Toch Sleepsense selected as finalist in 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

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Tochtech is delighted to be selected as one of 15 finalists in this year’s Age-Well National Impact Challenge. This competition which attracts companies across Canada recognizes top innovators in the technology and aging sector, whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers.

Tochtech’s submission this year is its newest product Sleepsense. A bed senor, Sleepsense is able to monitor sleep quality, breathing and heart rate, and detect when a resident is out of bed, notifying care providers of safety and health risks of residents while they are in bed. Sleepsense helps improve quality of resident care and efficiency of care resources, while mitigating risks for care operators. “The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for improvements in how we care for our most vulnerable. I feel Sleepsense can make a huge difference in how we can better support caregivers as they work to keep our seniors safe and well” said Jessica Yang, CEO Tochtech Technologies.

Tochtech has always been an active participant and supporter of Age-Well and the great work they do in bringing innovation to the senior care and healthy aging sectors. Tochtech’s submission last year with its Smarturns, kitchen safety product was the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. Canada’s Technology and Aging Network brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

More information on the other 2020 finalists please see the press release.

Sleepsense, keeping our seniors safer    

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in ways we had never imagined, it has been especially devastating for vulnerable seniors in care homes. This situation has only renewed Tochtech’s resolve to keeping our seniors safer and providing caregivers additional support.

For the last few weeks we have been busy refining our latest product Sleepsense. A bed sensor, Sleepsense is able to continuously monitor the safety of residents’ and notify care providers of their safety and health risks. Sleepsense helps improve quality of resident care and efficiency of care resources, and helps mitigate care operators’ risks.

Please contact us for more information on Sleepsense or to pilot this new product.

Socially distancing seniors, yet staying connected – how can do we do this?

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Caregivers are increasingly concerned about the impact of social distancing on seniors. While social distancing is critical to keeping seniors safe from the coronavirus, social isolation may result in loneliness and lead to other negative outcomes, especially during this anxious time. Now more than ever seniors need to feel supported and connected. Virtual and remote care technology can play a key role in staying connected with seniors and supporting them in being safe Tochtech’s Vericare and Tochie products built specifically to support seniors can bridge distance, keep seniors safe, and offer caregivers peace of mind.

Using discrete passive sensors, Vericare will notify caregivers and family members of potential safety and health concerns using text-based notifications. While Tochie allows remote caregivers to setup medical and appointment reminders and send push messages and stay present in the lives of their loved ones. Please visit Tochtech to find out more.