Almerys cardiology telehealth application enabled by Digi

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) said that Orange Business Services subsidiary Almerys is using ConnectPort X3, Digi TransPort WR41 and Device Cloud by Etherios to add wireless functionality to its cardiology telehealth pilot project in the Auvergne region of France.

For patients suffering from heart disease, changes in body weight are a crucial indicator of their health and response to treatment. While remote monitoring for patient weight warning signs to avert emergency hospitalization is a simple solution, it improves patient outcomes and has massive cost-saving implications for health care systems worldwide.

The core solution uses a weighing scale connected to a ConnectPort X3 wireless gateway to record and transmit patient data to the Central Coordination Unit. Many of the pilot´s patients reside in rural areas with limited Internet infrastructure and no 3G or RTT network, in which case the Digi TransPort WR41 router is also used to transfer the weight data via the fixed line network. The gateway and router form a communication link via cellular networks that allows the solution to operate “out-of-the-box” wherever it is placed. Because the communication protocol used does not depend on an Internet connection, the solution can easily be scaled.

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Established in 2000 in Clermont-Ferrand, Almerys is a key player in the industrial processing of digital data, particularly in the areas of health and paperless transactions. For more information see www.almerys.com.