Top trade-offs when designing an IoT cloud solution for scale
The trick to designing an IoT cloud solution for scale is to find the correct balance and optimise the trade-offs between the different options.
A health technology start-up wanted to bring video communication and health data collection for the NHS and social care system to help support keeping patients out of hospital by:
Our objective was to scope, design and develop the end-to-end service proposition, to enable video communication into the patient’s home, facilitate health data collection and relieve pressure on the NHS and social care system.
Strategy & feasibility
Defined of the end-to-end technology solution as well as the business strategy and approach to collaboration with care providers.
Proof of concept & design
Developed the hardware and software solutions, including video communication using the patient’s TV facilitated by a set top box.
Development & Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Produced the product prototype, and designed and developed the embedded software stack, the cloud platform and the in-home equipment.
Provided manufacturing support, engagement with broadband providers and development of the service proposition.
Ensured hardware and software compliance with necessary regulation and standards.
The service involved working with various stakeholders in the NHS and social care around the user interface and user experience.
The following services were examples of those developed as a result of our product development work:
We worked extensively with stakeholders in health and social care and overcame many of the technical, social and system challenges of working with very complex customers.
Driven by knowledge of deploying scalable set top box technology into the home, a start-up communication company was supported in developing a health and social care service communications technology. The service was a system integration of hardware, software, cloud platform, broadband and mobile devices.
Our flexible architecture meant the connected system could be deployed and applied in a number of different scenarios, from integration with kidney dialysis machines to supporting Continua (interoperable standards) compliant pulse oximeters.
We delivered for the client an end-to-end connected communications platform designed with scale in mind that was reliable, interoperable, secure and compliant with all standards.
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