Technology Systems, Inc., a company that helps seniors age in place,
today announced the addition of an Active-PERS (personal emergency
response system) device to its Fall Detection By Logic System.
The new pendant will help caregivers more quickly respond to a fall,
even if the senior fails to - or can't - press the
pendant's alert button.
The Active-PERS pendant will be offered both stand-alone and as a part
of Care Tech's signature product, QuietResponse™. The company will
demonstrate the Active-PERS on Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in
"While standard PERS requires the user to push a button to notify
caregivers of a fall, we know that in 83% of the times a senior who uses
PERS isn't wearing their pendant, and can't alert others when they've
fallen," said Jim Anderson, founder and president of Care Technology
Systems. "So, we've integrated an accelerometer that actively monitors
senior activity as a part of a larger alert system and can tell us
whether a fall has occurred and automatically summon help.
"Additionally, our system will receive activity information from the
device on a regular basis. We call this Motion Scoring, and it will
ultimately enable us to see patterns that will predict a fall before it
This advancement can mean significant healthcare ost savings, as recent
statistics indicate hospitalization costs for falls average around
$17,500. It has been estimated that one out of every three seniors will
fall this year.
Technology Systems uses monitoring technology that helps seniors
maintain their independence and lifestyle as they age, checking their
safety in a way that is non-invasive and requires no interaction from
the senior. The company's technology is integrated into the background
of the senior's daily life, alerting caregivers and/or a call center
when there is an issue or threat to the senior's health or safety.
Similar to home security systems, QuietResponse™
consists of sensors (motion, door, fluid, pads) placed throughout the
home (in beds and chairs, on doors and refrigerator, on the toilet water
tank) to gauge "normal" life patterns, so when a condition is outside of
normal, or signals a potential medical issue, notifications can be sent
by text, email, page or phone so caregivers -- both near and far -- can
respond. The system uses a wireless hub that communicates with a
Reports/statistics are generated for caregivers via a web interface.
Optional reminder notices can also remind seniors to take medications or
perform important tasks. The system additionally supports biometric
instruments (weight scales, blood pressure cuff, glucometer, oximeter,
etc). Once in place, seniors can live safely on their own, with peace of
mind for themselves and their family.
Care Technology Systems will show the new product at their kiosk within
partner Qualcomm's booth #501. The Summit is being held at the Gaylord
National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
About Care Technology Systems (CTS)
Care Technology Systems uses technology to help seniors maintain
their independence and lifestyle as they age… giving caregivers peace of
mind as they do so. The company's technology is seamlessly
integrated into the senior's lifestyle - no one must master new skills -
and works quietly in the background, alerting caregivers so they can
respond appropriately if there is an issue/threat to the senior's health
or safety. CTS's aging-in-place system is not only a value-driven
solution for individual seniors living on their own or with family, but
for senior living and home health institutions, as well. www.caretechsys.com
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