HSC Technology Group is at the forefront of what is tipped to be one of the world’s biggest technology trends in 2021.
According to a recent article from prominent Forbes Magazine, healthcare investment in telemedicine and automated home help for the elderly and disabled will skyrocket in growth.
With medical-grade wearables, tracking technology and monitoring devices all linked through Internet of Things (IoT) networks, HSC Technology Group is changing the way healthcare is delivered.
By implementing its revolutionary technology suite across the health and aged care sectors, the company has set out to facilitate better care and ultimately, save more lives.
HSC Managing Director Graham Russell says IoT minimises unnecessary contact in situations where the risk of contamination is high.
“After everything we’ve seen this year with COVID-19, identifying the critical demand for investment in healthcare tech is a major game changer,” Mr Russell says.
“While there has been an overall uptake in our technology suite, the past year has brought things to a head.
“We are now in the position to kickstart a global change across the industry, with less resources and staff procurement required, which is an ongoing and urgent issue.
“The pandemic has well and truly accelerated the need to adopt tech-driven healthcare options.”
HSC utilises a range of sensors and reporting mechanisms to ensure people in aged care are consistently monitored without the need of constant staff checks.
“Quite simply, it’s like a virtual nurse that can look after around 200 residents in a community, providing medical alarms and alerts, versus one person doing the rounds to roughly 20 to 30 people,” Mr Russell says.
“Our technology is designed to enable personalised and proactive care which increases staff productivity, reduces costs, and can minimise unnecessary adverse medical situations.
“The technology has the potential to save lives, by ensuring carers are alerted proactively, or immediately as a serious issue occurs.
“What that means is our technology prevents an issue before it becomes a problem through early detection and intervention and it’s completely seamless and non-invasive.
“Through strategically placed sensors and next generation software, we are able to understand someone’s mobility, how they are moving around, their hygiene, meal preparation and more.
“This enables us to not just respond to alerts, but to provide proactive care if parts of their daily living routine are not being supported.
“For example, we use humidity sensors in the bathroom that indicate whether the shower has been used and how frequently, so it can track and detect a change or decline in someone’s hygiene marker without invading their privacy.
“If a change is detected, our software creates an alert for care staff to investigate the situation further and determine whether medical attention is required.
“We’ve had feedback from care providers who utilise our technology and software that their approach to care has significantly improved.
“They’re able to create a safer environment for residents where staff can effectively align care with a resident’s daily routine without intruding on their privacy, independence or schedule.”