OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

AI-powered home healthcare monitoring app adds COVID-19 quarantine monitoring

Tellus, a smarthome remote monitoring system for home-bound seniors adds Covid-specific quarantine monitoring and tracking features.

Photo of Kristen Sissener
1 0

Written by

Modifying their IoT/AI powered home monitoring device, Japan-based statup Tellus has expanded their offering to include remote monitoring of patients quarantining after Covid-19 exposure. The non-wearable, tabletop device can now remotely detect patterns of coughing, and alert healthcare providers as well as family members through the connected app. 

Click here for more information. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

-Remote monitoring of potentially affected patients -Geolocating and contact tracing of exposed/affected patients -Alleviating burden on healthcare system

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

Small but mighty, my favorite pivot is by far...Goat 2 Meeting: Simplicity is briliiance: Sweet Farm, an animal sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, otherwise completely shut down and at risk of failure, recognized early on the opportunity presented by the shift to zoom meetings and ideated a quick pivot of offering goat and animal cameos on zoom meetings. With some savvy PR and marketing, Sweet Farm has had over 3000 requests, has been able to recover well beyond the revenue lost as a result of forced closure, and has been able to extend the business to involve other animal sanctuaries and small farms. While perhaps a relatively insignificant service in light of global challenges, the sheer combination of creativity, value recognition, and flawless execution make Sweet Farm and Goat 2 Meeting my favorite.

What is your profession?

MBA Student at Hult International Business School (Biz Dev/Sales/Marketing)

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Which industry do you work in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Student

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?

Not at this time.

1 comment

Join the conversation:

Photo of Deavid welson

This is fantastic idea as Healthcare apps are a great way to help with health management to portray a doctor's brains. One of the most important goals of health care is ensuring that ill, elderly, and disabled patients receive high quality, personal, and compassionate care. Home health care is designed to meet these needs by offering personalized service in the convenience of a patient's home. The number one benefit of home health care is that it allows patients to receive personal care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. For aging and home bound individuals, in-home care facilitates them in remaining as functional and independent as possible, providing a much higher sense of security and dignity. Receiving home health care helps to reduce unavoidable re-admissions to the hospital, and studies have shown that patients recuperating from illness, injury, or surgical procedures heal more quickly and more successfully when recovering at home versus in a medical facility. to know more about home healthcare application you can read this article