The need for attentive and fail-safe elderly monitoring system for the elderly and people in care is ever-growing. Guardforce takes the leadership in applying innovative elderly monitoring devices to ensure secure and non-intrusive care to enhance the quality and cost-efficiency of care services, while ensuring people in care can move around freely. The care solutions have proven effective to apply in all care facilities for people in need of attentive support.
Guardforce is the first in Hong Kong to apply a sophisticated anti-wandering solution in elderly care facilities to monitor exits and prevent elderly residents from wandering off a facility unguarded.
The solution overlays a facial recognition function on a facility’s CCTV network for identifying and locating residents. When the system detects a resident near a CCTV-monitored exit, an alert will be sent to the central monitoring station to inform caregivers. The solution can monitor all exits, with no blind spots to support senior care.
The solution is applicable at any care facilities, be it for the physically or mentally disabled, to lower the risks of service users from wandering off unaccompanied and getting hurt, while they can still enjoy independent movement. It is a cost-effective tracking tool compared to wearable anti-wandering devices, as there will be no need for replacements and less manpower needed to keep track of service users.
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The anti-wandering system can also be adapted for tracking the attendance of staff and service users at day-care centers. The attendance data can be conveniently extracted to compile attendance reports mandated by regulatory authorities. When the attendance of certain users falls, it will be flagged for quick follow-up by caregivers.
More than just cost-effectiveness, care facilities staff will benefit significantly from having the all-round solution to help keep an eye on residents and feel less pressure on performing their other important care duties.
The solution has won a range of awards, including as the finalist of 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2019 and a Certificate of Merit of the 2017 Hong Kong Awards for Industries – Innovation and Creativity.
Guardforce’s Anti-wandering solution is included in the list of services eligible for the HK$1 billion government funding for the Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care. As of October 2020, nearly 30 elderly homes and daycare centers have implemented the solution.
Guardforce’s wireless bed exit alarm system uses radars to detect movements. A leave bed alarm will sound when a person being monitored leaves his or her bed. The solution can help caregivers monitor residents who should be in bed. Caregivers can react instantly when residents leave their beds and provide immediate assistance to prevent residents from falling or wandering off the facility.
Radar technology is also used to power a solution for fall risk management. The fall detection alarm system can be applied at elderly care facilities in Hong Kong for constantly monitoring senior residents who face a greater risk of falling over and hurting themselves. The fall detection alarm will ensure that when a resident takes a tumble, an alert will be sent to caregivers instantly so that the resident can be attended to immediately.
Guardforce has introduced a cutting-edge portable brain sensor - ExBrain from Japan for enhancing cognitive health! The device is designed by NeU Corporation and made by Hitachi High-Technology. It lays claim to be the world’s smallest and lightest brain activity sensor and training device in its class. NeU Corporation’s Chief Technology Officer Dr Ryuta Kawashima, who is also a professor of Tohoku University, is a world-renowned brain specialist. He has invented an advanced brain activity visualisation system able to show brain activity in real-time to help users activate their brain consciously.
The portable brain trainer uses near-infrared technology to safely measure brain activity level in real-time during brain training and indicate effective brain training methods to optimise brain training for individuals. Working together with a mobile app, the device can adjust the difficulty level of brain training exercises based on the real-time brain activity data. It also provides training on a set schedule to ensure ongoing brain stimulation. This will serve to improve the quality of life, work and learning, and slow cognitive impairment for users.
ExBrain delivers the following benefits:
The brain sensor - ExBrain is ideal for home use or adoption at elderly care facilities to conduct stimulating brain exercises for residents.
Peg Amore from NEWCOM Inc. in Japan is a device for cognitive testing and training. The device sets itself apart from other novel high-tech brain game tools, by simply using pegs for games to quickly screen a user’s cognitive function and give the brain suitable exercises. The simple tool, without any need of computer screens or digital installations, caters to senior folks’ preferences for simplicity. Based on a clinical study by Tsukuba University professors on 1,000 senior citizens, the device can quickly measure cognition by five levels of evaluation, and stimulate brain activity during the exercises to help slow cognitive degeneration.
Peg Amore delivers the following benefits:
The device is ideal for adding to stimulating games collections at elderly care facilities to keep elderly residents’ brain active and train their hand-eye coordination.