A nursing home with an average of 100 beds might have to face up to 100-200 fall accidents annually, and this incurs substantial medical expenses and follow up, according to studies. There is also the cost for special attention and regular follow-up for the bed-ridden after a fall accident, and the manpower costs required for other medical clinical events.
Such financial burden is avoidable, while people in care can enjoy safer and better quality of life. Delivering a higher standard of care does not necessarily require more manpower or imposing a greater workload on caregivers, as technology can make life easier for everyone and save lives.
Guardforce introduces a two-in-one solution, Vitals, combining vital signs sensor and bed exit / fall detection sensor using Ballistocardiograph (BCG) sensing technology to detect small vibrations such as heart beat, breathing and body motion. The solution’s AI and deep learning features can auto-calibrate sensitivity to ensure accuracy so as to eliminate false alarms.
If any of these signals is out of the normal range, or if the sensor indicates the person in bed is getting off the bed, an alert will be sent directly to the people in charge through smart phones, tablets or the solution’s dashboard. Data captured by the system is uploaded to secured cloud allows the management to review care history for better analysis. Each sensor can be personalised based on different conditions of the individuals in care. Route alert can be set to remind caregivers about tasks such as turning a bed-bound person to prevent pressure ulcers.
The Vitals has been widely adopted by over 10,000 facilities worldwide since launched in 2018. It has been issued the “Certificate delivered by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020”, and “WAS SCORED AS A HIGH-QUALITY PROJECT PROPOSAL IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE EVALUATION PROCESS*”.
Vitals is flexible and easy to set up with no cabling, and connectable to local wifi to support remote access. It is highly cost-effective for care facilities that need to monitor a large number of beds, such as elderly homes and hospitals.
Contact us today for a free consultation and let your organization enjoy the benefits of Vitals immediately.