Giving Relief To The Primary Health Care Centres Through The Internet Of Things (Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2019)

Mr David McDonald, CEO
Danalto
Ireland
 
 
Mr Albert Baker, COO & Co-Founder
Danalto
Ireland

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Presentation Summary

The use of IoT for assisting remote health monitoring in remote situations, away from Primary healthcare centre, is currently under developed, significantly impeding the ability for economic remote care provisioning to patients - a vital need for sustainable Public Health delivery and management. There are a number of community led initiatives for enabling independent living for the elderly and those living alone, but there is little penetration of clinical qualified technologies for secondary or tertiary care. IoT assistive technologies have been limited in their use for healthcare, for a range of reasons, but primary amongst these has been ensuring security and reliability of the gathered data across a broad range of underlying sensor and ICT technologies and associated hard identity metrics to the devices and the persons that use them. These have hinder adoption. The Irish Government supported Project Nex (under the Disruptive Technology and Innovation Fund) looks to address this deficit.
The current talk gives and ealry stage insight into the goals and ambitions of Nex.

Speaker Biography (David McDonald)

David has over 25 years of senior engineering, management and operational roles in a range of businesses in the communication and information technology area. Large scale systems engineering for demanding applications in trading, sensing and core optical networks, are some of the areas of focus in previous appointments, as well as a broad range of general management positions including General Management. David is the founding CEO of danalto. Along side his sailing and soccer activities, David is interested in webscale identity management, the ebb and flow of centralised and decentralised computing, automation and future economics.