Essence SmartCare, pioneers of a new telecare approach that creates safer living environments for elderly and vulnerable people, has launched MDsense.
It is described as the first multi-dimensional fall detection solution available to the global care market.
The firm says current fall detection solutions suffer from inaccuracy and lack of reliability, with a high ratio of false alarms reported by major service providers as the greatest pain point in dealing with senior falls.
Essence research has found that less than half of those in residential care wear fall detection devices, significantly increasing the risk of reliance on wearable technology for falls management.
MDsense provides whole residence fall protection by monitoring events using only wall mounted intelligent sensors rather than wearable devices.
It enables caregivers to react quicker to verified falls while maintaining resident’s complete privacy. It has no video or sound function, operates seamlessly 24/7, is wire free, works in light or dark rooms, is waterproof and can differentiate between multiple people and pets.
Dr. Haim Amir, founder and CEO of Essence Group, said: “Current fall monitoring systems leave the responsibility for alerting carers about a fall to the resident. MDsense enables independence and is always there, ready to support when needed, offering real peace of mind for both the cared-for and the carer. With this global launch, we now provide complete fall protection in every room, which current classic Telecare solutions cannot provide.”
While Barak Katz, general manager at Essence SmartCare, added: “Essence is proud to be leading the market with this breakthrough which will give our customers such a precise and secure way to make residents safer.”
Our vision at Essence SmartCare is to use technology to make lives better. We believe that our multi-dimensional technology will make the walls of care facilities smarter and ultimately make the home safer, allowing elderly and vulnerable people to live longer, better, with fewer worries about falling which impact their freedom and self-esteem.”