In collaboration with the Hjerteforeningen and Seluxit, Telenor has developed an IoT device that addresses the issue of with the defective defibrillators (heart starters). The solution consists of a digital monitoring unit equipped with a range of sensors that continuously monitor the defibrillator 24/7. It sends an alert to a service technician in case of any issues with the defibrillator.
The unit has included an optical sensor that visually monitors whether the defibrillator is faulty or lacks power. In those cases, the communication module will send a direct message to a platform that automatically alerts a service technician.
The solution ensures that defibrillators are proactively maintained so that they always work when a person suffers a cardiac arrest. The digital monitoring device provides increased security and can ultimately help save more lives.
Today, the digital IoT monitoring unit are delivered and operated by Medidyne A/S, which manage the operation of Hjerteforeningen's ServicePlus subscription.
The perspectives of the digital monitoring unit are significant with 24.585 registered defibrillators and many unregistered ones – and it will help addresses the challenge of a large number of non-functional defibrillators.