Falls are the single largest cause of death and injuries in older Canadians. Around 33% of the elderly fall at least once per year, and these falls result in over 2 million visits to the emergency room. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in older adults, and they may also cause other severe injuries, such as fractures of the hip, that can have extremely negative impacts on quality of life—and on our economy in general.
Elderlies suffering from memory loss often forget they have troubles with mobility and when they get up there is a high likelihood they may fall, while those with reduce mobility may over estimate their ability or simply loses balance and result in a fall.
Many of these falls occur in "slow motion" and without high impact, rendering the typical acceleration or impact based approaches ineffective.
Our esprit-ai Sense solution uses a much simpler yet intelligent approach: "Intelligence in MOTION".
"MOTION" is a set of sensory inputs that encompass information like "walking", time (e.g. 2:31am) and spatial description (e.g. going to bathroom) that are gathered from intelligent sensors installed in the living environment.
Sense then applies its Intelligence to analyze if these MOTION events result in abnormal situations such as Fall - For example, someone woke up and went to the bathroom in the middle of the night but had an accident in bathroom and did not return to bed.
When a Fall is detected, Sense will immediately invoke actions such as sounding an alarm or alert the caregiver to come help, thereby ensuring timeliness to react to the incident while minimizing un-necessary calls for help that a typical alarm based system would.
With esprit-ai Sense, there are no wearables, no need to press any button for help. Protection is alway-on, always there.