Tochtech is thrilled to announce our newly launched: Sleepsense Nightlight Safety Package

By | Sleepsense

Sleepsense Nightlight Safety Package

Auto lighting that provides enhanced safety during the night

(Bed sensor & Smart lights combo)

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Our award winning Sleepsense bed sensor can now be integrated with smart lights offering an innovative night safety solution like no other. When the sleeper gets out of bed, smart night lights will automatically light up offering guidance to the bathroom or reduces the risk of falls in the dark. Lights will automatically turn off when the sleeper returns to bed. Original Sleepsense alerts and safety features remain part of the package.

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Toch Sleepsense to be installed at Australian Unity Retirement Community

By | Sleepsense

Tochtech is pleased to announce that its distribution partner in Australia, HSC Technology Group has been successfully awarded the contract to supply the next generation assistive technology solutions to the 275-bed Australian Unity aged care provider. Installation of the technology will be at Australian Unity’s aged care and assisted living facilities in Melbourne and Kilsyth, Victoria, and will commence mid 2022. HSC will also provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance services.

The contract worth $1.04 Million awarded to HSC includes Tochtech’s Sleepsense monitoring solution, the Care@Home Nurse Call, wearable pendants, motion sensors and falls radar. All the components will be integrated into HSC’s TALIUS Smart Care Platform – an agnostic Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine powered by the patented CSIRO Safer Smarter Homes Activities of Daily Living algorithm that links with existing systems and technology to provide resident oversight through simple dashboards.

“We are thrilled to be able to support HSC with our Sleepsense sleep monitoring solution, and to be working with HSC in bringing our technology to the Australian and New Zealand markets.” said Jessica Yang, CEO, Tochtech Technologies. The Tochtech – HSC partnership has been in operation for close to a year.

About Australian Unity
Established in 1840, Australian Unity was Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company, and now has 260,000 members and more than 700,000 customers. Their range of health, wealth and care products and services provides member, customer and community value that is supportive of personal and community wellbeing. Areas of expertise include healthcare, financial services, retirement living, assisted living and insurance. The Independent & Assisted Living team within Australian Unity delivers aged care, retirement living, home care, Aboriginal home care, disability and allied health services which are designed to support and empower.

About HSC Technology Group
HSC Technology Group is a technology company that improves quality of life, later in life. They do this through their next generation software, the TALIUS Smart Care Platform that collects and analyses data from a range of world-class sensors to improve business and resident outcomes in a range of Aged Care settings.

Automatic night light/path safety feature added to Toch Sleepsense

By | Sleepsense

Do you worry about the safety of your residents during the night? What if they fall when getting out of bed or are off wandering?

Tochtech Technologies is pleased to announce a unique feature to its award-winning Sleepsense bed sensor.

With the night light safety feature when a resident gets out of a bed equipped with Sleepsense, smart night lights will automatically come on to help guide the senior to the bathroom or provide sufficient lighting to help reduce risk of falls. The lights will also automatically turn off when Sleepsense detects that the resident is back in bed.

The team at Tochtech has successfully integrated the Sleepsense ‘off bed’ detection with a range of popular  and affordable smart lighting devices enabling smart night lights or smart table lamps to automatically turn on during the night when the sleeper is out of bed. Providing visual cues like night lights can help seniors with dementia to be less disorientated and help direct them to the bathroom. Non-disruptive low lighting when they get out of bed can also help reduce risk of falls.

“Many of our clients have expressed the need for increased  support for night safety, to reduce risk of falls for seniors. With this added feature Sleepsense is able to address a range of night time safety and risk concerns. We having been working hard to build more features into the device, and will be announcing additional features in the weeks to come” said Jessica Yang, CEO and Co-founder of Tochtech .

 Toch Sleepsense is an award-winning bed sensor that is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Placed under the leg/wheel of the bed, Sleepsense issues real time alerts directly to caregivers’ smartphone when a health or safety risk is identified. Additionally, sleep analysis data offers critical information and feedback for medication and care plans.

For more information on Toch Sleepsense please visit www.tochsleepsense.com

Tochtech solutions powering research for improved senior care

By | Sleepsense

Tochtech’s seniors-focused solutions are the basis for two significant research projects taking place this October. Both these Mitacs sponsored projects are looking to understand how the senior care industry which has faced many challenges in the last two years, can benefit from technology and innovation.

Night Time Bed Occupancy Project is focused on better supporting staff caring for Persons Living with Dementia (PLWD) within assisted living and other communal living models.  One key symptom of dementia is disorientation for time and/or place that can lead to a disruption in the circadian rhythm. A result of this, is that PLWD can wake overnight and be confused about when and/or where they are, leading to them exiting their bed and wandering that can include leaving their own room in a care home, or potentially falling and not being detected until someone happens to check on them. Researchers are using Tochtech’s Sleepsense bed monitor to assess if the sensor system will improve staff ability to support residents that have exited beds through more effective response and staff efficiency. Collaborating parties on this 6-month project include SAM3 (researches from Carleton, Breyere and UOttawa),  Bruyère Continuing Care, Courtyards Senior Residences and Tochtech Technologies.

Using smart audio devices in seniors’ home environments, researchers from UBC are looking to explore perspectives and experiences of seniors, families and care staff using smart audio devices in senior care settings to broaden user-friendly considerations for future development of senior-focused smart devices. For this project Tochtech’s Tochie personalized smart speaker will be the basis of the project which will involve participation from seniors and their families from Amica White Rock, UBC researchers and Tochtech Technologies. Focus groups will be held at the end of the project for participants’ feedback.

“We are thrilled to be collaborators on both these projects and contribute to improvement in senior care. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and to learn more about the needs of seniors and their families, and research participation is one way to achieve this, while also giving back”, said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech Technologies.

For more information on either of these projects or our products, please visit www.tochtech.com

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