Wearable falls detector offers global range

Start-up IT company Edisse is about to launch its first product, an automated panic alert system to detect falls in elderly residents and people in the community.

Rather than a pendant-based alarm, this wearable technology comes in the form of a wristwatch.

By using mobile technology, the Edisse watch is not limited in the range a wearer can be tracked by requiring them to remain in the vicinity of a base station.

The developers claim that like a mobile phone, the watch will have global coverage and as there is no need for the resident or a bystander to press the panic button, assistance can be provided faster.

The product allows real-time tracking of individuals and will be accompanied by a web-based reporting function to map frequency of falls for individuals, allowing caregivers to identify areas of risk so that action can be taken to prevent injuries.

Edisse is a start-up company under the University of Sydney Union's Incubate program. Lead researchers and developers Nicholas Tong and Angela Mariani will demonstrate the Edisse watch at Sydney University’s Darlington Centre Forum on Wednesday, February 27.

For more information about the Edisse falls detection watch and registration for the demonstration, see the Edisse website.

Posted in Aged Care

Comments   

# Kate McDonald 2013-02-20 16:28
Sorry Andrew. HTML fail on my behalf. The links should be fine now. www.edisse.com

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