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Due to loss of mass and frailty, aged patients have a tendency to fall which often results in severe injuries and even death. “One aged person loses her or his life due to fall every 16 minutes,” informs Gaddini. However, most alarm systems used to monitoring patient falls usually set off when the damage is already done. Moreover, these medical alarms sometimes lead to more falls due to the noise that causes panic among other patients. Smardii changes the game by detecting the imminence of fall through ongoing monitoring of body positioning of at-risk-residents instead of a fall that already occurred. Besides, care providers can also reduce the expenditure on alarm systems as the alarm mechanism is natively embedded in Smardii.
Smardii’s biometrics recording feature helps healthcare providers to remotely monitor a patient’s health condition, check on the biometrics reports, and take appropriate measures to avoid medical complications. These capabilities cater to the needs of care providers in the European region where most of the elderly patients have to stay back in their homes due to the shortage of nursing homes. On the other hand, U.S. care providers can benefit from Smardii as it helps reduce the risk of lawsuits, and penalties by providing evidence of the (good) care administered. The easy to use Smardii dashboard will help automate diaper checks and resident monitoring, lowering the burden on existing staff which can lead to lower turnover and improved quality of care for the residents. The sensor-based Smardii device records everything from patient details to consultation timings. This information aids nursing homes to intimate a patient’s family on the care continuum and key developments along the journey. The company takes a strict compliant approach to ensure data is collected, stored, and consented to use as per the regulatory norms.
By making critical health data available to care teams, we don’t just enhance healthcare services to save lives but reduce the operational cost and create efficiencies as well
“We strive to add more features in our device to enhance the efficiency of the nursing homes, the quality of life of patients and medical staff,” says Gaddini.“As skilled facilities and hospitals adopt our device in large numbers, it will provide validation for present-day ‘moms and dads’ to use Smardii and help us penetrate the baby diaper market in the near future.”