Updated Mar 28, 2019
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Currently medical imaging manufactures suffer from high penalties enforced by their customers for the in-service down time.
In 2014 those penalties cost was above $1 billion worldwide, the problem is more severe in developing countries where electrical power is not stable and atmosphere conditions play major rule in down time.
Medical imaging manufactures need to eliminate the need for long downtime using preventive smart maintenance and prove to their customers in many cases that other conditions had caused the fault and not a manufacturing issue.
The same issues exist with pharmaceutical manufactures in the domain of industrial equipment and in all industrial capital equipment domains.
BioBusiness had been working on a solution for this issue based on a requests from General Electric Healthcare (GE Healthcare) and it had started to work on that three years ago.
BioBusiness developed an IoT system(Inspector) specifically designed to work in the medical imaging equipment and healthcare environment.
Inspector is capable of real time monitoring of both electrical power parameters and environmental conditions (temperature, humidity and others). Inspector sends all the collected data to the cloud and sends both SMS and e-mail notifications to the service engineers in real time alerting for either current issues or future events that may happen based on the system behavior (preventive maintenance).
Inspector can also control actuators locally (like compressors and AC) to provide fast response to solve any issues within short time and till the engineer reaches the site.
Inspector features is engineered to
Save money spent in downtime for both healthcare service provider and medical imaging manufacture like GE.
Predict the maintenance needed before faults bring the system down.
Reduce the downtime
Inspector is capable of monitoring and cloud saving the following parameters:
Power Quality parameters
Three phase AC voltage
Neutral to earth voltage
Power-line events according to IEEE.
Classification of power power quality including Voltage Sags
Air flow/Water flow
Inspector was thoroughly tested by GE engineers and compared to similar products coming from companies in USA, China, India, Turkey and South Africa.
The combination of features offered by Inspector and the quality of the service offered with stability in performance had all led to GE Healthcare decision to adopt Inspector as the solution choice in this domain, and by next year the Inspector will be a sparepart with a part number in GE ordering system to order with all medical imaging new installations.
BioBusiness had applied for a US-Patent under application number 15687482, application data is 27 August 2017, title: Method for Internet-of-things based, preventive maintenance of industrial equipment using an expert system.
Inspector features include state of the art measurement systems and with the data collected from current installations, BioBusiness development team will be able to develop an AI system for predictive maintenance that can not be easily adopted by competition because building such system needs a lot of data, data collected is a strong barrier for any competition in this domain.
1- 2nd version of Inspector hardware (6 month)
Longer battery life
Electric current fixation for equipment (i-sense)
Magnetic field sensors
2- AI Service (one year)
3- 3rd version of inspector (smaller device for small equipment)
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||10|
|New Implemented Countries||China, United States|
|Recruit||30 more people mainly engineers and technicians|