According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.3M Americans with Alzheimer’s today and this number is projected to grow to 13.8M by 2050. Alzheimer’s patients are at risk of falling. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that in a resident home with only 100 beds, on average 200 falls occur every year.
upBed is a Sensoria partner that leveraged our SDK to create a solution to help reduce the risk of falling in Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. The caregiver places upBed on the patient’s ankle when they are going to sleep. When the patient starts to wake up, a notification is sent to the caregiver’s phone. Thanks to our Sensoria Core technology upBed is comfortable and unobtrusive and it is currently being utilized in clinical trials in Maine.
Diane Kibbin, Director of Assisted Living at OceanView, was excited to participate in the study as the program aligns with her goals of helping improve the safety and well-being of their residents.
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