Real-time telemetric link between specialized doctors and EMTs
The Task: A joint venture between medDV and health industry partners including Germany-based Corpuls required a database-driven communication and analytics system. It had to collect live health IT data from the road and enable hospitals and experts to work with EMTs both in real-time and in research.
The Challenge: Centered around the existing portable NIDA unit and other medical devices in the emergency medical field, communication had to be established to securely achieve real-time telemetric tasks. In the mid-2000s—with 3G still being spotty—the communication had to be very resilient and have little overhead. Databases, analytics, and frontend had to be highly scalable and easy to use. Lots of regulatory and institutional requirements applied in the health and hospital field.
The Project: This was mostly a software and team-management project. After designing the software architecture, communication protocols, and overall structure, many team members contributed to the project’s success. Close integration with manufacturers of all components was required to keep the system operational through development, deployment, and client-induced modifications. The system was deployed with thousands of devices and in many installations across Europe.