Updated Mar 28, 2019

Tamer Ahmed

Inspector is an IoT device that monitor the performance of medical imaging devices in hospitals and provide predictive maintenance, It provides real time monitoring for electrical parameters and environmental conditions around any medical device

Inspector is a device with many sensors specifically designed to work in the health care sector
Inspector is a device with many sensors specifically designed to work in the health care sector
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Stage 5: Scaling

Inspector had been developed and tested in the last 4 years with many medical equipment manufactures . In 2017 one of the biggest medical devices producers had chosen Inspector to be the standard monitoring device with all of their devices range and they ahd a single order of 700 devices to be deployed worldwide. Currently those devices had been deployed and Inspector full supply chain is available for mass production.

Focus Areas:

Health Systems, Medical Devices, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Health Systems, Medical Devices, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Energy EfficiencySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and 8 MoreSEE ALL

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, South Africa and TunisiaSEE LESS

11
Countries Implemented In
1,300
Customers
35
Employees

Problem

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.

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Solution

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

  • Electrical current

  • Voltage imbalance

  • Neutral to earth voltage

  • Power-line events according to IEEE.

Classification of power power quality including Voltage Sags

  • Voltage Swell

  • Interruptions

  • Under Voltage

  • Over Voltage

Additional sensors

  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Pressure

  • Air flow/Water flow

  • pH

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Target Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries are medical equipment users (hospitals, out patient, in patient and health service providers ) who cna serve their customers much better using Inspector System

Mission and Vision

Inspector is a major change in health providing services that will introduce the world of IoT to the health domain with the vision to be installed in majority of health providing facilities worldwide and help to keep the services up and running similar to IoT in industry where factories use the devices to monitor their machines.
The mission is to reduce the cost of health services by reducing the cost of medical equipment maintenance using predictive maintenance.

Competitive Advantage

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.

Planned Goals and Milestones

1- 2nd version of Inspector hardware (6 month)

  • More sensors

  • Smaller size

  • Longer battery life

  • Electric current fixation for equipment (i-sense)

  • Magnetic field sensors

  • UL certificate

2- AI Service (one year)

  • Intelligent maintenance

  • Preventive repair

3- 3rd version of inspector (smaller device for small equipment)

Funding Goal3,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10
New Implemented CountriesChina, United States
Recruit30 more people mainly engineers and technicians

Milestone

Dec 2019
New Country Implemented In
Tunisia
Sep 2019
New Country Implemented In
South Africa
Sep 2019
New Country Implemented In
Thailand
Mar 2018
New Country Implemented In
Saudi Arabia
Feb 2017
New Country Implemented In
Egypt
Nov 2018
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