CareTech wins award for its intelligent Fall sensor!
Falls are a major health issue with older people. The incidence of physical injury resulting from falls on people over 65 is very high. CareTech have been aware of the need for a reliable fall sensor to complement our range of telecare devices for a long time and this latest development provides the solution.
The Embedded Awards is an award for the best three newly developed intelligent embedded systems presented at the Technical Fair in Stockholm.
The Micro / Nano-category was won by Care Tech, with the innovative Sensor Band II. After several years of research in collaboration with the Universities of Oulu (Finland) and Luleå (Sweden) we have now been able to combine our Care Phones with a compact, reliable fall sensor.
The fall sensor allows the CarePhone to automatically alert carers or a response centre after a fall has occurred to ensure that the person can get help immediately. The major challenges have been to develop an appropriate sensor that accurately detects the event, without sending false alarms. In addition, the sensor must be extremely power efficient at the same time being small and easy to wear. The CareTech solution is unique in that the technology employed allows the user to wear it in bed if necessary.
The demand for this type of sensor is recognised and increasing in many countries. CareTech Australia looks forward to launching this product in the Australian market shortly after it's 2011 release in Europe.