The platform was developed by CERTH and the service was initially deployed and has been evaluated within the ACTIVAGE project, by the municipal enterprise Cities Net of the Municipalities of Central Greece and its competence center e-trikala of the Municipality of Trikala.
It includes two different type of services:
- “Smart home” service, based on an IoT platform, aiming to promote the autonomy of elderly people living in their own homes.
- ICT enabled Integrated Care service, based on an IoT platform, aiming to support the management of patients with chronic diseases living in their own homes.
Two adaptions of the above services were introduced in order to face the COVID19 pandemic needs:
- IoT telecare service for elderly during COVID19 lockdown by CERTH and etrikala of the Municipality of Trikala
- IoT telehealth service for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus during COVID19 lockdown by CERTH and etrikala of the Municipality of Trikala
Currently 6 users are using the solution for facing the emergency
The platform is described in the following diagram.
Internet Network is required apart from the devices and the server, and technical support.
Involvement of the various stakeholders (health care professionals, managers, and community services) in order to plan the service tailored to their needs.
Define legal framework (privacy and data protection, liability, informed consent) and evaluate how the technical solution can fulfil the legal requirements.
Define the organizational framework in terms of deploy of devices (provide device physically to the users), and deploy of solution.
Include the solution in regional and national strategies for COVID19 contrast.
Identification of the funding/reimbursement model for the scale up the service to the rest of the Municipalities of Central Greece on Regional level and on national level.
An ioT telecare service to support independent living of elderly at home, during the COVID19 lockdown, in order to reduce their potential exposure and reduce the home visits at the elderly’s house from the elderly’s relatives, who due to COVID-19 should not come in contact with the latter.
An IoT telehealth service for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus during COVID19 lockdown to provide remote disease management at home, in order to reduce potential exposure of the T2DM patients.
The health professionals are able to deal with the burden of the COVID19 pandemic, since the visits of the patients with chronic diseases at the outpatient department can be reduced with the an IoT telehealth service.