Somatix introduces SafeBeing, designed for passive monitoring of elderly individuals’ Activities of Daily Living (ADL), as well as real time alerting of falling and wandering, to help them continue to age in place.

By monitoring such activities, SafeBeing can accurately detect and instantly alert caregivers of dangers posed to elderly individuals under their care, enabling immediate response.

The solution is powered by the Somatix real-time gesture detection platform and requires only a smartwatch or smartband with standard existing sensors (such as an accelerometer and gyroscope) to collect the data needed for analysis.

Using Machine Learning and Big Data analytics, the solution delivers actionable insights and predictive analytics. Using these tools, SafeBeing detects variations in hand gestures that are cause for concern, and triggers alerts to caregivers or family members, explains a media release from Somatix.

“The global population of people aged 65 and older is expected to nearly double by 2050, driving a surge in demand for digital health innovation,” says Eran Ofir, CEO of New York City-based Somatix, in the release. “SafeBeing is designed to facilitate ‘aging in place,’ and provide both users and caregivers with peace of mind. It is easy to implement and is fully aligned with the remote patient monitoring regulatory landscape, such as reimbursement policies.”

[Source(s): Somatix, PR Newswire]