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Home Health Gateway Based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor: App Note

People are living longer, and the global population is aging, prompting the healthcare industry to consider new ways to extend care to the home and other residential settings. “We must rethink models of care that go beyond hospital and clinic visits, to home and community-based care models that allow for prevention, early detection, behavior change, and social support,” says Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. One promising delivery model is based around telehealth, which creates an opportunity to reduce costs while giving patients more control over their own care in a convenient fashion. A key component of a telehealth solution is the home health gateway, an in-home patient device that allows clinicians to monitor patients and provide care remotely.

Healthcare solution providers can dramatically decrease the time required to design a home health gateway by leveraging an off-the-shelf gateway platform available from Avalue Technology. Based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor N270, this platform addresses many of the hardware design challenges facing equipment manufacturers, and at the same time satisfies key patient requirements. Foremost, the platform enables system designers to develop engaging and secure systems that maximize device interoperability and support an upgrade path for the future. The capabilities of the platform facilitate a device that is easy-to-use, makes two-way video calls, accesses medical data and information, and protects patient privacy. This paper describes a demo of a home health gateway that was developed by the embedded medical team at Intel to show how embedded Intel® architecture processors address the aforementioned design challenges and end user requirements.

Read the full Home Health Gateway Based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor Application Note.

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