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Cassia Networks and VivaLNK have partnered to help China fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) by lending their technologies to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC).

As part of the partnership, SPHCC is currently using Cassia’s gateways and VivaLNK’s medical wearable sensors.

The spread of the pandemic within the clinical centre, especially cross-infection from patient-to-patient and patient-to-caregiver, remains a key problem.

The integration of Cassia’s gateways and IoT Access Controller with VivaLNK’s body temperature sensors is aimed at solving the issue by reducing the contact between patient and medical staff and the contact amongst the patients.

Cassia Networks CEO Felix Zhao said: “Cassia is excited to be working with VivaLNK to help fight the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19, as well as helping save lives.

“With the combination of VivaLNK’s continuous health monitoring solutions, Cassia’s Bluetooth gateways and IoT Access Controller, we can better equip clinical centres and medical staff worldwide with the critical tools they need to address this and future pandemics.”

VivaLNK’s body temperature sensors supply constant, real-time monitoring of any changes in body temperature.

Cassia’s gateways gather the data and wirelessly transmit it to a nurse’s station for continuous monitoring through IoT Access Controller.

It enables medical staff to provide a holistic view of their vitals in real-time.

40 Bluetooth Low Energy devices can be paired and connected simultaneously with Cassia’s gateway.

VivaLNK CEO Jiang Li said: “The concept of remote patient monitoring using wireless medical wearables can extend into a clinical environment where there is a need to minimise patient contact and for a more flexible deployment model.

“The combination of VivaLNK sensors and Cassia’s gateways enables medical centres to rapidly deploy patient monitoring solutions not only in China but worldwide.”

Deployment of additional systems in other medical centres is expected to take place in the coming days.

Meanwhile, both companies are also working to enable future integration, using VivaLNK’s Multi-Vital ECG Sensor and Cassia’s gateways.