Many businesses and their models rely heavily on physical interaction with customers, vendors, and employees. Recent events made most of them realize that they need to jump into the Digital Transformation wave as a way to build resilience, remain relevant, get ahead of the competition, and provide better services to customers.
Companies are increasingly experimenting with projects that make use of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a means to solve a problem, cut costs, increase efficiency, enable new business models, get ahead of the competition or become more competitive. However, implementing and scaling an IoT project can be overwhelming for any organization.
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Evalan has developed one of these components, called “BACE”, a building block that connects your assets to the Cloud. BACE enables organizations to easily implement IoT solutions and respond quickly to changing needs. Implementing IoT is now possible at lower costs, without limiting performance, security, flexibility or energy requirements.
A new European project, NextPerception, is developing intelligent sensing technology for the next generation of solutions for the healthcare and automotive industry. On the one hand, the focus of the project is on patient-centered care, in which improved monitoring systems aim at early detection and prevention of deterioration in health. On the other hand, sensor solutions are being developed for the automotive industry to improve pedestrian safety and automated driving. During this project, Evalan focuses on the first use case, healthcare, and is developing a respiratory rate sensor specifically for cardiac care.
The European innovation program Eureka has started a new project, of which Evalan is part. For 3 years, 18 organizations from different countries will work working together intensively on this FoodFriend project to develop technologies that can better measure the influence of food on the human body. This concerns both the intake of food and its absorption by the body.
The Dutch healthcare sector suffers from a large staff shortage and the workload is high. Embedded monitoring systems and a smart healthcare infrastructure can help to provide a better and safer environment for healthcare staff and patients.
For many patients it appears to be difficult to take medication according to the schedule that the doctor has prescribed. Taking a pill daily at breakfast is usually still possible, but it becomes more difficult when there are schedules where the intake of medication is irregular. Or if a three-month break is inserted, after which the patient himself has to start taking the medication again. But even when patients have no complaints, suffer from side effects of the medication or simply forget it, therapy compliance is a difficult task. IoT offers a solution for this problem. There are many devices on the market that offer assistance with therapy compliance.
Evalan has contributed to a new development in the field of IoT in healthcare, namely the analysis of exhaled air to diagnose diseases. The product of Breathomix, the SpiroNose, aims to diagnose lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer, but also other diseases, and to have them treated more specifically. For this innovation, we developed the sensor system and the device that collects and transmits the measurement data.
A week ago, we announced that Priva acquired a stake in our spin-out smart building company bGrid. Priva is now shareholder and strategic cooperation partner. Together we anticipate an acceleration in smart building implementation and drive digital transformation in real estate.