The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry of Economy of Taiwan has made spectacular progress on the Taiwan Smart city project.
Smart Cities Strategy Research Advisor, founded by the International Data Corporation (IDC), studies how cities and localities use technology to improve operations to better serve their residents.
Since 2018, this project has been integrating technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI) into local, industrial and lifestyle activities as part of its vision. IDB of people, companies and government parallel to existing technologies.
According to WHO, issues such as health equity, health accessibility and health data integration are considered urgent global health challenges. Life expectancy at birth between rich and developing countries is 18 years apart, a serious consequence of income inequality between rural and urban areas.
About a third of the global population lacks access to essential health conditions such as diagnostics, medicines and vaccines, mainly due to resource disparities between rural and urban areas. In places where healthcare is available, medical records are stored manually, which is prone to errors and data disturbance. Furthermore, this approach will not contribute to the national electronic record system – systems that are important in keeping medical histories, allowing for seamless and cost-effective treatment.
The Taiwan Smart City Project used two solutions to address challenges in the global health system: Mobile Personal Health Records Life, or mPHR Life, a communication platform for patients and staff smartphone access and the installation of H2U Health ATMs at select 7-Eleven stores.
ATM mPHR and H2U: Making life and medical services more convenient
Through the mPHR, health data is collected and uploaded to the cloud when the patient arrives at any clinic mPHR is being dispensed with, equipped to take medical measurements of blood pressure, body temperature, and body temperature. , blood oxygen, height and weight… The monitor attached to the medical station creates a means to communicate online with the doctor who is monitoring remotely. In this way, the system gives patients the opportunity to have regular and convenient health monitoring, thereby encouraging patients to care more about their health, an important step in controlling chronic diseases. count.
Like the mPHR medical station, the H2U Health ATM measures blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, fat, and calculates body mass index (BMI) for free, making health checks more convenient. As an ATM, H2U Health ATMs deliver on-demand intelligent health management and data analysis services.
These two solutions help ease the strain on clinics and hospitals by reducing the need for on-site appointments and providing flexibility in case tracking. In recognition of these innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges, the Taiwan Smart city project won four awards at the IDC Asia/Pacific Smart City Awards in May of this year.
The Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan supports the construction of an investment environment, providing comprehensive support for business enterprises to overcome investment obstacles. The company guides new and existing industries to create a solid foundation for the nation’s long-term development.
About Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau and Taiwan Ministry of Economy
The Department of Industrial Development, Ministry of Economy has been running the Taiwan Smart city project since 2018. Taiwan Smart city aims to utilize all smart technologies (IoT, Big Data and AI). ) to combine factors: residential, industry and civilian demand. The project promotes cooperation and integration between cities and towns to promote innovation locally and nationally. So far, the Taiwan Smart City project has implemented activities covering six main aspects including food, healthcare, housing, transportation, education, entertainment, and governance.
More information at: https://www.twsmartcity.org.tw/en/project