TAKE CARE is a complete in-house solution for caregivers. It consists of three segments: a tracking implant that is inserted into the patient's hand by a simple surgical procedure. The implant contains and releases medication as needed and also wirelessly transmits the data into the TAKE CARE base station.
The base station is a tablet like device that constantly monitors all the vital health parameters of the patient, displays all the current information at a glance and keeps track of long-term trends.
A set of wi-fi cameras can be connected to provide remote access to caregivers via smartphone. An alert system will notify the caregiver in case of an emergency via SMS, e-mail or a phone call. In smart homes, the alert system can also take control of the vital house functions, such as turn on the lights, unlock the door, close the gas or water supply in case of emergency (especially useful for patients with mental illness or dementia).
Last part of the TAKE CARE is the "Friends and family reminder system". It is an automated system that sends our periodical SMS or e-mail reminders to pre-defined lists of family members or friends, reminding them to call or visit the patient. The system also sends our a list of items that the patient may need at the moment, from everyday things like clothing to more expensive items such as medical equipment, TV set, a new bed etc. This "wish list" is used to inform the close circuit of people of what may be needed, so when the birthday or holidays come around, they can join their funds to carry some of the financial burden.