Press Release

Press Release

Joint Study with Keio University Hospital on Home-Care Patient Monitoring and Remote Medical Consultation

January 31, 2020
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. ("Chubu Electric Power") and Keio University Hospital entered into an agreement to conduct a joint study on the construction of a system for use in the medical field as relates to home-care patient monitoring and data about such patients while they are at home, and decided to initiate the joint study in January 2020.

As part of the research and development project "Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program: Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment System by AI (Artificial Intelligence) Hospital" that the Cabinet Office commissioned Keio University Hospital to undertake, Chubu Electric Power will conduct a study jointly with Keio University Hospital on home-care patient monitoring, remote medical consultation, and community health care support.

Specifically, the study will focus on the type and granularity of data necessary for providing guidance on appropriate environments and lifestyles as well as early detection of illness. With consent of the patients, data will be collected on electricity usage, room temperature and humidity, heart rate and other parameters from vital-sign sensors, environmental sensors and electric smart meters installed at the residences of patients suffering from heart disease or other lifestyle-related illnesses, and this data will be fed back to physicians.

Chubu Electric Power will study ways in which a range of data available through the provision of monitoring, healthcare and other services may be used in the medical field as we strive to construct a platform that supports people in living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as the development of new services.

[Reference 1]Joint Study


January 2020  - March 2023 (scheduled)


Approximately 100 patients receiving treated at Keio University Hospital (beginning with the Department of Cardiology and Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology, the number of patients and clinical departments will gradually be expanded).


Collection and analysis of data for construction of systems utilizing home-care patient monitoring data and at-home medical data.

[Reference 2]Keio University Hospital


35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Hospital Director General

Yuko Kitagawa

No. of beds

960 (as of March 31, 2019)

Number of patients (FY2018)

Total outpatients: 846,718; daily average: 3,183
Total inpatients: 290,895; daily average: 797
No. of emergency patients: 17,022

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