In order to use a wireless sensor for measuring a patient’s biosigns, three things need to happen: (1) data needs to be sent to the cloud (2) the data needs to be cleaned through a data pipeline so it can be applied to the AI algorithm developed by a data scientists by the LDT team, and (3) the processed data must be stored, displayed correctly, and sent to healthcare professionals in any timezone if there are any deviations from the norm. When working with LDT, NineTwoThree needed to find a way to collect this data, create a pipeline of the data, and make sure healthcare providers could find actionable insights in their reporting.
Data Collection and Creating a Data Pipeline for an Internet of Things Medical Device
Collecting data from a sensor device comes with its own set of challenges. In order to keep cloud storage costs manageable, NineTwoThree only wanted to collect data while the patient was actually sleeping. This fact means healthcare providers and LDT have to know exactly when the data can be collected. Plus, if the data shows something out of the ordinary, healthcare providers need to find out right away.
The LDT sensor relies on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The data coming from the sensor needs to be cleaned, stored, and available to restore if LDT’s engineers need to perform deeper analysis. Once the data has been processed by AI, remote healthcare providers need to view the data in the patient’s timezone and receive timely notifications when something deviates from the baseline, based on the rules set by the medical staff. if something was detected that deviated from the set of rules that were set in the baseline.
Needs for Regulatory Compliance in Medical Technology
It was critical for LDT to meet regulatory standards in data handling and privacy. On the healthcare side, the solution is required to meet all quality standards with HIPAA compliance and FDA approval. On top of that, LDT must follow data privacy laws, especially GDPR for Europe, and state laws in the United States like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).