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Essence SmartCare has announced the launch of MDsense, the first multi-dimensional fall detection solution that enables caregivers to react faster to verified falls.

MDsense aims to overcome what Essence SmartCare describes as the current inaccurate and unreliable fall detection solutions available, which have “a high ratio of false alarms reported by major service providers as the greatest pain point in dealing with senior falls”.

According to the company’s research, it found that less than half of those in residential care wear fall detection devices, significantly increasing the risk of reliance on wearable technology for falls management.

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To help tackle this issue, MDsense aims to provide whole-residence fall protection by monitoring events using only wall mounted intelligent sensors, rather than wearable devices. MDsense enables caregivers to react quicker to verified falls while maintaining resident’s privacy.

The wire-free falls solution has no video or sound function, operates 24/7, works in light or dark rooms, is waterproof and can differentiate between multiple people and pets.

Dr. Haim Amir, Founder and CEO of Essence Group, said: “Current fall monitoring systems leave the responsibility for alerting carers about a fall to the resident. MDsense enables independence and is always there, ready to support when needed, offering real peace of mind for both the cared-for and the carer.

“With this global launch, we now provide complete fall protection in every room, which current classic Telecare solutions cannot provide.”

Building on current evolving digital telecare solutions, MDsense is part of Essence’s Care@Home, a complete, certified, cloud-connected advanced telecare solution.

Care@Home uses AI and Machine Learning to continuously collect actionable data to ensure ongoing learning, enabling rapid response to fall events, better care management and more positive outcomes.

Barak Katz, General Manager at Essence SmartCare, commented: “Essence is proud to be leading the market with this breakthrough which will give our customers such a precise and secure way to make residents safer.

“Our vision at Essence SmartCare is to use technology to make lives better. We believe that our multi-dimensional technology will make the walls of care facilities smarter and ultimately make the home safer, allowing elderly and vulnerable people to live longer, better, with fewer worries about falling which impact their freedom and self-esteem.”

Essence SmartCare, part of the Essence Group, develops pioneering IoT platforms for healthcare and senior care providers, enabling smart preventive care and emergency response so seniors can live life to the fullest.

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