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User-friendly fall detection tech goes live in Australia

TEQ-FallsAlert by SofiHub, a branch of the Careteq company, is leading the charge in non-wearable technology used to detect what could result in a grave situation.

<p>Sofihub is a leading provider of innovative assistive technology devices, dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety of older Australians. (Source: Shutterstock)</p>

Sofihub is a leading provider of innovative assistive technology devices, dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety of older Australians. (Source: Shutterstock)

Key points:

  • Falls represent 77 percent of injury hospitalisations and 71 percent of injury deaths in ageing Aussies
  • Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlights the fact that falls are Australia’s number one cause of injury hospitalisation and death in older Australians
  • Sofihub looks to mitigate the risk of falls through the technology company’s newly released TEQ-FallsAlert detection system

 

SofiHub, a subsidiary technology company under the global Careteq branding, boasts a new and advanced fall detection system, now available for the Australian market to prevent what could otherwise be a tragic misstep.

TEQ-FallsAlert uses radar technology to alert friends, family or support in case of a potentially dangerous fall, including the time it takes for a person to recover from said fall. Ultimately, the device achieves this detection and alert system without interrupting the lives of those it is intended to protect. As a non-wearable, intuitive system which doesn’t rely on user interaction for alerts, the assistive technology is a strong contender for oversight technology in providing care.

Mark Simari, Executive Chairman of parent company Careteq, shares his excitement surrounding the progressive new tool in curbing potential disastrous situations. Even if a fall seems minor, the age, frailty and multitude of potentially underlying conditions.

“As a company committed to developing innovative solutions that improve the lives of older Australians, we are thrilled to introduce the TEQ-FallsAlert to the Australian market,” he says.

“By addressing the critical issue of falls in the elderly population, we aim to provide a reliable and efficient means of fall detection that enhances safety, reduces the risk of long lie falls, and promotes independent and dignified living.”

In addition to TEQ-FallsAlert, SofiHub is behind a suite of other product offerings — TEQ-Secure, TEQ-Home and Electronic Medication Management.

TEQ-Home relies on sensors to affirm positive living encouragement and phrases to remind the care recipient of their routines. For things such as waking up, taking medicine or generally taking care of themselves, TEQ-Home can be used to refer SMS alerts to a carer, family member or friend, in case something seems amiss.

The TEQ-Secure monitoring system can be used for an organisation’s staff to map the safety of workers via GPS technology. Using this monitoring system, staff can be located in emergencies and ensure a person requiring support is attended to in real-time. TEQ-Secure is useful for lone workers or people operating devices which require certification, care or dedicated attention.

The Electronic Medication Management system by SofiHub claims to save 6 – 8 hours a day in administration work on behalf of workers in the health and aged care sector. The desktop system ensures legal compliance whilst cutting down on the level of overlap and idling between professionals.

For more information about the newly available TEQ-FallsAlert system, visit the Careteq website today.

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