Cassiopée Applied Analytical Systems

Digital-Health

Health care is in need of innovation. Embracing new technologies and changing mind-set will establish new demand for prevention, diagnose, monitoring and treatment. Given ever increasing economic pressures to transform health-care system(s) resides possibly with improved Digital-Health platforms in its many different incantations to meet requirements pertaining to, e.g., active and assisted living or dealing with objective diagnoses of neuro-pathologies. Our technology based on interdisciplinary effort constitutes a fundamental step beyond the state-of-art that resides with the demonstration that a number of behavioural data, i.e. those time-series that can be obtained by non-invasive sensing over long periods of time, provide a framework that allow for analyses of behavioural patterns similar to measurements over time of temperature or blood pressure. The complexity-based approach in combination with application of Artificial Intelligence based approach differs from anything available so far despite the fast-growing market of wearable sensors.

Background

The combination of advanced microelectronics and high-level mathematics-based indexing is adding objective measures to subjective evaluations based on point observations or questionnaires provided by practitioners. Objective behavioural measures provide robust and invariant evaluations of individual behavioural states and their changes over time. This approach is aimed at elderly to provide early diagnoses as well as at emotional workplaces to diagnose, e.g., stress levels at emotional workplaces.
Behavioural Monitoring System based on years of research Cassiopée Applied Analytical Solutions, Ltd., provides IoT/AI based computational eco-system yielding data-driven solutions to health care-givers to let them embrace a more patient-centric health care focus on prevention, diagnostics through wearables and sensors
that improve acuity, improve efficiency and allow patient health to be monitored more effectively in a real time.

Economic Impact

A day in psychogeriatric hospitals costs about CHF 600 and CHF 300 in an appropriate corresponding nursing home. A typical stay, though varying widely, is about 40 days in Switzerland (OFSAN 2010). The application of the Cassiopée platform may shorten these hospitalizations by various days through more accurate and extended observations and compounded information delivery. Psychiatric hospitalizations in Switzerland across all ages have increased from to 42’258 in 1998 to 68’854 in 2012, psychiatric patients sharing 19% of the total of 39’500 hospital beds in Switzerland (OFSAN 2012). Considering the proportion “younger/elderly” observed of about a quarter, roughly 17’000 hospitalizations in psychiatric Swiss hospitals are due to elderly subjects. This represents an annual cost of roughly 408’000’000 CHF a year and an annual saving of 51’000’000 CHF across Switzerland if the mean hospital duration will be reduced by 5 days through technology-assisted means.


Stressors and stress measures

Real, symbolic, or imagined stimuli perceived as threatening by a person represent a stressor.
In the human spe-cies, proximity of other conspecifics can be either soothing or a major stressor depending on the context and the individuals involved.
Many factors constitute a major stressor for the elderly, especially those with cognitive impairment, when they are admitted to or stay in a hospital or nursing home.
Thus, adequate measures against stressors are paramount as a first step to reduce the negative influences of psychological stress to health.
Continuous psychological stress monitoring in daily life is important. There are two conventional methods to measure psychological stress: self-report and body fluid analysis.
The self-report method is hard put to monitor human stress consistently due to the lack of standards for stress status. The body fluid analysis is invasive and cannot measure stress continuously.
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