Solothurn - The Cantonal Hospital Baselland is to introduce the digital system to prevent patients from falling developed by Qumea. Test operations over a period of several months have now successfully been brought to a close. The hospital and start-up are also set to join forces as research partners.

The Cantonal Hospital Baselland (KSBL) plans to deploy a digital early warning system for the prevention of falls developed by Qumea in acute geriatrics at the Liestal and Bruderholz sites in the canton of Basel-Landschaft. The high-tech system to monitor patients at risk of falling was successfully tested over a period of several months, the healthtech firm based in the canton of Solothurn reports in a press release. In addition, both parties have agreed that the Basel Area cantonal hospital will contribute to the further development of the system.

The Qumea system uses a sensor to identify potentially dangerous situations by detecting movements throughout the room and anonymously sending the data to a data cloud. In this context, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used to analyze the movement patterns and raises an alarm if necessary.

“Since we can now determine a patient’s movement pattern with QUMEA, we have significantly more time to react. This is a big plus for both patients and staff in terms of patient safety”, explains Cornelius-Monroe Huber, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at KSBL, in the press release.

The hospital is also keen to cooperate with the start-up founded in 2019 on the development of new functionalities. “We are extremely pleased not only to welcome KSBL as another innovative customer, but also to be able to count on the hospital’s expertise in the development and validation of future functions”, comments Cyrill Gyger, CEO of Qumea AG, in the press release.

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