Software company People Power has launched the Presence Family Care Pack – a remote senior care and family connectivity product.
The solution, backed by academic research, incorporates People Power’s patent-pending machine learning algorithms to continuously learn patterns of behaviour in the home. Using AI-powered fall detection, Presence Family Care also provides insights and alerts to monitor seniors around the clock and enhance peace of mind for families and caregivers.
The Presence Family Care Pack includes one Smart Home Centre gateway that connects a home to a cloud, two entry sensors to detect when doors, medicine cabinets and refrigerators are opened or closed, and three motion sensors to generate alerts when potential falls or wandering occur. The solution combines a mobile app with cloud services, voice control and low-cost sensors and distributes SMS text alerts about situations that need immediate attention to the senior’s Trusted Circle, which can include up to 10 individuals. Anyone in the Trusted Circle who receives an alert can tap the phone number provided in the text message to facilitate direct phone contact with the Presence Family Emergency Call Centre.
Senior care assistance features include:
- Coordinated Call Reminders: Family members can receive reminders to reach out to their loved ones.
- Failure to Return: Know if occupants did not return home by an expected time.
- Bathroom Activity: Check for issues related to dehydration, diabetes, sickness or falls with a motion sensor positioned in the bathroom.
- Late Night Activity: Know if there’s movement around the home at night, well after bedtime.
- Know What’s Happened: Check-in 24 hours a day to see what’s happened inside the home.
For homes with one senior, additional features include Fall and Inactivity Detection (the solution’s machine learning algorithms detect a lack of movement when historic data would indicate movement should be expected) and Sleep Monitoring (to track sleep patterns, up-at-night frequency and confirm the senior got out of bed in the morning). For homes with multiple occupants, Wandering Detection allows live-in spouses or caregivers to receive an alert if a door opens and a senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s might be wandering away from the home.
Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, said: “My mum lives by herself and has fallen three times, which is a serious concern to me and our larger family network. We designed Presence Family Care to help seniors like her confidently stay in their homes longer by delivering insights of their day-to-day wellness to their Trusted Circle along with the integrated Presence Family Emergency Call Centre for issues that require an urgent response.”
People Power plans to expand partnerships with businesses in the senior care industry including professional care providers and healthcare solution providers.
Greg McCarthy, founder and CEO of TheraCare, said: “Our elders deserve the right to choose how they want to age. Technology is the only way that aging at home moves from a luxury for a few to a reality for all. Having spent 20 years in the health and home care industry, I’ve long waited for the right company to come along with a research-backed approach to respectfully monitor and proactively support an affordable way for seniors to thrive in place. People Power hits it out-of-the-park with Presence Family Care, a customisable solution tailored to an individual’s needs that will allow peace of mind to both our elders and their loved ones – at long last.”