Solution helps keep older adults and the vulnerable people safe during social isolation
UK predictive care management start-up, Karantis360, is now offering its at-home monitoring solution at cost price to assist caregivers in keeping older adults and the vulnerable safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
Karantis360 uses sensors to keep a watchful eye on the daily activities of at-risk older adults and vulnerable people being cared for in their own homes.
Running on the IBM Cloud, the solution uses IBM’s AI and advanced analytics to identify and learn an individual’s typical behaviour based on movement, temperature and humidity readings.
In unprecedented times such as these, it’s crucial for us to come together to do what we can to support the national and international efforts to stop the spread of the virus
Through a mobile app, it helps to provide reassurance to caregivers and family members who have access to a more-complete picture of the wellbeing of the person being looked after and can be alerted to changes in normal daily routine which could point to a potential problem.
it comes as there is an increased urgency to ensure individuals who are impacted by social isolation can be monitored for indicators of risks to continued health, due to the current threats of exposure to COVID-19.
Just as important, is to enable at-risk older adults and vulnerable patients to stay safely in their own homes, or in assisted living facilities.T
his not only helps to free up much-needed hospital beds, but also drastically reduces the risk of cross infection.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the solution is being offered to NHS, local authority and private care providers at the cost price of £10 per patient per month, for at least six months, plus the cost of the smart sensor technology from Pressac.
In addition, care providers also have the option of an ‘install now, pay later’ finance agreement with Bluestone Leasing.
Peter Burbridge, director of Pressac communications, said: “We are delighted to support Karantis360 with our hardware development and production expertise and are committing to reopen our UK factory, in accordance with government guidelines, in order to do so.”
“The combination of smart technology and analytics reduces pressure on the health systems by keeping people out of hospital and living in homely environments where they are most comfortable.”
The combination of smart technology and analytics reduces pressure on the health systems by keeping people out of hospital and living in homely environments where they are most comfortable
Helen Dempster, founder and chief visionary officer at Karantis360, adds: “In unprecedented times such as these, it’s crucial for us to come together to do what we can to support the national and international efforts to stop the spread of the virus, and ensure that every individual’s health is cared for, no matter the circumstances.
“Together with our partners, we’re able to offer a solution on a not-for-profit basis that can support the heroic efforts of health workers by enabling vulnerable individuals to stay safely in their own homes.
“It is especially important that during this period of lockdown, families can be reassured of their ability to remotely monitor for changes in the wellbeing of their loved ones.”