Jikeikai Group DX Initiatives

On June 22, 2022, Macnica announced that it would collaborate with the Jikeikai Group as their digital transformation co-creation partner in the medical and nursing care, wellness, and smart city fields. By providing comprehensive service solutions that combine the world's most advanced digital technology with Macnica 's intelligence to Jikeikai, an incorporated association that operates a comprehensive range of medical and nursing care and wellness businesses in the northernmost part of Honshu, and its group company, Jogakura Kanko Co., Ltd., which operates tourism and food and beverage Services & Solutions, reduce the burden on staff, and alleviate labor shortages, while also contributing to the local community and supporting regional revitalization.

Deployment solution

Efficiency of bathing work/preliminary examination of introduction of input equipment - digital twin

We are applying the digital twin used in the factory to nursing care sites, examining the efficient bathing order, creating shifts, and considering the introduction of new input equipment.


  • It took a long time to determine the bathing order of the residents, which changes daily.
  • The work of bathing assistance itself took time, causing overtime work and burdening the staff.


  • Bathing shifts can now be set simply by inputting the nursing care status of a resident.
  • I was able to change the bathing order, and I was able to shorten the time by 30 minutes.
  • We were able to simulate how much time could be reduced by introducing which input equipment, and we were able to determine the most effective equipment.
  • Since the utilization rate of nursing care staff can be grasped in advance, it was possible to consider the number of staff and assignment work in advance so as not to burden the staff.

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bed sensor

Bed sensors enable facility users to get out of bed, understand vital signs, and obtain sleep reports


  • Contribution to work load reduction and efficiency improvement for night shift workers
  • Understanding when assistance is needed when getting out of bed
  • Understanding when vital signs are abnormal
  • Understanding sleep quality of users


  • Even if you do not visit the room, the sensor will keep an eye on you, so there is a sense of security.
  • The bed leaving detection function realizes a state in which notifications are sent when necessary.
  • Acquisition of vital signs by sensors to respond to abnormalities
  • Sleep reports can be used in business (work in progress)

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The air quality sensor constantly monitors the indoor air condition, and the equipment cooperates to realize a comfortable air quality environment.

- Odor countermeasures with sterilization and deodorization equipment


  • We want to make the odors and odors of the facility space comfortable (facility residents/workers = improvement of odors in areas where strong odors are felt).


  • Identification of odor-generating locations and disinfection and odor countermeasures according to odor-generating substances We were able to solve odor problems and improve air hygiene (measures against mold, bacteria, and viruses).

- Continuous air quality monitoring with IAQ (indoor air quality) sensor terminal


  • We want to create a comfortable, safe and secure space by air quality measures (thermal comfort, space health, ventilation) air quality monitoring.


  • Deterioration of air quality and comfort can be monitored (temperature, humidity, odor).
  • By monitoring the deterioration level of air quality and controlling the ON/OFF of the sterilization and deodorization equipment, we were able to save energy and reduce maintenance costs.

Facility Issues In addition to implementing "odor countermeasures", neuroscientifically, "improving air quality" leads to (1) increased cerebral blood flow (activation of the frontal lobe) and (2) improved cognition and performance (measures against dementia). .


Service Robot

From the perspective of measures against infectious diseases, while there are restrictions on face-to-face correspondence, we will introduce the facility with a robot temi installed at the entrance of the facility, and connect video calls to communicate with staff.


  • While the office staff and nursing care staff were busy with their regular duties, the explanations for those who wished to tour the facility were handled during breaks. In some cases, we had to wait while the staff was doing something else.
  • From the perspective of infectious disease control, there were restrictions on face-to-face correspondence.


  • By playing a video introducing the facility from the screen of the robot, customers no longer have to wait, and the staff's response time is also reduced, allowing them to concentrate on their original work.
  • With the realization of non-contact support, it has become possible to introduce facilities to those who wish, as before, while taking measures against infectious diseases.

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smart glasses

On-site caregivers use smart glasses to remotely instruct nursing care facility users on key points for nursing care when they return to their homes.


  • I was worried about how to convey the caregiver's actions, points and tricks to my family.
  • Due to measures against infectious diseases, etc., it was not possible to visit nursing homes, and transportation was a burden.


  • By having the caregiver explain while wearing smart glasses, it is possible to understand from the perspective of the caregiver, and by explaining the details of the operation to the family, the family's understanding will deepen and customer satisfaction will increase. improved.
  • Since we can participate remotely from the nursing care site or from home, we were able to take measures against infectious diseases, and the burden of transportation was reduced for both parties.

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