniors, the project team found two common safety issues. The first one is that seniors felt more safe when they knew that someone was checking up on them, to know that the person is alright. The second one is that seniors felt more safe if they could contact someone when needed.

The solution was a watch band that have sensors and a button. The sensors will monitor information regarding a person’s health status. The information that will be monitored is body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen. This to fulfill the first issue. The button will be an emergency button, that the seniors can use to contact someone when needed. This to fulfill the second issue.

Professor in Product Development at Blekinge Institute of Technology