Frequently Asked Questions
mSafety is a business-to-business communication platform for the development of turnkey customer solutions within mobile health and safety. It combines a secure cloud solution with a connected wearable, providing a development-ready platform upon which technology providers can build remote monitoring applications for service providers.
Leveraging IoT connectivity, mSafety reduces technical complexity and increases the safety and personal freedom of end-users, while delivering valuable data to the companies that deploy it.
Lund — October 15, 2019
How does mSafety work?
The mSafety platform consists of two main components: a wearable (form factor wrist watch) and a cloud backend.
The wearable is directly connected to the Internet, without the need for pairing with a mobile phone. It features in-device sensors to monitor activity, heart rate, sleep and stress, as well as a GPS for location tracking. In addition, it can be connected to external sensors via Bluetooth or NFC. A global roaming profile ensures the wearable remains continuously connected in all environments.
The backend provides the fundamental structures required for mSafety wearables to interact with the customer’s cloud backend servers in a secure and scalable way. It enables easy onboarding of wearables and software updates.
In practice, an end user wears the mSafety device, which receives health data from a connected customer sensor. Information is displayed on the device and sent, end-to-end encrypted, to the customer’s backend – through the mSafety cloud backend.
The functionality of the customer’s backend server and what it does with the data varies from case to case. For example, the backend server at an adventure sports company could track a kite surfer out on the water and alert the coast guard if an emergency alarm is received. Alternatively, the backend server at an elderly care home might register fall alarms and issue alerts to care staff. In a healthcare scenario, the backend of a diabetes application could collect information from external glucose sensors and provide insights to the user, the family and healthcare provider.
What kind of applications is mSafety for?
mSafety can be used to make people safer in a range of different situations – wherever real-time, continuously-connected, bi-directional communication is an advantage for the user and service provider.
It enables, for example, the continuous monitoring of people with chronic health conditions or the elderly. It can also be used to monitor individuals or groups of people involved in high-risk activities either at work or leisure.
What type of companies can benefit from developing turnkey applications based on mSafety?
Typical service providers can be divided into three broad categories: health and medical, outdoor leisure and workplace safety. See breakdown below:
Health and medical
- Medical & healthcare customers
- Service providers in the health and wellness sector
- Healthcare companies
- Providers of home care for the elderly/senior living facilities
- Chronic disease monitoring
- Pharmaceutical companies and CROs conducting clinical trials
- Companies that offer guided hiking tours
- Coastal rescue services
- Mountain rescue services
- Companies that rent out equipment for water sports
- Outdoor sports events and competition organisers
- OH&S officers in factories, power generation plants, sawmills, forestry, extractive industries etc.
- Compliance officers working for large companies, responsible for employee safety
- IT departments supporting OH&S
Who are the typical end users?
Examples include the elderly or those with chronic health conditions, employees in hazardous work environments such as power generation or forestry, or people engaged in outdoor leisure activities with an elevated risk level, such as climbing or kayaking.
What advantages does mSafety offer over competing solutions?
- The platform is ready to develop on and includes a ready-made, optimized wearable. It is not a turnkey solution, but based on open technology, offering all the versatility customers need to create their own tailormade applications.
- Energy consumption is very low, thanks to the use of energy-efficient IoT connectivity instead of traditional high-consumption cellular connectivity. This means the wearable has a very long battery life.
- The simplicity of the frontend contrasts with sophistication of the backend solution. End users get a straightforward, undemanding device with a black and white interface that is easy to read. The service provider enjoys easy fleet management and over-the-air software update and configuration.
- The mSafety mobile health system employs end-to-end encrypted security for data communication.
- The wearable is always connected with bi-directional communication which enables more proactive services and innovations.
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