Due to the steadily growing digitization in healthcare, clinics are increasingly implementing a BLE infrastructure in addition to the usual network connections such as LAN, WiFi and 5G. Among other things, this standardized interface offers the possibility of navigating patients more easily and efficiently, locating assets, and easily integrating modern medical devices, such as cosinuss° in-ear sensors, into the clinic system. The establishment of an easy-to-use but at the same time very secure connection between mobile devices of all kinds makes the progress of digitalization possible and thus promotes a variety of new, highly innovative applications and business fields in healthcare.
cosinuss° has developed a remote patient monitoring system which transmits data via BLE and is already in use in the medical environment. A secure pairing process, which is the basis for secure data transmission, plays a very important role in a realistic environment. Based on a new concept, a new, technically secure pairing process for easy-to-use authentication and authorization is to be developed. Here, special attention is paid to the secure connection as well as the error-free assignment of devices to each other. The effectiveness and the innovation potential of the new pairing process will be evaluated by technical implementations and tests together with the project partners and checked for risks in the clinical application area. The next three years of research will also focus on the practical applicability of the theoretically elaborated research results by developing various demonstrators. Following the project, the results are to be put to the test in a clinical feasibility study at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich.