Vayyar Imaging, the 4D imaging technology firm has announced advancements to Walabot Home, its fall detection and health monitoring smart home device.
The product covers more rooms, such as bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. Its new machine-learning AI adapts to the changing patterns of a home in order to detect falls and reduce the need for wearables and pendants. In the case of a fall, Walabot Home now calls up to four emergency contacts and will shortly provide the option of alerting emergency services.
Falls are the most dangerous hazard currently facing ageing adults, resulting in more life-threatening injuries to the elderly than any other accident.
Walabot Home requires no action on the part of the user in the event of an emergency, which is especially important if the user is rendered unconscious. In the event of a fall, the device automatically calls a list of predetermined emergency contacts, calling and texting up to four caregivers to ensure help arrives. With no cameras or pendants, Walabot Home maintains privacy while truly enabling seniors to age in place and maintain dignity and comfort in their own home.
Ofer Familier, director of business development at Vayyar Imaging, said: “Walabot Home finally liberates ageing adults from their pendant ‘badge of dishonour’ and enables them to age at home on their own terms. Since launching Walabot Home, we’ve seen how our emergency fall detection system saves lives, and gives older adults their confidence back. We’re proud to expand Walabot HOME’s product line to better serve our senior customers.”