The Covid-19 epidemic led to hospital overcrowding and highlighted the difficulty of maintaining links between patients and their families. The start-up BOTdesign has chosen to commit itself to the fight against Covid-19 by donating tools to help hospitals overcome these problems.
In 2017, Olivier Thuillart, a graduate of UTC and Dr. Jean-Louis Fraysse, with their perfect knowledge of the field of health and chronic pathologies, founded BOTdesign and launched the development of tools that comply with French legislation concerning health data: A Chatbot for obstetrical pre-anaesthesia, or for the follow-up of diabetic patients, instant and secure messaging for healthcare needs; the projects follow one another for the start-up.
In 2020, Olivier Thuillart and his team are mobilised in order to adapt their tools and develop new ones to best respond to the issues raised by the epidemic. IZYcall and Covibot are examples. The two solutions already in place at Toulouse University Hospital. “We have also set up a chatbot service for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) department, which enables doctors to monitor the morale and state of health of these particularly at-risk patients,” adds Olivier. A fund-raising campaign (€1 million) is being finalised before the summer to enable nationwide distribution.
Such tools will undoubtedly become more widespread, as the current health situation demonstrates the value of setting up remote and secure monitoring and communication tools between patients, their families and medical staff.
This secure mobile videoconferencing solution enables patients to be connected from their hospital room to their family or a doctor, or to a health professional. The application has already registered more than a thousand connections since the beginning of April.
This conversational robot carries out the Ministry of Health’s daily questionnaire with the Covid-19 patient at home to assess his state of health. Depending on the answers, it can accelerate the frequency of the questionnaire and alert the medical team in charge of the case-file.