HalleyAssist® HealthWatch

  • 2022

Designed By:

  • HalleyAssist®
  • Northern Health Patient Watch
  • La Trobe University Centre for Technology Infusion
  • Proactive Ageing - Steve Zanon

Commissioned By:

HalleyAssist Pty Ltd

Designed In:


Patients with health problems often recover in their own home better than a hospital. HalleyAssist® HealthWatch enables remote delivery of expert medical care to enable “Hospital in the Home”. Family and clinicians can easily monitor users in real time to enable early and rapid intervention for urgent and emerging issues.

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  • Global populations are affected increasing chronic diseases and are ageing. People want to live longer and more independently. Hospital healthcare is resource and labour intensive and costs are rising. Healthcare systems find it difficult or impossible to provide the growing labour requirements. In addition, hospitals are often not optimal for recovery and recuperation as they are stressful and expose patients to infectious diseases. This is worse in times of pandemic. Patients often recover better in their own home but there are added risks if their health is not closely monitored and any decline is not detected early and managed well.

  • The HalleyAssist® HealthWatch is co-designed with stakeholders including elderly users, family members and clinical care providers. A flexible range of connected physiological sensors based on clinical need delivers patient monitoring data to a dashboard that is easily connected to existing clinical data management systems. We have designed a system that is: - unobtrusive. Patients are not required to interact with the system or use wearables. - fully operational for patients with any level of cognitive ability. - designed to connect to any approved sensor. Allows flexibility in sensor choice and allows future upgradability. - information to family and interoperable with hospital patient management systems.

  • Hospitals are noisy, uncomfortable, not restful and pose dangers from infectious diseases. HalleyAssist® HealthWatch allows “Hospital in the Home” to be integrated into current healthcare systems. Patients are discharged home with high-level healthcare delivered to them in their own home. Artificial Intelligence enabled movement, sleep and falls monitoring is enhanced with sensors. Clinical parameters are monitored and responded to in real time. An example: COVID19 patients remain in quarantine at home with blood oxygen monitoring. Clinicians are alerted to changes. The potential to transmit infections is reduced while allowing the ability to rapidly respond to health changes if needed.

  • By working with the Key Opinion Leaders, the HalleyAssist® team have solved the technical challenge of remote patient monitoring (RPM) data delivery and usability. It is tested, proven and published. The main benefits of our design approach may be summarised as: - Works for any cognitive ability including Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. - Ease of installation – Fast to install. Requires no wiring. - Portable – users can take the system if they transition from home to residential care. - Usable alerts - proven Al functionality alerts to emerging health issues. - System designed with multiple radio communication ability. Allows agnostic connection to a range of wireless sensors and devices. - Allows connection to hospital patient data management systems. This Integration allows the HalleyAssist® dashboard to show clinicians a patient’s progress and alerts against a personalised care plan directly gathered from the hospital system. - Efficient - Improves efficiency and quality of healthcare by reducing the need for subjective and manual data collection. - Significantly reduces labour requirements reducing pressure on healthcare organisations. - Open and connected design – Health technology are often “closed systems”. Hospitals must implement separate, standalone systems. The HalleyAssist® open design principle future proofs the platform and enables our development roadmap that includes developments such as smart medication management systems.