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CIIC Medical is Using XeThru Technology to Solve Major Challenge in China

As China has the world’s largest population with over 10% represented by people aged 65 and above,1 along comes the challenge of an aging population. With a boost in healthcare advancements, China has experienced a significant increase in longevity and stands out as a leading country with one of the fastest growing aging populations. In the last few decades, China’s fertility rate dropped from 2.8 to 1.7, and at the same time life expectancy rose from 67 to 75 years.2 This demographic turn has left China with distinct socioeconomic challenges.


CIIC Medical Lifecare Sensor Set to Look After the Aging Population

Shanghai CIIC Medical, a leading provider of medical products and logistics services in China has started the roll-out of their latest addition to a large portfolio of medical and patient care solutions.

The Lifecare non-contact vital signs monitor is built on Novelda’s X4M05 UWB radar sensor and was launched to the market at China International Medicinal Equipment Fair (CMEF), the largest fair of medical-related equipment, products, and services in the Asia-Pacific region in April this year. With the Lifecare sensor, CIIC delivers a complete end-to-end solution, from non-contact vital signs detection to detailed analysis in the backend.

Novelda’s XeThru X4M05 Radar Sensor provides the Lifecare sensor with non-contact monitoring of the patient’s movements, respiratory rate, and heart rate. The solution was developed as a collaboration between CIIC and Exceed Technology, Novelda's Value Added Reseller in China and Singapore, who also designs and manufactures custom sensor solutions using Novelda’s ultra-wideband impulse radar (UBW IR).


The challenge of China’s aging population has obligated a technological resolution. When selecting a solution to monitor the health status of older adults, Novelda’s XeThru Technology was an impeccable choice for us. We are extremely pleased with the non-contact and non-intrusive sensor’s ability to monitor movement and vital signs with extreme accuracy. This is allowing us to instantly be alerted if a patient needs assistance

- Jerry Tian, Manager, Department of Commerce, CIIC

CIIC Medical’s Lifecare Sensor

With multiple pilot installations at elderly care homes in several cities throughout China, CIIC sets out to revolutionize safety and care of China's growing population of senior citizens. Due to its flexibility, the sensor will be mounted to the ceiling within the rooms of elderly care centers, allowing the patients to be monitored without intrusion or bulky wearables.

CIIC is installing the Lifecare health monitoring sensor in both private rooms and shared rooms with up to four patients simultaneously, and the pilot trials are expected to be concluded later this year, proving very satisfying results so far.

For more information about the CIIC Lifecare sensor, contact Jerry Tian at tianwei@ciicsh.com


The Lifecare sensor plugs straight into CIIC’s existing Hospital Information System
and provides a complete non-contact and non-intrusive patient monitoring solution

The Aging Population - A Global Socioeconomic Challenge

The increasing representation of an aging population is a challenge that is far from limited to China alone. Essentially every country in the world is seeing an increase in the proportion of elderlies in their society. “Population aging is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century, with implications for nearly all sectors of society3," according to the UN. With a boost in life expectancy combined with decreasing birth rates worldwide, there is a conspicuous need for innovative solutions to assist in elderly healthcare.

Earlier this month we published an article concerning some of the major challenges the U.S. is facing as a result of the baby boomer generation and how fall-related death rates among older persons are rising faster than ever. Click here to learn more.


References
1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DemographicsofChina
2: https://chinapower.csis.org/aging-problem/
3: www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/ageing