“SeNCit is a new and unique device for helping to keep a remote but discreet ‘eye’ on lone or vulnerable individuals. With its main function being to let you know via text message when someone has had a fall or become incapacitated, this compact device also includes other important alarm features all in the one neat package.”
As well as detecting falls and incapacitation, SeNCit can also help with wandering, room temperature and power cut issues within the home. Switching to a security system when the house is empty, this all-in-one device will provide local authorities and concerned relatives with a comprehensive care package at a cost effective price.
- The individual does not have to raise the alarm or remember to wear a device.
- Its multi-function, compact and discreet meaning individual feels safe but not stigmatised.
- Its running costs can be as low as a few pence a month.
- Alert messages go direct to carer’s mobile or landline phones meaning less delay and complete peace of mind for relatives.
With alarm messages being sent directly to carer’s mobile or landline phones, this system means that it is independent of Call Centres and requires no landline within the individual’s home for installation. This makes it simple to set up and run. Coupled with low running costs that need only stretch to the cost of a text message per alarm, it also means that members of the public can now get access to a system they can install, manage and understand themselves if they wish.
How does SeNCit do this?
In an ideal world, we would be living with our elderly relatives watching over them and ‘picking them up when they fall’ or we would be calling and visiting every day to check all is well. In today’s society, this is rarely possible. Perhaps we could have CCTV cameras in every room so we can go online and check every so often? However, costs for such a device would be prohibitive, impractical for the carer and our relatives would be outraged at such an intrusion!
So what is the next best solution?
Its so simple, its obvious. The biggest and most important indicator of whether a human being is in trouble (health wise), or not is their ability to move around. We all slow up and become still when we are very unwell or have had an accident. So if we look for this lack of movement, we have an almost perfect indicator that something is wrong.
The good news is we can do this cost-effectively and with scarcely any intrusion by using the new SeNCit.
How will this work…
The SeNCit looks for movement during certain times of the day when it most expects to see an individual going about normal routines that require them to move - i.e. in the morning upon rising, at lunchtime when preparing food and in the evening when preparing for bed. If no movement occurs during these user-adjustable time periods, at the end of that period, a warning SMS text message is sent directly from SeNCit to the carer/s – see the example on the right.
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- Regular Movement
Alert sent if no morning, lunchtime or evening movement detected
- Door Open Wandering
Instant alert to prevent wandering via main doors
- Room Temperature
Alert if room temperature gets too cold or too hot
- Mains Power Cuts
Text message to inform of main power cuts
- Night Wander
Text and 'ring' alert in case of night time wandering
- Home Security
SMS security when home left unnatended
- All OK
Receive a Daily or Weekly SMS to let you know all is well
The Population Boom
10 million people in the UK are over 65 years old. The latest projections are for 5Ĺ million more elderly people in 20 years time and the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050.
Society is already struggling enormously with caring for the growing elderly population and recent budget cuts look set to make the problem worse with Care Home closures and over-burdened hospitals. Society must find new solutions and fast to prevent suffering in future. An obvious solution would be to find further cost-effective ways of enabling our elderly to stay safely in their own homes for longer. As most of our elderly generation would wish for this anyway, it seems a good avenue to explore.
There are many care monitoring devices on the market already that help lone individuals raise an alarm when they need help i.e. the widely used panic pendant or wrist band that report back to a call centre who then in turn report to carers to respond. However, these can have some major drawbacks. The most obvious is that an elderly or vulnerable individual, by the nature of their condition, often has difficulty remembering to wear such devices, they lose them or they object to wearing such a ‘badge of frailty’. Not only this, for some, at the time of needing to ‘press the button’, they may be too unwell to do so. As such, whilst such a device may bring peace of mind to relatives, they may not be a complete enough solution to ensure help is always on its way.
With these important issues in mind, we have designed the SeNCit – a multi-function care monitoring device that monitors passively (requiring no input from the individual) and reports back directly to carers and relatives via text message.
No Movement Example
|6.30am to 9am||SeNCit does not detect any movement in the hallway.|
|9.01am||SeNCit sends a text message to her daughter.|
|9.02am||Daughter calls to check all is OK|