Essence, a technology company specialising in cloud-based security and care solutions, is exhibiting its Care@home platform at next month’s Health+Care exhibition.
The platform is typically used in domiciliary care, but is equally applicable in care home and assisted living environments, according to Essence head of marketing Rafi Zauer.
Care@Home uses sensors around a home to monitor and learn the daily habits of elderly people. It then crunches the data to intelligently identify any changes to these behaviours that might indicate any new health problems or changes to a person’s wellbeing.
This allows care professionals to intervene early, often preventing more serious problems that result from falls or rapidly deteriorating health.
The hardware element of the platform is a base station that communicates with a range of sensors around a home. These might include motion sensors, panic buttons or – new this year – voice-activated units that alert carers even when a person is unable to reach a panic button.
Essence will use the Health+Care exhibition at London Excel from 29–30 June, to introduce Care@Home to the UK. “The exhibition is the launch pad for commercial deployment to the UK,” Mr Zauer told Care Home Professional.