From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
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Independa has created an integrated system for monitoring a person in the home that can include gathering clinical measurements such as blood pressure and glucose, to sensors that monitor motion, toilet flushing and door opening. The system is intended to enable independent living for seniors, while letting caregivers passively monitor and be alerted if something seems wrong, like no movement in the house for some period. The system can monitor a patient's activity via those sensors and reports data back via an online app. Independa also provides tablet and television interfaces for email and for medication and appointment reminders.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?