Tochtech September News Update

By | Sleepsense, Smarturns, Voice Technology

 

While we have managed to take some time off during the summer to recharge and refuel, we at Tochtech have also been busy working with a number partners to reach as many customers as possible:

Toch Smarturns and Tochie now available for purchase online at BestBuy.ca and Amazon.com . Tech-enhanced Life, a corporation with a mission to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families is also now a Tochtech partner and has evaluated our products and is making them available online to their members and the public.

Toch Sleepsense our award-winning sleep monitoring bed sensor has now gone global. While we are busy working on an increasing number of Sleepsense projects with seniors’ homes in BC, this fall we will be embarking on projects in PEI, Newfoundland, the UK and Thailand. Successful installations and pilots with our partners in Australia and China have provided helpful international market feedback as we work on the next product release of Sleepsense.  Alerts from our Sleepsense system have been integrated with nurse call and other alert notification systems allowing for easy assimilation with existing systems.

Tochtech products in the news. Check out a review of Tochie on the Best Buy Blog and a review of  Smarturns by Frank Engelman for enhancing kitchen safety with audio and visual alerts.

If you have any questions about Tochtech or our products please contact us at contact@tochtech.com

Toch Sleepsense offers extra features when compared to competitors

By | Sleepsense

Sleep loss is a critical issue with far reaching implications on one’s health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that one in three adults does not get enough sleep. People aged 60 and older are more susceptible to sleep disorders due to medication and deterioration of sleep quality, but still require a good night’s sleep. So how do we know we are getting a “good night’s sleep” in the first place?

 

Frank Engleman in his blog series ‘Problems and DIY Technology Solutions’ to the challenges faced by older adults notes that non-wearable sleep trackers can be useful for family members wishing to track changes in their loved one’s sleep patterns. Engleman in his review compares Beautyrest Sleeptracker, Withings Sleep and Toch Sleepsense, and found that “while all three products work, Toch Sleepsense has some extra features which I found to be useful”. Read Engleman’s full blog.

 

If you have any questions about Toch Sleepsense please contact us at contact@tochtech.com

Elim Village Retirement Community to pilot Toch Sleepsense bed sensor technology

By | Sleepsense, Vericare

Tochtech Technologies and Elim Village Retirement Community in Surrey, BC are thrilled to announce a joint pilot of Tochtech’s award-winning Sleepsense bed sensor technology.  Elim Village is a premier retirement community located on 25 acres of community living amenities, offering the full spectrum of senor living, from independent through to full care.  The goal of Elim Village is that as care needs increase, most residents, including husbands and wives, would be able to stay in the community. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety and health and wellness of our residents, and we are keen to pilot this new technology” said Jennifer Ladesma, Director of Care at Elim Village.

 “The objective of the pilot is for Elim Village’s management and staff is to assess the technology in how it will help reduce falls and injuries, increase sleep quality of our residents and positively impact resident and family satisfaction. “We are thrilled to be able to access the sleep information that we have never been able to access before. As we all know, sleep is vital for our health, and so be able to assist our residents achieve a better night’s sleep could make a difference in their physical and mental health” added Ladesma.

 Placed under the frame ofthe bed, Sleepsense is able to detect bodymovement, 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 residentswithout 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. The Toch Sleepsense pilot program is also being launched at Fleetwood Place in Surrey and Chalmers Lodge in Vancouver.

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.

 

 

Fleetwood Place Residential Care in Surrey commences pilot of Tochtech bed sensor technology

By | Sleepsense

 Tochtech Technologies is delighted announce that Fleetwood Place in Surrey, BC, has commenced a pilot of Tochtech’s latest Sleepsense bed sensor. With a focus on providing the best care possible for long term care residents, care leaders at Fleetwood Place believe that Toch Sleepsense can help increase safety for high risk residents through its fall prevention and emergency notification capabilities. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety of our residents, and Sleepsense definitely caught our attention” said Kevin Ahmon, Executive Director at Fleetwood Place.

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 will alert staff on residents most in need of assistance. This is especially critical as most senior living providers struggle with adequate staffing levels during COVID-19. “We are working with our pilot partners to ensure this vital information collected and identified by the Sleepsense bed sensor gets to the right staff at the right time, so the necessary action can be taken – additionally, the dashboard provided offers critical information in real time.” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech. 

“The management and staff are delighted to be trialing this technology. The installation went smoothly, and staff have been well supported with training and help. The ability to customize the monitoring of each resident based on their needs, will help enhance our ability to offer personalized care to our residents” said Ahmon. “This innovation provides so many more benefits for our residents and staff compared to the bed alarm pads being currently used, so we are thrilled to have a chance to test it” added Ahmon

Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition.

Senior living providers interested in benefiting from the Sleepsense technology can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com and discuss a product trial.