EchoCare Technologies develops a non-wearable, elderly-care, home monitoring system that automatically alerts safety and emergency situations.
The ECHO system is a connected, machine-learning, Advanced-PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) that includes a disruptive fall detector with very low false alarm. In addition to unprecedented fall detection capabilities, the ECHO system detects and alerts on other emergency situations, such as sleep apnea, hyperventilation, abnormal situations, and change from elderly daily routines.
Elderly falls are the main concern of family caregivers, where 20 million households in the US alone take care of their elderly family members in their homes.
About 40% of people over 70 fall.
Half of elderly people who fall cannot get up without help
20% of falling elders admitted to hospital after staying on floor for >1 hour
$34B (2013) in direct cost to US health system due to falls
Elderly Care Home Observer