We Need Your Vote

By | Sleepsense, Smarturns, Vericare, Voice Technology

If you have not already voted, please visit http://ow.ly/NZgI50Krp4K and vote for Tochtech Technologies. Voting closes on Wednesday Sept 21st. 

Your vote will help support Tochtech win the UPS People Prize Award @Startup Canada’s #StartupGlobal Pitch Competition 2020. This is an opportunity for us to win $5,000 and a spot in the Grand Finale where we can win from a prize pool of $75,000 to grow our business! We are thrilled to have been selected as semi-finalists.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tochtech partnership collaboration project to deliver optimum healthcare results for seniors using Sleepsense technology

By | Sleepsense

Tochtech Technologies is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration project with Bruyere Continuing Care in Ottawa to validate Tochtech’s Sleepsense technology for use in complex care. This collaboration project has been facilitated and funded by the Ontario BioScience Innovation Organization’s (OBIO’s) Early Adopter Health Network Program that identifies Canadian companies with innovative health technologies that are ready for adoption by end users.

The goal of this Tochtech-Bruyere project is to provide better resident outcomes in complex care, using Tochtech’s Sleepsense bed sensor technology. More specifically, the project aims to assess the technology’s ability to provide staff with real-time information about the bed existing activities of  residents at risk of falls or residents wandering during the night shift. The use of Sleepsense would be a significant improvement over current care methods. “Nighttime bed exits by care home residents affected by cognitive impairment is a significant challenge for staff at long term care organizations because of the risk of falls or wandering which can lead to injury to themselves or other residents. In addition, sleep disruption further increases risk of injury the next day” noted Dr. Bruce Wallace Executive Director of the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub on Sensors and Analytics to Monitor Memory and Mobility (SAM3), who is also leading this project. 

“The project will see our Sleepsense technology be put through a rigorous evaluation process; in a lab/simulated setting, compared to other existing market products as well as benefits in a real life setting. We are however confident with the Sleepsense will be able to prove its effectiveness.  Staff will receive real time alerts directly to their cell phones or nurse call devices when a resident exits the bed, or has not returned to bed. Staff can then more effectively and promptly support residents that have exited the bed reducing the risks of possible falls or a disruptive event. The Sleepsense solution we offer is like no other on the market” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech. 

This project started in summer of 2022, with the test site located at The Courtyards on Eagleson, a seniors’ residence center that is owned and operated by All Seniors Care Living Centres. The project is expected to run for 8 months.

To find out more about Sleepsense please visit www.tochsleepsense.com

About:

Ontario Bioscience innovation Organization (OBIO)is a not-for-profit, membership based organization engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of Ontario’s human health science companies positioning Ontario as a leader in the international marketplace. OBIO® advances this goal through collaborative partnerships with industry, the investment community, academia, patients and government.

Bruyere Continuing Care

Bruyère plays a unique role in the Ontario region’s health care system providing specialized hospital care, primary care, long-term care, and assisted and independent living for seniors. Visit https://www.bruyere.org/en/about-bruyere

All Seniors Care Living Centres (ASC)

All Seniors Care is an established company in the world of seniors care, from one of the oldest, most respected and accomplished family names in the field. The creation of All Seniors Care has come through dedication of an executive team experienced in managing the largest seniors company in Canada. Based on our industry-leading experience, strong family values and commitment to superior communities, we are steadfast in proving everyday: “Where Caring Is Our Number One Concern.” For more information visit https://www.allseniorscare.com/

Help Support Us Today in the UPS People’s Choice Award

By | Sleepsense, Smarturns, Vericare, Voice Technology

Excited to share that Tochtech Technologies is a semi finalist in @Startup Canada’s #StartupGlobal Pitch Competition! Congrats to all the other startups that made the list!  Vote via the link below for a chance for us to win $5,000 and a spot in the Grand Finale where we can win from a prize pool of $75,000 to grow our business! Help support us today in the UPS People’s Choice Award: http://ow.ly/NZgI50Krp4K

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Tochtech Technologies joins LeadingAge member network in expanding the world of possibilities for aging

By | Sleepsense, Vericare

Tochtech is thrilled to be welcomed as a member of LeadingAge, the trusted voice for aging. Our LeadingAgeCA membership ensures Tochtech along with a network of leading non-profit aging services providers and other mission-driven organizations work to support, enable and empower seniors to live fully as they age. There has never been a better time to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Through our membership with LeadingAgeCA, Tochtech plans to collaborate with other members and share our technology and innovation in supporting healthy aging. 

“Our membership with LeadingAge, adds to our commitment and passion in using innovation to help seniors and senior care providers enable healthy aging”, said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech. “We will be building on our partnership efforts over the next few months as we look to further expand our reach” she added.

Toch Sleepsense is the headline feature in LeadingAgeCa recent article New Technologies Support Quality Care During Staffing Challenges. 

About LeadingAge.CA: Founded in 1961, LeadingAge California is the state’s leading advocate for quality, non-profit senior living and care. The association’s advocacy, educational programs and public relations help its members best serve the needs of the state’s older adults. LeadingAge California represents nearly 700 non-profit providers of senior living and care, as well as business services providers. For more please visit: https://www.leadingageca.org

Broadway Lodge thrilled to be able to offer proactive resident care with Toch Sleepsense bed sensor technology

By | Sleepsense

Broadway Lodge, a 114-bedroom care home located just outside Granville Island in Vancouver, is one of the increasing number of seniors’ homes looking to innovative technologies like Toch Sleepsense to enhance the safety and wellbeing of their residents.

Tochtech is thrilled to be working with Broadway Lodge on a pilot program to trial Tochtech’s award-winning Sleepsense bed sensor technology.  Two weeks into the trial and Broadway Lodge management is already seeing the benefits of the system which enables them to be proactive with care for residents.  “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety and health and wellness of our residents. The sleep data and information Sleepsense is able to provide on our residents’ sleep patterns is so valuable and information we have never previously had. This information helps us better understand some of the health and sleep challenges our residents are experiencing and allows us  to be proactive in how we can better serve and care for them. Providing 21st Century care continues to inform our practice and shape our vision. At Broadway Lodge we are committed to our mission of ‘excellence in care’ and we feel Sleepsense can play a role in helping us achieve this”, says Rosemary Dunn, Assistant Executive Director at Broadway Lodge.

 

Placed under the frame of the bed, Sleepsense is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Real time alerts are then sent directly to caregivers’ smartphones or a nurse call system when a health or safety risk is identified. Sleepsense ensures care staff are constantly updated on the status of residents without having to physically check on them, and alerted on residents most in need of assistance. This new technology offers residents increased safety, especially high risk residents in Assisted Living and Long Term Care. Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition.

 

Senior living providers interested in participating in the Sleepsense pilot program can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com

 

For more information on Sleepsense please watch our video and read the following article.