Vancouver startup Tochtech Technologies has won the People’s Choice Award at LeadingAge California’s Innovation Showcase.
Tochtech has developed Sleepsense, a non-contact sleep monitoring device that can be easily placed under the foot of a bed to detect when a person exits the bed.
LeadingAge California awards problem-based technology companies, consultants, provider organizations or others who can demonstrate true innovation in care, housing and services for older adults. The Innovation Showcase is held each year during the LeadingAge California Annual Conference & Expo.
Many seniors struggle with insomnia or may be living with dementia, conditions that can put them at increased risk of injury from nighttime wandering and falls. Overnight staff at care homes face the challenge of providing direct and continuous monitoring of all at-risk residents.
Sleepsense can provide “out-of-bed” alerts to care teams, helping them respond quickly to residents who may be at risk of falling or wandering. Additionally, it generates high-level reports on sleep quality, helping health care providers better support a resident’s care.
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