Researchers with the University's
The software is called LILAH. The name is an acronym for Living Independent Life at Home.
The software enables patients to:
* conduct "video chats" with a caregiver or medical professional,
* receive reminders to check their vital signs,
* get notifications to take medication,
* set up an electronic health record; and
* have others monitor their health remotely.
"As health care providers to the aging population, we identified an opportunity to develop a narrow technology solution that would allow individuals suffering from common chronic illnesses to live independently in their own homes with the assistance of their physician or caregiver," said
CBIT, which provides technology-based economic development in
Robinson said the monitoring device is based on a need identified by
The monitoring device has been approved by the
It helps detect significant changes in a patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate and concentration of oxygen in blood. Sensors can trigger alerts that prompt a case manager to check on a patient or contact the patient's caregiver. The device is the first product created as a result of the
The effort was launched last summer, based on
CajunCodeFest is intended to spark networking and business development among entrepreneurs and health care professionals.
Hundreds of software programmers and engineers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and students from other states and countries have attended each of the first two events.
"This is the type of thing that this community is set up to do, with its fiber optic infrastructure and with LGMC as a major healthcare system. It lets us serve as a 'test bed' for anyone who wants to come in and try out a news product, service or technology," Robinson said.
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