The origins of INSATI

It was in 2010 when the various R&D projects promoted by the research team that would later join INSATI made the headlines on TVG.


One of the problems of public health systems is the saturation of the different services. It is estimated that only in primary care three out of four consultations are related to chronic conditions. The increase in life expectancy is subjecting the public health system to a very important problem of sustainability, together with the systematic ageing of the population, which makes it necessary to change the current model of health care based on a reactive system, i.e. one that acts when the pathology becomes more acute, to a more proactive system, control to avoid exacerbation.

The project:

The Gradiant technology centre, the company Wireless Galicia and the Inibic telemedicine advances group are developing INSATI, a low-cost system that will allow to move basic medical care control and monitoring to the patient’s home. The project is focused on the design of a bidirectional telecommunications equipment located in the patient’s home that can be remotely managed by the hospital. This equipment collects a series of biomedical signals, in the case of the pulse oximeter, accelerometer or scale, environmental signals, in the case of temperature or humidity, and presence signals, in order to detect possible falls or presence. The key to all this is that it is done in a way that is transparent to the user, building an automated intelligent environment.

Conclusion: With INSATI the patient is supervised by the system during the performance of the tests and routines set by the medical professional. Depending on the pathology in question, the patient will receive a series of instructions through the TV interface in order to take a measure.

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