Tochtech Technologies and Mediva Inc Collaborate on Groundbreaking Project to Enhance Seniors’ Health and Safety in Japan

Tochtech Technologies and Mediva Inc are proud to announce their partnership on a pioneering pilot project aimed at validating the use of Tochtech’s Vericare remote monitoring platform to improve the safety and health outcomes for seniors in Japan. This groundbreaking project that has been facilitated through the invaluable efforts of the Asia Pacific Foundation and the Canadian-Japanese trade commission office, is funded by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

Tochtech Technologies, a Canadian-based digital health company and Mediva, a healthcare consulting and service operation company and the consulting arm of Platanus Medical Corp., have been in discussions in preparation for the project for several months. The pilot project involves the installation of a range of non-wearable, smart sensors developed by Tochtech Technologies, which will be strategically placed within seniors’ homes to remotely track essential aspects of their daily lives, including activity levels, nutritional intake, sleep quality, and room temperature. This data will be meticulously monitored by a team of dedicated medical professionals, ultimately contributing to the enhancement of care and medical plans for the senior population.

One of the unique aspects of this pilot project is its commitment to fostering greater family involvement in seniors’ well-being. The information gathered by the smart sensors will also be made available to the families of the seniors, empowering them to stay connected and informed about their loved ones’ health and safety in real-time.

This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both Mediva and Tochtech Technologies. Mediva, which stands for Medical Innovation and Value Add, is steadfast in its mission to make a substantial impact in healthcare through innovation and patient-centred care, this partnership underscores their unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors. For Tochtech Technologies, this initiative aligns perfectly with their global expansion goals, illustrating their dedication to advancing innovative solutions for the aging population worldwide.

Kanoko Oishi, CEO of Mediva Inc, shared her optimism about the project, stating, “Our collaboration with Tochtech Technologies is a testament to our commitment to delivering the best available senior care solutions. We believe that this partnership will create a lasting impact on the healthcare landscape in Japan, ultimately benefiting seniors and their families.”

Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech Technologies, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, saying, “We are thrilled to partner with Mediva Inc. and play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for seniors in Japan. Our Vericare remote monitoring platform has the potential to revolutionize the way we care for our elderly population, and this pilot project is a significant step toward achieving that vision.”

The collaboration between Tochtech Technologies and Mediva Inc on this groundbreaking pilot project signifies a significant advancement in senior care and healthcare, offering hope and improved quality of life for seniors in Japan. Through the utilization of innovative smart sensors and state-of-the-art technology, the project aims to address the specific needs and concerns of the elderly population, while keeping their families closely connected.

About Tochtech Technologies: Tochtech Technologies is a Canadian-based leading innovator in the field of remote monitoring solutions designed to enhance the quality of life for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Vericare platform offers non-intrusive smart sensor technology to monitor and improve seniors’ well-being in their own homes.

About Mediva Inc: Mediva Inc is a healthcare consulting and service operation company, and the consulting arm of Platanus Medical Corp., which is a clinical group that runs family doctor practices, in-home medical care services, and health screening clinics in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan. Mediva and Platanus were founded in 2000, by Kanoko Oishi, an ex-McKinsey partner, her consultant colleagues and a group of physicians. Since 2012, Mediva has expanded its consulting services globally and is active in China, Vietnam and Myanmar.

About NRC IRAP: The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is a government-funded program that provides financial support to innovative Canadian companies, enabling them to develop and bring their technologies to market.

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