Our Assisted Living solution is aimed at Vulnerable Independent People (VIP's). A VIP is both Vulnerable (living alone) and Independent (they can sustain themselves by preparing their own food and beverages).
A device, small enough to be posted through a standard letterbox, is sent to a VIP through the post and, when received, is simply removed from its easy-to-tear packaging, positioned on a kitchen shelf, and that's it. Nothing further for the VIP to do. No switches or buttons to press, no wires or plugs, no batteries to fit, no passwords to enter... nothing else for the VIP to do. A completely zero-effort socially distanced installation. The device then immediately begins to get to work!
The device communicates using a technology called LPWAN for five years on its pre-installed batteries, transmitting atmospheric conditions to the cloud; no internet connection is needed. Our cloud analytics software platform establishes a pattern of behaviour over the first couple of days. Events such as washing dishes or cooking a meal, or preparing drinks represent subtle changes to atmospheric conditions, allowing our cloud analytics software platform to identify human activity.
If the VIP's activity changes significantly, then email or SMS alerts are automatically sent. These alerts allow care providers and family members to call or visit the VIP to assess the situation and identify whether intervention is required.
Care visits are only as good as their frequency allows, and an incident can occur soon after a carer leaves the VIP's home. Our solution's approach means that potential incidents are identified very quickly so appropriate action can be taken. Furthermore, the activity data can identify patterns and trends of behaviour, enabling the early detection of slowly reduced activity over long periods, predicting and forecasting potential issues before they happen.
In addition to alerting when reduced activity levels are detected, the solution also raises alerts when a risk to fuel poverty is detected.
Simple installation requires no technical expertise
Un-obtrusive monitoring maintains user privacy
Alerts raised even when the user is incapactiated
Real-time reporting allows early intervention
Prioritisation of care workers to those most in need
Greater peace of mind for family members and increased independent living