SURE Universal, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform developer, has formed a partnership with telecommunications provider PCCW Global to deliver its home care medical solution worldwide.
The collaboration aims to address the need to deliver connected medical care at home, thereby reducing hospital visits for simple medical diagnostics, which in turn prevent overloading medical facilities and reduce exposure to hospital-acquired infections.
The partners say the current global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine measures that have been put in place highlight the importance of reliable, cost-effective home healthcare and the role it can play in helping to address public health and safety resources.
Craig Price, senior vice president for Mobility Products and Marketing at PCCW Global, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with SURE Universal to power its home care solution by providing the network, technical know-how, and functional distribution to bring it to the international market. IoT will deliver tremendous value and benefits to the medical industry, especially in these unique times.”
Under the partnership, PCCW Global will support SURE Universal in delivering worldwide connectivity to its IoT platform, associated applications and data.
SURE Universal offers a ‘health IoT gateway’ and remote smartphone app to allow users to control devices and monitor health and wellness readings anywhere.
Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the platform is designed to detect abnormal events and send emergency alerts to care teams who, through integrated video and voice telemedicine capabilities, can contact and respond to the situation.
PCCW’s service covers over 180 countries, providing support for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile networks.
Dr. Viktor Ariel, CEO of SURE Universal, said: “SURE Universal is driven to provide exceptional, standardised and compliant IoT solutions for home care and we are honoured to be partnering with PCCW Global in order to rapidly deliver an urgently-needed home care IoT solution worldwide.”