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Embratel Launches IoT Solution for Health Management
The system enables pharmacy managers to access online drug information and make decisions.
Nov 27, 2018—
Brazilian telephone operator Embratel has announced the development of two Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to monitor the quality of medicines at pharmacies. The offerings are being produced in partnership with Fibo, Sierra Wireless, Konker and Bunker.
The first solution allows the automatic monitoring of the temperature and humidity of medicines, as required by Anvisa, the country's national health agency, for use at pharmacies. Currently, such monitoring is performed manually, at least three times a day per sensor; each pharmacy has an average of three to four sensors.
According to Embratel, measurements of store environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, are automatically collected and recorded by the system, thereby preventing human errors or omissions in the recording of measurements. The solution, Couto explains, "sends alerts and notifications if previously programmed thresholds are reached—for example, temperatures above 27 degrees Celsius or humidity below 30 percent."
Both solutions will employ the Cat-M1 NB-IoT communication standard, which Embratel says will connect a large number of sensors at a low cost. The solution is plug-and-play, the company reports, and a customer can simply plug the device into an outlet to have instant access to the generated data. "The projects use tags equipped with temperature and humidity sensors," Couto states, "which transmit information through a local mesh network to a communication gateway located in the pharmacy."
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