The world is ageing. The number of Americans over the age of 65 is estimated to rise from 46 million today to over 98 million, with current health systems not being able to cope with this demographic change. As people age, their risk of natural and medical condition related deterioration risk increases. At its core, deterioration of a patient can be broken down into physical deterioration and mental deterioration, seen through metrics such as movement changes, increased falls risks, vital sign derangements, fluid level changes and conscious level changes.
HealthyAge aims to reduce this deterioration, and act as an early warning system for people to seek help. HealthyAge is a smart-home system connected via an easy to use smartphone app, with four key connected components:
1. Smart Wearable Glasses: Including cameras and sensors that monitor eye and facial patterns, using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to determine deterioration or medically relevant change, including retinal changes, conscious state, stroke and signs of delirium. In addition, has audio-sensors to monitor speech pattern changes from baseline, and a constant electroencephalography (EEG) functionality to monitor fluctuations in brain waves and patterns.
2. Smart Wrist Wearable Device: live monitors temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, measure abnormal walking body movements working in conjunction with smart glasses.
3. Smart toilet: Easy to install toilet sensor that monitors urination ph levels and urine test types. Additionally for volume output and input measurement. Includes a stabilizer solution canister to ensure each time toilet is flushed water in toilet is neutralized to avoid cross contamination and dud results.
4. Smart Bed-Sheet: Easy to install bed-sheet that monitors sleep patterns, while also assessing pressure sore-risk through pressure distribution analysis.
HealthyAge is not merely limited to these four technologies, but these will form the background of our product release, with the four items working in unison to best predict early signs of patient deterioration. Data captured through our HealthyAge devices will be fed through our easy to understand, user experience focussed app in the form of meaningful and actionable data and graphs. Clinicians and other health practitioners have the option of pairing specific sensed actions, such as the signs of a stroke, with that of an automatic emergency call, or pressure-sore risk alerts prompting patients to rotate or seek help.
HealthyAge is also as a bridge between hospital inpatient stay and future hospital readmission prevention. On board sensors immediately change post discharge from hospital stay to focus on prevention of readmission, with a special focus placed on detectable symptoms of the disease being treated. Clinicians and health practitioners can be fed through specific data that is required for monitoring of the patient’s conditions such that safe health monitoring takes place, while patients and family are able to view their own data in app. Our AI backed technology provides analytics and insights into the data compiled, in order to give helpful hints and easy to understand image based representations of the data.
All health data will be accessed through the HealthyAge smartphone app. With smartphone usage and ownership for patients over the age of 65 steadily increasing, a centralised smartphone controller app will be the most streamlined method by which both patients, family and health professionals can access health data as needed. For people not able to use smartphones, an alternative smart-controller only device with easy to use functionality is sold separately.
All technology concepts and components are readily available/in the process of development to enable quick prototype and piloting possibility. HealthyAge offers an outright purchase option or small subscription-fee model to enable affordability for all families.
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