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Article provided by Cecilia Harvey, CEO, Hyve Dynamics

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious gaps in our healthcare service, and severe inequalities in the both the treatment and wellbeing of different demographics.

Sensor technology can help to bridge these inequalities: by providing much more equal access to basic healthcare services, by protecting the public as a whole, and by helping stabilise our global economy as a consequence. 

One of the reasons why I feel so privileged to be the CEO of Hyve Dynamics, is being part of a company creating technology which leads to healthcare equality, and helps save lives. Our patented sensor skin technology improves the precision of biometric health data – data which is wirelessly collected in real time. 

Imagine a world where there is:

  • Equal access to high quality healthcare services regardless of socio-economic status and geographic location

  • Quick deployment of mobile hospitals to service impoverished communities around the globe

  • Minimal healthcare capacity constraints for an aging population

  • Proactive treatment of mental and emotional health issues that can improve the quality of life for millions

Pandemic Recovery: A New Normal

As we tentatively enter the recovery phase of this global pandemic, sensor technology is a strategic enabler to help get employees back to work, students back in school, and consumers back to stores. Health and safety is the utmost priority in this process. Hyve Dynamic’s sensor technology allows for the proactive identification of many of the key symptoms and markers related to Coronavirus. These include, temperature, heart rate, respiration, blood oxygen levels, and stress and anxiety indicators, amongst others. 

These types of sensors are proving critical to both the testing and the treatment process. Through wireless delivery and remote monitoring capabilities, the ability to proactively alert and monitor in near real-time conditions when individuals start to exhibit symptoms will be critical for containing Covid-19 or any other severe, contagious pandemics. This type of proactive, real-time acquisition of critical health data is absolutely vital to save lives and contain future pandemics: events which our globalised economy is ever-more vulnerable to, and which both stimulate mass panic and can utterly overwhelm emergency services.

Healthcare: Improved Service and Lower Costs

For healthcare, sensor technology is a key component of improving quality, reducing costs, and providing more equal access to essential services. By improving remote monitoring and telemedicine capabilities, sensor technology could in turn significantly reduce ever-lengthening patient wait times.  This becomes more important with each passing year, as our aging population places ever more pressure on our already strained healthcare institutions.

Global Healthcare: Equal Access, Shared Resources

Remote health monitoring removes barriers to critical information access, and allows for the pooling and sharing of healthcare resources between developed and developing nations. For example, sensor technology can allow for individuals in the global south to receive remote medical monitoring from physicians, health and medical professionals from around the world. Furthermore, sensor technology can allow for the rapid deployment of mobile hospitals globally to support healthcare needs.

In all these respects, we imagine a world “Powered by Hyve”: one where, through our innovation and delivery, we are elevating societies, business and the lives of individuals through sensor technology.

Cecilia Harvey - CEO of Hyve Dynamics (1)About the author

Cecilia Harvey is the Chief Executive Officer of Hyve Dynamics. With over 20 years experience in finance and technology. Cecilia is an advocate for responsible technology leadership that seeks to inspire, elevate and disrupt global businesses and communities.

Graduating from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Cecilia was soon captivated by the energy of Wall Street and the lure of a career in banking. After working her way up in the banking industry, her roles have since included being the COO of Citigroup Markets and Securities Services Technology, and positions with Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and IBM.

Cecilia’s recent achievements include being featured in Forbes Magazine in 2019 as a leading lady in technology, a 2018 WeAreTechWomen TechWomen100 winner. Cecilia is also the founder and chair of Tech Women Today, a professional organisation focused on connecting and advancing women across various areas of technology.

The 2020 TechWomen100 Awards are noq open for nominations. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.