Sony with the motive of developing Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the healthcare market has collaborated with Ericsson and Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor. All the three companies will launch their own devices, Sony will offer the sensors which uses Visilion advanced tracking solution and Ericsson will provide its IoT Accelerator platform which aids businesses build network and manage innumerable devices while Telenor will supply SIM cards and networking tools which works globally.
While the collaboration is for the healthcare industry, Sony said that its tracking solution is not limited to any industry. Its solution can be employed by other industries including cargo tracking or search and rescue missions.
Healthcare industry can use the platform as a location tool for valuable equipments like ECG machines and beds, while also providing real-time indoor geolocations of staff and patients.
The sensors can easily balance between different cellular standards which includes 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT, and Cat-M1, qualifying businesses in all parts of the world.
“As the use of cellular technology matures, this can have a positive impact on the future of mobile health services and the safety and welfare of end-users,” said Anders Strömberg, head of wearables at Sony Network Communications Europe.
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