eHealth system improves independent living for the elderly

8th January 2018
Lanna Cooper

With the help of a new eHealth system, Qorvo is helping seniors to live more independently in their homes. It is powered by the company’s chipsets for the Internet of Things (IoT). Health insurer CZ, will provide the system to 3,000 elderly customers in the Netherlands, marking the first deployment of a senior smart home solution by a large health insurance company.

eHealth technologies with whole-home sensor systems present an opportunity for health insurers and consumers to reduce healthcare costs and enhance quality of life.

According to Grand View Research, the global eHealth market is expected to reach $308bn by 2022, and the transition of the health care industry into a digital health care system for management and analysis of patient health is expected to be the most vital driver of the market.

The system that CZ will deploy consists of a non-intrusive set of motion and open/close sensors, and a gateway. It combines proven cloud algorithm expertise from Sensara with Zigbee Green Power RF solutions from Qorvo.

Zigbee Green Power is optimised for ultra-long coin-cell battery life sensors (ten year replacement) and provides secure, long range and highly reliable wireless data transmission. These features are essential to the evolution of the smart home.

Menno Janssen, Strategic Program Manager of CZ, said: “We believe that seniors using reliable eHealth systems will gain a wide range of benefits, enhancing their quality of life and enabling their families or caregivers to have peace of mind that they are safe and healthy.”

Cees Links, General Manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said: “The innovation that Qorvo delivers in its Zigbee Green Power RF solutions, combined with behaviour analysis algorithms, helps elderly people live longer and more independently at home. We’re excited about our partnership with CZ, a large health insurance company, and commend them for being a frontrunner in deploying eHealth solutions to improve lives. The IoT lifestyle market is quickly growing, and Qorvo is proud to play a more significant part.”

Qorvo products that solve the IoT’s toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, 9th-12th January in booth 42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.

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