Smart Lamp Detects, Helps Prevent Falls for Seniors
Lamp monitors for distress indicators and summons help in the event of falls. It can also prevent falls by automatically illuminating rooms when seniors get up at night.
- By David Kopf
- Jan 19, 2023
Nobi has introduced an AI-powered smart lamp that detects and helps prevent falls for older adults, aiming to protect against injury and death while reducing fall-related healthcare costs.
Features of the smart lamp include the ability to monitor distress indicators such as irregular breathing and coughing. After detecting a fall, the Nobi can ask the resident if they have fallen, and if it receives an answer other than “no,” or no answer at all, it can summon immediate help, such as nursing staff.
The Nobi smart lamp also helps to prevent falls by shining a soft light when a resident sits upright in bed at night. If a person then stands to go to the bathroom, for example, the smart lamp will automatically illuminate the entire room so that users find their way and avoid tripping or bumping into objects.
Already proven in the Belgian market, the Nobi smart lamp is now available in the United States for use in assisted living communities and nursing homes, and Nobi should roll out a version of the device for use in the home for the U.S. market later this year.
“Saving lives and safeguarding the quality years of life have been our driving forces since the establishment of Nobi,” said Roeland Pelgrims, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “Our older population has the highest risk of death or serious injury from falls, and this risk only increases with age. According to statistics, older adults are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls every 11 seconds, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.”
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