Night-time wandering is a common and worrying habit for persons with dementia, and can put them at risk of injury, or even death, if they leave the home. It can also cause tremendous stress for caregivers.
esprit-ai Sense uses intelligent sensors to detect if a person is wandering based on "MOTIONS": Did the sleeper get out-of-bed? Did the sleeper attempt to put on clothes to leave the home? Did the sleeper went from bedroom to the entrance?
When a Wandering pattern in detected, Sense can create a diversion such as a light-path to the bathroom to redirect the person's attention from leaving the home; thus potentially avoiding a worse situation. Or Sense can alert the caregiver ONLY when this wandering pattern is determined thereby reducing the stress while ensuring timeliness of the alert.
We have developed this technology with the help and support of the Bruyere Research Institute in Ottawa Canada and are installed and operational in their living Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3) lab.
We have jointly developed a smart pillbox solution in collaboration with the Engineering department at Carleton University with the aim of reducing sickness related to incorrect medication usage.
For a lively discussion about how to apply smart technologies to seniors living with dementia