Smart and Connected Community Initiative

Levels of care in pyramidThere is an urgent need for improvement in healthcare delivery in rural America. Networks are being pioneered at the Center which include three layers of interactions: a social network consisting of friends and family; a community network consisting of volunteer-run centers; and a hospital-based network in collaboration with OSF community outposts. Each participant in this connected community network project will be provided a condition-specific kit consisting of IoT monitoring systems of wearable sensors and an Amazon Echo. These sensors will monitor the participants in their home and will provide appropriate assistance.