With the population of older individuals due to double in size by 2030 and the ratio of potential caregivers to decrease by over 50%, new technology must rise to meet the need for quality care. However, adoption rates amongst elderly patients have been low as current mHealth options are often too complicated.
Designed for simplicity, the award-winning OnKöl hub removes barriers to technology adoption and encourages engagement without intimidation. Straight out of the box, it can notify family members, caregivers and even medical professionals of everything from vital signs to medication reminders to emergency response situations.
Equipped with Gemalto’s M2M module, the above remote patient monitoring services are securely managed over-the-air. The patient can easily connect health and home monitoring devices, like blood pressure cuffs, heart-monitors and smoke detectors, and Gemalto’s module encrypts and sends the gathered information to the OnKöl platform.
“We were able to work with OnKöl to create an innovative product that has not yet been seen in the market and is customized to its end user’s specific needs,” Rodrigo Serna, SVP Mobile and IoT Services, Americas, Gemalto, said. “By enabling simple and reliable communication, Gemalto and OnKöl are helping older individuals to maintain their independence and create peace of mind for their caregivers.”