WIN: WIRELESS INTEGRATED NETWORK

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Feb 16, 2014 (3 years and 3 months ago)

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WIN: WIRELESS INTEGRATED NETWORK

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PATENT



Patent
: WO2009127954A2



Research

report: WO2009127954A3



Also

available

on:
ep.espacenet.com



Key
words
: “
valdastri

mazzeo”

Claims

5

and

10

are

original

and

involve

an

inventive

step

with

respect

to

the

state

of

the

art,

therefore

claims

5

and

10

can

be

considered

as

granted
.

In

particular,

claim

10

is

about

auto
-
configuration

of

the

modules

as

they

connect

to

the

base

body
.

This,

together

with

the

modularity,

makes

the

proposed

system

modular

and

plug

&

play,

developing

the

full

potential

of

our

invention

and

making

it

flexible

and

easy

to

use
.



Claim

5

is

about

the

connection

of

2

base

bodies

in

order

to

increase

the

number

of

possible

sensor

modules

to

be

connected

and

used

at

once
.

This

is

also

a

very

important

claim

for

implementing

our

modular

monitoring

system
.



Actually

we

submitted

a

demand

opposing

the

reviewer

comments

to

try

to

have

all

the

claims

granted
.

If

not,

we

will

rewrite

the

claims

incorporating

1
+
10

and

1
+
5
.

(source: Pietro Valdastri)


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TECHNOLOGY


8051 microcontroller core


IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver


Carrier frequency 2.4 GHz


Dimensions: 26x14x7 mm
3

before the encapsulation


Temperature sensor


Battery status monitoring


8 Analog Input (12 bit resolution)


6 PWM


2 serial interfaces


Very low power consumption


USB
-
Radio Dongle with PC Interface


Ideal for sensor monitoring and for actuator control


4

OUR FLAGSHIP PRODUCT

Flexible modular hardware system



Easy to assemble


easy to use system



Max flexibility to add new “digital” plasters



Software compatible with hospitals’ software



User friendly



Patented hardware



Potential adoption in other sectors such as sport, well being, defense

5

MISSION

To create world class medical care technology

that provides doctors and patients with real

time access to physiological data

What’s

new?


Different

“digital”

bricks

assembled

together

to

fulfill

the

specific

user

needs

A

flexible

modular

system

capable

to

easily

adapt

to

the

continuous

change

of

user

needs

6

+

User

Belt

+ WIN hardware

Data
processing

Data gathering

A

B

C

D

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

POTENTIAL VALUE CHAIN

PHASE 1
: a supplier pro
vides a patient with a wireless wearable device equipped
with WIN modular system

PHASE 2:
the patient
gets monitored and his/her physiological data are sent to a
data processing system

PHASE 3:
the processing system stores, processes and displays the data to the
final user

WIN VALUE ADDED
: the modular and user friendly WIN system allows the final
user to easily re
-
configure it without technical assistance

KSF

1.
Ergonomics

2.
Design

KSF

1.
Usability

2.
Real time access

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SALES MODEL

SERVICE MODEL

Clients

Customer Care

Distribution

Service


G) Win
distributes
through a
commercial
partnership

N) Out of
scope

Tech
manu
.
and
Pharma

O) Business
customer care

PRODUCT DEV

C) Product built by
supplier on WIN’s
requirements

D) Product developed in
partnership with chosen
supplier /partner

BUSINESS MODEL (scenario)

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TELEMEDICINE: EU MARKET



EU market value: $236 ML by 2014*




2.5ML diabetic patients in Italy




4ML patients with respiratory failure in Italy




1ML patients with chronic heart failure in Italy




The Italian NHS spent $2,686 pc in 2007 (ca 8,7% of GDP)**




There is a clear cost savings opportunity for the NHS

(*)Source: Frost & Sullivan

(**)Source: OCSE


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COST SAVINGS: ACTUAL MARKET APPROACH

We

started

a

project

pilot

with

three

departments

of

an

hospital

which

is

just

round

the

corner

from

our

office
.

The

three

departments

are
:

1
)

the

department

of

surgery
;

2
)

the

department

of

cardiac

surgery

and

3
)

the

department

of

general

medicine
.

We

conducted

several

in

depth

interviews

with

doctors

and

nurses

in

order

to

capture

important

data

to

understand

better

the

real

future

impact

of

our

product

in

terms

of

cost

savings

and

the

value

added

that

a

similar

solution

can

bring

within

the

departments
.

Case

one/actual

market

approach

(read

ocean)
:

Patients’

body

temperature

monitoring



Everyday

a

nurse

within

the

department

of

general

medicine

spends

7

minutes

to

check

the

body

temperature

of

a

patient




This

task

is

repeated

3

times

a

day




A

nurse

checks

on

average

the

body

temperature

of

20

patients

a

day




A

nurse

spends

420

minutes

(
7

hours)

a

day

to

perform

this

task



The

average

full

loaded

cost

of

a

nurse

within

that

department

is


25

per

hour




The

average

cost

of

performing

this

task

is


175

per

day




The

average

cost

of

performing

this

task

is


64
,
000

per

year





This

task

could

be

completely

automated

by

any

wireless

sensor

network

already

available

in

the

market
.

What

if

two

or

more

physiological

data

should

be

monitored

by

allowing

nurses

to

just

change

the

sensors

without

changing

the

system

main

body?



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COST SAVINGS: OUR APPROACH

Case

two/our

potential

market

approach

(blue

ocean)
:

Let’s

suppose

we

will

monitor

patients’

#
1
body

temperature,

#
2
blood

pressure

and

#
3
heart

rate

by

using

just

one

main

body

and

different

sensors




The

average

cost

of

performing

task

#
1

is


64
,
000

per

year



Let’s

assume

a

similar

cost

for

task

#
2

and

#
3

(we

do

not

consider

the

added

complexity

of

performing

these

tasks)




Thanks

to

our

approach

the

final

cost

savings

is

=

(actual

market

approach

*

3
)

=


192
K

per

year

in

terms

of

personnel’s

time/cost

in

performing

these

tasks





This

approach

comes

directly

from

one

of

our

patent’s

claim
:

modularity
.

In

fact,

thanks

to

our

modular

system

when

it

comes

to

monitor

physiological

data

users

do

not

need

different

hardware

for

different

sensors
.

They

need

just

one

main

body

where

they

can

easily

plug

in

the

sensor/s

they

need

in

that

particular

moment
.

This

approach

represents

a

potential

cost

savings

opportunity

(n*)times

greater

than

the

actual

market

approach
.



Thanks

to

our

flexible

and

modular

solution

which

will

be

designed

to

be

extremely

user

friendly,

users

(doctors,

nurses,

etc
.
)

can

monitor

different

physiological

data

just

by

changing

sensors

on

the

main

body

.

(*=number of physiological parameters to be monitored)

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