Recovering at home will sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er health­care costs while in­creas­ing pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion.

—IBM scientist Bruno Michel

A first application of wearables is possible for monitoring patients recovering from a medical procedure. Currently, this is done in the hospital by means of stationary monitoring devices.

The same monitoring quality can meanwhile be achieved with wearables, which allows hospitals to send patients home sooner. The prerequisite is that remote monitoring can be performed more efficiently with fewer medical personnel in order to reduce costs.

To be successful, the monitoring also needs to be synchronized with other home-care services.

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Bruno Michel

Bruno Michel

IBM Research scientist

Thomas Brunschwiler

Thomas Brunschwiler

IBM Research scientist

High-quality home care

Wireless data streams of several wearables are collected by a cognitive hypervisor.

Initial pattern analysis is carried out in the hypervisor while cognitive functionality and more data analytics is added in the cloud.

Use cases for high-quality healthcare

Hospital of the future

Release average patient one day earlier

Cognitive companion

Allow elderly to stay home longer

Fitness, wellness

Improve quality of life

Chronic disease monitoring

Reduce healthcare costs

Work safety

Reduce accidents